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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.

Grand Union Canal in Brentford gets top marks for school visits

Educational trips run by the Canal & River Trust receive a coveted Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge

Champion weightlifter hopes to raise bar at Isleworth's West Thames College

Shonagh Woodburn-Hall, who at just 15 is already a two-time Under-18 British Weightlifting champion, has joined the college's FreshStart programme

Admissions now open for Brentford's newest primary school

Floreat Brentford is due to open this September and prospective parents have until March 15 to apply for a place for their child

Public meetings planned to discuss new North Twyford Church of England High School

People have the opportunity to ask questions at the meetings on Tuesday

Feltham is 'going places', says headteacher at 'outstanding' primary school

Success of Edward Pauling Primary School should be a springboard to getting Feltham the recognition it deserves, says Shazia Akram

Education in Pictures


Liberal Democrats announce candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

Former councillor Mike Cox has been chosen to fight the seat in the general election in May.

London College of Music announces year-long partnership with English Chamber Orchestra

Students at the University of West London are getting the opportunity to work closely with the world renowned musicians

West London venues where you can donate blood in support of next month's World Cancer Day

Blood donor sessions will be a venue near you soon.
NHS Blood and Transplant say blood and platelets are often crucial in the treatment of the cancer patients

Schools & Academies

Children at Feltham school crowned maths champions

Crane Park Primary Year 3 and 4 pupils beat seven other schools in Hounslow to take home Maths Challenge trophy

2,500 audition for Roald Dahl adaptation coming to new-look Hounslow theatre

A home-grown production of Danny, the Champion of the World is part of exciting plans to revive the Paul Robeson Theatre, which had been slated to close

Ickenham and Hillingdon schools to become joint academy

Ryefield Primary School and Vyners School will sever ties with Hillingdon Council and instead receive funding directly from central government.

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