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“Putting young people in charge of their own narrative” is the chief aim of a commission bidding to transform the lives of those growing up in Islington.

An Archway children’s centre has been rated “outstanding” across the board in its latest Ofsted report.

Artwork created by New North Academy students is brightening up the walls of the Islington town hall lobby this month.

It was a case of like mother, like daughter at a university graduation that proved to be a family affair.

A trio of Islington teenagers are drawing inspiration from the plight of the Suffragettes as they take their first steps into politics.

A multi-million pound redevelopment project has resulted in the opening of a new student union (SU) building at London Metropolitan University.

Central Foundation Boys’ School has been recognised as the best performing school for progress in the borough.

The headteacher of St Aloysius’ College in Archway has been suspended from his post after being arrested on suspicion of fraud.

Barrie O’Shea thought he had made a mistake when he became headteacher of ‘frightening’ Duncombe Primary in 1990. He was wrong. The Gazette finds how he lifted a troubled school from its lowest point.

A senior staff member at an Islington school has been arrested on suspicion of fraud.

The Emirates stadium was flooded with hundreds of tech-savvy students yesterday as Islington celebrated its computer-focused curriculum.

A visit from Arsenal Women’s skipper Alex Scott and BBC presenter Gabby Logan to Ashmount Primary School saw students making their screen debuts.

Jeremy Corbyn has championed the efforts of a school marking a decade of opening its doors to homeless people over the festive period.

The first baby-friendly co-working space in London is set to open in Farringdon.

The Gower School has been making waves in the Independent Schools Association’s London north regional swimming gala.

Marys, Josephs, kings and stars came out to play as schools across Islington put on a variety of colourful nativity productions.

A nursery is on the up after receiving an “outstanding” Ofsted rating.

A parent-led Islington group giving young people with autism more opportunities outside classroom put on a public art exhibition to show off kids’ achievements.

The star of One Foot in the Grave joined hundreds of students graduating from London Metropolitan University.

Highbury Grove’s journey to academy status has been completed after the government confirmed the City of London Academies Trust is now its official sponsor.

A 15-year-old has bagged the top prize in a public speaking competition – with a talk on teeth.

A nimble-footed Islington teenager has danced his way to a gold medal after a show-stopping performance in eastern Europe.

School’s out for Brian Bench – after 36 years.

Today (Thu) is the anniversary of the release of The Wall, Pink Floyd’s seminal 1979 concept album. But it isn’t just rock fans who’ll be marking the date. Sam Gelder tells a story that has become Islington folklore: how a choir at Islington Green School landed a starring role on one of the most iconic singles of the 1980s.

Tech-hungry Islington schoolkids have taken it upon themselves to replace shoddy computer equipment with kit to take their learning into another dimension.

A set of enthusiastic City of London Academy Highgate Hill youngsters are being put through their paces in the school’s new boxing club.

It was a lesson in politics for a set of inquisitive youngsters during a visit to the council chamber at Islington Town Hall.

A young violinist from Archway has described the moment she was accepted into the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) as like “a dream come true”.

Plans have been approved to turn a Highbury office block into a free school training students in ‘movie-making’.

An open-air cinema, an ice-skating rink and an area for yoga classes are just some of the ideas being touted to be included in the £125m overhaul of London Metropolitan University.

A proposal for a Farringdon office block containing on-site nappy changing and a dressing-up area for little ones is being touted as a solution for working parents struggling to cover childcare costs.

A Holloway special needs school is looking to the future after holding its first ever careers event.

A newly-opened Archway academy is looking ahead to a harmonious future with music at the heart of the school’s fabric.

A former Blue Peter gardener, an ex-JLS band member and a dinosaur mascot formed an unlikely trio at St Andrew’s Primary School to help students with their tree planting project.

Teaching at London Met University has resumed today in the aftermath of a blaze that saw dozens of firefighters scrambled to the Tower complex.

Protesting against education cuts took on a new shape at Yerbury Primary School as parents and children linked arms to form a line across the playground.

An academy trust has been given a pat on the back by Ofsted inspectors after taking “swift action” to restore order at a troubled Islington school.

A cooking academy inspired by an innovative Portuguese chef is set to be launched in Old Street.

Flag-waving students at Moreland Primary School and Children’s Centre got a royal surprise last week when the Duke of Kent dropped in to officially open their new building.

Warnings over a shortage of school places are misplaced in Islington, according to the council.

A row has erupted over a private school bus that sits “idling” in Highbury Barn every day while other children breathe in its diesel fumes.

Harnessing the creativity of youngsters is at the heart of a youth centre that opened its doors in Old Street last week.

It was a carnival atmosphere at St Andrew’s Primary School on Friday as a pair of students showed off their creative flair.

“Catastrophic” rather than “historic” is the message from an Islington headteacher on the government’s latest school funding reforms.

A parent has labelled the new uniform policy at Highbury Grove School “farcical” after his teenage daughter was sent home on the first day of term for not bringing a bag.


“With teenagers there’s a lot of banter, and you can really establish a relationship. You have to trust teenagers to make their own decisions.”

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