Tributes have been paid to the former headteacher of Coopers' Company and Coborn School and Sixth Form in Upminster, Dr David Parry, after his sudden and unexpected death yesterday (Sunday, February 9).
Across the borough, Year 11 pupils will this morning be opening envelopes with baited breath. But the grades they will have earned will no longer be lettered - so here's our guide to the new-look numbered GCSE grades.
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.
The new year is traditionally a time for couples to take advice on divorce with all the impact that separation can have on the family and its finances. It's always stressful, but there are ways of winding down the tension.