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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.

Disappointing GCSEs? Support is at hand in Hounslow

School leavers can sign up to a course designed to help them get back on track and back into education or work

A-levels: Hounslow pass rate higher than national average despite dip

The borough-wide pass rate dips from 99 per cent to 98.4, compared with the national average of 98.0 per cent

Can you pass GCSE Science? Take our quiz to find out

How well do you know your biology, chemistry and physics?

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

School shut for the day after fire causes power problems

Leopold Primary School was suffering from power problems are a fire caused damage to an outbuilding.

Universities

A Clockwork Orange, condoms and the Crown and Treaty: some more Uxbridge facts from our readers

The town's been hitting the headlines amid speculation Boris Johnson could take the Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat

Commonwealth Games: Silver medalist salutes Brunel influence

Decathlete Ashley Bryant believes his Uxbridge uni played a large part in his career

Commonwealth Games: Brunel sprinter is a true team player

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

Schools & Academies

Notting Hill Carnival: The best bars, soundsystems and after-parties

With so much to do at Carnival getwestlondon takes the worry out of which bars, soundsystems and after-parties to go to this weekend.

Apprentice learns while he earns at the university of coffee

University is not for everyone and James Cadwell is proving you can learn a lot on the job.

Harrow School to consider more options following pressure from residents over Churchfields

A huge demonstration this week showed the strength of feeling from neighbours of the land set to be blocked off from their local field.

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Steve Bax
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Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
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Zoe Drewett
Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote, Hayes, Harlington & West Drayton
Alan Hayes
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Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
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News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
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News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
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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