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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.

Science specialist primary school to open in Hounslow

Edison Primary School is due to open next September in the Cranford or Isleworth area after getting the go-ahead from the Department for Education

New primary school gets green light to open in Brentford

Floreat Brentford Primary School is due to open next September, with a site in Commerce Road the preferred location, after being approved by the Department for Education

Northwood schoolboys reach final of musical Wicked's story-writing contest for kids

Adam Amrani, 11, Aditya Narayan, 10, and Oscar Williams, seven, were shortlisted for the Wicked Young Writers’ Award - and Oscar came second in his age category

Wellington Primary School expansion runs into fresh opposition

Neighbours are worried about the impact on traffic of expanding the school in Sutton Lane, Hounslow, onto the site of an old cricket pavilion

Cranford Community College accused of wasting money after losing legal bid to change name of Cranford College

A High Court judge dismissed Cranford Community College's claim that the nearby adult education college was trying to trade off the secondary school's good name

Universities

West London duo prepare for Blind World Cup

Ealing and Hillingdon visually impaired cricketers out to conquer the world, writes Marios Papaloizou

Record number of entries for West London Business Awards.

Just over a week to wait until the judges announce their shortlist.

Watch: Brunel students plan colourful run to raise funds for Northwood hospice

Brunel University and Michael Sobell Hospice have teamed up to create #colourdash

Schools & Academies

Parents voice concern over 'not fit for purpose' temporary Harrow school site

Council insist the site is 'safe and secure' and have begun addressing parents' concerns.

Science specialist primary school to open in Hounslow

Edison Primary School is due to open next September in the Cranford or Isleworth area after getting the go-ahead from the Department for Education

Police to say 'as soon as possible' whether body in river is missing Alice Gross

Police at the River Brent where the search for clues goes on
Police teams are continuing to gather evidence at the River Brent where a body was found last night.

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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
Westminster, 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