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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.

The first steps in getting into healthcare careers are being made for students and secondary pupils across east London with today’s launch of a programme “to secure the future of the NHS”.

Extra funding for children with special educational needs and disabilities will “barely touch the surface”, according to Hackney Council.

A youth theatre in Stoke Newington is on the lookout for “kids hungry to do drama” as auditions begin for an original production billed as “Lord of the Flies meets Mad Max”.

Hackney’s flagship school building programme has been partially scrapped, as the council announced it will not build a new secondary school on the site of Benthal Primary.

A music teacher has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take music lessons to children in poorer areas on a double-decker bus.

While most people are rushing around preparing for seasonal festivities, students at Stoke Newington School have been busy rehearsing for their upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors.

A headteacher who has worked tirelessly in Hackney for almost 40 years helping students with special educational needs has been made an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II.

A cherished Hackney youth charity is has hit 30 years of service, but the team certainly won’t be resting on their laurels.

Hundreds of parents have signed a petition calling on the Mayor of Hackney to support their primary school caretaker, who has been sacked after 16 years’ service.

Families of children with special educational needs and disabilities are fighting a High Court battle against Hackney Council funding cuts.

Young people gathered with the employers who had given them a chance to gain meaningful, paid work experience at a celebration to mark the success of Hackney 100.

A 13-year-old who won a competition to come up with a flag for Black history month has seen her winning design hoisted above the Town Hall.

Construction work at an old studio site in Hackney Wick has been halted after complaints that odours from the ground were giving children at a nearby primary school headaches.

Youngsters at a Lower Clapton school have had their reading and maths SATs cancelled after a “maladministration” investigation.

The name Kench Hill may not mean much to Hackney’s newcomers, but it might strike a chord with anyone who grew up here.

A Shoreditch primary school has been awarded the gold standard award by leading human rights charity Unicef.

Youngsters from two youth clubs in south Hackney did the borough proud when they had an award created for them at a national market traders competition.

Students have secured the “best ever” results in Skinners’ Academy’s history, according to the school.

Staff and students are celebrating the fifth year of improved GCSE results at Cardinal Pole Catholic School.

Clapton Girls’ Academy (CGA) is in the top 10 for progress in English and maths after an emotional GCSE results day in Hackney.

Mossbourne Community Academy were celebrating collecting their GCSE results yesterday with 54 students securing 161 grade 9 scores, equivalent to a former A**.

Petchey Academy boys bucked a national trend by outperforming the girls in their GCSE results in most areas, the school has announced.

A pair of students couldn’t hide their smiles this morning after achieving A* level grades at GCSE - despite joining their school unable to speak a word of English.

City Academy, Hackney students have been lauded for their ‘exceptional’ GCSE results.

Students have secured the best GCSE results in Stoke Newington School’s history.

The headteacher of The Urswick School has called for a “level playing field” between state and independent schools on GCSE results day.

It was tears of joy at Our Lady’s High School in Stamford Hill this morning as students celebrated their GCSE results.

Didn’t get the exam results you were lookinng in your GCSE results today, or A-levels last week, but want to be a sports journalist? Then don’t despair, Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif says it’s not the end of the world, just look at the example of his intern Toby Miles.

‘Fostering has been really positive for me, I have no regrets whatsoever.’

No coursework, two years of study, a clutch of Bs and a handful of threes - it’s a tricky time to be a GCSE student.

Hackney’s New City College students have secured places at “world-renowned” universities after A-level results day.

“Be the best you can” is the Skinners’ Academy motto – and the school’s headteacher believes this has been personified by the number of sixth form students who exceeded their expectations in their A-level results.

The Urswick School staff and students celebrated a 100per cent pass rate on A-levels results day this morning.

Students at The Petchey Academy are moving on to great things but said the new A-level tests are “pretty hard” and “stressful”.

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