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An announcement that the entire board of trustees at Hackney New School resigned en masse was greeted with "rapturous applause" by both parents and staff this week.

An online programme dubbed "the home of classroom fitness" has helped increase activity among Hackney schoolchildren.

Hackney Chess Club have been crowned league champions for the first time in 17 years.

Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier told Parliament this afternoon she was "very disturbed" by Hackney New School losing its fourth headteacher in a little over two years.

Hackney New School has lost its fifth head teacher in two years - just a few days after giving the fourth one the boot.

This old tram shed in Hackney Wick that's been used as a storage depot for the past 60 years is about to be turned into a vibrant community hub.

The prestigious Teaching and Excellence Framework award has been given to New City College for this year's results published by the Office for Students.

A group of teachers from Hackney New School have spoken out over the shock dismissal of their fourth head in two years - which saw three inset days called without warning this week.

Some parents find nursery is the ideal place for their children to go while they're at work; others consider alternatives such as asking a family member to look after them. If you're undecided about childcare options, looking at the benefits of nursery is a good starting point.

Children at three schools will learn about the importance of recycling, food waste and sustainability after an award-winning social enterprise won funding to roll out their project.

An "amazing" friend joined her school lunch partner in fasting during Ramadan so he wouldn't have to watch her eat every day.

Plans for primary school students to be housed in temporary blocks in Hackney Downs have been approved by the Town Hall's planning committee, despite cross-party worries that they would set a precedent for "substandard" schools in the borough.

Plans to build a temporary primary school in BSix's carpark and sports hall could result in "poor quality buildings not befitting a modern education", the Hackney Society has warned.

Children want to skip school to avoid the stress of SATs, according to a parent supporting a Hackney campaign to stop the tests in primary schools.

An eight-year-old from Hackney has earnt global recognition for spending nearly 13,000 minutes reading in just 26 days.

Kids and their parents will protest against the SATs regime in primary schools in Clissold Park next week.

Hackney Council has been told to repay two families more than £27,000 because of huge delays in completing care plans for their children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Mateenah Adeleke has beaten 500 other teens in Hackney to win the Speak Out debating competition.

Grasmere Primary School has been shortlisted in a national cookery competition thanks to the efforts of a six-year-old who created a "healthy, nutritional meal" - out of Lego.

Parents have hit out at the council for raising nursery fees by up to 65 per cent - but the town hall says they will make childcare affordable for low-income families.

A Homerton school's basketball team created less than two years ago have finished third in a national competition.

A Stoke Newington primary school found themselves up against Bruce Springsteen and Madonna in the iTunes charts this week, after teaming up with Take That's Mark Owen to record a single for a hospice charity.

A pair of prominent figures in Hackney's ultra-orthodox Jewish community have defended signing a controversial open letter amidst criticism from an LGBT+ Jewish group.

Youngsters from the Olive School dressed up as their favourite comic crusader as part of a two-week challenge to ditch the car and travel to school using "human power".

A groundbreaking literacy project at a Woodberry Down school is helping boys improve their reading and writing in an effort to close the gender gap in education.

A performing arts group is enjoying success with its unique way of engaging with kids about issues from knife crime to body image - the medium of "forum theatre".

Youngsters in Haggerston will be able to start their day with a free, healthy breakfast at school thanks to a government scheme.

Students from City of London Academy Shoreditch Park (CoLASP) beat six other teams at an inter-school chess tournament at the Old Bailey.

School staff who have dedicated their time to helping pupils enjoy learning and overcome barriers took centre stage at the second Hackney School Stars Awards.

Talks between a union and Hackney Council over school bus driver contracts have broken down, with more strike action now planned.

Gangs experts in Hackney say academies are not engaging enough with troubled kids.

The number of kids being home-schooled in Hackney has rocketed in the space of a year, raising fears academies might be "washing their hands" of difficult children in an illegal practice known as "off-rolling".

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

Former England striker Emile Heskey dropped in to a Homerton secondary school last week to talk to the kids about his career and the need to be disciplined in life.

Would you like to become a journalist, work on issues that matter to Hackney's communities and be part of a pioneering project?

Gazette photographer Siorna was out and about in Hackney last week to capture the best World Book Day costumes

The Gazette was out and about taking photos of youngsters who dressed up to mark World Book Day on Thursday - and we have a pull-out picture special in the centre of today's edition.

Mums and dads had a tough time keeping pace with their toddlers when East London Little Ladies football took to the field.

Drivers and passenger escorts on Hackney's school buses for disabled children will strike for four days in the coming weeks over split shift payments.

Ex-students of a Hackney state school are being asked to go back to the classroom to inspire youngsters.

A sea cadets group in Clapton has been included in a national trial to recruit children as young as nine into the organisation.

An acrobatic theatre company from Hackney has achieved worldwide recognition after a human pyramid fashion runway performance at the Dior haute couture show for Paris fashion week.

A group of friends were told by their old school they couldn't plant a memorial to their favouirte teacher - because no one there knows who she is.

At least one student has been excluded from Stoke Newington School thanks to a bizarre ban on coats.

Hackney's Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School and Mossbourne Community Academy have been named in the top 50 top performing schools nationally.

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