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 […]
STANFORD-le-Hope Primary School Nursery are celebrating being awarded the nationally recognised Portage Stamp of Approval.
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.
HARRIS Primary Academy Chafford Hundred in Mayflower Road has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2017 based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network).
IN spite of the snow, Woodside Academy had an amazing World Book Day on 1st March, with a David Walliams theme ensuring plenty of “Gangster Grannies” and “Demon Dentists” from staff and children.
THE Gateway Learning Community (GLC) recently hosted a special dinner for Senior Citizens living within the local community.
PUPILS at Tilbury Pioneer Academy have been treated to more play equipment, donated once again by the school’s PTA, Friends of Pioneer (FOP).
STAFF and pupils from Lansdowne Primary Academy have been working closely with the Premier League Stars Programme over the past year. The programme provides free lesson plans, activities and video content for boys and girls aged 5-11, and is designed to inspire learning in Maths, English, PE and PSHE. They have taken part in various […]
YEAR 4 Sycamore class recently read ‘Mr Stink’ during the first half-term. They loved the book so much that they decided to each write a letter to the author, David Walliams, telling him what they had been learning in class. They told him how inspired they were by his book and how funny they thought it was.
TILBURY Pioneer Academy hosted their annual Christmas Market recently, complete with Santa, his reindeers and helper, a Disney Princess and Spiderman no less!
THE staff at Herringham Primary Academy recently got into the Christmas spirit and put on a comical performance of Snow White and the seven Gnomes, in true panto style!
HERRINGHAM Primary Academy recently hosted their Rocksteady Music Concert. The concert saw performances from pupils who had been given the opportunity to learn
YEAR 3 pupils from Herringham Primary Academy recently had a fun interactive day, dressing and acting as Romans.
TILBURY Pioneer Academy’s choir were delighted to accept a repeat invitation for them to perform their Christmas songs to the residents and staff at Willows Lodge Care Home, for the third year running.
PUPILS and staff across the GLC Primaries joined in the ‘Children in Need’ spirit for a ‘Spotacular’ day of fundraising. They dressed in their Onesies and PJs to celebrate and raise funds for the yearly event.
PUPILS from Tilbury Pioneer Academy’s choir recently joined 2,000 children and young people from schools across the country, to sing their favourite songs and raise money at Barnardo’s Young Supporters’ Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
GIFFARDS Primary School recently held their own Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research.
LANSDOWNE Academy pupils enjoyed a real treat recently, as they welcomed Mr Ken Dunn from Africa’s Gift, a charity recognizing and promoting its ability to transform lives in rural sub-Saharan Africa.
CORRINGHAM Primary School – part of ORTU – has been awarded £3.5million from Thurrock Council’s capital programme to create 210 new spaces.
YEAR 3 pupils from Herringham Primary Academy, as well as the other primary schools within the GLC, recently took part in specialist dance classes as part of the Royal Opera House’s ‘Chance to Dance’ programme. Chance to Dance works with 24 primary schools in Thurrock and the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark to provide […]
POPULAR Stanford-le-Hope Primary School held it’s inaugural Co-operative Challenge Day.
PUPILS and staff from Herringham Primary Academy in Chadwell St Mary are celebrating after being awarded a Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment pack.