Mental health officers will be placed in all Hackney schools in September, if a council-run scheme is successful.

Hackney will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

A mass jumble sale is taking place across Hackney on Saturday in protest against school funding cuts.

Creative kids are at the heart of a long-term town hall project to make Hackney a more child-friendly place to grow up.

What would you do if you had just 48 hours to escape the planet?

An ambitious project to revolutionise school meals up and down the country is already tasting success in Hackney.

A teenager’s powerful speech on autism wowed judges in a Hackney public speaking competition which was not for the faint-hearted.

A new survey has revealed the often “extraordinary” lengths parents have gone to get their children into their preferred primary school.

A bumper mother’s day celebration at Tyssen Community School saw 160 mums through the doors on Friday.

A superhuman chunk of community spirit resulted in hundreds of Hackney teenagers seeing a Hollywood blockbuster for free.

Hackney schoolchildren have been celebrating the magic of fiction on World Book Day.

Creative kids at Princess May Primary School have stamped their mark on an art project documenting the history of Dalston’s Ridley Road Market.

Time is running out to have your say on a major development in Shoreditch Park before a final blueprint is put out by Hackney Council.

A supergroup of health bodies, agencies and charities are working together to improve the mental health picture for young people growing up in Hackney.

A project to raise awareness about harmful practices such as female genital mutilation is being piloted at Hackney Community College.

Giving a voice to young people growing up in Hackney Wick is a key aim of a council-backed project launched yesterday (Thursday).

A team of 10 students from a Shoreditch independent school have written and published a novel in the space of a week.

Hackney’s newly-appointed “young speaker” is determined to follow in the footsteps of the Suffragettes by championing the rights of women.

A pair of school choirs came together on Monday to share a message of hope at a Holocaust memorial ceremony.

A grassroots Hackney youth group will close unless a new team of workers – both paid and unpaid – can sign up for the cause.

Mossbourne Community Academy and the City of London Academy Hackney have been recognised as the top performing schools for progress in Hackney.

Northwold Primary School students have been exploring the world of finance through devised theatre.

Shedding further light on illegal schools remains a chief priority for Hackney Council in the face of criticism from the Jewish community.

“Completely inadequate” government legislation on illegal faith schools is stopping the council taking action to safeguard kids, the town hall has said.

Marys, Josephs, kings and stars came out to play as schools across Hackney put on a variety of colourful nativity productions.

Budding artists have transformed the drab hoarding boards surrounding the Hackney New Primary School construction site into a “community canvas”.

Students were encouraged to ‘change the world’ on the day that the first female Bishop of London paid a visit to the Urswick School.

Plans for a Muslim free school to move into a former police station have been given the green light following a successful appeal.

Plans to introduce a supergroup formed by the borough’s schools have been announced by Hackney Council.

The future looks bright for Simon Marks Jewish Primary School after the opening of its new building for nursery- and reception-age children.


To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

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