Beware the blue balloon - there may be dog poo below

This Is Local London:

2:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Balloons usually signal a celebration is taking place, but in this case, bright blue balloons mark dog mess hotspots.

Bexleyheath primary school celebrates 'impressive' Ofsted improvements

This Is Local London:

4:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Bexleyheath primary school is celebrating after bouncing back from a disappointing Ofsted report.

Special education first for Richmond school pupils

This Is Local London:

3:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A school for young people with special needs will be start taking post-16 students.

Wondrous cupcakes win the day at Collis Primary School

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2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

It was cupcakes galore at Collis Primary School last week as pupils took part in a bake off competition.

Two five-year-olds hospitalised by falling breeze blocks

This Is Local London:

6:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Breeze blocks fell through the roof of a classroom, and sent two children to hospital.

Pupils send messages 100 years into the future

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2:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Pupils spent weeks collecting items to be buried in a time capsule, so future generations can look back on life in 2014.

International rap artist visits Townley Grammar School

This Is Local London: International rap artist visits Townley Grammar School

11:43am Monday 20th October 2014

Townley Celebrated Black History Month with a visit from international rap artist Jonathan Emilee As part of Townley Grammar School’s commitment to celebrating Black History Month for its students, Canadian Grammy Award nominated artist, Jonathan Emile performed his “Songs of Freedom” workshop to Year 7 and 9 students on Thursday 9th October.

Meopham School visited by councillor

This Is Local London: Meopham School - Press Release

12:02pm Monday 20th October 2014

Students at Meopham School were treated to a visit by Councillor Tanmanjeet Dhesi this week. Councillor Dhesi, who resides in Gravesend, spoke inspirationally about his pathway to academic success, and his passion for politics and serving the local community. Ashley Cousins, Head Boy, said, “It was a privilege to meet Mr Dhesi, who responded to our request for a visit with enthusiasm.” Gaby Hicks, Head Girl, said, “the assembly really motivated us to aspire to take an active role in the local community, and to understand the crucial part that success at school can play in this.”

JayZ the crocodile leads animal visit to Hampton and Denmead schools

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2:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A crocodile named JayZ, two baby meerkats and assorted snakes and scorpions were among the unusual visitors to Hampton and Denmead schools as part of National Biology week, from October 13 to 19.

Prime Minister welcomes students from Cobham Free School and Yehudi Menuhin

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3:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The Prime Minister hosted pupils and staff from Cobham Free School and Yehudi Menuhin School at Lancaster House, London, to celebrate the success of free schools.

X Factor singer belts out Frozen tune for Long Ditton girls' charity mission

This Is Local London:

2:24pm Friday 17th October 2014

A special karaoke assembly for a charity that grants wishes to terminally ill children took a junior school by storm.

School place shortage a major worry for Surrey County Council

This Is Local London:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Bridging a £54m funding gap has left the council leader worried about the future.

World-leading university academic visits Hayes school to teach pioneering science lessons

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12:04pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A world-leading university academic has returned to her former Bromley school to teach pioneering science lessons to primary-age pupils.

Schoolgirls aged 10 from Petersham show off their Splatz bookmark business idea to Sir Richard Branson

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2:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A pair of enterprising pupils rubbed shoulders with Sir Richard Branson at an awards ceremony.

Meopham School pupil receives award for achieving grade in top 1% nationally

This Is Local London: Meopham School News - Jessica awarded for achieving grade in top 1% nationally

5:07pm Monday 13th October 2014

Meopham School has been recognised as a Centre of Academic Excellence in the field of Financial Studies.

Red White and Blue Day at St Matthew Academy in Blackheath

This Is Local London: Red White and Blue Day

4:56pm Monday 13th October 2014

Red, White and Blue Day On Friday 10th October St Matthew Academy traded in their usual uniform colours of gold and blue to celebrate and support Red, White and Blue Day, commemorating 100 years since the beginning of World War 1.

Charlie and Lola creator delights children at library opening

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2:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

The creator of Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child, opened Old Vicarage School’s library last week.

Weston Green Primary School embraces poetry

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3:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Pupils aged five to 11 enthusiastically took part in a poetry competition to mark a national event.

Thames Ditton Junior School raises cash for Momentum

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1:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Pupils from Thames Ditton Junior School raced laps for 40 minutes around a 300m course to raise money for Momentum, a charity that helps children and their families undergoing treatment for cancer in Surrey and south-west London.

Crystal Palace star Joel Ward joins officials to open new £370k pitch at Orpington school

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12:21pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Crystal Palace star Joel Ward joined officials to open a £370k refurbished football pitch at an Orpington school yesterday.

Schools across Bromley praised by London deputy mayor for getting healthier in obesity fight

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9:32am Wednesday 8th October 2014

Schools across Bromley have been praised for teaching children about healthy eating and regular exercise.

Pupils gather en masse to mark primary school building opening

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3:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

The mayor and 180 pupils celebrated the opening of the newest building at Long Ditton St Mary's Junior School.

Business Secretary and bishop open new Teddington school building

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1:30am Wednesday 8th October 2014

The Bishop of Kensington, reverend Paul Williams, cut the ribbon to open a Hampton Wick school’s new building.

Swanley special needs school scores victory in council change fight

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5:37pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

A Swanley special needs school has won a victory in its battle against major changes proposed by its local authority backers.

Hunger Games star marks performance centre celebrations at ACS Cobham

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2:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Students from ACS Cobham welcomed a film star and school parent to give an inspiring talk discussing the importance of the performance arts.

Knots landing: Kingston University students showcase designs at London Fashion Week

This Is Local London:

7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

Dedicated followers of fashion enjoyed some interesting designs from Kingston University students during London Fashion Week.

Special needs school in line for £1m expansion

This Is Local London:

12:10pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Dysart School, in Ewell Road, Surbiton, wants to provide an additional 24 spaces for students with complex learning difficulties.

School in Lee shortlisted for Independent School of the Year

This Is Local London:

11:19am Friday 3rd October 2014

A school in Lee has been shortlisted as UK Independent School of the Year.

Demand for free school meals at Bromley school doubles this term

This Is Local London: LUNCH MONEY: Record numbers of pupils are signing up for free school dinners

11:51am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Demand for free school meals at a Bromley school has doubled this term.

Dalmain Primary School gets to grips with Alice in Wonderland

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11:28am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A school in Forest Hill have revamped their reception area with 3D portraits of characters from children's classic Alice in Wonderland. 

Jason Gardener presents prestigious award to Bromley school

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11:39am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Olympic gold medalist Jason Gardener MBE has presented a prestigious sports award to a Bromley school.

Distraught teenage girl in "limbo" after being barred from going back for new school term

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11:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A distraught girl has been left in "limbo" at home after being barred from returning to her old school and rejected by seven others.

Tubbenden School's newspaper club visits News Shopper

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10:19am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A new generation of prospective young journalists got to grips with life in a working newsroom this morning (September 24).

Eltham's Harris Academy goes from special measures to outstanding

This Is Local London: Improving - Eltham Foundation School

10:02am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Three years ago it was in special measures, but an Eltham school recently taken over by a top academy group has now been rated outstanding in every way.

Esher Church of England High School welcomes new headteacher

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3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A new man has been appointed as headteacher at Esher Church of England High School.

Music students get their own recording studio at Esher College

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3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Recording studios, practice rooms and three classrooms are part of a new music building taking lessons to a high-tech level.

Michelin-starred chef serving Teddington students school dinners at £1 a dish

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8:50am Friday 19th September 2014

Teddington School’s students are in for a fortnight of culinary treats as a menu prepared by a two Michelin star chef replaces their usual school dinners.

Education secretary cements a 'brick of aspiration' into Bexley's first free school

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5:08pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Government's Education Secretary has firmly cemented 'aspiration' into the foundations of Bexley's first free school.

Museum unveils new school membership programme

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2:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

Elmbridge Museum has launched a school membership scheme to support schools and community groups.

Blackheath school plans Deptford expansion

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3:39pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A Blackheath school is expanding into Deptford, taking over a site shut down by the council five years ago.

Roehampton University's plans for £40m library and student block wins approval

This Is Local London:

2:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A proposal for a new £40m library and student accommodation buildings for the University of Roehampton gained unanimous approval at planning.

Sibling school places under fire as Wandsworth looks to decide on distance

This Is Local London: Pupil Nathan Radbourne uses one of the iPads at Froebelian School

10:55am Monday 15th September 2014

Schoolchildren with siblings could lose their preferential admissions status under controversial proposals being consulted on by Wandsworth Council.

Pupils take a trip back to the stone age as new term begins

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9:40am Monday 15th September 2014

The new school year started with a trip a long, long way back in time at Meadleads Primary School.

Controversial Gravesend primary school head leaves after two terms

This Is Local London:

10:58am Thursday 11th September 2014

A head teacher accused of turning a Gravesend primary school into “hell”, has left her post after just two terms.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson to open new Bexley College campus

This Is Local London: Boris Johnson attended a private event at the Corn Hall in Cirencester earlier today

5:03pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson will be visiting Erith to officially open Bexley College’s new campus.

Double-trouble twins from Bexley beat school admissions error

This Is Local London:

2:38pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A set of twins from Bexley who faced starting nursery separately have beaten the odds and found a place at the same school.

Free school to open in Bromley

This Is Local London:

10:57am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A Bromley free school, set up by local families, will open its doors for the first time tomorrow (September 11).

Lewisham teachers plan new free school

This Is Local London:

10:44am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Two deputy headteachers have been laying the foundations for a new Lewisham free school - and aim to have it up and running by September 2016.

Turing House School rumours rife after Imperial College buys new sports ground

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3:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Imperial College London (ICL) has drastically scaled back use of its Teddington sports facilities, fuelling further speculation the site could welcome Turing House School next year.

Eltham's St Thomas More school marks 50 years

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3:11pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

An Eltham school is celebrating its 50th anniversary - after rave reviews from inspectors.

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