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A school is hosting a showcase of flamenco dancing to raise money for victims of the Nepalese earthquake.

Proposed designs for the new Hampstead School teaching block

A major redevelopment of a Camden secondary school has been given the green light to provide pupils with state-of-the-art teaching and sports facilities.

Chinese ambassador Dr Liu Chih-Kung with young pupil Saskia Beveridge. Picture: John Macdonald-Fulton

More than 500 pupils and parents took part in a festival to celebrate one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar.

Award-winners celebrate receiving their certificates at Gospel Oak School. Picture: Dieter Perry

Mothers from countries across the world have received awards at a ceremony to celebrate their integration into the community.

Pupils, parents, ex-pupils and local residents protest about the proposed merger of Torriano Infants and Junior Schools. Picture: Polly Hancock

Parents have accused the leaders of a popular Kentish Town infants’ school of railroading through plans to merge with the junior school next door.

Nearly half of all five-year-olds in Camden are not meeting expected educational standards, according to research. Picture: PA/Dominic Lipinski

Nearly half of Camden’s five-year-olds are failing to reach expected standards in school, including in reading and writing, according to parliamentary research.

Carlton Primary School patron Michael Palin with the Mad Hatter at the annual summer fair

Monty Python star Michael Palin helped a primary school raise more than £1,000 for a new library at its annual summer fair.

Channing School

Two Highgate pupils have won a capital-wide competition run by the NHS to promote the range of careers within the health service.

Fay Ripley has contributed to the Highgate School cookbook. Picture: PA

A school has published a glossy cookbook full to the brim with recipes dreamed up by pupils and parents – including Cold Feet star and foodie Fay Ripley – as part of its 450th anniversary celebrations.

Pupils from St Mary & St Pancras School perform at the Shakespeare festival. Picture: Polly Hancock

Children as young as seven performed an uncensored version of one of Shakespeare’s darkest plays at an annual festival celebrating the playwright’s work.

Guest speaker Adam Pettitt with society president Stephen Panke, and behind, secretary Harley Atkinson, vice-chair Pippa Rothenberg, vice-president Michael Hammerson and treasurer William Britain. Picture: Polly Hancock

Parents and pupils alike will agree that it can be the most tedious aspect of school life.

Headteacher Vicky Briody. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A popular free school which opened in response to a chronic shortage of primary school places has been labelled “outstanding” following its first Ofsted inspection.

Fitzjohn's pupils with Greene&Co estate agents Craig Draper, left, and Jack Peet, right, and headteacher Rob Earrey, centre. Picture: Nigel Sutton

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.

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