HERRINGHAM Primary Academy recently launched a new reading scheme for Year 6 pupils, named My Book Blog. The scheme was introduced initially to this year group only, to gauge and monitor how it could be used effectively in class. The scheme was incredibly successful and was subsequently rolled out across all of the GLC primary […]
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 […]
STAFF and pupils at a Stanford-Le-Hope Primary School and Nursery are ending this academic year on a high after they were rated “Outstanding” f
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 […]
PUPILS from all four Gateway Learning Community academies (Herringham, Gateway Primary Free School, Lansdowne and Pioneer), recently took part in a workshop with Kinetika.
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 […]
MIKE Dodworth, an internationally renowned storyteller, captivated the pupils at Thameside primary school with his energetic retelling of stories from around the world
HERRINGHAM Primary Academy have been working alongside the Royal Opera House to recreate the operatic sounds of Carmen. After weeks of rehearsals, children from Year 4 were ready to perform ‘Toreador’
CHILDREN from Year 4 at Herringham Primary Academy have been working alongside Metro Bank.
PRIMARY pupils across the Gateway Learning Community were taken on a virtual reality expedition, courtesy of ‘Google Expeditions’.
OVER the past year Thameside Primary School has had a complete transformation” said Head Teacher Jonathan Fish as he addressed children, parents, Councillors, building contractors, governors and other stakeholders during the official handover of the school in Manor Road, Grays.
FIGURES released last week (Tuesday 18 April) show 94 per cent of children have been offered their first choice of primary school for this September and four per cent securing their second choice.
ON Saturday 22nd April 2017 pupils from Thameside Primary School took part in the Thurrock High Five Netball Rally which was held at Hassenbrook Academy.
SCHOOLS within the Gateway Learning Community recently held a specialist Number Day, to raise funds for the NSPCC.
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 […]
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 […]
STANFORD-Le-Hope Primary School have held their very own art exhibition on the 9th and 10th February, to showcase some of the superb artwork produced on a special themed day on the 19th January, dedicated to art. The children spent the whole day looking at various artists and techniques, they then produced some of their very […]
A SMALL group of football-mad Year 6 pupils from the Gateway Primary Free School were recently treated to a very special day out at West Ham United training ground at Rush Green, courtesy of the Moore Tribute Foundation.
LANSDOWNE Primary Academy recently held a Year 1 Alien Day, designed to allow children to develop their phonic decoding in a fun and exciting way. As well as having the opportunity to dress up as an alien, children completed a number of activities including creating an alien and writing about it, and then using their […]
STUDENTS within the Gateway Learning Community were recently in receipt of family edition Trivial Pursuit games, kindly donated by local supplier Proctor & Gamble (P & G).
FRIENDS of Gateway Primary Free School (GPFS PTA) recently purchased a defibrillator which will be placed in the Lower Heart Space, adjacent to the main reception.
SHOPPERS in Lakeside are set to benefit as a host of exciting fashion brands have become available at the Tesco store and, to celebrate, the store held a special community event when a cheque for £1,000 was presented to Little Haven Hospice.
THE Friends of the Gateway Primary Free School PTA (GPFS PTA) have recently purchased another £1500 of school books suitable for all ages to help create a Library in the Upper Heart Space.
PUPILS from across the GLC were set an Autumn Attendance Challenge to ‘Improve Upon Your Best’, with the winners receiving £1,000 to spend on their year group however they wish. In total, 27 yeargroups took part in the challenge and the pupils, along with their teachers and Heads of School, were determined to be the […]