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Fri, 13:17

Abacus Belsize Primary School's latest bid to move into the former Hampstead Police Station was unanimously rejected by Camden Council's planning committee last night.

Hundreds of schoolchildren at both Rokesly Junior and Infants schools in Crouch End joined others around Haringey in walking out of classes with gas masks on - and the suport of teachers - to urge drivers passing the school to stop idling.

A school which had more than half the exclusions in Westminster in latest published figures says its new leadership has turned around the situation.

Camden is proposing to consult on a "new approach" to nursery school provision which could see four council nurseries converted into Sure Start children's centres.

Arsenal legend Robert Pires went back to school last week to help kids at Fleet Primary in try out their skills on a new 3G pitch.

A former Hampstead School pupil inspired by a career in biology and a Golders Green nursery teacher have launched a programme to make science "an experience" for children in hope of inspiring them to take an interest in science technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

North London is home to 95 of England's most affluent zones - and to 85 of the most deprived, according to government figures.

Pupils at Camden's sixth forms and colleges are among the lowest achieving in the country, new figures show.

South Hampstead School has raised concerns about a proposed "healthy school street" that could divert traffic onto already busy roads, as a consultation on it finishes this week.

More than 2,500 students and staff from Highgate School and the North London Academy of Excellence (LAET) raised £88,000 for kids in Uganda on Friday.

A private school that changed hands earlier this year after a raft of issues is now up to standard, Ofsted inspectors have found.

South Hampstead Junior School has urged Camden Council to turn down Holiday Inn Express's bid to expand its Finchley Road hotel - due to fears the rooms will face into its playground.

A long-established English school has gone into liquidation after 30 years of teaching in Muswell Hill.

England's all-time leading run scorer Sir Alastair Cook helped UCS Hampstead push the boundaries with its new sports centre as he joined a star lineup opening the 27-acre site.

Muswell Hill-based charity Ambitious About Autism have celebrated winning a national award for a project as part of its Treehouse School.

Hornsey School for Girls welcomed the great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst this week.

An award-winning children's author dressed as Alice in Wonderland and visited an Archway primary school to talk about her career on Friday last week.

Brookfield Primary's pupils are among those delighted to be able to use a new woodwork facility set to open in a garage on the Whittington Estate after Camden allocated £110,000 to the project.

Striking children from Netley Primary School in Camden paraded around Regent's Place Plaza this morning demanding immediate government action on climate change.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson today told this paper he backed headteachers' right to exclude pupils, and touted a new wave of free schools for kids with special educational needs (SEND) - but wouldn't say whether he supported the school climate strikes.

Children were distraught after being told their football sessions were being cancelled because the state-of-the-art facilities at a St John's Wood academy cannot be used on a Sunday.

A primary school has reassured parents their children will not be taught about Michael Jackson this year, after an "admin error" listed his music on the curriculum.

A Hampstead Garden Suburb violin prodigy has launched a crowdfunder to help her family afford to send her to a prestigious music school.

Changing schools is a difficult time for any teenager - but for one 16-year-old autistic boy it proved the perfect time to write a novel.

Camden's schoolchildren are officially above average, after their GCSE results were announced yesterday.