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Hoxton’s Britannia Leisure Centre will be knocked down and rebuilt after plans for a school, flats and new sports hub were given the go-ahead.

More Hackney children will be going to the primary school of their choice in September, according to figures released today.

A Stoke Newington school for children with autism is pulling out all the stops to raise awareness about the condition that affects its students.

Diane Abbott has given her backing to a growing campaign to stop the deportation of a talented Stoke Newington teenager.

A primary school is looking to ease the financial burden on parents by offering free meals to all of its pupils.

Heartbroken teenagers in Stoke Newington are campaigning to stop their former schoolmate being deported back to his birthplace in Bangladesh.

Hackney teachers went on strike on Thursday in response to school funding cuts.

The dean of Westminster called for inter-faith solidarity during a visit to Tawhid Boys School on Tuesday.

A team of schoolchildren cycled collectively the distance between London and Inverness to raise money for Comic Relief.

A Clapton couple who met while working on Top of the Pops have launched film-making classes for young people after being inspired by their nine-year-old daughter.

A Shoreditch social enterprise which encourages young people to stay in school through sport has been boosted by a £10,000 grant from Santander.

Schoolchildren across Hackney have been sharing their love of fiction on World Book Day.

A group of Clapton Girls’ Academy students proved that promoting equality is a piece of cake after bagging first place in a national schools bake-off competition on Tuesday.

Spanish lessons have taken a digital turn for budding linguists at William Patten Primary School.

A gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games is inspiring the next generation of rowers at a Hackney secondary school.

A group of budding teenage entrepreneurs have seen their charitable business enterprise take them from the classroom to the boardroom.

A pair of entrepreneurs are opening an American football club to help combat childhood obesity in Hackney.

Parents and schools have been hard at work preparing for this year’s round of nativity plays.

A soldier who died in the First World War 100 years ago has been commemorated with a bench at the Hackney school where he served as a teacher.

The Mayor of Hackney believes the Britannia Leisure Centre will soon become unfit for purpose unless it is knocked down with a new “state-of-the-art” facility built in its place.

Budding violinists from Hackney have pulled some strings to support a Canadian school which is desperate for new musical instruments.

An education consultation has been launched to gauge opinion on the “major challenges” facing schools across Hackney.

A woman is looking to encourage self-confidence among young girls at Newington Green Primary School.

A prominent Stamford Hill rabbi is calling on Ofsted to be more flexible when investigating illegal Jewish schools.

Tensions ran high at Hackney Town Hall last night after a prominent Stamford Hill rabbi accused Ofsted of “targeting” Jewish schools.

A teacher who is trying to raise £6,000 so her handball team can host a European competition has received a helping “hand” from her students.

A crop of sixth formers have completed training to become “reading mentors” to kids at Hackney primary schools.

City of London Academy trust’s ambitious expansion plans are a step closer after permission for a temporary school in Haggerston was granted.

A pair of conductors are holding a taster singing workshop in Hackney to gauge interest in forming a weekly choir for young people next year.

The hard work of a talented crop of youngsters from Hackney was celebrated at the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards last week.

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