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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.

Report into school's finances which highlights 'significant weaknesses' kept under wraps by Harrow Council

Headteacher Tara Gratton declined to speak to us when questioned further on her statement

Nishkam School West London could move to old sports ground in Osterley

Nishkam School West London is one of only two free schools to have opened in the borough to date updated
The free school in Isleworth is considering expanding onto the former Pyrene sports and social club, just north of Great West Road, getwestlondon has learned

Beavers Community Primary School named 'outstanding' by Ofsted

School in Hounslow gets top marks from inspectors less than two years after being told it 'requires improvement'

Children's centres in Heston and Norwood Green told to shape up by Ofsted

School classroom
Inspectors say the centres must do more to help reduce the number of overweight children in the areas, which is above the national average

Heston Primary School praised by Ofsted inspectors

The school, in Heston Road, has gone from 'requires improvement' to 'good' following the latest inspection

Education in Pictures


Uxbridge teaching assistant jailed for sexual activity with schoolgirl

Kevin Sempers initially denied the offences, and appeared at Isleworth Crown Court last month for trial, but one day into the hearing he changed his plea.

Life is sweet (and savoury!) as snack firm defends its best in West London title

Organisers delight as awards build on the success of last year with double number of entries

Graduates of youth programme gearing up for climate change event at the University of West London

The Challenge is hosting an interactive day with environmental workshops for youngsters

Schools & Academies

What's on in Hillingdon this weekend?

It's that time of the year again - time to get your skates on at the Uxbridge ice rink. Or, if that doesn't tickle your fancy, there's plenty more going on.

Heathrow programme awarded by charity Spark! for closing gap between pupils and careers

Year 5 and 6 pupils at schools in Hounslow, Ealing and Hillingdon combine education and business in latest challenge to design and build their own terminal

Ealing's best buildings announced at Civic Society awards - pick your favourite

The aim of the competition was to recognise all kinds of buildings and designs

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