More classrooms for Thurrock pupils

More classrooms for Thurrock pupils

More classrooms for Thurrock pupils The £4.5million capital funding has enabled two schools to open new buildings which will increase school places in Thurrock by 420 and improve facilities in schools. An additional form of entry, plus new facilities at Thameside Academy in Grays – part of the St Clere’s Trust – was opened on […]

Celebrations at Bonnygate Primary as they receive high praise from Ofsted

Celebrations at Bonnygate Primary as they receive high praise from Ofsted

BONNYGATE Primary school has been highly praised by government education watchdog Ofsted. The South Ockendon school was inspected on May 17th and 18th with the report published this week. Reacting to the report the headteacher Sarah McHugh and chair of governors, Spencer Carter said: “We are overjoyed to announce that Ofsted agreed with our own […]

Tilbury Pioneer Academy receives high praise from Ofsted

Tilbury Pioneer Academy receives high praise from Ofsted

OFSTED inspectors visited the Tilbury Pioneer Academy in late April and judged it to be ‘good’ in every category. This is the academy’s first inspection since it became Tilbury Pioneer as part of the Gateway Learning Community Trust. The predecessor school, Tilbury Manor, closed after being heavily criticised by Ofsted which placed it in ‘special […]

Rotary wheels turning to support Thameside Primary

Rotary wheels turning to support Thameside Primary

CHILDREN like Tyler (pictured) at Thameside Primary School, who suffers with spastic paraplegia, now have a ticket to ride thanks to Grays Thurrock Rotary Club. The club donated a specialised wheelchair to the school so that school trips could be more manageable for pupils like Tyler. The wheelchair was handed over to the school this […]

Woodside Academy students see Madam Butterfly at Royal Opera House

Woodside Academy students see Madam Butterfly at Royal Opera House

STUDENTS from Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer school, Woodside Academy, visited Covent Garden recently to see an opera for the first time. The 30 students, all with a special interest in music, attended a Schools Matinee of Puccini’s beautiful opera Madama Butterfly. Immediately before the performance, the students took part in a music workshop in […]

Headteacher quits as Gateway Primary Free School told it “Requires Improvement” by Ofsted

Headteacher quits as Gateway Primary Free School told it “Requires Improvement” by Ofsted

OFSTED inspectors visited the Gateway Primary Free School on 21st and 22nd February. Whilst a number of strengths were identified in the report, overall, inspectors judged that the school ‘requires improvement’. The Gateway Learning Community CEO, Kevin Sadler said: ‘We are obviously disappointed with this judgment as we promised our young people better. Like many […]

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