Vulnerable and disadvantaged students who have been living up to “high expectations” have won an award.

Pupils at Wanstead High School, in Redbridge Lane, were given an award in Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s new programme.

The awards recognise the progress made at the Redbridge Lane West secondary in the “Schools for Success” Awards on Friday, September 29.

The scheme celebrates the academic success of vulnerable and disadvantaged students.

Teachers across the capital were brought together by the programme to share ideas and methods.

Bob Hamlyn, head teacher at Wanstead High said: “We are delighted that this award recognises the hard work of the staff and the students here at Wanstead High School. It reflects both our inclusive ethos and our high expectations.”

Mr Khan said: 'Congratulations to Wanstead High School for its outstanding achievements and for the hard work of its pupils and teaching staff.

“London has some of the best schools in the country, and Schools for Success shows the huge difference good quality teaching can make to pupils who started off behind in their studies.

“By sharing best practice with other schools across the capital, we can help every young Londoner reach their full potential, and ensure no child is left behind.”