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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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St Dominic's Catholic Primary School. Picture: Nigel Cox

Police investigate after teacher ‘hits’ pupil on Camden school trip

Police were called in to investigate after a nine-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted by a teaching assistant on a school trip.

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Former Brookfield students and Madness legends Mike Barson and Lee Thompson with headteacher Mark Stubbings (centre). Picture: Polly Hancock

1980s icons play Baggy Trousers at Brookfield Primary in a weekend of summer fair Madness

Schools put on a spectacular display of summer festivities with events ranging from theatre performances to appearances from members of 1980s music legends Madness.

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North Bridge House pupils put questions to Harry Potter actress Helena Bonham Carter. L-R 15-year-olds Naoise, Imogen, Anissa, Emi, Anna and Mischa with Helena Bonham-Carter (centre). Picture: Sam Friedrich

North Bridge House pupils quiz Belsize Park actress Helena Bonham Carter on life in film

Members of a school film club were given a taste of the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle as they were whisked off to the West End to put questions to top actress Helena Bonham Carter.

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Gunnersaurus, the Arsenal FC mascot, opens the all-weather pitch at Torriano Infant and Junior Schools. Picture: Stuart MacFarlane

Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus opens Torriano Junior School’s all-weather football pitch

Arsenal’s cuddly mascot Gunnersaurus cheered on primary schoolchildren as they played football for the first time on a new all-weather pitch.

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Education See all

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.

Read full story »

High Speed 2 See all

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the government would not support the Double Deck Down 2 design. Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

Blow as government refuses to support Camden-backed HS2 Euston station design

Efforts to save hundreds of Camden residents from seeing their homes demolished have been dealt a blow after the government revealed it would not be supporting a community-backed design for the redevelopment of Euston station.

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Obituaries See all

Kay Hurwitz. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Obituary: Viola player and Hampstead Garden Suburb music teacher Kay Hurwitz dies at 94

Viola player and Hampstead Garden Suburb teacher Kay Hurwitz, who has died at the age of 94, has been remembered as a “remarkable woman”.

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