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Hundreds of pupils get a live performance from one of Britain’s pioneering orchestras when 75 musicians turn up at their school in Bromley-by-Bow tomorrow.

A new survey has revealed the often “extraordinary” lengths parents have gone to get their children into their preferred primary school.

Apprenticeships are being offered on the building sites in Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Canning Town for on-the-job training for careers in construction.

A charity that runs robotics workshops for primary schools in underprivileged areas has landed a £1,000 donation from Amazon’s east London development centre in Shoreditch.

A remarkable record of 100 per cent success has been achieved on the fifth anniversary of a teacher-training alliance that provides classroom staff for 25 east London schools.

An education programme aimed at dealing with ‘menstruation poverty’ is selecting 16 Tower Hamlets schools for girls to receive free feminine care products.

A £6 million cash bonanza is being ploughed into boosting east London’s place as “the global capital of fashion technology”, the Mayor of London has announced.

Long-forgotten postcards showing destitute street children in Whitechapel in Victorian times have turned up with the 150th anniversary of the Barnardo charity’s first ‘ragged’ school.

More than 70 per cent of Year Six pupils in Tower Hamlets got into their first choice of secondary school yesterday.

Please contact schools individually to find out if they are open, but the following Tower Hamlets schools have been confirmed as closed:

Students and parents across the borough will find out if they’ve gotten into their first choice of secondary school today.

Schools across Tower Hamlets have been affected by the wintry weather.

Children have taken matters into their hands launching a campaign in east London to tackle obesity with a crowdfunding project to build a ‘cave’ play facility at Mile End Park.

Creative youngsters could win a free boat trip along the River Lea for their class.

Top Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg ran the gauntlet of protesting students with ‘anti homophobe’ banners on the Mile End campus where he arrived to give a talk.

Strike action is to hit Queen Mary University when up to 700 college lecturers could walk out in a dispute about cuts to their pensions.

A week of remembrance of the Holocaust has ended with services and events across London’s East End involving people of all ages and of all faiths and none.

Central Foundation Girls’ School is the best performing secondary school in Tower Hamlets, new figures have revealed.

Once upon a time, there was a charity in east London called ‘Magic Me’ that was looking for grown-ups to join their team of storytellers.

Jim Fitzpatrick joined a children’s deaf charity at the Houses of Parliament to learn about how pre-school deaf children in east London can benefit from new ‘hearing’ technology.

The man who brought the 2012 Olympics to east London has railed against spending cuts to education and is calling for investment in our future generation.

Joshua Ashley launched his new personal fitness trainers app with a fundraiser for the ‘Apples and Pears’ cockney charity in London’s East End that runs weekend outings for children.

Popstar Pixie Lott took part in a poetry-writing session with pupils at a primary school in Poplar during a surprise visit.

The number of secondary schools in Tower Hamlets to be rated good or outstanding by Ofsted has decreased in the past year.

A penguin has been picked by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets for his official Christmas card from the town hall which has been drawn by a four-year-old.

Government ministers visited Swanlea Secondary in Whitechapel to monitor how its pupils’ mental health awareness strategy has been functioning.

The story of ‘Elephant Man’ Joseph Merrick is the main theme of a new audio tour of Whitechapel in the 1880s through his own eyes.

Youngsters in deprived ‘inner city’ neighbourhoods in the East End and across London are being encouraged to volunteer to help make a difference to their community through sport and social action.

The University of East London has launched a nursing course to help tackle NHS shortages in the area.

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you will have seen changes to available support since new government legislation was launched in 2014.

A display telling the story of the world’s oldest police force operating on the Thames is being staged in a quayside warehouse at Canary Wharf that’s almost as old.

Legal action could be taken to block the controversial closing down of Old Ford Housing by its social landlord parent company following years of complaints by families of bad repairs.

A storm erupted at last night’s Tower Hamlets Council meeting which called on members to cooperate with police investigating the corrupt 2014 election for mayor.

Fundraising has been started so that east London’s historic Geffrye Museum can take its education sessions out on the road to schools while it is closed during its two-year redevelopment.

Government minister Alistair Burt has been quizzed by schoolchildren from east London about Britain’s support for refugees in war-torn areas abroad.

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