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UCS headteacher Mark Beard. Picture: Dieter Perry.

University College School bid for new sport base rejected amid neighbours’ anger

A top Hampstead independent school has had its bid to build a new sport pavilion rejected by Barnet Council after a wave of objections from neighbours.

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Highgate Primary School pupils have created their own version of the ancient Chinese terracotta army. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Highgate’s own Chinese terracotta army marches into primary school

Standing proud with weapons, armour and stony glares, these clay soldiers may only be a fraction of the size of the real Chinese terracotta army but children at a Highgate primary school have handcrafted them to look just as fiercely intimidating.

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10-year-old Caspar Herberg plays in an end-of-term concert at Highgate Primary School. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Music lessons pay off for Highgate Primary School pupils at end-of-term concert

Pupils at Highgate Primary School proved their music lessons have paid off with a celebratory concert to mark the end of the school term.

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Camden primary school children outside the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus for the screening of their silent films at the London Silent film Festival. Picture: Polly Hancock

Camden primary schoolchildren are the stars at West End silent film festival

Silent films created by primary schoolchildren have been screened in the West End at a glamorous film festival.

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Students from Acland Burghley launch an anthology written by the First Story group at the school. Pictured front are Year 7s, Alex Lutman, Connor Brimelow and Phoenix Bergman. Picture: Polly Hancock

New book exposes ‘genius and madness’ of Acland Burghley School pupils

Travel to somewhere between genius and madness and you’ll find the pupils at Acland Burghley School.

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Haringey has been threatened with legal action

Teaching union threatens legal action after Haringey suspends its rep

Headteachers have been accused of wanting a return to the Soviet era after the borough’s NUT representative was suspended.

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Composer John Altman at Beckford Primary School fair playing the saxaphone for pupils. Picture: Mark Hakansson

Prolific composer who played with Hendrix and Clapton star guest at Camden school fete

A prolific composer and musician who has played with music legends like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Bob Marley lent his support to a carnival-themed school fair.

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St Michae;s deputy headteacher has doubted the council findings that Highgate has the highest number of obese children in the west of Haringey. Picture: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Doubt over claim Highgate is home to most overweight children in west Haringey

Highgate is home to the highest number of overweight or obese children in the west of Haringey, bucking an otherwise clear east-west divide.

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Channing School sports day at Parliament Hill running track. 
Emily Sinclair and Eleonora Megaro running the 100m. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Schoolgirls run, jump and vault through air at Channing School sports day

Schoolgirls vaulted through the air and pushed their sporting skills to the limit as they competed against each other at their annual school sport’s day.

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Cressida Cowell looks at dragon journals created by the pupils of St Michael's Primary School in Highgate

Schoolchildren shocked to meet author idol behind How to Train Your Dragon at books project launch

Schoolchildren were stunned to meet one of their idols at the launch of a London-wide project to celebrate reading, by creating dozens of book-shaped benches that capture the essence of Britain’s best-loved stories.

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Children from Carlton Primary took part in a day to come up with designs for a new 'active space' at their school. Picture: Camden Council

Seven Camden schools to get adventure park playgrounds with musical trampolines

Playgrounds are to be transformed into adventure parks with obstacle courses and musical trampolines as part of a scheme to encourage children to be more active.

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Carers Trudy Doyle and Jean Robertson who both work at the Cahrlie Ratchett Centre. Picture: Polly Hancock

Teachers’ strike: Three quarters of Camden schools closed or partly closed as teachers take to picket line

More than 40 schools across Camden were closed or partially closed today as teachers joined a national day of strike action.

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Education secretary Michael Gove (far left) visiting St Luke's Primary School in Hampstead. Picture: Mark Hakansson

Michael Gove points to success of free school policy at St Luke’s in Hampstead

Education secretary Michael Gove has lauded the success of a Hampstead primary school as showing the benefits of the government’s controversial free school policy.

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Teachers from St Anthony's School in Hampstead raised more than £1,000 for Cancer Research

St Anthony’s School teachers race on Hampstead Heath for cancer charity

Teachers have conquered hilly Hampstead Heath to raise more than £1,600 for a cancer charity.

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Feminist writer and human rights activist Natasha Walter speaks to Year 11 students at Parliament Hill School before they leave the school for last time. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Feminist writer gives Parliament Hill school-leavers rousing confidence boost

A feminist writer and human rights activist gave teenage girls some parting words of advice as the pupils attended school for the last time.

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Helen Pike, headteacher of South Hampstead High School. Picture: Polly Hancock

Schools guide names ‘girl done good’ headteacher of South Hampstead High School as one to watch

Her portable office is a world away from the luxurious inner sanctums normally inhabited by headteachers of Hampstead’s most exclusive schools.

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School pupils performed a concert to celebrate the culmination of First World War project at St John's Hampstead. Children from participating schools were joined on stage by project co-ordinators from the Hampstead Players. Picture: Hampstead

Children sing wartime classics in rousing end to First World War centenary schools project

Schoolchildren waved Union flags as they took a church congregation back 100 years to the start of the First World War with a centenary variety show.

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UCS Junior Branch deputy headteacher Dominic Edwards and pupils Ethan Seal, Leo Sassoon and Jack Lucas pose with the Premier League trophy. Picture: Nigel Sutton

UCS pupils ‘win’ real Premier League trophy

Excited schoolboy winners of a fantasy football league were rewarded with the chance to pose with the real Premier League trophy.

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Celebrated author Judith Kerr (right) at the London Jewish Cultural Centre. Picture: Dieter Perry.

Children’s author Judith Kerr speaks at LJCC event for Jewish refugees

Renowned children’s author Judith Kerr was the guest of honour at a special event hosted at the London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC) on Sunday for several generations of Jewish refugees.

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Hampstead School in Westbere Road. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead School rejects student council motion to let boys wear religious clothing

A motion by pupils calling for boys to be allowed to wear religious clothing to school has been rejected.

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Education See all

UCS headteacher Mark Beard. Picture: Dieter Perry.

University College School bid for new sport base rejected amid neighbours’ anger

A top Hampstead independent school has had its bid to build a new sport pavilion rejected by Barnet Council after a wave of objections from neighbours.

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High Speed 2 See all

Cllr Sarah Hayward. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Council leader Sarah Hayward and Sir Keir Starmer in bid to replace Labour’s Frank Dobson

Camden Council leader Sarah Hayward and former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer will go head-to-head in a battle to replace Labour’s outgoing Holborn and St Pancras MP Frank Dobson at next year’s general election.

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Obituaries See all

Professor Orla Gough has died aged 60

Obituary: Hampstead academic Prof Orla Gough had gift for business and friendship

Psychotherapist Marian O’Connor remembers her friend, academic and long-time Hampstead resident Professor Orla Gough.

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