The Guardian Series will publish an eight-page picture special of new starters at primary schools across East London and West Essex on Thursday.

It's been a slightly different start to the school year but we couldn't let our new annual supplement be undone by Covid so, with the help of each and every school listed below, it is now due to be published on Thursday.

Here are all the schools which will be featured:

Alderton Infant School

Braeside School

Buxton School

Chapel End Infant School

Chigwell Primary Academy

Coopersale Hall School

Jerounds Primary Academy

Lambourne Primary School

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

Matching Green C of E Primary School

Normanhurst School

Oaklands School

Our Lady and St George's Catholic Primary School

Snaresbrook Primary School

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Theydon Bois Primary School

Thomas Willingale School

Water Lane Primary Academy

White Bridge Primary School