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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.

UK's first state-funded Hindu secondary school unveils plans for new home

You can learn more about Avanti House School's plans to move to council playing fields in Stanmore at an exhibition next week

Cllr Gary Malcolm: Ealing school pupils getting a better deal thanks to the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats in Government are making a difference in schools in Ealing, says local Lib Dem leader Councillor Gary Malcolm in his latest column.

'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

Universities

Red Bull Paper Wings contest touches down in Uxbridge

Paper Wings competition sees over 50 ‘pilots’ take part to find the best planes

Mohammed Emwazi's mother 'instantly recognised' son in gruesome ISIS video

Ghaneya Emwazi recognised her son's voice before she saw him in ISIS's first video in which American James Foley was beheaded by 'Jihadi John'

Mohammed Emwazi was 'quiet and hard-working', says ex-headteacher

Jo Shuter, former headteacher at Quentin Kynaston in St John's Wood, has said there was no indication at school Mohammed Emwazi would become someone like 'Jihadi John'

Schools & Academies

St Benedicts youngsters enjoy Saracens visit

Premiership giants throw their doors open to Ealing school

Coroner backs mandatory drugs education following teen's ecstasy death after rave

The assistant coroner for west London has taken the unusual step of publicly supporting a foundation set up by the parents of Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, 16

Cllr Gary Malcolm: Ealing school pupils getting a better deal thanks to the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats in Government are making a difference in schools in Ealing, says local Lib Dem leader Councillor Gary Malcolm in his latest column.

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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