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Despite championing the efforts of teachers and parents in rallying against school funding cuts, Hackney’s boss of children’s services has called on the government to shed more light on its education funding policy.

Youngsters paraded around the streets dressed in cavemen, ancient Egyptian and Viking costumes they had made themselves in their eighth annual school carnival.

Hackney’s Boxing Academy has been named “alternative provision school of the year” at the TES Schools Awards.

An environmentally friendly scheme to make streets in Hackney safer for schoolchildren has been given the seal of approval by excited children.

A new Guinness World Record has been set for the most people on trampolines in one location – in Haggerston Park.

A drum teacher made his Glastonbury debut at the festival on Sunday – much to the delight of his pupils at Hackney New School.

Stoke Newington School is set to temporarily close as teachers strike over pay and working conditions.

A new Guinness World Record has been set for the most people on trampolines in one location by a group of hardy souls in Haggerston Park.

Turner Prize winning sculptor Antony Gormley’s model figures inspired young artists to come up with their own for an exhibition at their school.

Concerned parents want cars banned outside London Fields Primary School during pick-up and drop-off times after discovering pollution in the surrounding streets breaches the legal limit.

School kids brought their male role models to class on Friday for a Father’s Day event.

A student with Down’s syndrome was left on a school bus for hours before teachers realised she wasn’t in class.

DNA testing in a school may sound like a Jeremy Kyle-esque disaster waiting to happen, but no punches were thrown at Southwold Primary in Clapton.

Children made mud cakes, climbed trees and built dens at the launch of Hackney Forest School this weekend.

A gifted Stoke Newington teenager is dreaming of the future after winning his battle to remain in the UK.

One of the top five schools in the country for pupil progress is shortening its days because of funding cuts.

A “once-in-a-lifetime” school reunion saw scores of old Amherst Primary pupils gather for a knees-up in Old Street.

Campaigners who are fighting to protect funding to support children with disabilities and special educational needs believe their cries for help are falling on deaf ears.

Hundreds of teachers, students and parents flocked to Hackney’s parks this afternoon to protest against funding cuts to schools across the borough.

Hackney North and Stoke Newington candidates locked horns at a packed hustings to debate the unprecedented challenges currently being faced by schools.

Parents and staff took part in a joint lobby of a Stoke Newington School governors’ meeting in protest against education funding cuts.

A school’s unique protest against funding cuts to education across the borough has been captured by a drone flying above Hackney Marshes.

A man whose primary teacher inspired him to take up her profession embarked on an “epic and relentless” 15-year hunt to find and thank her – and now they’re organising a school reunion together.

Parents across Hackney are mobilising against the threat of cuts to schools across the borough.

Students at William Patten Primary School have been getting to grips with climate change as part of a whole school project.

Help is at hand for families in Hackney who are struggling to find the money to take their children on a summer holiday.

A young man has his sights set on becoming a pilot when he leaves Stoke Newington School this summer, after passing his flying exams with flying colours.

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.

Alan Parry’s work with The Lion boxing club in Hoxton is into its fifth decade – and the club has a brighter future than ever, he tells the Gazette.

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.

A dad and his five-year-old autistic daughter were kicked out of Hackney Central Library – because he was reading too loudly.

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 primary school expansion in Manor House has been scrapped by Hackney Council after £317,000 worth of work – because there aren’t enough kids to fill it.

Pupils from Tayyibah Girls School created ‘This is your Life’ style autobiographies for elderly patients at St Joseph’s Hospice in an inter-generational project.

Two budding Elizabethan ‘Bards’ have won the poetry competition for the visitor centre opening at The Stage development in Shoreditch where the foundations of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre were discovered in 2008.

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

Two mums banned from their kids’ Hackney primary school say they have “never heard anything like it before”.

Parents at two Hackney primary schools will be fined for dropping off their children by car.

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 teenager who has been promoted to Corporal in the Air Cadets, after barely speaking any English when she joined two years ago, has been given an award.

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