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Plans for Hackney’s first “free” primary school provokes debate

Plans for a free primary school to accompany Hackney New School, one of the borough’s first free schools, which opened in September, are underway, with a petition ready to send to the Department of Education in January.

Frying power: school minibus runs on chip oil

Stoke Newington’s first Islamic boys school has been using cooking oil as biodiesel to power its school minibus

Ed Miliband champions young people on visit to Hackney Community College

Ed Miliband showed his support for the East London tech scene last week by visiting Hackney Community College to find out more about its...

Knockout success: Boxing is helping students’ academic achievement

Hackney Boxing Academy is a great success as the charity helps young people, who are at risk of educational exclusion, turn their lives around.

Agnes’ death caught on camera

The fatal shooting of an innocent teenage girl was caught on CCTV cameras, footage shown to an Old Bailey jury confirmed on Tuesday.

Free school plans ignite row

Residents planning to set up the borough's first free school have faced a barrage of criticism.

Musicians wanted for youth orchestra

A youth orchestra is holding open auditions for its free end of term public concert.

Free School students chat to The Hackney Post

Reporters Damien Gayle and Marion Dakers spoke to participants at the annual Free School in Mare Street