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An independent investigation into the election of two parent governors at an Ilford primary school has been launched.

A Chigwell faith school’s Ofsted rating has plummeted from “outstanding” to “inadequate” in the space of six years.

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

Pupils and police linked up online as part of Redbridge Safer Internet Day.

A primary school refused to give a nine-year-old pupil his lunch because he had a £2 debt on his account.

What came first - the chicken or the egg? Well,reception pupils at St Augustine’s are a bit closer to finding out after taking care of hatchlings for two weeks.

Snow White has collapsed on the floor next to a homemade apple pie.

A school in Ilford is appealing for successful former students to come and inspire their current generation of pupils.

From September, children at The Forest Academy will have a new uniform designed by pupils.

Ilford parents are protesting as a primary school weighs up the decision of whether to become an academy.

An Ilford Vlogger has spoken out about the need for teachers to be trained in spotting mental health issues after a Barnardo’s commissioned study found that more than 50 per cent of 12-16-year-olds in London feel sad or anxious at least once a week and 77pc cited school was one of their biggest causes of stress.

The brother of an aid worker brutally murdered in Syria by Daesh terrorists is sharing his story at schools across Redbridge in the hopes of tackling extremism.

A new youth club is being launched in Wanstead.

Primary and secondary schools in Redbridge are performing better than the national average, according to the latest government figures.

A youngster who helped lead his sports team to a World Cup final – and was even named the player of the tournament – is this week’s Young Citizen award nominee.

A Redbridge secondary school has been named the greenest in east London for supporting sustainable travel.

Emojis and beatboxing can be linked back to “ape ancestry” and an Ilford pupil will help prove it as part of the BBC’s Christmas lecture series.

Students from a school in Goodmayes won £1,500 from the Mayor’s Fund for London for their social action plan to help sick children in hospitals.

Pupils at infant schools in the borough will not automatically get a place at the associated junior school, Redbridge Council has confirmed. They must apply.

Two students beat off competition from hundreds of schools in the UK to take part in a mock EU Council debate.

Budding brainiacs from Cranbrook Primary School took one step closer to Cambridge University last week.

Hundreds of proud youngsters and their equally proud parents and teachers cheered and clapped at a raucous Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards on Thursday, November 30,

A University College London cancer scientist returned to his former primary school in Redbridge to inspire children to become the oncologists of the future.

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.

Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim and non-religious school children from Redbridge marked Remembrance Day together with poetry and poppy seeds.

Families are not taking up free childcare places for two-year-olds in Redbridge.

A brave 12-year-old pupil is delivering a presentation to the whole of her school about living with sickle cell disease.

An Ilford poet, who is set to become the first British Muslim to travel in space, headed back to his old classroom to make a video.

The new-style GCSE exams may have proved a challenge to both teachers and pupils alike, but that hasn’t stopped east London’s teenagers from performing well.

A former Ursuline Academy pupil has made the UK finals of a competition celebrating “trailblazing” young women who are flying the flag for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Endangered species will be bred in a new zoo in Hainault Forest County Park.

Twice as many children were permanently excluded from Redbridge schools in the last full academic year, than in each of the two years prior.

A hardworking pupil, who has hit 100 per cent attendance despite having to commute two hours from temporary accommodation in west London, is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A bestselling author and food expert has partnered up with a nursery in Wanstead to revamp its menu.

Natasha Argent, Arg’s sister from Towie, is starting half term tennis camps in Woodford Green, to help get children fit and active.

Two children from Hainault raised £1,350 in memory of their mum at a charity fun day.

A dad from Ilford has taken on oar-some challenge – paddling a canoe 130 miles to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

A Clayhall school held a special assembly to celebrate the United Nations’ International Peace Day.

A headteacher sent out a letter to reassure parents after an acid attack outside a school.

Science professor Lord Robert Winston, instantly recognisable to TV viewers for his programmes Child of Our Time and The Human Body, held more than 350 students wrapt as he gave a lecture at Oaks Park High School on Monday, September 11.

Redbridge is at risk of not having enough secondary school places for pupils, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

Loxford School of Science and Technology was a hive of activity yesterday morning as young people and their parents celebrated GCSE results.

It was a good day for students and staff at Woodford County High School with 99percent of pupils attaining A-C in their GCSE results.

There were tears of joy and lots of chatter as pupils at Mayfield School picked up their GCSE results this morning.

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