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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.

Row over plans for Whitton school with 80% places for Teddington kids

Petition launched against plans for school in Whitton with 80% of places reserved for children in Teddington

School apologises for history blunder which threatened to derail exam hopes

Heston Community School says students will not not be disadvantaged by the error after the exam board showed clemency

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


Young Dragons' Den business brains cooking up success

Business students win Dragons' Den style competition with their idea for protein-rich baked snacks aimed at fitness fanatics

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

Schools & Academies

First glimpse of plans for controversial new school building

This photo shows plans for a 1,400 pupil school and relocated Grasshoppers RFC grounds on an old sports field in Osterley

First Speed Read event hailed popular success by students and teachers

A chance to share the love of reading and mix with others in the borough

Jazz on the lawn for an international United Nations event

Members of the community were invited to the show

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