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Mossbourne Academy expands to Victoria Park

Mossbourne Academy expands to Victoria Park

Mossbourne Academy has been granted permission to open a new academy in Hackney.…

Helen Mirren backs free school to open in Wapping

Helen Mirren backs free school to open in Wapping

A free school, which is supported by actress Dame Helen Mirren, is due to open in one of the East End’s most under-privileged areas, next September.…

Goldsmiths lecturers rally against pension cuts

Goldsmiths lecturers rally against pension cuts

Goldsmiths teachers and students united in a rally against cuts imposed on their  pensions.  Today marks the first day of nation-wide industrial action opposing the proposals.…

Campaigner combats school homophobia

Campaigner combats school homophobia

Lesbian campaigner, Sue Sanders, is encouraging schools in Croydon to promote gay and lesbian rights in order to combat the issue of homophobia and bullying.…

Mossbourne ranked as one of UK’s top schools

Mossbourne ranked as one of UK’s top schools

Hackney’s Mossbourne Academy has been ranked one of the best schools in the UK after last month’s exam results. The academy, which opened seven years ago on the site of a school described as one of the worst in Britain, had record high results in August, with 91 per cent…

New scheme promotes IT in the classroom

New scheme promotes IT in the classroom

A new initiative to encourage more young people to take up IT and science courses has been launched at the Central Foundation Girls School (CFGS) in Tower Hamlets. The scheme, led by e-skills UK in partnership with IBM, Cisco, RIM (manufacturers of Blackberry), Facebook and the Metropolitan Police Service, was…

Tower Hamlets may get its first free school

Tower Hamlets may get its first free school

A proposal to open the first “free school” in Tower Hamlets is being considered by the Department for Education. The new primary school, which would open next September and be run by the Constable Education Trust (CET), would provide much-needed school places in the borough. Free schools are all-ability state-funded…

Volunteers re-open axed New Cross library

Volunteers re-open axed New Cross library

A group of volunteers have reopened New Cross Library on a six-week trial – which could lead to a longer lease.…

Local schools get top marks in A level results

Local schools get top marks in A level results

As the percentage of A-level passes increased again this year, pupils in the East London Line boroughs played their part. In riot-hit Hackney and Croydon most pupils passed  their A levels, while some schools have done spectacularly well.…

University clearing places down but you are still in with a chance if you act now

University clearing places down but you are still in with a chance if you act now

Queen Mary’s in Tower Hamlets filled places in economics in the first hour of clearing yesterday. Though there are still a few places across other subjects. Goldsmiths only had 100 places at the start of clearing, half the number available last year, there are still a few left but they…