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The education arm of a care service provider based in Ilford has been rated inadequate by Ofsted.

An Ilford school has defended itself and revealed it will be opening a contemplation room later this month after a photo emerged on social media of students praying in a car park.

Parents have written to a school's governors in protest about plans to make it an academy.

A pensioners' group has slammed the decision to end a mobile library service, calling it "the final nail in the coffin for isolation".

Children are being sent to primary schools more than three miles from their houses as parents claim there is a schooling "black hole" in Redbridge.

A Romanian teenager who immigrated to the UK a year after the Brexit vote for a better education has won a place at Cambridge University.

Two pupils at Al-Noor Primary School, Green Lane, Goodmayes - Khadijah (Year 6) and Inaya (Year 5) - write a story about the school's programme to widen vocabulary.

The Redbridge Institute of Adult Education has been named overall provider of the year at the Times Education Supplement's Further Education Awards 2019.

More than 400 protestors have been arrested in the Extinction Rebellion protests that have brought areas of central London to a standstill. A Wanstead campaigner among them tells the Recorder what the purpose of all this disruption is.

Children in care are five times more likely to be excluded from the borough's schools, new figures reveal.

A new special educational needs school for up to 64 pupils may be built in Newbury Park if a planning application is green lit.

The main children's centres in the borough will stay open Redbridge Council has announced.

More than three quarters of Recorder readers are against Redbridge motorists being fined for driving past a school during collection and drop off times.

The principal of a Redbridge secondary school - who has overseen its rise to the top of the borough's rankings tables - is stepping down after 21 years of service.

Car users will be fined if they drive past schools during drop off and collections in Ilford.

A Wanstead dad was stunned when his attempt to drop off his daughter's forgotten packed lunch at her South Woodford primary school ended with a blazing row that saw the police called out.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Redbridge Council have awarded two of the borough's primary schools £10,000 each to cut harmful emissions.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

A Redbridge teacher union representative has been suspended after saying it is better to let one child get stabbed than install knife arches at every Redbridge school.

Plans to install knife arches and detecting wands at every secondary school in the borough have been slammed by a Redbridge National Union of Teachers representative.

A Seven Kings secondary school is considering setting up a multi-faith prayer room after a video purporting to show students banned from praying inside went viral.

A pupil has been expelled from a school in Ilford for carrying a knife.

Redbridge mothers and grandmothers completed a 10-week course about child radicalisation and grooming online.

An Ilford headteacher who let a London Bridge terrorist attempt to radicalise her primary school pupils has been banned from management roles.

More parents than ever before will be sending their children to their first choice secondary school in Redbridge.

Motorists are calling for the Highway Code to be added to school sixth form lessons.

A Newbury Park primary school has had a controversial government order that would have forced it to convert to an academy lifted.

Eight MPs have called on a church leader to axe plans to turn Catholic schools into academies.

A wheelchair user is to do a free fall abseil down the country's largest sculpture in memory of her dad.

Plans to academise a school in Wanstead have been met with "overwhelming opposition" from parents.

If you haven't lived with a baby then you simply won't understand how important playgroups and children centres are.

The forced academisation of William Torbitt Primary School is being reviewed by the Department for Education (DfE) after its Ofsted rating rapidly improved.

Does your little one have a burning desire to be a firefighter?

A former Valentines High School teacher has been banned from teaching for a minimum of five years after being convicted of perverting the course of justice in 2016.

Redbridge Council hopes the government will revoke plans to turn William Torbitt school into an academy after it was rated Good in its latest Ofsted report.

Redbridge libraries will undergo major upgrades over the next few months to improve online and interactive services for users.

Woodford County High School has been named the top school in Redbridge for progress - one of nine schools in the borough labelled as performing 'well above' the national average.

A boy was attacked by three masked and hooded youths on the way to school.

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.


Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

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

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