Friday, October 11, 2019

Parents who have lost a High Court battle to stop Raine's Foundation closing have accused Tower Hamlets Council of running down the 300-year-old School long before the decision to shut it.

Angelina Jolie has urged pupils from a Whitechapel school to make a "big, beautiful mess" instead of playing it safe.

A pupil has lost a legal fight over a consultation on the future of a 300-year-old Bethnal Green school.

It was a day to remember when pupils who finished school 50 years ago were joined by their science teacher and the mum of TV's Rylan Clark for a reunion.

Single mum Marianne Gibb has been named Student of the Year for excelling in the University of East London's New Beginnings course.

An "alternative" school for youngsters excluded or outside mainstream Tower Hamlets education has had 85 per cent of its pupils getting GCSE in English and maths, a government minister has found.

The cost of looking after 8,000 children and young people in the East End who have special education needs or disabilities has reached crisis point with a £6million gap opening up.

Children have declared war on parents dropping off youngsters at the gates of their Isle of Dogs primary school, demanding that Tower Hamlets Council sends in parking wardens to hand out fines.

Summer play schemes that have been a hit with East End youngsters also appear to be thumbs up with Ofsted.

London City Airport is commissioning a new artwork to welcome visitors.

A unique hexagon shape design solution has won three students from the University of East London an award in a prestigious engineering national competition.

Councillors from 26 authorities have signed a letter calling for more funding for disabled students before the shortfall reaches a "tipping point".

The prestigious English National Ballet is moving to its new east London headquarters to bring classical dance to the widest audience and shifting its cultural heartland out of the West End.

Students studying drama performance have given their degree course top marks at the University of East London.

A Limehouse primary school could be about to switch to academy status despite objections and complaints the move was a "done deal".

Youngsters from Poplar's Spotlight youth service have put on a West End show at Covent Garden to promote their original music and dance talents.

Mums have taken up an 11th hour fight to stop Raine's Foundation School closing after legally preventing Tower Hamlets Council axing all Year 7 enrolments in three weeks' time.

One of the first school breakfast clubs in Britain has just completed six years of serving up a nourishing start to the day for children in Bethnal Green thanks to online shoppers.

A new free school that opened in 2014 is marking its first set of GCSE results.

GCSE pupils at Sir John Cass and Red Coat School enjoyed exam success with 76 per cent gaining grades 9-4.

Ten grade 9s have placed a Central Foundation Girls' School pupil in the top 0.1 per cent of GCSE results in the country.

The best year in the school's history is how head teacher Brenda Landers describes her pupils' GCSE results at Whitechapel's Swanlea Secondary.

Pupils and staff are celebrating the best ever GCSE results at George Green's School in Millwall.

Bishop Challoner is celebrating after pupils at both the boys' and girls' schools bagged top GCSE results.

Across the borough, Year 11 pupils will this morning be opening envelopes with baited breath. But the grades they will have earned will no longer be lettered - so here's our guide to the new-look numbered GCSE grades.

A new A-level academy in Stepney for sixth formers has slammed universities offering unconditional places before students get their results.

A volunteer with a place at the University of Cambridge has scooped £20,000 of funding from a student loans company.

The first academic year at Stepney's new Attlee A Level Academy with its working class ethos of aspiration has turned out top grades winning many students places at some of Britain's elite universities.

Michelle Mendieta Mean gave her art teacher Gemma Williams a big hug after getting two A*s and an A in her A-level results.

Bow School's headteacher has praised the hard work of his pupils in securing top grades.

A Bishop Challoner Sixth Form pupil will be heading to Cambridge after achieving four A* grades in his A-levels.

It's that time of year again when many students from across the country are waking up feeling anxious as judgement day has arrived: A-level results day.

A teenager who was rejected by the University of Cambridge has turned down a place at Harvard to follow in the footsteps of space pioneer Buzz Aldrin.

A summer project to help 11-year-olds with their transition to secondary school is running at the Half Moon children's theatre dealing with online safety and bullying.

Schoolgirls have been visiting hospital staff to learn about healthcare and research careers.


It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

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