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A schools contract designed to save the council more than £1.8 million a year could be wound up two and a half years early due to coronavirus.

A Swiss Cottage school’s virtual choir has recorded its own version of Bill Withers’ Lean on Me to inspire lockdown togetherness.

The principal of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) has resigned after students raised concerns about racist behaviour and a culture of “systemic racism” at the prestigious Swiss Cottage college.

A West Hampstead primary school named after a slave trader has been urged to rebrand amid a momentum of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Children at some primary schools in Hampstead and Highgate returned to the classroom on Tuesday for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown as safety measures begin to ease.

Highgate School’s headteacher donned his spikes on Friday morning to run a marathon around the school’s playing fields – and he raised more than £60,000 which will help provide laptops for Year 12 pupils at nearby state schools.

Camden Council’s education chief has backed schools in the borough to use their own expertise and make their own decisions about reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

West Hampstead pupils have recorded a touching tribute song for a much-loved care home worker who died last month from coronavirus.

A Hampstead school is delivering weekly donations to a stretched food bank dealing with a spike in demand from the coronavirus crisis.

The Department for Education (DfE) is appealing Camden Council’s decision to reject plans to transform the old Hampstead Police Station into a home for Abacus Belsize Primary School.

The all-singing all-dancing teachers at a primary school in Muswell Hill have recreated Disney classics the during coronavirus lockdown.

Children of key workers from a West Hampstead school have been making and delivering yoga cards for kids without gardens.

A team of schoolchildren from Maida Vale smashed their fundraising target for the NHS after taking part in a sponsored walk and run around their communal garden.

Hundreds of schoolchildren from Hackney and Haringey have been developing their literacy and filmmaking skills. They got the chance to showcase all their hard work at a red-carpet premiere before the lockdown.

The Castlehaven Community Centre has won a £143,000 grant to expand its community gardening scheme.

Highgate School has opened its sports field as a green space available to local people who don’t have access to outside space during lockdown.

The coronavirus lockdown has been discomfiting for everyone, but for young people with learning disabilities of all kinds – and their parents and carers – it is especially fraught.

Two Highgate School pupils have been crowned winner and runner-up of a national poetry competition.

Children of key workers in Muswell Hill - “unsung heroes” - have clubbed together to record a tribute song for the NHS.

Primary teacher Hayley Clarke discusses how her school, St Peter’s and St Gildas’, in Crouch End, is getting on when most pupils are staying at home.

Hampstead and Hornsey schools have donated hundreds of safety goggles to the Whittington Hospital to help NHS staff working on the coronavirus frontline.

Haverstock School head teacher James Hadley will leave at the end of the academic year to lead an International School in Malaysia.

“My message to families is principally don’t worry about this. We haven’t gone offline. We are going to be working the phones, calling you up, and available to help.”

A group of primary education workers have gone viral after setting up an Instagram page to help entertain children during lockdown.

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