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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.

Uxbridge College student's design used by multi-national firm after he wins competition

Steven O’Neil won out over more than 180 entrants to the Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK competition.

How singing and sign language helped an Isleworth primary school transform its fortunes

Worple Primary School's innovative methods helped it secure a 'good' rating just 18 months after a critical Ofsted report

Parents warned as application deadline looms

Council school admissions team is encouraging parents to apply for more than one school and that they should consider local schools as well as others further away.

Pupils in Heston don blindfolds to mark World Sight Day

Students at Westbrook Primary School played football and hockey wearing the masks to help them understand the challenges facing blind and visually impaired people

Quartet of Hounslow schools win entry to Gold Club

Lampton School, The Heathland School, Lionel Primary and Grove Park Primary are all praised by Boris Johnson for helping more deprived students flourish

Universities

#colourdash at Brunel University in aid of Michael Sobell Hospice

What's on for Half Term: Get pelted at the Brunel University 'colour dash'

Here are a few more suggestions of places to go to entertain kids and teenagers during half term week.

Fireworks night: Your guide of where to go in west London

Fireworks
We've compiled a list of the best places to go to see fireworks on and around Bonfire Night.

Vigil outside Scotland Yard for 'murdered' student

After spying claims, mother of Brunel student Ricky Reel steps up her campaign again

Schools & Academies

Help Santa switch on Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre's Christmas lights

Youngsters can take part in a competition to turn the lights on and all can enjoy bands, drama, a market and more on the day

Free anti-bullying sessions on offer by Wembley marital arts school

Wembley Choi Kwang Do Martial Art School is running two self-defence sessions next month for National Anti-Bullying Week

'Run down' Kensington school and estate get thumbs up for redevelopment

The Barlby School could be expanded and the Treverton Estate regenerated after Kensington and Chelsea Council decided to review options last night, writes Charlotte Long

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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