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Education

Here you will find the latest news on West London's schools, academies and further education colleges, plus the area's prominent universities, Brunel and the University of West London. A baby boom in recent years has seen the demand for school places soar, triggering a rapid expansion of local schools and free schools coming on stream to keep up.

'Saving anthropology A-levels could help prevent home-grown terrorists'

Tomislav Maric, who teaches anthropology at Heston Community School, is backing a national campaign to prevent it being axed as an A-level subject

Hounslow primary school ordered to move amid safety fears

Tarbiyyah Primary School's location at an industrial unit on a busy road is deemed unsafe for pupils

Education minister tackles questions from Hounslow teachers and students

Issues raised included league tables, role of creative subjects and how academy programmes impact the borough

£2.6m feasibility study for expansion at Hounslow secondary schools given go-ahead

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If plans are approved in full Chiswick School, Heston Community School and Isleworth & Syon will add 5.5 forms of entry by 2017 at a total cost of £17.9 million

Park site unveiled as site for new Brentford primary school

Floreat Brentford would lease part of Brent Lea Recreation Ground from the council, under plans announced this week, with the income used to improve the remainder of the site

Universities

Mohammed Emwazi named as ISIS executioner Jihadi John

The Metropolitan Police and Downing Street have declined to confirm the identification of 'Jihadi John', which has been released by press in America

Red Bull flies into town for paper plane competition

Brunel University will host one of the UK qualifying rounds of Red Bull's Paper Wings competition ahead of the world finals in

Students get fit and learn about Uxbridge during Brunel bike ride

The event was organised by Brunel students and took in the Grand Union Canal and historic pubs

Schools & Academies

MP Steve Pound joins BHF campaign to teach CPR in schools

The BHF says too many lives are lost needlessly because people do not know how to perform CPR

'Saving anthropology A-levels could help prevent home-grown terrorists'

Tomislav Maric, who teaches anthropology at Heston Community School, is backing a national campaign to prevent it being axed as an A-level subject

16-year-olds could get vote in next general election, says Hounslow MYP

Dunja Relić says it is only a matter of time before voting age is lowered, as she urges young people to stand in local youth elections

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Will Ackermann
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Steve Bax
News Editor, West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Goolistan Cooper
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter