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A 16-year-old who gives up his time to supervise youths at the 7th Stoke Newington Scout Group has been given a Jack Petchey Foundation achievement award.

Children as young as six quizzed Diane Abbott on everything from Boris Johnson to education funding and post-Brexit European travel yesterday afternoon.

Hackney New School has come under fire from the council's environment chief for breaching planning permission to replace a row of tots' bike stands with three car parking spaces.

Sixteen neighbourhoods in Hackney are classed as among the 10pc most 'deprived' in England, according to new government figures.

Hackney Council has launched an eighth school street as it announced every single school in the borough could soon be in line for one.

"For all the years that I've had to defend young people against charges of apathy or lack of interest, it is really exciting to see them smashing those stereotypes and setting the agenda," Des Barrow, a geography teacher at Clapton Girls Academy, tells the Gazette.

Teachers at BSix went on strike yesterday, warning that sixth form colleges are "on the brink" after years of cuts.

Primary schools in Hackney were forced to fundraise through summer fairs to pay for equipment, the refurbishment of facilities and extra-curricular activities this year.

Betty Layward Primary School has been recognised for helping low-attaining pupils make good progress with their learning.

Drivers and passenger escorts on school buses for disabled children accepted a financial settlement yesterday, as they embarked on another day of strike action in a dispute over payments for working split shifts.

A nine-year-old polymath who's top of her class and recently wowed her school with a story about Windrush won two awards at a glittering annual ceremony.

A star pupil wants to change the narrative around young black boys in the media after being invited to Downing Street to celebrate his GCSE results.

Young cadets from the Mossbourne Federation were inspected for the first time at Grocers' Hall by one of the most senior officers in the military.

A teenager from Stoke Newington School made it to the grand final of the school baking contest Buster's Bake Off.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson today told this paper he backed headteachers' right to exclude pupils, and touted a new wave of free schools for kids with special educational needs (SEND) - but wouldn't say whether he supported the school climate strikes.

Children's artwork was smashed to pieces when vandals trashed an adventure playground in Homerton three times in a matter of days.

Governors and leaders have been blamed for letting Hackney New School lapse, after inspectors rated it inadequate across the board.

Hundreds of east London youngsters spent the holidays taking part in a free two-week summer school held at Olympic Park this month.

Clapton Girls' Academy celebrated its best ever GCSE results today.

For the first year, 30 students at Dalston's Petchey Academy scored 10 or more GCSEs at grades 5 to 9 - with some gaining up to 12 top scores.

One in five City Academy Hackney students got at least three grades of 7 or above this year.

Like most teenagers across the country Haggerston School student Treyvaunshae Carty was looking forward to celebrating his GCSE results.

Mossbourne Academy welcomed a record number of grade 9s this morning, with the head predicting the results were among the best in the country.

The first ever set of GCSE results were revealed at Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy today, with an 82 per cent pass rate in English and maths.

Girls from Stamford Hill school Our Lady's were jumping for joy after opening their GCSE results.

GCSE results at Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form have improved for the second year in a row.

An Urswick School student who came to Hackney without being able to speak English is celebrating after getting 10 GCSEs graded 9 to 5.

Homerton school Cardinal Pole was celebrating its best ever GCSE outcomes today.

Students at Hackney New School have endured a troubled year while preparing for their GCSEs, but there were excellent results on show today.

Across the borough, Year 11 pupils will this morning be opening envelopes with baited breath. But the grades they will have earned will no longer be lettered - so here's our guide to the new-look numbered GCSE grades.

Students from BSix celebrated their A-level and AS results yesterday with improved grades for the embattled college.

Clapton Girls' Academy is in the top 10 per cent of sixth forms for A-level results for the third year running.

Urswick sixth form pupils had a couple of special guests as they received their A-levels this morning, when Hackney's Mayor and Deputy Mayor popped by to discuss their future plans.

Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form achieved record-breaking exam results for the second year running today with the highest ever percentage of students achieving A* or A grades.

One in five students from Haggerston School will leave for the country's best universities after celebrating their A-level results - double the average for London.

The head of Our Lady's Catholic High School said she "couldn't be happier" with the results of her students.

An impressive 10 per cent of Mossbourne Academies have secured places at Oxford and Cambridge universities this year, thanks to their stellar A-level results.

Petchey Academy pupils were celebrating some of their best A-level results yet this morning.

It's that time of year again when many students from across the country are waking up feeling anxious as judgement day has arrived: A-level results day.

Culinary students put their skills to the test alongside professional chefs at a new Hoxton restaurant.

An award-winning Hackney basketball player will do a full court press on his education after winning a scholarship to the US.

Young people from Haggerston are travelling to Rwanda to help rebuild a church that was struck by lightning.

A school that piloted a pioneering mental health programme won praise from the education secretary last month.

Gymnastics coach Walid Chader once feared his English wasn't good enough to teach even a handful of kids at Queensbridge sports centre.

An over-50s acting group toured Hackney primary schools this summer with a thought-provoking and fun rendition of George and the Dragon.


Former teacher Steve shares his experiences as a foster carer for teenagers, from dealing with some of their more challenging behaviour, to the rewards of seeing a child develop into a happy and healthy adult.

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