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Friday, March 15, 2019

Hundreds of Islington students demonstrated against climate change today as they marched through Highbury Fields to make their voices heard.

Gazette photographer Polly Hancock was out and about in Islington yesterday to capture the best World Book Day costumes.

Eco-activists are urging Islington Council to declare a climate emergency and commit to slashing the borough’s greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2030.

An autistic boy has been without education for three months after he was “discriminated against” and left to play video games at an Essex Road primary school, claims his mother.

Islington Council is hosting a career events roadshow at a series of locations across the borough for National Apprenticeship Week.

A Clerkenwell tech company creating educational apps for kids has received a £200,000 investment form HSBC UK.

A Finsbury Park care home is hosting a free event for families and professionals caring for people living with dementia on today (Thurs).

The young people of Islington have taken to the ballot box and elected a trio of new representatives to change the borough for the better in 2019.

A major construction company has won the contact to deck-out Highbury’s “world class” new film school ahead of its grand opening in September.

More than 400 proud parents, carers and teachers watched on as youngsters from a Highbury special needs school performed their winter show last week.

Celebrating “ambition, innovation and excellence” is the name of the game in the inaugural Islington Education Awards.

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor shared his harrowing experiences with schoolchildren in the Islington Assembly Hall on Monday.

Highbury Fields School and Central Foundation Boys’ School are leading the way for Islington in the national Progress 8 performance charts.

A shake-up of Islington’s executive triggered by the education chief standing down will see two new faces leading key portfolios as of March 1.

Tech City College is set to close after a short-supply of students means it is “financially unsustainable.”

A pupil referral unit in Highbury is now “among the best in the country” after improving its Ofsted results, claims the outgoing education chief.

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

Michelle Obama this afternoon told Elizabeth Garrett Anderson students that her decade-long relationship with the Barnsbury school was one of her proudest achievements.

Michelle Obama will return to the Islington girls school that made her “quake” with emotion to promote her new book on Monday.

It used to be the most polluted primary in Islington – now St John Evangelist is the first school to ban cars at pick-up and drop-off times.

Schoolchildren who escaped the fire which gutted the Highbury Leisure Centre were rewarded for their bravery with a meeting with the Mayor of Islington.

An incoming Islington film school will “reflect the diversity and cultural richness of London”, according to the illustrious names in the movie industry backing the project.

Record-breaking City of London Academy students are helping to transform the fortunes of the school, according to the executive principal at the helm.

Three young children scaled the fence at Hargrave Park Primary School and escaped into a nearby main road.

An Archway mentor uses creative projects to instil morals and nurture young people from his community.

Highbury Community Nursery has become the first childcare setting in Islington to be awarded Millie’s Mark.

Kids with learning difficulties need diagnosis and support sooner “to avoid the devastation exclusion can cause”, claims a councillor.

The former headteacher of St Aloysius College has been cleared of wrongdoing nine months after he was arrested as part of a £70,000 fraud investigation at the school.

Streetwise kids put seven “really challenging questions” about crime and youth services to cops and councillors at a Holloway event this morning.

Great British Bake Off star Liam Charles cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Canonbury Primary School’s new playground on Friday.

A new music education hub will launch next month run by the town hall and one of the world’s leading conservatoires.

Two thirds of the children excluded from Islington’s secondary schools in 2017 were from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Parents have hit out at a Clerkenwell workspace after it applied to sell booze in its residents lounge overlooking two primary schools – during the day.

Highbury Fields School students “from all backgrounds and starting points” have made huge strides in their GCSE exams.

There were smiles all round at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School as students collected their GCSE results.

Arts & Media School Islington students are “ready to make their mark on the world”, according to Islington Council’s education chief.

A North Bridge House Canonbury student is one of the country’s top performers after collecting his GCSE results.

The ‘academic transformation’ of City of London Academy Highbury Grove has been hailed on GCSE results day.

The hard work of pupils at City of London Academy Highgate Hill paid off today as students gained a 98per cent pass rate in their GCSE results.

The determination of City of London Academy, Islington students has been lauded on GCSE results day.

A Highbury academy’s class of 18’ today breathed a collective sigh of relief after they overcame new exams to achieve some stellar GCSE results.

A Highbury headteacher is “absolutely delighted” after the outgoing Year 11 students achieved the school’s highest ever GCSE results.

Central Foundation Boys’ School (CFBS) students have bagged “excellent” results despite ‘challenging’ GCSE exams, according to their headteacher.

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.

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.

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