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When A-level results come out on August 16, more than three quarters of students who want to go to university are likely to get into their first choice.

A buddying programme that pairs young disabled people with trained volunteers has been nominated for a national award.

Some of the poorest children from Tower Hamlets are being provided with free meals over the summer holidays as part of a council’s scheme.

In some parts of the country school pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds lag more than two years behind their wealthier classmates by the time they come to sit their GCSEs, new research has revealed.

A school in Bow is to receive funding from mayor of London Sadiq Khan to provide summer activities for vulnerable young people.

The latest public consultation into plans to close Tower Hamlets Council’s three nurseries has opened.

Schools in the borough issued just over 1,000 exclusions last year, government figures reveal.

Children have transformed a disused space in the school’s playground at Poplar’s Manorfield Primary into an urban market garden growing food to raise cash for charity.

Disney musicals are coming to a school near you when pupils at Poplar’s Manorfield Primary and their teachers produce their own West End show based on classic children’s stories.

Celebrity scientist, Professor Brian Cox, ran his seventh summer school in Tower Hamlets yesterday.

Roman funeral processions are coming to Canary Wharf to help the departed make it through Londinium’s Underworld to the afterlife.

Students from Queen Mary University are competing at Silverstone this week in a tough engineering competition to build and race their own car.

Pupils from a school in Tower Hamlets won a maths challenge final at City Hall last week.

A fun festival for school pupils interested in science and medicine careers held at Mile End had experiments like a meter testing their lung capacity and equipment measuring their heart size.

Pupils from three east London schools who were inspired by the music of Mozart’s classic Marriage of Figaro opera have won ‘spoken word’ awards for their pieces about ‘identity’.

Fees for learning English as a second language are being scrapped in a “bold move” by east London’s New City college group.

More Tower Hamlets schools have picked up this year’s Mayor of London ‘healthy living’ awards at City Hall today than schools in any other London borough.

Pupils at a Stepney secondary school will be helping to pick the winners of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize this year.

Angry mums are furious over plans being discussed this-afternoon to close down three day-care nurseries run by Tower Hamlets council.

The story of the brave Victorian diver who risked life and limb to help dig the vast foundations that anchor the 70,000-ton iconic Tower Bridge to the Thames riverbed is to be unveiled at a new heritage exhibition.

Children’s day-care nurseries run by Tower Hamlets Council are planned to be closed down—with the first shutting in five weeks.

Would your child know what to do if they were being abused?

Kate Hatcher likes company when she cycles down to the south coast—so the 30-year-old from Millwall, on the Isle of Dogs, joined 16,000 others who saddled up to ride with her on Sunday.

A heritage walk to commemorate 130 years since the famous east London matchgirls strike at Bow is planned next month by historians and a descendant of one of the women.

A council enforcement order to stop construction manufacturing work on an unregistered site that sprung up on the Isle of Dogs has been slapped on the owners—spelling victory for neighbours having to put up with noise and pollution all day.

Tongues and tails are wagging ready for this year’s ‘Canary Woof’ dog show part of the fifth annual LIMEfest.

Students with bright ideas for business have been given a boost this week with as £50,000 grant given to Queen Mary University by an enterprise fund to help the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Tower Hamlets will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

Teachers at a debt-ridden secondary school in Poplar are threatening strike action over plans to cut hours and more than 10 per cent of staff.

Unemployed graduates from Tower Hamlets are being offered support to help them find work.

Schools have been told to keep more emergency contact numbers for students following the tragic death of a pupil who died with his mother at home.

Children got their sums right in a gruelling two-hour grand final challenge to Tower Hamlets primary schools to win their sixth annual numeracy contest.

A glass sculpture drawing inspiration from the wonders of science has been unveiled in Mile End.

Projects tackling air pollution are being offered cash by Tower Hamlets Council after a study has shown lung function of children aged eight and nine has been reduced by up to 10 per cent.

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