The Independent London Newspaper
18th December 2017

Education

    Bishop of London blesses school's building work

    The Bishop of London at Holy Trinity and St Silas

    Published: 19 January, 2017
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    The Bishop of London has made a rare trip to a Camden Town school to give his blessing to recently completed building work. 

    Threat to school jobs as headteachers grapple with 'zombie budgets' after funding formula change

    Kevin Courtney: 'Begging letters to parents are common'

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    SCHOOLS have begun mapping out drastic measures to cope with funding cuts – and jobs are on the line, unions have warned.

    Swiss Cottage School reveals proposals to break away from council control to be run as an academy

    Swiss Cottage School

    Published: 12 January, 2017
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    A SCHOOL is set to test opinion with a proposal to become the first in Camden to break away from council control to be run as an academy, it was revealed last night (Wednesday).

    Police to monitor drivers on Camden Town school run

    Published: 25 November, 2016
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    POLICE are to start “monitoring” school-run parents blocking the streets around a Camden Town school.

    School headteacher backs calls to scrap tougher exams

    Gospel Oak School

    Published: 12 November, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A PRIMARY school headteacher has backed a campaign calling for the government to scrap tough new national tests over fears children are being labelled “failures”.

    Charity with Scientology links gives anti-drugs talk in Camden schools

    One of the talks was held at Camden School for Girls where headteacher Elizabeth Kitcatt said pupils found session "very useful"

    Published: 10 November, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    AN anti-drugs charity linked to Scientology visited two Camden schools to talk to children as young as 11 about the dangers of addiction.

    William Ellis School to review musical entrance tests as help kits are sold online

    Ten percent of school places at William Ellis are chosen by musical aptitude tests

    Published: 3 November, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    THE headteacher at one of London’s best-known boys’ schools has promised to review the entrance exams for its coveted music places after it emerged parents are buying help for the test

    Please sir, can we have some more? Families rail at portion sizes in new 'gourmet' school dinners

    Angela Mason said pupils get as many vegetables they want at lunch-time

    Published: 28 October, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    ANGRY parents claim their children are being sold short by Camden primary schools’ new “gourmet” lunches, criticised for being too expensive and served up in stingy portions.

    School 'quietly shelves' controversial rule forcing pupils to walk with hands behind their back

    St George The Martyr School

    Published: 22 September, 2016
    By ELLA JESSEL

    A SCHOOL’S controversial rule that primary aged pupils should keep their  hands clasped behind the backs when walking has been “quietly shelved”.

    UCL Academy's headteacher says good Ofsted report will allow school to shed 'mantle of shame'

    Geraldine Davies

    Published: 8 September, 2016
    By WILLIAM McLENANN

    THE headteacher of Camden’s first academy school has said she is delighted to have finally shed a “mantle of shame” Ofsted report. 

    Head warns 'free school' could shut as council blocks move to Hampstead police station

    Hampstead Police Station

    The former Hampstead Police Station 

    Published: 4 August, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    PLANNING chiefs have unanimously rejected a primary school’s application to move into Hampstead Police Station despite the desperate pleas of a headteacher, who warned that the pro

    Whistleblower warns of mass exodus as cost of living forces teachers out

    NUT strike

    Striking teachers marching to Parliament in July over funding, pay and conditions

    Published: 4 August, 2016
    By TOM FOOT and ELLA JESSEL

    A WHISTLEBLOWER has warned of an unprecedented exodus of Camden teachers this summer. 

    Legal challenge at Camden school to allow parents to sit with anorexic pupils at lunch

    CamdenSG

    Camden School for Girls

    Published: 12 July, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A MOTHER has urged one of London’s best-known secondary schools to allow parents to support their children with eating disorders at lunchtimes.

    'Think of the children': Headteacher pleads for end to protests over plan to turn police station into free school

    Vicki Briody

    Published: 23 June, 2016
    By TOM FOOT

    A HEADTEACHER fears her “outstanding” school could be shut down if its application to move into a former police station in Hampstead is rejected by planning chiefs.

    Melvyn Bragg calls for inquiry into plan to open school in former police station

    The designs for Hampstead Police Station submitted to council planners

    Published: 9 June, 2016
    EXCLUSIVE by TOM FOOT

    LORD Melvyn Bragg has called for an official investigation into a plan to open a new primary school in the for