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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.

Police called to Hounslow primary school after boy found with knife

School confirms staff confiscated a penknife from a pupil and says police warned students about the "dangers and seriousness"

British Airways launches new cabin crew apprenticeship scheme

Applications for BA's new customer service scheme - to train and fly as cabin crew - closes on April 23

British Airways offer 50 work experience placements for students in west London

British Airways has invited local youngsters to apply for a work experience placement with the firm before 8

Slice of toast nearly causes student accommodation fire in Chelsea

A slice of toast
A build-up of crumbs caught alight, leading to the evacuation of 200 people

Hounslow school makes country's top 100 list

St Mark's Catholic School has been hailed by ministers after being rated in the top 100 nationally for three key performance measures


Students devastated after 'ruthless' university bosses 'sack' tutors

The university said the changes are required as part of a new £50m design school and are promising that studies will be "greatly enhanced"

Hundreds enjoy sunshine during Hillingdon Half Marathon

Nearly 400 people took part and many others lined the streets to cheer them on as they made their way around the 13.1-mile course at the weekend

Grand National 2015: Tips on who to back in the big race

Bookies have named Shutthefrontdoor as favourite to win the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday but our tipster has some other horses worth watching

Schools & Academies

Families facing 1,700 secondary school place shortfall in Ealing

The figures are according to analysis from the office of Labour politician Tessa Jowell

Heathrow fulfils schools promise - decade after it was made

The airport's operator has finally finished installing noise insulation at the 42 schools and other community buildings where it promised in 2005 to carry out the work

New courses enable teens to gain career skills while preparing for GCSEs

West Thames College says the vocational courses for 14 to 16-year-olds are the first of their kind in the Hounslow area

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