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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.

It was an all-singing, all-dancing affair for the Toffee Park Adventure Playground’s first ever talent show.

The education “preferred provider” for students training as social workers across north-east London has been named today as the London Met University.

London Met’s student union is set to be moved in a bid to give students an “enhanced” and “vibrant” experience at university, it has been revealed.

Students across the borough are being encouraged to grasp a “life-changing opportunity” by becoming an Islington youth councillor.

An Islington nursery has splashed out thousands of pounds on air filtration machines to suck up pollution and “lower children’s risk of catching flu”.

A school which celebrated its first set of GCSE results since opening in 2014 has produced one of the top performing students in the country.

Islington’s students have pulled clear of the national average in English, but suffered a drop in maths as their GCSE results were revealed yesterday.

Students experienced a range of emotions this morning as they collected their GCSE results from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School.

The “tireless” work of staff and students at City of London Academy Islington has been lauded as pupils collected their GCSE results this morning.

Central Foundation Boys’ School described the overhauled GCSE system as the “most difficult since the 1980s”.

Islington Arts and Media School had a “really pleasing” set of GCSE results, with almost two thirds of pupils achieving a grade 4 or higher in English and maths combined.

St Mary Magdalene Academy headteacher Vicky Linsley was concerned about Michael Gove’s strange new grading system – but she needn’t have worried.

Overall UK GCSE pass rates have fallen this year amid the biggest shake-up of exams in a generation.

If there is one day guaranteed to punctuate the calm of summer it’s likely to be today, when youngsters collect their GCSE results from school.

With pupils across the country anxiously waiting on their GCSE results, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test.

The dexterity of students at Central Foundation Boys’ School was revealed this morning after sixth formers picked up a set of A-level results showing talent across the board.

A student who has been dreaming of studying art animation for the best part of a decade was one of the high achievers at Highbury Grove this morning as pupils collected their A-level results.

Students at North Bridge House Canonbury have excelled in both art and English literature after collecting a stellar set of A-level results in both subjects this morning.

City of London Academy Islington was celebrating the best results in its nine-year history this morning.

Today marks A-Levels results day, when students at sixth forms and colleges across Islington will finally know more about what comes next.

Anna Scher’s drama classes have been a pillar of Islington for 49 years. The one-time Gazette columnist reviews the highlights of a hugely influential career.

An Islington Council-run nursery has been shamed in an Ofsted report, after the inspector claimed: “Staff do not always know how children get injured.”

In three weeks time we will see the first cohort of GCSE students decipher a mix of letters and numbers in their results. Here’s our guide to the new numerical grading system and what it means for pupils.

A theatre is looking to bring the art of puppetry to children across Islington who are missing out on creative activities due to financial and social barriers.

A racing driver with kids at Laycock Primary School is using his experience on the road to pass safety tips to students.

It was a devilish end-of-term library session for youngsters at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School with the visit of an award-winning author.

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