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The daily school-runs cause traffic queues in Fitzjohn's Avenue and Arkwright Road. Picture: St Anthony's School

Residents warn Hampstead school expansion will worsen school-run traffic plague

A row has broken out over plans to expand a Hampstead school to improve pupil safety in a road described by frustrated residents as “plagued by school-runs”.

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Julie Davies, Haringey NUT secretary, has been suspended by the council.

Teachers back strike action at Fortismere and Highgate Wood schools

Teachers have voted to walk out on strike in two Haringey secondary schools after the half-term break in protest at the treatment of one of their union reps and a fall-out with headteachers.

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Headteacher Geraldine Davies with students at UCL Academy. Picture: Polly Hancock

UCL Academy ‘puts right problems’ after disappointing first Ofsted

Camden’s only academy school has been praised for “putting right its problems” after being ordered to improve by inspectors earlier this year.

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Holy Trinity and St Silas pupils Xander Russell and Luke Von Herkomer, both eight, with their artwork at the star-studded exhibition. Picture: Polly Hancock

Jonathan Ross and Adam Ant view art by Camden schoolchildren at exclusive Pall Mall gallery show

Paintings by Camden schoolchildren hung on the walls of an exclusive gallery alongside works by renowned professionals at a star-studded exhibition to fund art courses for disadvantaged pupils.

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Schoolchildren from St Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Primary School mark World Porridge Day with associate headteacher Greg Donohue and Mim McCulloch from charity Magic Breakfast. Picture: Polly Hancock

World Porridge Day goes down a treat at West Hampstead primary school

Children at a West Hampstead primary school have celebrated World Porridge Day by tucking into big bowls of one of Britain’s best-loved breakfast dishes.

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Lewis Hayward is the new headteacher at UCS junior branch. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Children to become mini-entrepreneurs under regime of UCS headteacher who survived Nairobi bomb blast

Schoolchildren need to learn how to become “self-starters” and entrepreneurs to prepare for the ever-changing world of work, the new headteacher of a Hampstead junior school has said.

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'It's a Knockout' comes to South Hampstead High School to celebrate the last day at its temporary campus. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead pupils play It’s a Knockout to mark last day at temporary campus

Pupils at a Hampstead school abandoned their studies for an afternoon to play a version of classic TV game show It’s a Knockout to mark the last day at their temporary campus.

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Former pupil Mark Crown, a member of the band Rudimental, opens his old primary school's new music studio. Pictured with headteacher Helen Connor and expressive arts co-ordinator Harriet Carter. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Rudimental trumpet player opens Kentish Town primary school’s music studio

A musician from pop band Rudimental roped in his friends to help build a new state-of-the-art music studio at his old Kentish Town primary school.

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John Murray, who has cerebral palsy, welcomed a report by Healthwatch Camden saying Camden's services for children with special needs are hit and miss.
 Picture: Nigel Sutton

Camden health report: Services for children with disabilities are ‘hit and miss’

A disabled school boy has welcomed the findings of an official report which concludes that Camden could do more to help children with special educational needs.

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Delilah, Hannah, Alice, Joe and Jude read inside the 'book bus' at St Michael's Primary School. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Highgate primary school’s book bus gets children reading

A campervan was driven into the middle of a Highgate primary school’s playground to be transformed into a colourful reading den for the week.

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Staff, parents and children celebrate Highgate Family Centre's award for best play services. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Highgate Family Centre wins first ‘play champion’ award

A Highgate family centre offering breastfeeding support and children’s classes has won recognition for championing play.

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UCS staff learn resusitation techniques and how to use a defibrillator at an after school training session. From left resusitation training officer Sam Wilcox Harriet Cheng , alumni development officer, Lauren Weston, head of PE at Phoenix, and Lindy Harper, senior school nurse co-ordinator. Picture: Polly Hancock

UCS teachers train to use life-saving defibrillators at school

Life-saving medical equipment has been installed at a Hampstead school in the event of a teacher or pupil suffering a cardiac arrest in class.

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Auschwitz-Birkenau and the infamous railway line. Picture: Yakir Zur

‘You can’t read it in any textbook’: Camden teens visit Auschwitz death camps ahead of 70th anniversary

Between 1942 and 1945, the network of forced labour and extermination camps known as Auschwitz was at the centre of the Nazi Party’s so-called “final solution”, the mass extermination of Jewish people 
across Europe.

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Year 3 pupils on the starting line at Gospel Oak School's fun-run. Picture: Polly Hancock

Children run from London to Gibraltar in aid of school

Children ran for 1,000 miles - the distance between London and Gibraltar - in a fun-run to raise money for their Gospel Oak school.

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Shay Thripp, Naomi Landau, Cristina Bruno and Clare Craig submit the free school application to the Department of Education in May

Parents vow to continue fight for West Hampstead free school after bid rejected

Parents have vowed to continue fighting for a new free school in West Hampstead after their bid was rejected by the Department of Education.

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Headteacher Andrea Taylor whose mother founded the school cuts the birthday cake with Elsie, Alexandra, Lucas, Seren and Amar at celebrations for Hampstead Hill School's 65th birthday. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead school celebrates 65th birthday

A headteacher whose mother founded a Hampstead school 65 years ago had a little help from her pupils to cut the first slice of a giant birthday cake to celebrate the anniversary.

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Liat Elstein, Senior School Parents' Guild chairmanTania Levenfiche, Abi Baum, Daniella Harris and Mabel Lee  take part in cancer charity Macmillan's world's biggest coffee morning event at University College School. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead pupils spend pennies for cancer charity at world’s biggest coffee morning

Schoolboys handed over their 
precious pocket money for doughnuts at an annual coffee morning to raise money for a cancer 
charity.

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Shay Thripp, Naomi Landau, Cristina Bruno and Clare Craig submitting their  petitions to the DfE back in May.

Blow for parents as government rejects bid for West Hampstead free school

A group of parents hoping to open a free school in West Hampstead next year have seen its bid rejected by the Department of Education.

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Channel swimmers from left, Ella de Peretti, Madeleine Jenkins, Felicity Challinor, Millie Elson, Minnie Fawcett-Tang, Lily Ouldcott, with guest of honour Dame Athene Donald, professor of experimental physics at the University of Cambridge. Picture: Polly Hancock

Camden school’s new science lab is monument to English Channel swim schoolgirls

Intrepid schoolgirls who swam the English Channel to raise money for a Camden school have cut the ribbon on a new science laboratory funded by their daring feat.

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A.J.N. Williamson before he died on September 14, 1914

Highgate School to open museum commemorating life of first teacher to die in First World War

Highgate School is to open a museum commemorating its part in the First World War – exactly 100 years after the death of a teacher believed to be the first educator killed in the conflict.

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The daily school-runs cause traffic queues in Fitzjohn's Avenue and Arkwright Road. Picture: St Anthony's School

Residents warn Hampstead school expansion will worsen school-run traffic plague

A row has broken out over plans to expand a Hampstead school to improve pupil safety in a road described by frustrated residents as “plagued by school-runs”.

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Andrew Marr will be speaking about his new novel. Picture: Doug Peters

Top five things to do in Hampstead and Highgate this week

An evening with broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr, a tour giving a history of London Zoo’s architecture and the Belsize Festival are just some of the things featured in our top five this week.

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Obituaries See all

Lynda Bellingham at the Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival in 2010. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Former Crouch End and Muswell Hill resident Lynda Bellingham dies after losing cancer fight

Actress and Loose Women presenter Lynda Bellingham, who was battling cancer, died yesterday in her husband’s arms, her agent has confirmed.

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Competitions See all

Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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