Monday, April 16, 2018

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

Parents are taking their fight against cuts to special educational needs services in Hackney to the Supreme Court.

Schoolkids are being taught how to tag at the first ever graffiti school in Hackney.

A charity that runs robotics workshops for primary schools in underprivileged areas has landed a £1,000 donation from Amazon’s east London development centre in Shoreditch.

Hackney’s controversial flagship school-building project could be put on ice – because there aren’t enough children.

A leading Muslim organisation in the north of Hackney will hold an election hustings on Wednesday night.

The heartbreaking case of a mute, autistic boy who starved to death while clinging to his mother’s dead body could lead to a shake-up in how schools handle absences.

Teachers were celebrated for their contributions to pupils’ academic and personal achievements during an awards night.

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.

Teaching prodigy Sarah Bailey OBE tells The Gazette about her journey from ‘sleepy Sussex’ to running Queensbridge Primary School in Hackney

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.

Cleaners at six Hackney schools have called off a strike next week after an agreement was reached that will see them paid the London living wage.

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.

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.


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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