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Education secretary Gavin Williamson today told this paper he backed headteachers' right to exclude pupils, and touted a new wave of free schools for kids with special educational needs (SEND) - but wouldn't say whether he supported the school climate strikes.

Children at an Archway primary school dressed in 'spectacular' costumes to celebrate Roald Dahl Day last week.

Homeless people accessed essential services and danced to drum and bass on banging sound systems at a one-stop shop festival in Finsbury Park yesterday.

Akala, George Orwell and Andrea Levy are but a few of the famous wordsmiths celebrated in Islington Council's new literary road map.

Islington's education chief has hailed the "hard work, determination and talent" of students who got their GCSE results on Thursday last week.

Prisoners at Pentonville have spoken of their traumatic knife crime experiences and offered advice to gang imperilled young people in a new podcast.

Students at the City of London Academies Trust's three Islington schools were celebrating some excellent GCSE results today - but the percentage of pupils passing English and maths is down across the board.

The headteacher at an Islington free school claims the "abstract" new GCSE syllabus has made tests tougher for autistic students.

An impressive 91 per cent of Highbury Fields students got grade 4 or above in their English GCSEs this year.

The ringleader of a massive student protest at St Aloysius' College earlier this year picked up a strong set of GCSE results today, before setting out his policy pledges to transform British politics.

Most of us remember that nail-biting moment - and today it was the turn of thousands of students across Islington to open their GCSE results and make decisions about their next steps.

A St Mary Magdalene Academy student who was knocked off his bike and broke his arm weeks before sitting his GCSE exams has called for more cycle lanes and speed bumps.

Across the borough, Year 11 pupils will this morning be opening envelopes with baited breath. But the grades they will have earned will no longer be lettered - so here's our guide to the new-look numbered GCSE grades.

A troubled student who was excluded from school aged 12 is now enjoying life on a university course at Ealing Studios.

Islington students have made the borough "exceptionally proud" by improving on last year's A-level results.

A private school in Canonbury is lauding its students A-level results, after 32 per cent of pupils achieved A* to A grades and 57pc of kids got A*-B.

City and Islington College students bagged places at Cambridge and a host of other top universities today.

Central Foundation Boys' School is celebrating its students' excellent achievements across both A-level and vocational subjects, with 83 per cent of grades at A* to C.

St Aloysius' College is celebrating "fantastic" A-level results today, after 29 per cent of pupils got A to B.

Many Highbury Fields School students have overcome "challenging circumstances" to achieve "incredible successes" in their A-levels, claims the incoming head.

The principal of Highbury Grove has hailed the consistent academic success of her students, as 97 per cent passed their A-levels and 67pc of kids got A* to C.

It's that time of year again when many students from across the country are waking up feeling anxious as judgement day has arrived: A-level results day.

Tommy Corbyn and Chloe Kerslake-Smith will open their first of its kind National Hemp Service shop in Stroud Green Road next month.

A publisher linked to an Italian far-right group had a book launch cancelled at the last minute by London Metropolitan University.

Two celebrity chefs and Walking Dead actor David Morrissey dished up salvaged food to kids at an Islington summer club last week.

A Crouch Hill mum who beautified her area with two community gardens has been named the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) School Gardening Champion of the Year 2019.

Barnsbury Community Centre is hosting a free summer holiday youth programme to teach kids life skills - and its founder has seen attendance double in just a couple of weeks.

Highbury Fields School kids learned how to build their own phone apps at a tech event in Old Street last month.

Crouch Hill school children are growing crops to show solidarity and help feed homeless people in the community.

Managers who spent years fighting to save a vital children's centre in Highbury Fields were told this morning the organisation would likely be left homeless.

Canonbury Primary School is lobbying Islington Council to "combat traffic chaos and pollution" caused by Highbury Corner by widening pavements and installing fixed cycle lanes.

Primary school pupils across Islington were taught about knife crime, victim support and stranger danger as part of a safety scheme led by local police.

A Holloway councillor will raise the blight of knife crime in Islington when she attends an international peace charities summit in Switzerland today (Thu) until Sunday.

The Health and Safety Executive inspected The Bridge Secondary School due to "concerns about the management and treatment of Legionella bacteria risk" - but inspectors are now satisfied its being dealt with.

Author David Solomons joined the mayor of Islington in cutting the ribbon to officially launch Hungerford Primary School's new library.

Holloway charity celebrated the 1,000th student mentored on its progamme by volunteers from businesses at Islington Assembly Hall on Monday.

Current and former students of an Archway secondary school chatted about their shared experiences at a party to celebrate its 140th birthday last week.

Potentially dangerous bacteria have been found in the water supply serving a special needs academy and youth club in Tufnell Park.

Alumni of Tufnell Park Primary School have a chance to relive their memories of discos in the hall and reunite with old classmates before the 1955 building is bulldozed to make way for new facilities.

Holloway School is being rebranded as Beacon High after joining a "federation" with three other council-run schools.

A Cally primary school is celebrating its second 'Good' Ofsted grade on the bounce.

An Old Street dance company needs to raise £1,600 so it can take 100 young black students to a "life-changing" performance at Sadler's Wells Theatre.

A Finsbury nursery has launched a new wellbeing programme aimed at educating kids about nutrition and where their food comes from.

An Upper Holloway campaigner who co-founded the Rescue Our Schools resource to combat education cuts scooped a prestigious award last month.

An Islington academy is planning to cut its school day by 50 minutes because of crippling government funding cuts and a "crisis in teacher recruitment".

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