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Yesterday, 12:39

“What if we could be 10% braver? Then we would have young people going out into the world ready to take on whatever life throws at them.”

I’m delighted to be first in a series of polemics around key issues in education. Bubbles, face coverings, unprecedented, pandemic, Covid-19 – all of these have now entered our vernacular in a manner unthinkable in February.

Last term more than 3,000 Camden pupils were without access to a computer and a crowdfunder has been launched to help those whose education has been most affected by coronavirus.

A Haringey school’s Year 9 class is self-isolating for two weeks after a student tested positive for coronavirus.

Reception and Year 1 classes at St Anthony’s Girls School have been learning about the changing seasons and wildlife through regular trips to Golders Hill Park, following months of limited outdoor activity

Nitrous Dioxide (NO2) levels at the old Hampstead police station are at an “unacceptable level”, according to an expert witness at the inquiry into plans for Abacus Belsize Primary school to move to the Rosslyn Hill site.

On day four of the inquiry into plans which would see Abacus Belsize Primary School move into the disused former Hampstead police station, the school’s headteacher and parents of pupils spoke of the importance of the school to the Belsize community.

Hampstead Heath’s education team has welcomed children back to its “secret garden” and found getting families involved – in small groups – in the outdoor world had made a difference to the wellbeing of those who had particularly struggled during lockdown.

A Crouch End student says her lifelong dream to study dentistry at King’s College London has been “destroyed” after she was awarded BBC for her A-levels despite being predicted A*AA.

Arguments over transport pressures and air quality were heard at the planning inquiry into Abacus Belsize Primary School’s scheme to move into the old Hampstead Police Station in Rosslyn Hill.

A City of Westminster College lecturer has scooped a national teaching award.

It’s never easy waiting for exam results. But for the Hornsey and Wood Green students who spent this summer waiting for the results of exams they never sat, determined by algorithms designed by someone who’d never seen their work, it has been particularly challenging.

Changes in behaviour due to the coronavirus pandemic mean that Abacus Belsize Primary School should not move into the former Hampstead police station, a lawyer has told a planning inquiry.

The long-running saga over the future of the old Hampstead Police Station will continue next week, as a planning inquiry begins into Abacus Belsize Primary School’s bid to move in.

A school for deaf children in Muswell Hill has defended plans to cut down three “dangerous” trees on the border of its land.

Significant changes to Camden’s nurseries were approved on Thursday night, which the council claims will tackle a “silly” use of resources.

A consultation will begin on the closure of Carlton Primary School later this month, after Camden Council’s cabinet backed the move in a crunch vote on Thursday night.

Television and film luminary Sir Michael Palin has called on Camden education bosses to make sure the “outstanding contribution” of staff at Carlton Primary is recognised if the Gospel Oak school’s merger with nearby Rhyl Primary is ratified at a meeting on September 3.

Camden Council is set to decide on changes to its early years provision impacting four local nurseries, all rated ‘outstanding’.

London’s Transport Commissioner explains why it is safe to go back on buses, Tubes and trains, whether you are returning to work, school or just out and about

A letter to the Department for Education claims Camden Council’s proposals to merge Carlton Primary School with Rhyl Primary “ride roughshod” over the rights of children.

Carlton primary school is set to be closed and merged with Rhyl primary as part of sweeping new plans by Camden Council to address falling numbers of pupils in the borough’s school system.

The King Alfred School in Golders Green capped GCSE results day with standout results for some of its star students.

Among the students leading the way at Highgate School were twins Lillian and Sophie Norton, who received 20 grade 9 GCSEs between them.

Year 11 pupils at University College School Hampstead scooped some “superb” grades on GCSE results day.