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Art-loving young winners of a drawing competition had their colourful depictions of Hampstead and Belsize Park turned into bookmarks to encourage more pupils to read.

Author Zadie Smith with pupils at Henrietta Barnett School. Picture: Polly Hancock

Bestselling novelist Zadie Smith boosted a school’s fundraising campaign for a new library by holding an intimate reading.

A leading academic has said Islamic extremism was rife on campus at the University of Westminster during the time Isis killer Mohammed Emwazi was a student. Picture: Polly Hancock

A leading academic has said Islamic extremism was rife on campus at the University of Westminster during the time Isis killer Mohammed Emwazi was a student - with recruits led “like lambs to the slaughter”.

Chairman of the UCS Council Sir Brian Leveson, comedian Michael McIntyre, and headteacher Mark Beard with monitors. Picture: Polly Hancock

Top judge Sir Brian Leveson has stepped down as chairman of a prestigious Hampstead school’s council after six years.

Headteacher Dawn Moore with sixth-form pupils Jordan Schwarzenberger, Noah Schneiderman, Talia Rack,   Lola Abineri, Bea Efimov and Alex Sternberg. Picture: Dieter Perry

A headteacher who is stepping down to work in youth mental health has said that every school should employ a counsellor to mitigate the unprecedented levels of pressure on young people today.

Headteacher Adam Pettitt, with heads of school Lily Bracken and Jacob Green

A historic school has celebrated its 450th anniversary in opulent style with a religious service at St Paul’s Cathedral.

City education project officer Susannah Glover

Children are taking sides in one of the most divisive debates to hit Hampstead in a generation: the controversial Heath ponds project.

The Highgate School FE schools series team

Schoolchildren who are building an eco-friendly car from scratch are to compete in the schools series of the electric equivalent of Formula One.

Stephen Jameson has been appointed as artistic director and principal of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

A competition has been launched to celebrate the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.

Highgate School's Dyne House. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A prestigious school has pledged to work with the community over plans to build a large basement as part of its extensive redevelopment project to refurbish parts of the 450-year-old school.

Jon Culshaw hands over the keys to a new minibus to principal Kay Bedford OBE, with Malcolm Brenner  chairman of celebrities at Variety charity, and pupils from Swiss Cottage School. Picture: Polly Hancock

Impressionist Jon Culshaw presented a special school with a bright-pink minibus last week to allow pupils to venture outside the classroom safely.

Channing School headteacher Barbara Elliott with pupils Ria Kovacs, Sui-Lin Le Carson, Audrey Scher and Lucy Simpson. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A top-performing girls’ school has been branded “exceptional” and given the highest possible rating following its first inspection for six years.

Secretary Harley Atkinson, guest speaker Adam Pettitt, vice-chair Pippa Rothenberg, president Stephen Panke, vice-president Michael Hammerson and treasurer William Britain. Picture: Polly Hancock

The headteacher of one of the capital’s most prestigious schools branded the controversial former education secretary Michael Gove “brilliant” in a wide-ranging talk to the Highgate Society.

Pupils Fleta, Sarah, Tasnia, Mehjabin, Glentjana and Iman with headteacher Rosemary Leeke, and Professor John O'Keefe. Picture: Dieter Perry

A Nobel Prize-winning scientist has officially opened a school’s £25million new building.

Actors Jake Berry with Kerry-Ann Plant  and St Michael's pupils Lucia and Sascha, aged eight. Picture: John Macdonald-Fulton

Schools dug deep into the history archives for a £9,000 lottery-funded interactive exhibition on the First World War.

Highgate School robot Error404 competes in the arena, watched by team member Tom Newton (15).

Highgate School has won an international award at a world robotics championship held in the US.

Miss Sarah Campbell, Rimon Jewish primary school acting headteacher. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Sarah Campbell may only be 31, but already she has taken on her first headship and led a popular Jewish free primary school through its first Ofsted inspection.

Gospel Oak School celebrates St George's Day. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Parents were treated to a St George’s Day tea party to thank them for supporting their children’s primary school.

Hampstead mum Jasmin Frydman hasn't got a school place for her son Oscar, despite living 200m from St Luke's Primary School. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A family have been left without a primary school place despite living 200m from their nearest school in an example of the continuing squeeze on places across the capital.

Children received their primary school place offers yesterday. Picture: Dominic Lipinski

Nearly a quarter of children in Camden have missed out on their first choice of primary school after offers were made yesterday.

Lauderdale House in Highgate

A stately house once associated with aristocrats and a king is now to help educate hundreds of disadvantaged children living in poverty on its doorstep – but it needs your help to do it.

Families are awaiting primary school place offers. Picture: Dominic Lipinski

Thousands of youngsters across Camden, Haringey, Barnet and Westminster are awaiting to hear if they have got into their chosen primary school.


Bluebelle Wednesday Karroll pictured outside the Barfly in Camden. Picture: John Macdonald-Fulton

Plucky schoolgirl Bluebelle Wednesday Carroll deserves nothing but praise for her tireless charity work.

Proposed designs for the new Hampstead School teaching block

Designs of a major redevelopment proposed for a Camden secondary school have been released for the first time.

Konstam Children's Centre in Highgate

A nursery was branded a failure for putting children’s safety at risk by Ofsted.

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