The mayor opened a brand new college this week.

On Monday, Redbridge Mayor Ashley Kissin opened Mont Rose College, in Cranbrook Road, Ilford.

Celebrations at the college, which provides higher education to school leavers, featured a 1940s vintage tea party and a traditional Bulgarian band.

The college specialises in business management and sciences.

Bilal Sheikh, Principal of Mont Rose College said: “We are delighted to open this brand new campus.

"We are absolutely committed to bringing outstanding education in business and management to Redbridge.

"We’re currently accepting applications for our January intake and we’d love to hear from people that are interested in joining us.”

Applications are now open for the January 2015 intake – to find out more call 020 8556 5009 or visit the website