TCES Group Latest News & Events

11 Nov 2016

We remember them.


Pupils over at East London Independent School’s Stratford Marsh site executed the most beautifully observed and emotive two-minute silence during their school assembly today. They were supported by the wonderful staff, with not a dry eye in the building.

We Remember Them with pride.

09 Nov 2016

Black History Month inspires East London Independent School’s poets

Pupils over at East London Independent School have written a collection of poems inspired by last month’s Black History Month.
All poems were read out at the school assembly to great acclaim, with the upper school mentors on-hand to effuse much-deserved praise and applause to their authors.

It makes me think of my friend,
Because he’s singing about his friend.
And my friend died too.
It gets you thinking – doesn’t it?
Grime talks about the real things.
Grime talks about the true things.
The things they sing about are the things I do.
He says you can’t believe it’s happening…
I can’t believe it too.

Funk makes you pump.
It’s not stupid.
It’s not bad.
It’s not sad.

Michael Jackson
He could dance.
Outstanding singer.
His beat makes you move.
He says, “You rock my world!”
He makes you want to dance.
Lyrics that are so good.
Makes you so excited.

Grime is funky.
Grime makes you feel.
Grime is funny.
Grime is sad.
Have a seat,
Have a beat,
Have a listen.
Grime is fun.
Grime is made.
Grime is happy and wild.

Jazz is funky, weird and crazy.
Makes you happy all day long.
Relaxing, wild exciting.
Makes you want to dance to its good beat.
Mysterious and frightening.
Makes you want to bounce.

Rap is happy.
Rap is sad.
Rap has a good beat,
So take a seat and listen.
It’s funky and exciting.
It’s fantastic with good lyrics.
It can be crazy.
It can be creepy.
It can be relaxing.
It makes you want to jump.
So put your thinking cap on and…
Listen to rap!!

09 Nov 2016

Essex Fresh Start pupils work with national educational charity to raise awareness of the consequences of crime

A leading national educational charity, ‘Prison Me No Way, ‘ has visited Essex Fresh Start School this week to give pupils a chance to hear first hand about life in prison.  A reformed ex-prisoner who works for the charity recounted pupils about ‘life inside,’ which included a mock prison cell brought into the school for pupils to experience.

Set up as a project by prison officers in 1993, Prison Me No Way has operated as the No Way Trust since 1995, and has reached more than 5 million young people through the hard work  of its volunteers, staff and trustees.



04 Nov 2016

TCES Group celebrate their 17th birthday

Today, November 4th, sees TCES Group celebrate 17 years as a company. Formed in 1999, TCES Group was created in response to LA requests to provide education packages for excluded and non-attending pupils.

Says Chief Executive and School’s proprietor Thomas Keaney, “17 years and every one a perfect memory. Thank you to our talented and inspirational staff and pupils who joined us on the journey.”


06 Jul 2016

North-West London Independent School host Year 11 Graduation plus Open Afternoon this Friday 8th July

It’s a busy time for our schools as the end of the summer term fast approaches. North-West London Independent School is no exception – this Friday 8th July they will be hosting their very own Open Afternoon.  Refreshments will be on hand to welcome you to the school between 2-4pm, with school tours and a chance to view the pupil’s artwork on offer. To complete the day’s celebrations, they also have their Year 11 Graduation ceremony from 11.30-12.30.


NWLIS end of term & graduation

01 Jul 2016

Custom House turns 2 years old!

Thursday July 14th sees Custom House celebrate its 2nd birthday. Come and join in the celebrations between 10.30-12.00pm at Varley rd, Newham E19, where we will have an art-inspired open day. pupils will be sharing some of their creative work including  music, grafitti and art and design. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available. See you there!

Custom House poster

10 Jun 2016

TCES Group Summer Events

Large group of smiling friends staying together and looking at camera isolated on blue background


Introducing the TCES Group Summer 2016 events! We have an exciting line-up of activities – beginning next week with TCES Group schools taking part in our annual football tournament – culminating in our end-of-term Celebration Day in Essex. Good luck to all involved – let’s hope the warm weather continues!


12th July 2016

TCES Group Celebration Day

All pupils and staff from our Essex Schools are taking part in Celebration Day at Grangewaters, South Ockendon.