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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.

In pictures: headteacher's delight as pupils throw surprise party in Brentford

Grainne Morland is given a fitting send-off after a decade in charge at Our Lady and St John's RC Primary School

Triumph for Fulham Boys School as opening goes ahead

An uncertain fortnight has ended in triumph for The Fulham Boys School with the announcement today that the September opening will go ahead as planned.

Police Academy 13: students join Hounslow Police for work experience

Youngsters from Twickenham Academy spent a week treading the thin blue line, and they enjoyed it so much three signed up to the police cadets

Schoolgirl's scallop dish helps her win school's Masterchef-style competition

Masterchef-style competition at Canons High School, Shaldon Road, Edgware. Sous Chef at Terry Farr's restaurant 'Friends' in Pinner, David McGeown here with eventual winner Shania Malik, aged 12
Shania was one of four finalists in Edgware secondary's kitchen contest

Half of Hounslow's secondary schools to close due to strike tomorrow

Only three of the borough's 15 secondary schools have confirmed they will be open as normal during massive public sector walkout.


Commonwealth Games: Brunel sprinter is a true team player

Williams loving life in the thick of it in the athletes' village at Glasgow

Bob Marley holds the key to Hillingdon man's Commonwealth Games hopes

England rugby sevens full-back Marcus Watson uses reggae music to keep in the zone

Met Police officers were not tasked to spy on families like Ricky Reel's, says investigator, but intrusion did happen

“I was moved by the interviews with Mrs Reel last night, and that is why it is so important that we are all clear about the facts of what happened.”

Schools & Academies

Heathlands School

Heathlands School appeals for ex-pupils to join mentoring network

Did you go to The Heathland School? If you’re a former student who would like to support current students, the school would love to hear from you.

MOBO UnSung 2014: Make west London artist Eve-Yasmine's dream come true

Eve-Yasmine Saoud-Easton
The Harrow star needs your help to make the top ten, but the competition is tough.

Fulham FC recruitment man finds tumour the size of a KIWI after eye test

John O'Brien has said how important routine eye tests are after an optometrist spotted the tumour when he popped in for a quick test

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