Thursday, August 13, 2020

While many pupils will be celebrating, others will be worrying about what to do next - and the University of East London’s head of outreach and access Yvonne Bentley has advice for those concerned about their future.

Schools and local businesses have stepped forward to provide vital equipment to workers fighting Covid-19 on the frontline.

Wondering how to keep your children entertained and educated during lockdown? Here are seven useful resources to keep them from climbing up the walls.

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.


Students are getting the chance to take over a London hotel.

Schoolchildren in Erith were treated to a visit by a mascot spreading the word to steer clear of construction sites.

Some 50 members of staff, including teachers, have held two one-day strikes at a Bexley school amid claims several teachers are being bullied by senior management.

One of the most ambitious visual portraits of citizenship ever undertaken in one of the world’s largest cities has been launched today, November 4, on more than 600 billboards across all of London’s 33 boroughs.

Children in Sidcup are so fed up with some people not clearing up their dogs’ mess that they contacted the council to help publicise their plea for owners to be more responsible.

An infants school has opened a new outdoor learning environment.

The Hook Lane Primary School in Welling is starting the new school year as a member of the Maritime Academy Trust (MAT).

A Sidcup school has secured £1.85m funding for improvements.

The GCSE results are out, and nationally show a slight upturn in success, a trend also reflected locally.

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.

It’s that time of year again when many students from across the country are waking up feeling anxious as judgement day has arrived: A-level results day.

A Crayford pre-school has been blasted by an education watchdog for not supervising the youngsters and “compromising children’s wellbeing”.

Children and adults from Bexley have had their amazing achievements recognised by a charity that funds programmes celebrating outstanding young people.

A PE teacher has been named as a Nike and ukactive Kids Active School Hero.

One of Britain’s most famous artists was impressed by the quality of art work produced by children when he visited their Bexleyheath school.

An academy in Bexleyheath hit with a damning Ofsted report earlier this year is recruiting its seventh principal in eight years.

More children are learning to ride bicycles thanks to Bexley’s Cycle Recycle Scheme.

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.


After two local schools merged at the end of last year, Sir David Evennett has paid a visit to check on progress.

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Four Bexley schools have been judged to be performing ‘well below average’ in the latest Progress 8 tables.

Townley Grammar School

A Bexleyheath school is celebrating after winning a rating of Good from Ofsted.

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

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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.


When A-level results come out on August 16, more than three quarters of students who want to go to university are likely to get into their first choice.


A mapping aid for the blind was the winning design idea dreamed up by a group of talented Bexley students.

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It has been announced that two Bexley schools are to merge as an academy trust, in a move which will see a name change for the schools.

Townley Grammar School

Teenagers from Bexley have won one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial competitions for young people.


Bexley youngsters have been rewarded for putting their best feet forward and being named top in the district for green travel.


A boys’ college is appealing for particular type of student to fill its classrooms – girls.

A choir from Merton Court Preparatory School joined homeowners and staff at McCarthy and Stone’s Sidcup development, Sydney Court, to raise the roof for Royal Voluntary Service.

A Bexley primary school pupil has nabbed a top prize at the Perfect Packed Lunch Awards.


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