AS many as 7,700 pupils who were due to complete secondary school in 2017 left mainstream school rolls and either did not take GCSEs or did not count in school league tables, new research from FFT Education Datalab finds. The researchers identify a group of 22,000 pupils from the 2017 GCSE cohort who left state […]
THERE was plenty of action and adventure for Year 6 pupils from Purford Green Primary and Potter Street Academy recently, when they visited Kingswood Activity Centre in Kent.
A school’s cultural shift has put literacy at the centre of everything. Epping St John’s School, in Epping, has been on a journey of transformation over the last couple of years, with students achieving the best results in the school’s history last summer. As work continues to improve further, a focus has been put on […]
EDUCATION watchdog, Ofsted, has highly praised a day nursery that is situated in the grounds of Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). Ofsted visited the nursery in May 2018. The report highlighted the following strengths. Children play and learn happily and contentedly. They form secure bonds with practitioners who provide a caring and nurturing environment. Managers have […]
SCHOOL children across Essex have raised over £3,700 for their schools by donating over nine tonnes of old clothes to be recycled.
BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, offers the latest technology and expertise to students looking to pursue careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
A FRESH approach to homework is proving to be a successful way to inspire students at Passmores Academy. ‘Student Agency in Learning’, otherwise known as SAIL, offers a range of project-based learning initiatives
A NEW school choir is already getting snapped up to perform at various events in its first few weeks. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, launched its Voices of the Future choir just last month and the requests for appearances are already mounting. As a result, they are now booked to entertain […]
A young writer from a Harlow school has been named as one of the top 150 out of 39,000 students who entered a national competition.
THE author of an iconic children’s book left an everlasting impact when he visited a Harlow primary school.
OFSTED has written a very positive report after inspecting Roydon Acorns After School Club. They visited the school in May 2018. The report states: Parents say that the club is well organised and that their children really love attending. Good links with staff at the host school help to promote continuity in meeting children’s needs. […]
A PRESTIGIOUS celebration of the country’s top teachers included praise for an Essex education director.
Just 100 teachers were invited to attend a reception at Downing Street to celebrate their hard work, talent and commitment to giving children an excellent education.
THE environment of a primary school will soon match the quality of education it provides.
YEAR 8 boys, Joseph Oppong and Israel Adjei, from St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School have been selected for the U14 Essex Rugby Squad.
PASSMORES Academy has been described and “Outstanding” and “Inspirational” after an inspection by government watchdog, Ofsted.
ST LUKE’S Catholic Academy has been highly praised by Ofsted after a recent inspection by the government inspectors.
Young Speakers Prepare for TEDxYouth Summer Event PREPARATIONS for TEDxYouth, the community spin-off from internationally renowned TED Talk conventions, are well underway for this summer’s big event on Sunday, 15th July. Passmores Academy will host what promises to be an insightful and thought provoking day with young speakers aged 11-24 presenting on the theme of […]
RECEPTION pupils enjoyed their very first school journey.
ART students at Pear Tree Mead Academy have joined the Memory Project, a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges,
ST Mark’s Year 11 pupil, Tegan Lintonbon-Baker, has received a Diana Award for volunteers. The Diana Awards were established in 1999 by the Government,
YEAR 5 pupils from Potter Street Academy and Purford Green Primary experienced life at secondary school when they spent a week at partner school, Passmores Academy recently.
SHOCKED pupils arrived in school to find a murder scene in their classroom. Instead of panicking, Year 5 pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow, donned their overalls and launched an investigation. The year group has been studying Macbeth and on finding the murder scene, began writing diary entries and newspaper articles about events leading […]
ACTIVE youngsters in Roydon are improving their lifestyles by taking part in the Daily Mile.
PEMBERLEY Academy has been judged as Good by OFSTED this month, which is the first formal inspection since the school opened in September 2015.