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An “Inadequate” Newbury Park school has been re-inspected by Ofsted – but campaigners fear its forced academisation will plough ahead despite an expected improved rating.

Safeguarding concerns at academy schools in Redbridge are set to be placed under a spotlight at a Redbridge Council meeting this evening (January 17).

Schools must play a crucial role in tackling mental health issues, according to a charity fighting to tackle the illness.

As we prepare to welcome 2019, The Recorder takes a look at the last six months of the past year, and the biggest stories we have reported on. Yesterday we took a look at the first half of 2018.

A talented teenager who came to the UK aged five after fleeing civil unrest in his homeland has won a £76,000 scholarship to study at Eton.

The chairman of governors of a Wanstead primary school is quitting in protest of the Diocese of Brentwood’s plans to turn it into an academy.

A Newbury Park primary school is being converted into an academy after being rated Inadequate by Ofsted – but more than 940 have signed a petition against the move.

A charity which sent a married couple to a Redbridge school to show pupils what it is like to live in a “normal” home with two adults who are in a long-term committed relationship is hoping to raise money to vist even more schools in the borough.

Woodford County High School has been named the best secondary state school in London.

Redbridge Council has blasted plans to “force academisation” on all Roman Catholic schools in the borough, and declared it will take action to fight any such move.

Pupils from three Redbridge schools were able to discover more about science and the aviation industry at an event organised by London City Airport.

A primary school was forced to close after an electrical fault could have “blown up at any time”, parents claim.

Almost three quarters of 16-year-olds in Redbridge were able to celebrate passing their English and maths GCSEs, one of the highest pass rates in England.

The new headteacher at Caterham High School says its latest Ofsted inspection will be the catalyst needed to make improvements.

Are you a poet and you know it?

For more than 60 years a boxing club has been helping young people in the borough, but now it needs yours.

New CCTV set up outside an Ilford school is not “just to spy on parents” illegally dropping off their children on zigzag lines, Redbridge Council confirmed.

Most parents worry when their child starts travelling to school or going out by themselves, but when that young person has additional needs the issue is even more complex.

EastEnders TV star Richard Blackwood was the surprise special guest on stage for the academic awards of New City College students.

A Redbridge teacher has condemned a social media page showing the borough’s school children fighting, taking part in reprisal stabbings and being bullied.

The borough will soon not have enough secondary school places to meet demand, figures suggest.

A student studying in East Ham has become the third from her sixth form college to be awarded an international prize.

Attracting and retaining GPs in Redbridge has been a major issue of concern but a new recruitment drive has successfully boosted numbers in the borough.

A mostly free festival celebrating the art of storytelling is coming to the borough.

Each year around 70 people are killed or seriously injured on Redbridge’s roads.

Hundreds of children in Redbridge could be starting school this month without basic skills such as being able to hold a pencil or go to the toilet by themselves.

The school enjoyed its best results since it opened in 2001.

Like many young boys, Ilford lad Ryan Gordon had dreams of becoming a professional football player and banging in goals in front of thousands of adoring fans.

Students at a school for those who have been permanently excluded or who speak little-to-no English have achieved the best GCSE results in the institution’s history, despite tougher exams.

Chigwell Schools pupils, teachers and parents are rejoicing after find out this year’s GCSE exam results.

This year’s GCSE results are now in and The Forest Academy pupils celebrating as nearly a fifth of grades awarded were the top three levels - 9-7 or A*-A.

Pupils at Bancroft’s School have exceeded their GCSE results expectations.

An Ilford student who has spent the last year in and out of hospital with a kidney disease has achieved top CGSE grades.

Pupils at Isaac Newton Academy are “overjoyed” after notching up even better GCSE results than last year.

Pupils at West Hatch High School have kept up a tradition of doing “exceptionally well” at GCSE.

Forest School pupils and teachers are rejoicing after the school received its best GCSE results ever.

Staff and students at Mayfield School have risen to the challenge of the new GCSEs.

The GCSE results are coming in for Park School for Girls and 88pc of pupils have met or improved on the grades they achieved in their Year 7 CATs exams.

Woodbridge High School is celebrating after receiving its best GCSE results ever.

Seven Kings High School pupils are celebrating their success with free ice cream after nearly a third received A*-A grades in their GCSEs.

The GSCE results are coming in for Palmer Catholic Academy, Aldborough Road South, Seven Kings.

No coursework, two years of study, a clutch of Bs and a handful of threes - it’s a tricky time to be a GCSE student.

Beal High School’s Sixth Form is celebrating after eighteen students received straight A* and A grades.

A big well done to everyone at Bancroft’s School for another fantastic set of A-level results!

Chigwell School’s Year 13 students, their teachers and families are jumping for joy after finding out their A level results.


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

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