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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.

Primary school children celebrate their futures at graduation ceremony

Children from Elsley Primary School in Wembley attended a prestigious event in London to celebrate their achievements on Monday.

Cranford student wins prestigious scholarship to study in the US

Gugandeep Banga will read sciences and English at New York University after becoming one of just seven students worldwide to be awarded a full scholarship by the Fulbright Association

Hoops of joy as basketball match christens £2m sports hall

Former headteacher David Sheath returned to St Mark's Catholic School in Hounslow to officially open the hall, named in his honour

Hounslow's secondary schools best in London, but primaries among worst

Ofsted's annual report also shows schools in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea are flying high, but secondary schools in Brent are the worst in London

New adult courses available in 2015 in Ealing

Lip reading, sewing lessons and Bhangra classes among adult courses available in Ealing in 2015

Education in Pictures

Universities

Ealing Choral Society concert raises thousands for Save the Children

The money will support the charity's work in the UK and overseas, writes Selina Sykes

Christmas fun day for Hillingdon and Uxbridge youngsters held at Brunel University

The primary school pupils went ice-skating, played Christmas games and learned how to say festive phrases in sign language.

Brunel students teach their elders how to play Candy Crush at workshop in Hayes

The Brunel University students demonstrated how to work mobile phones, iPads and other gadgets.

Schools & Academies

Members of the Youth Parliament at the Commons

Future generation of politicians selected for battle to represent Hillingdon's youth

Six teenagers hoping to represent their borough in the next UK Youth Parliament have been selected from a list of 12.

In pictures: Nativity and carol singing wrap up term

Victoria Junior School children tell the story of angel Gabriel's big break

Harrow poetry competition: read the winners for December

Judy Karbritz, of the Jewish Poetry Society
The Jewish Poetry Society holds a monthly contest and invites entrants to pen a short verse based on a theme or keyword

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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