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“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.

When three mums set up the Essex Road Pre-School in an old launderette next to the Marquess Estate in 1977, they didn’t expect it to be going strong 40 years later.

A headteacher leaving Montem Primary School after a decade at the helm believes staff and students are set for an exciting new chapter.

The Islington Sea Cadets group is set to reform – five years after it was shut down.

A campaign group formed to defend schools from education cuts has hailed the impact of parents and teachers in forcing the government to better protect funding for students across Islington.

A call to arms has been issued by a newly-formed campaigning group fighting cuts to schools across Islington.

The number of kids in Islington straying into the youth justice system has gone down in the last year, new figures show.

A headteacher is “incredibly pleased” after her Holloway Road special needs school successfully shrugged off a lingering negative Ofsted report.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was the guest of honour on a day dedicated to gardening at Ambler Primary School.

A “Tinder-style” app designed to connect working professionals with young people has been backed by Jeremy Corbyn.

A generous shopkeeper giving free fruit to kids every morning has been told by planning chiefs to rip down the decking where he lays it out.

Tech City College has officially emerged from Ofsted disaster after its latest inspection report highlighted massive improvements.

The head of an Archway nursery is bitter after its Ofsted rating plummeted.

Ambler Primary is officially one of Islington’s best schools – and its staff are already planning how to make it even better.

It was a bumper charity fundraiser at the Gower School as more than 300 children turned up to Caledonian Park for a “strawberry tea”.

Copenhagen Primary School has been rated “good” across the board by Ofsted four years after it was placed in special measures.

An army of 51 headteachers from schools across Islington have slammed funding cuts to education on an afternoon in which families came in their droves to the borough’s parks for the nationwide ‘big assembly’.

An Islington school has improved its Ofsted rating – despite the headteacher being at home with meningitis when the inspection took place.

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