Margaretting CofE Primary School - Awarded the Love your Chelmsford Award

for completing work to improve their local community!


We're delighted to announce that LIFE school, Margaretting CofE Primary School, have been awarded the Love your Chelmsford award for their work to improve their local community. This focussed on their recent work to promote single use plastics within their school. It's a fantastic achievement, well done!



Piano teacher at Margaretting Primary sings at Britain's Got Talent auditions!

Margaretting CofE Primary School were very proud to see their piano teacher, John Pierce, auditioning for Britain's Got Talent @johnpiercetenor.  Good luck John!

View the video here where he manages to reduce the judges to tears.


FBA are in the Romford Recorder!

Our LIFE school, FBA, were featured in the 12th April edition of the Romford Recorder with coverage of their recent event hosting 14 Chinese delegates from the Jiangsu Province.

LIFE Education Trust Director of Support, Paul Claydon, hosted the Chinese delegation, and successfully showed them around FBA, introducing them to staff and students. The purpose of their visit was to learn about good educational practices in England and how we deliver certain aspects of the curriculum at the school. The visiting teachers were especially interested in teaching methods and how we support students’ social and emotional wellbeing. During the visit they were able to speak with students and staff as well as visit the school farm to learn more about the benefits of having this facility on site. Presentations from the Student Council, The CEO of LIFE Education Trust and the Ethos Development Manager were very well received by the delegates who were impressed by the facilities and the programme we have in place to support our staff and students’ development.

“LIFE Education Trust and The Frances Bardsley Academy are extremely proud of our international links. To be able to host and provide training for a group of staff from the Jiangsu Province of China was a privilege for us. Our dedicated staff and excellent students enjoyed sharing their expertise and we look forward to similar visits in the future” 



Benhurst have been shortlisted!!

TES School Awards 2019


Our LIFE Education Trust school, Benhurst Primary, have been shortlisted in the TES School Awards 2019 for the ‘Innovative use of technology to influence outcomesaward. This is a huge achievement for the school and they have done so well given their journey from the start of 2014 where classrooms had roller blinds to write on and non-interactive projectors, they have certainly come a long way! Benhurst Primary are the only Havering school to be nominated in any category and only one other school in Essex has been shortlisted. The judging will take place in the coming months with the winners announced on Friday 21st June

To be shortlisted in itself is a huge honour and we will keep our fingers crossed that Benhurst can add a TES award to the SMART school of the year award from 2018. Well done!



Dragons Den comes to Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls!

Students from FBA went along to the Rose Gallery in the FBA Sixth Form College at lunch time on Tuesday 2nd April to take a look at the Year 9 student stalls and hopefully buy something from the enticing products that were on offer! The Year 9 students did a fantastic job of making their stalls look attractive, and used their best marketing skills to drum up support and customers. Well done girls!





Margaretting Primary CofE School are supporting the

'Single Use Plastics Campaign 2019'


Our LIFE Education Trust school, Margaretting CofE Primary, are supporting the Government led Single Use Plastics Campaign, introduced by Damian Hinds, Educational Secretary. They are encouraging their students to use the same water bottle every day to stop unnecessary wastage, and therefore help towards protecting our environment. Other initiatives taking place in the school include their no litter campaign, encouraging students to recycle paper, even awarding a prize for recycling every week.

Great work Margaretting!



Philippa Hanna will be perfoming at FBA!

Singer/songwriter Philippa Hanna, will be performing at Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls, Brentwood Road. Romford on the 12th April 2019 at 7.30pm 

 Philippa Hanna is an acclaimed British singer-songwriter currently splitting her time between Sheffield, Nashville and a hectic international touring schedule.

 Since her first public performance with an acoustic guitar in 2007, Philippa has released five albums, a live DVD and has had two autobiographical books published. Having notched up over one thousand live performances in twenty-five countries over the past decade, she has demonstrated what can be achieved by independent artist with a little help from her fans.

Please share this with your contacts encouraging them to bring your neighbours, family and friends and join us, for what is going to be a fantastic evening. Tickets are just £10.00

To book your tickets click here


Letter from the LIFE chair of Directors