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Croydon’s Quest Academy gets £14.5 million

Croydon’s Quest Academy gets £14.5 million

The Quest Academy will receive £14.5 million of capital funding, the Government has announced.…

Tidemill backtracks on academy status

Tidemill backtracks on academy status

ELL EXCLUSIVE: Tidemill Primary School in Lewisham is to withdraw its application for academy status.…

Secondary schools score highest in latest results

Secondary schools score highest in latest results

New statistics show that secondary schools in Hackney are the highest achievers along the east London line.…

Bow school tests innovative mobile learning scheme

Bow school tests innovative mobile learning scheme

An inner-city girls’ school in East London has welcomed the New Year by piloting a new mobile learning scheme, which could revolutionise the way knowledge is delivered in the classroom.…

Unions oppose cuts-induced college merger plan

Unions oppose cuts-induced college merger plan

Lewisham College could be merged with Lambeth College in response to government cuts to further education funding. In the face of union opposition, the boards of governors from both colleges, have agreed to commission a formal review, which will begin in January 2011, to consider joining the institutions.…

Review of primary schools despite largest improvements in country

Review of primary schools despite largest improvements in country

A review has been called to investigate why school children in Hackney are still performing below the national average despite significant improvements over the last five years. Hackney’s Children and Young People Scrutiny Commission will begin the review in the New Year to find out whether the borough’s primary schools can…

Students given timely boost for university future

Students given timely boost for university future

Three students in a sixth form in Tower Hamlets will receive a scholarship to help them go to university outside London every year.…

Going, going, gone-not funding but pupils’ art

Going, going, gone-not funding but pupils’ art

A local school has raised over £8000 through an art auction, featuring the work of students overcoming social and behavioural difficulties.…

Ken Livingstone blasts government “liars”, as Hackney school rallies to save EMA

Ken Livingstone blasts government “liars”, as Hackney school rallies to save EMA

Ken Livingstone denounced the government as “liars”, at a student rally in support of the Education Maintenance Allowance [EMA] at BSix college in Hackney today. The former Mayor made a short but strong speech, in which he said: “These people have told more lies than any party in my life…

What can we learn from Chile’s student demonstrations

What can we learn from Chile’s student demonstrations

They called it the “penguins’ revolution” because of the similarity between the navy and white Chilean school uniform and the birds. It was the biggest social movement since Chile returned to democratic control in 1989 and was led by hundreds of thousands of teenagers who didn’t have the right to…