A well-deserving Year 11 student at the Gateway Academy, Jodie, was recently presented with an iPad as a reward for her outstanding attendance and behaviour
CHILDREN and staff at Stanford-le-Hope Primary School have been busy raising a massive £1340 for Allergy Awareness UK.
A Music student from South Essex College is hoping to hit the big time with his band, BILK.
DENEHOLM Primary was described as “Outstanding” for the school’s approach to “personal development, behaviour and welfare” by government inspector’s Ofsted. The high praise was part of a report that graded the Blackshots school, “Good”. The school has been transformed under the management of headteacher, Cristina Pumphrey. Ofsted said: 1. Leaders, including governors, have high expectations […]
Year 5 children from both Tilbury Pioneer Academy and the Gateway Free Primary School recently visited SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) for the launch trip of The Scholars Programme, organised by The Brilliant Club. The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from […]
FOR the second year in a row 94% of children in Thurrock have been offered a place at their preferred primary school. 99% of parents in the borough have been given one of their top three choices, with 4.3% of pupils securing their second preference and 0.52% their third preference. A spokesperson for Thurrock Council […]
WITH the success of their Italian language courses recently, Thurrock Adult Community College proudly announces their first ‘Italian Movie Night’ on Wednesday 6 June from 6.30 to 9.30pm at the Grays Adult Education Centre.
THE Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been working with Ormiston Park Academy (OPA) in Aveley to provide professional design workshops ahead of the RSA’s nationwide Pupil Design Awards competition.
AMAZON’S drive to encourage Tilbury pupils to embrace a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) continued last week when the local fulfilment centre made a donation to The Gateway Academy to support British Science Week.
STAFF at Gable Hall school in Corringham have praised their star pupil, Ruti, after she won ITV’s The Voice.
LOCAL Church 24-7 Prayer Stanford has recently celebrated the end of two successful Aspire courses at both Ortu Gable Hall and Ortu Hassenbrook Academy. The Aspire Course is a 10-week bespoke course for students in Year 9.
STANFORD-le-Hope Primary School Nursery are celebrating being awarded the nationally recognised Portage Stamp of Approval.
THE Pupils, Teachers, Staff and Governors of St. Joseph’s RC Primary School in Stanford Le Hope celebrated St Joseph’s day on Monday 19th March and began their quest to reduce the schools use of plastics.
CHILDREN from reception to year six took part in The Great Deneholm Write Off.
THE GLC are proud to announce that they have sponsored a second drinking well (the first was in 2006), with the help of AquAid Water Coolers and the Africa Trust.
TAKE your Carpool Karaoke or family’s love of singing to the next level. Join a fun and active after-school singing course for families, just launched by Thurrock Adult Community College in Grays.
STAFF and pupils at Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred are celebrating after receiving the outcome of a short Ofsted inspection. Ofsted’s report recognises the progress made by the academy since its last inspection and suggests that it is ‘improving towards becoming Outstanding’.
A business lecturer at South Essex College has visited a town in Kenya to help those in need.
CONSERVATIVE-run Thurrock Council has pledged that “There will be a grammar school in Thurrock”
TWENTY-TWO Year 7 and 8 William Edwards and 30 Gateway Academy students attended the Barbican Box event as part of their ROH Thurrock Trailblazer programme. The Barbican Box is a portable box filled with the ingredients for student to create original theatre, visual art or music inspired by the Barbican’s world class arts programme. Leading […]
A TEAM of students from Grays Convent High School have been named the winners of this year’s Thurrock’s Next Top Boss.
TWENTY primary schools from across Thurrock recently participated in the fifth annual Mathletics competition, hosted by the Gateway Academy and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock.
AN incredible 86 young people from schools across Thurrock came together to receive prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards presented at the Civic Hall on March 14th. The audience were treated to various performances throughout the evening including a song from The Voice UK contestant, and fellow Achievement Award winner, Ruti Olajugbagbe. The event honoured […]
STAFF and students from the Gateway Academy have now hung up their aprons after competing in the hotly contested annual Bake-Off competition. This year for the first time, students had their own section too!