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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.

Parents warned as application deadline looms

Council school admissions team is encouraging parents to apply for more than one school and that they should consider local schools as well as others further away.

Pupils in Heston don blindfolds to mark World Sight Day

Students at Westbrook Primary School played football and hockey wearing the masks to help them understand the challenges facing blind and visually impaired people

Quartet of Hounslow schools win entry to Gold Club

Lampton School, The Heathland School, Lionel Primary and Grove Park Primary are all praised by Boris Johnson for helping more deprived students flourish

Uxbridge High School headteacher quits but mystery remains

Princpal and his deputy took leave of absence in spring. Now resignations announced.

Pupils release 500 balloons to mark Peace One Day

St George’s Primary School marked the day in spectacular fashion.

Education in Pictures

Universities

Vigil outside Scotland Yard for 'murdered' student

After spying claims, mother of Brunel student Ricky Reel steps up her campaign again

West London dance music trio Concrete Disco launch debut album - for free

Concrete Disco - brothers and former Pinner residents Dom and Joe Berditch, and their friend Jonny Wharton, whose stage name is Jonny Falls Over - released their double LP Work For Your Living, Play For Your Life at the end of September

Nearly 30,000 new jobs and 1,600 homes planned along Brentford's Golden Mile

New rail links, a segregated cycle lane along the A4 and a boardwalk from Boston Manor tube station across the M4 and Grand Union Canal are among Hounslow Council's plans to revive the strip's fortunes

Schools & Academies

Sister Act is at the Theatre Royal in Windsor

Theatre Review: Sister Act is a sensational evening of song

Barry Dix watches Sister Act for the first time, at the Theatre Royal in Windsor and finds it a 'scintillatingly-good, utterly-joyful production'.

Epic shadow play to light up Hounslow for Diwali this weekend

The free show in Bell Square, Hounslow, will be preceded by a procession of children carrying homemade lanterns

Four young ballet dancers from Harrow to star in Swan Lake

Lucy Gordon, 13, Megan Hondius, 13, Tamara Katerinchuk, 15, and Martha Wrench, 15, attend The Van Niekerk Academy of Dance in Stanmore and will perform in the touring English Youth Ballet production

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Journalists

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