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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.

Nishkam School West London is one of only two free schools to have opened in the borough to date updated

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

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

In pictures: Opening of new Busy Bees nursery in Chiswick

MP Mary Macleod cuts the ribbon to declare The Chiswick Nursery and Pre-School Academy on Malborough Road open

Education in Pictures

Universities

Brunel University students send Christmas gifts to orphans abroad

The students have filled more shoeboxes than ever before with toys and other treats this year.

Listed Post Office building in West Drayton could become student flats

The application comes after plans to convert the 1930s property into shops were withdrawn.

Teaching assistant admits sex activity with teenage pupil at Uxbridge school

Commonwealth Games athlete and former teaching assistant at Kevin Sempers, changed his plea on the second day of his trial at Isleworth Crown Court.

Schools & Academies

Duchess of Cambridge honours 'unsung heroes' in school communities

Kate Middleton was at an awards ceremony where a Greenford headteacher was a finalist

Deserved celebration for Fulham school which nearly did not open

Fulham Boys School celebrated its official opening after a host of challenges which meant they nearly did not open in September

Arty students spruce up park wall with mural

Pupils from St Gregory’s Catholic Science College in Donnington Road, Kenton, added the artwork to the wall in Woodcock Park at the invitation of Friends of Woodcock Park and wall owner John Hutton

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