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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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Camden School for Girls

Camden School for Girls bans Muslim pupil from wearing niqab veil for ‘security’

A Muslim sixth-form pupil has been banned from wearing a face veil at one of Camden’s top state schools for “educational and security” reasons.

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Cllr Sarah Hayward cuts the ribbon with pupils and staff outside the new campus. Picture: Polly Hancock.

‘Innovative’ new education campus opens to Camden community

A £30million education campus, comprising part of a Camden primary school, has been opened by council chiefs.

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A large percentage of Camden's teenagers smoke occasionally of regularly, a report has revealed. Picture: Jonathan Brady

High levels of obesity, tooth decay and underage smoking found among Camden youngsters

Significant numbers of Camden schoolchildren are overweight, smoke illegally and suffer from tooth decay, a health report has revealed.

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Phones, tablets and laptops have been banned from the school grounds to combat cyber bullying at Acland Burghley School. Picture: Edward Smith

Acland Burghley School bans mobile phones, tablets and laptops in fight against cyber-bullying

A Camden secondary has ramped up its fight against cyber-bullying by banning the use of mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

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Actress Emma Thompson chairs a one day conference at Highgate School. Pictured with student speakers Amber van Dam and Sophia Parvizi-Wayne. Picture: Polly Hancock

Actress Emma Thompson joins Highgate schoolgirls to launch mental health conference

Two schoolgirls campaigning to get mental health awareness onto the national curriculum were joined by actress Emma Thompson as they opened a pioneering conference on the subject.

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JFS has been downgraded from Ofsted 'outstanding' to 'requires improvement' (pic credit: Google Maps)

Ofsted downgrade Jewish school in Kenton following indoctrination claims

A Jewish school in Kenton has been downgraded by education watchdogs after an unannounced inspection following a claim that pupils were being taught extremist orthodox views.

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Sophia Parvizi-Wayne and Amber Van Dam. Picture: Polly Hancock

Trailblazing Highgate schoolgirls to join Emma Thompson and academics at Highgate School mental health conference

Two schoolgirls campaigning to get mental illness onto the ­national curriculum will speak alongside eminent academics and Hollywood actress Emma Thompson at a trailblazing mental health conference.

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Headteacher James Fornara. Picture: Polly Hancock

New Wac Arts free school for excluded pupils in Belsize Park will teach mathematics through baking

The country’s first free school to teach maths and English through drama and dance to pupils excluded from mainstream schools is to open its doors next week in Belsize Park.

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An artist's impression of what the new academy will look like

Admissions open for Camden’s first primary academy school in King’s Cross

Admissions for Camden’s first primary academy school at the heart of a multi-billion pound development have been opened for applications.

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Mayor of Camden Cllr Lazzaro Pietragnoli talks with students from SOAS (from left) Farisha Khan, Lateef Saka, Mohammad Mehmood, Musrat Daud, and Juhi Verma. Picture: Polly Hancock

SOAS students’ vision of alternative education to combat prejudice in Camden schools

A group of students rolling out a social action project in schools have received crucial backing from the Mayor of Camden.

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Frank Dobson unveils the winning flooring design at Eleanor Palmer School with pupils Thomas Williams, Freya Pank, and 
Josh Wellington, all aged 10, headteacher Kate Frood and Mark Findlay, managing director of Harvey Maria floors. Picture: Nigel Sutton

It’s election day at Eleanor Palmer School to vote on... well, the new floor

Democracy was alive and well at a Camden primary school as pupils took to the ballot box to decide on a flooring design for their new junior block.

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Councillor Angela Mason

Education chiefs hail “marvellous achievement” as Sats results improve across the board

Primary school pupils in Camden and Westminster climbed to the summit of the Sats league table in central London this year, while standards also rose in Haringey and Barnet.

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Hampstead School is in Westbere Road (Pic credit: Google streetview)

School in Cricklewood wins award for its international education

A secondary school in Cricklewood has been given a prestigious award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

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Malcolm Wilson is one of many parents and family member who oppose the plans

Families brand Camden sixth form’s strict new A-level criteria as ‘madness’

Camden’s biggest sixth-form is facing a backlash over moves to bring in stricter A-level entry requirements after concerned families described the plans as “madness”.

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Pupils at Alexandra Park celebrate their GCSE results.

Haringey headteachers refuse to release results as they take a stand against GCSE league tables

The GCSE results of some of the borough’s top performing schools will remain under wraps until January – as they rail against students’ achievements being reduced to a “simple ‘league table’ approach”.

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Twins Naomi and Tara Kilcoyne from Henrietta Barnett School celebrate 21 A*s between them.

Double GCSE results joy for twins at Barnet and Haringey schools

There was double joy for several sets of twins who picked up their GCSE results at Barnet and Haringey schools this year.

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Channing School pupil Dalia Blass nearly missed one of her exams after she got stuck in traffic following a road traffic collision in Highgate. Luckily, she got there with two minutes to spare and today has achieved 11 A*s

Channing School student ran one mile to make exam in time after Highgate road crash

A road crash in Highgate led a Channing schoolgirl to come within minutes of missing a crucial exam - but she triumphed last week with 11 A* GCSEs.

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Parliament Hill School pupil Idhil Jama scooped an outstanding 16 A*s and As at GCSE after taking several of them aged just 13. Picture: Polly Hancock

Parliament Hill pupil scoops 16 GCSEs after sitting exams three years early

A Parliament Hill School pupil scooped an impressive 16 A*s and As in her GCSEs last week after sitting several of them aged just 13.

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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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Cllr Sarah Hayward cuts the ribbon with pupils and staff outside the new campus. Picture: Polly Hancock.

‘Innovative’ new education campus opens to Camden community

A £30million education campus, comprising part of a Camden primary school, has been opened by council chiefs.

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Obituaries See all

Human rights campaigner Helen Bamber who has died aged 89. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Obituary: Emma Thompson and Colin Firth lead tributes to pioneering human rights activist Helen Bamber

A trailblazing human rights campaigner who has died aged 89 has been remembered as a “beacon of hope for humanity” by family, celebrity figures, charities and Jewish organisations.

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