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A 300-year old school, where Oliver Twist author Charles Dickens used to read his work “for a penny” fee, might close at the end of the academic year, following an exodus of pupils.

An Islington headteacher has been listed as one of 50 “phenomenal leaders” working in the UK.

Vittoria Primary School pupils have collected food worth £150 for the Copenhagen Street Foodbank.

Did you know? UCAS gets almost 3 million university applications from around 700,000 people each year. That’s a lot of competition. So how can your son or daughter stand out? 

A storytelling theatre charity is set to capture audiences’ imaginations from an underused section of an Islington library.

A Shoreditch addiction and rehab advice service has launched a £40,000 scholarship fund to boost therapist numbers, after the coronavirus lockdown prompted a record amount of enquiries.

Teenagers have been left enthused and motivated ahead of their new school year thanks to a virtual summer school programme on their estate.

Schoolchildren in Hackney and Islington whose learning has been interrupted by the pandemic have been benefiting from an intensive maths catch-up programme.

The number of School Streets around Islington will be double last term when young people get back to class.

London’s Transport Commissioner explains why it is safe to go back on buses, Tubes and trains, whether you are returning to work, school or just out and about

More than half of Islington pupils were awarded a grade 5 or above in English and maths on GCSE results day this year.

There will be many anxious teenagers waking up in Islington this morning, with their GCSE grades just an envelope away.

The government’s U-turn on A- level results is good news for downgraded students, but the exams algorithm has been branded an “absolute disgrace” by Islington’s National Education Union (NEU).

Islington’s National Education Union (NEU) has criticised the algorithm used to calculate A Level results this year.

A record number of Islington students have been awarded top A Level grades this year according to Islington Council, with more than a quarter of entries given an A* or A.

Pupils at the City of London Academy Islington have been praised for “achieving outstanding results in very challenging circumstances”.

Pupils at St Aloysius’ College have worked to “overcome the challenges of post-16 preparation” in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, to secure 38% A*-B grades at A level.

Students around Islington are anxiously opening their 2020 A Level results this morning.

The end of the school year has come, but many parents and children have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the staff who have made such a big difference.

A drive has been launched to help disadvantaged students get online during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

Demonstrators calling for youth services to be better funded by the government are holding a protest and talent showcase on the border of Islington and Hackney.

The end of the school year is drawing near, but many parents and their children will be left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the teachers who have made such a big difference.

Youngsters from St Joan of Arc Primary School are contributing to a “digital time capsule” which will be archived in the British Library, for future generations to learn what life was like during lockdown, through the eyes of children who lived through it.

A Holloway schoolgirl has won an award at a national filmmaking competition.

Islington college students teamed up with university researchers to study the trust issues between young people and the police.

A young man is helping to inspire other young people with autism through the unsettling coronavirus crisis by writing a weekly blog.

Islington National Education Union estimates just a “handful” of schools in the borough will welcome back all students in reception, Year 1 and Year 6 this week.

Islington Council has “strongly advised” schools against “rushing” to reopen to more pupils to “hit arbitrary deadlines set by ministers” as the coronavirus lockdown is gradually eased.

Parents and trade unions fear it won’t be safe to reopen primary schools next month and could “cause a second wave” of Covid-19.

In just the first six months of this academic year, the number of fixed-term exclusions at City of London Academy Islington (COLAI) was 584 per cent up on the whole of 2018-19.

Islington Council’s children’s social care services have been rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted – the highest grade on a scale of four.

Since readers can’t get to their local for their pub quiz fix, we’re bringing the pub quiz to them everyday this week.

Downing Street has announced the closure of all schools in England from Friday afternoon, March 20.

A deputy headteacher who lives in Highbury thinks she has coronavirus – and says the government should close all schools during the pandemic.

Islington parents are pulling their kids out of school for fear they’ll catch coronavirus (Covid-19) or transmit it to a vulnerable relative.

City, University of London has suspended all face to face teaching from next Monday at the latest as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.

UPDATE: There are now three positive cases of coronavirus in Islington, see here.

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds will be given a route into the music industry in a project run by The Prince’s Trust and Tileyard recording studios.

Young people from Finsbury Park and Clapton were among those to create a hard-hitting short film about knife crime that premiered this week.

A Barnsbury nursery is celebrating being awarded its third Outstanding rating from Ofsted in a row.

National Education members working at a school in Angel will strike on Thursday to demand more funding for sixth form colleges.

An all-out boycott on Ocado in Islington could cost the online delivery giant more than £60million a year, campaigners say.

Islington’s new young mayor, deputy young mayor and member of Youth Parliament have been announced.

Two Islington primary schools celebrated being awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM) with a special joint assembly on Friday.

New data suggests air quality at Islington schools improved between 2016 and 2018 – but three still breached Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) limits.

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