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A former Hornchurch High School pupils is one of 41 students from the same school that has been offered a place at an Oxbridge university.

Plans for a multi-use sports area with 12 six metre high floodlights at a Harold Wood secondary school have been withdrawn to allow for further consultation about the development.

Schools must play a crucial role in tackling mental health issues, according to Havering Council.

Harold Wood residents are concerned that plans for a sports area with six metre high floodlights outside a nearby secondary school will result in a “dreadful” intrusion on their privacy.

Members of staff from a Havering College who were poisoned with carbon monoxide from a broken boiler have been awarded more than £100,000 in damages.

Parents fear a £117,000 budget cut to a popular music school will severely impact the pupils and community who take advantage of the service.

Families were invited to get into the festive spirit with a special winter wonderland event in Upminster.

A special needs school in Harold Hill said its first Christmas fete was a resounding success for all the pupils and families that came for the festive afternoon.

A charity which sent a married couple to Havering schools 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.

Mayor of Havering Cllr Dilip Patel paid tribute to the efforts of Gidea Park College staff and pupils after officially opening a new Sensory Garden at the Balgores Lane school.

Young people across the borough demonstrated their creativity in a touching tribute to the servicemen and women of the First World War by taking part in a special competition.

Staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes at one Hornchurch secondary school were the centre of attention at a special event recognising the hard work of their community’s non-teachers.

The hard work of students and staff at Havering Sixth Form College has seen the institution awarded a Good rating by Ofsted.

Children at Collier Row primary school have been exploring the First World War through history, art, literature and math projects.

Budding chess players from two Romford schools visited the World Chess Championship this week to see the world’s best players in action.

Romford pupils took part in a special lesson that saw them learning about equality with students in Kenya via Skype.

A well-known children’s TV presenter visited schools in Havering to support an event which is all about celebrating young people’s individuality.

Almost a third of 16-year-olds in Havering failed to pass their English and maths GCSEs this year.

A primary school known for promoting healthy lifestyles has received a special award for championing sustainable modes of travel.

The three week long festival will take place in the borough’s 10 libraries and other venues such as Rainham Hall.

Pupils and staff at a Collier Row school celebrated the opening of new classrooms and a learning centre with a special ceremony.

Staff, students and ward councillors gathered at a Hornchurch secondary school to celebrate the beginning of not just a new school year, but a new name as well.

The executive headteacher of Broadford Primary School has been suspended from duty whilst an investigation into allegations of cheating in exams takes place.

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

A teenager will be joining Havering Sixth Form College after she achieved the GCSE grades she needed by persuading her headteacher to lock away her phone for a month

A Hornchurch teenager diagnosed with a brain tumour that sparked terrifying hallucinations still managed to pass his GCSEs.

Coopers’ Company and Coborn School in Upminster achieved its best GCSE results in more than a decade – just a week after recording its best A-level results in 15 years.

The Emerson Park Academy posted its best ever GCSE results in English and maths this year.

The headteacher of Harris Academy Rainham has thanked staff and students for their hard work as the school posted improved GCSE grades this year.

The principal at Harold Hill’s Drapers’ Academy is proud of all of the pupils’ achievements with their GCSE results whether they achieved top grades or simply worked harder to push a mock grade from a 3 to a 4.

Both staff and students at Abbs Cross Academy in Hornchurch are celebrating after it recorded its best ever GCSE results.

The new headteacher at St Edward’s Academy in Romford has credited her Year 11s’ hard-work for earning a pleasing set of GCSE results this year.

The leader of Havering Council backed the borough’s students picking up their GCSE results this morning to go on to bigger and brighter things.

Pupils at Redden Court School in Harold Wood have been celebrating getting their GCSE results this morning, with one star student thanking God for his exceptional performance.

One brainbox at Hall Mead School in Upminster joined a unique club this morning - he is one of a select few across the country to achieve Grade 9s or A*s across the board on his GCSEs.

The headteacher of Romford’s Marshalls Park Academy has expressed his pride at the GCSE results attained by his school’s Year 11 students.

The Albany School in Hornchurch is celebrating a year of “fantastic results” from its Year 11 GCSE cohort.

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.

Students at a school have been celebrating their “amazing” A-level results today.

The students at a Harold Hill school have been celebrating receiving their A-level results with many being able to go to their first choice university.

The principal of Havering Sixth Form College is “delighted” with this year’s successes in A-level and B-tec examinations.

Year 13 students at The Campion School in Hornchurch are celebrating a hugely successful year of A-level results that have left the school’s headteacher “over the moon”.

Coopers’ Company and Coborn School achieved its best A-level results in 15 years this week, and it’s no surprise its teachers are “extremely happy”

eFrances Bardsley Academy in Romford has woken up this morning to record-breaking A-level results that have been dubbed “the best in the school’s history”.

Students at St Edward’s Academy in Romford are celebrating after achieving a strong set of A-level and BTEc results.


Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

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