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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.

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

Feltham primary school goes from struggling to 'outstanding' in less than 24 months

Edward Pauling Primary School has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted inspectors, less than two years after being told it 'requires improvement'

Education in Pictures


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

The Ealing Music and Film Festival is back for 2015 with a Polish twist

With yet another eclectic programme of events to reflect the rich and varied music and film heritage of one of London’s most culturally enriched boroughs this year’s focus is on Poland.

Schools & Academies

Meet freerunning pioneer in Chiswick

Last chance to secure your seat to listen to inspirational speaker Sébastien Foucan at The Barley Mow Centre in Chiswick tomorrow (Jan 28)

Library campaigners win grant from Brent Council to continue clubs and classes

Preston Road Library campaigners, a year after it was closed by Brent Council
The community also hopes to re-establish a book lending service at the former Preston Library building.

Mary Macleod MP: West London is stronger in 2015 because of Tories' long term economic plan

The Government's economic plan is getting results in Brentford & Isleworth, argues Conservative MP Mary Macleod in her first column of the new year.

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