Some 31 head teachers have been recognise in the New Year honours.
Among them is Joan McVittie, who transformed two schools in deprived areas of London and Sally Coates, who oversaw improvements at Burlington Danes Academy in west London.
Both become Dames.
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A police officer who spent six days crawling the London Marathon in a gorilla costume has finally completed the 26-mile route.
The victim of a "violent and sustained attack" on the top deck of a London bus has been named as Archie Sheppard.
Transport for London has made the badges and accompanying cards permanently available after a successful trial in autumn last year.