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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.

In pictures: headteacher's delight as pupils throw surprise party in Brentford

Grainne Morland is given a fitting send-off after a decade in charge at Our Lady and St John's RC Primary School

Triumph for Fulham Boys School as opening goes ahead

An uncertain fortnight has ended in triumph for The Fulham Boys School with the announcement today that the September opening will go ahead as planned.

Police Academy 13: students join Hounslow Police for work experience

Youngsters from Twickenham Academy spent a week treading the thin blue line, and they enjoyed it so much three signed up to the police cadets

Schoolgirl's scallop dish helps her win school's Masterchef-style competition

Masterchef-style competition at Canons High School, Shaldon Road, Edgware. Sous Chef at Terry Farr's restaurant 'Friends' in Pinner, David McGeown here with eventual winner Shania Malik, aged 12
Shania was one of four finalists in Edgware secondary's kitchen contest

Half of Hounslow's secondary schools to close due to strike tomorrow

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Only three of the borough's 15 secondary schools have confirmed they will be open as normal during massive public sector walkout.

Universities

Met Police officers were not tasked to spy on families like Ricky Reel's, says investigator, but intrusion did happen

“I was moved by the interviews with Mrs Reel last night, and that is why it is so important that we are all clear about the facts of what happened.”

Mother of student found dead in Thames was 'spied on by Met Police'

Ricky Reel died on a night out with friends in 1997 following apparent racist attack

Schoolgirl's scallop dish helps her win school's Masterchef-style competition

Masterchef-style competition at Canons High School, Shaldon Road, Edgware. Sous Chef at Terry Farr's restaurant 'Friends' in Pinner, David McGeown here with eventual winner Shania Malik, aged 12
Shania was one of four finalists in Edgware secondary's kitchen contest

Schools & Academies

Gowns and hats galore at nursery graduation

Children at Hungry Caterpillar Day Nursery in Northolt enjoyed a good send off party

Hillingdon gets huge boost in funding for early years education

Hillingdon Council will spend £8.8million on pre-primary school children this year

Creative children from a school in Kenton unveil mosaic for learning disability charity

Year four pupils from Sinai School in Shakespeare Drive, Kenton unveiled a mosaic they prepared for Norwood’s Ravenswood village in Berkshire.

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Steve Bax
Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Pinner, Hatch End. Harrow Weald, Stanmore, Edgware, Queensbury and Kenton
Alix Culbertson
Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Zoe Drewett
Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote, Hayes, Harlington & West Drayton
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Uxbridge, Harefield, Northwood, Northwood Hills
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Rayners Lane, South Harrow, North Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Wealdstone and Wembley
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter