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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.

Hackney primary schools are taking part in a government programme to teach kids about the 2021 census.

Tower Hamlets' Pearly King and Queen visited Simon Marks Primary School for their end-of-year concert and dazzled pupils with a "spirited performance" of the Lambeth Walk.

Pupils dressed up in 1940s style on Friday to celebrate Benthal Primary School's 70th anniversary. Emma Bartholomew looks back at the history of the school that Hackney Council threatened to knock down in the 1970s and again in the last decade

A Stoke Newington primary school teacher has won a top award for encouraging her pupils to get active.

Schoolchildren enjoyed having a run around on their school's new rooftop garden - which comes complete with vegetable patch and wild flower meadow.

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.

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