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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.

Hackney schools face four days of filth as cleaners have announced a walk out over pay cuts.

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.

Parents and children were joined by Diane Abbott to celebrate the Hackney Playbus’s last outing of the year today.

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.

Queensbridge Primary School has been getting creative to commemorate the lives of those who served in the Labour Corps in the First World War.

A Barnsbury teenager has joined an elite group of musicians who have been selected to form the National Youth Orchestra in 2018.

Christmas has come early for a Hackney youth centre for kids with special educational needs.

An Upper Clapton adventure playground described as a “lifeline” to families with disabled children is at risk of closure unless a charity drums up £100,000 to save it.

The search is on to find the most amazing people working in Hackney’s schools.

A documentary maker and design apprentice at the town hall says he wants to be a role model for young black men in Hackney.

Fed up parents and their feisty kids protested outside a primary school over the chronic dangerous driving problem in Stamford Hill.

A seven-year-old boy was hit by a car on a zebra crossing outside his Hoxton school – where drivers are already banned from dropping their kids off.

Working to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds was the focus of Hackney MP Diane Abbott’s visit to Mossbourne Community Academy.

Empowering soccer-mad young girls is a chief aim of a Stamford Hill free school chosen to kick off a new partnership with the Football Association (FA).

A major project is aiming to improve opportunities for Hackney’s young black men and tackle the inequality they still face.

A reading programme for parents and their kids run by a housing association has been nominated for a top award.

Students at Nightingale Primary School are the bee’s knees after scooping a top prize at a national honey show.

MOBO nominated artist Not3s went back to the school where he took music lessons as a teenager for a secret gig.

A Hackney school is on the up after receiving an “outstanding” Ofsted report.

An award-winning conductor is launching a free community choir in Hackney Wick – just in time for Christmas.

A narrow stretch of road outside a Stamford Hill primary school could be made one-way to stop drivers outrageously mounting the pavement to avoid traffic jams.

Fears over an increase in the number of children entering care have been allayed by Hackney Council, which has reiterated its commitment to early years support.

A teenager who found himself drifting towards street crime after being expelled from his Hackney college has won second place in the “young builder of the year” awards at a Houses of Parliament ceremony.

Fighting for diversity was a key theme at Our Lady’s Convent High School as Hackney MP Diane Abbott spoke to students about more than 30 years in politics.

A student video blogger from Stoke Newington is on a mission to introduce more diversity into elite circles.

A “hidden education crisis” is looming unless the government pulls its finger out over special educational needs (SEN) funding, according to the deputy mayor of Hackney.

A budding culinary star, singing guru and photography expert were just three of the Hackney youngsters who bagged awards on another stellar Jack Petchey Foundation night.

Students at Simon Marks Primary school have been getting creative in the run-up to an annual Jewish festival.

Warnings over a shortage of school places are misplaced in Hackney, according to the borough’s education chief.

A business idea thought up by Woodberry Down school kids has raised £42,000 for a children’s charity after being rolled out across the country.

Grasmere Primary School is out to prove libraries are a thing of the future, not just the past.

Upper Clapton’s flagship sixth form college has been forced to abandon an “unwise” expansion plan and cut staff numbers in order to keep its head above water.

It was a carnival atmosphere at St Andrew’s Primary School on Friday as a pair of students showed off their creative flair.

Jewish New Year was the talk of Simon Marks Primary School on Friday as Rabbi David Mason presented a special assembly.

The October half-term holiday at a Hackney secondary school has been doubled to two weeks – for “academic reasons”.

The government needs to have greater transparency if it plans to improve the funding picture for schools across Hackney, according to the borough’s deputy mayor.

Creativity was the word of the day at Nightingale Primary School on Friday after a juggler gave wide-eyed students a demonstration to remember in the playground.

A Hackney student is calling on Theresa May to reconsider her stance on the Global Nuclear Ban Treaty.

A nursery was transformed into a fair for the day to mark its 20 years providing childcare in Hackney.

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