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Thursday, November 8, 2018

A Willesden secondary school has renamed its theatre in a tribute to a gifted pupil who was murdered in January last year.

A young Kenton schoolgirl raised more than £1,300 for cancer-stricken kids – by cutting her hair off.

Exams in underground bunkers during the Second World War and a former pupil coming to the rescue of a terror victim in 2018 are just two remarkable pieces of a Wembley school’s rich history.

Kenton pupils have turned pumpkins and thyme grown in their secondary school’s eco-garden into a hearty soup for the homeless.

Young budding writers in Kilburn got a literary treat when a “hero” author flew in for a visit.

A Willesden Green mother forced to home school her son can’t understand why a faith school that took her daughters won’t accept him.

Harlesden schoolboys delivered a powerful plea to all councillors for a nearby skate park to be lit to deter crime.

Westminster North MP Karen Buck joined parents and children to protest the sudden closure of Queen’s Park Nursery.

The headteacher of The Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College has reserved praise for GCSE students for whom ‘academic study can be a struggle’.

The principal of Capital City Academy has lavished praise on her “remarkable” GCSE students.

An Ark Elvin Academy student who arrived from Romania 10 years ago has achieved stellar GCSE results.

Staff and students at Queens Park Community School were celebrating an exceptional range of GCSE results this morning — and headteacher Judith Enright paid tribute to her pupils for rising to the “definitely more challenging” new exams.

High-flying students have achieved the best GCSE exam results at Preston Manor School in more than a decade.

No coursework, two years of study, a clutch of Bs and a handful of threes - it’s a tricky time to be a GCSE student.

A disgraced former headteacher and five former members of his staff have been told by the High Court they must pay back money they illegally received while working at Copland School.

Pupils at Capital City Academy have no regrets staying for sixth form after achieving the grades they needed to go forward.

Two Ark Academy students are Cambridge University-bound after getting high marks in their A-levels.

Pupils in Alperton braved the rain to collect a set of stunning A-level results.

There were tears of joy at Preston Manor Sixth Form this morning as students collected their A-level results.

When A-level results come out on August 16, more than three quarters of students who want to go to university are likely to get into their first choice.

Sent to school in Kenya for hanging out with the wrong crowd, a man has now graduated with a first class degree after being inspired by his father’s radical plan.

Any desires to build a new Hindu school at Northwick Park to replace the closing fee-paying school in Neasden have been dashed – for now.

Twenty five pupils from two Brent secondary schools were given a VIP day at Dungeness B power station after they scooped the top prize in an EDF energy competition.

Luck shone on a handful of pupils from two primary schools in Brent who were gifted tickets to a national atheletics championship.

Cash-strapped Brent Council’s unusual plan to save money by not cutting the grass in green spaces is ruining them for everyone except the bees, parents say.

Junior school pupils in Dollis Hill are celebrating their eco credentials after successfully hanging on to their environment award.

The government’s schools minister told a Commons debate he cannot step in to save Neasden’s Swaminarayan School – because it is not state-run.

Stolen bikes confiscated by the police that have not been reunited with their rightful owners are to be handed over to schools in Brent.

National politicians will on Wednesday discuss the shock decision by trustees to close Neasden’s Swaminarayan School.

More than 200 parents and children gathered at a huge summer garden party on Saturday to see off beloved headteacher Teresa O’Higgins, who is retiring from the Convent of Jesus and Mary Infant School after 16 years at the helm.

Neasden’s embattled Swaminarayan School could stay open until 2021, bosses have said – their second concession since announcing its shock closure a fortnight ago.

Bosses at the Swaminarayan School in Neasden have bowed to mounting pressure from parents furious about its closure and agreed to keep it open for an extra year.

Campaigners from Roe Green Village have won a huge planning victory after Powerleague announced it would ditch plans to build a large floodlit sports complex on Kingsbury High School’s Bacon Lane campus.

Angry parents were caught on video pushing and shoving a Swaminarayan School trustee as a heated meeting about its shock closure drew to a close.

Teachers are playing a crucial role in spotting signs of schoolchildren suffering with mental health issues, as the number of Brent students being referred to hospitals drops.

An Alperton Community School who won the ‘world’s best teacher’ prize has pledged to use the $1m prize to get more artists into London’s schools.

One of Brent’s top-performing schools, the Swaminarayan School in Neasden, tonight made the shock announcement it would shut within two years.

Claremont High School Academy’s veteran head of history has won a sparkling national gong for her tireless work and inspiring lessons.

Every school in Brent is set to be given a Black Caribbean “champion” to help transform the achievements of young black boys.

St Gregory’s Catholic Science College have continued their consistent Ofsted form, by getting another “good” rating.

An army of fundraisers came together on Sunday to brave heat, blisters and Blenheim Lake in Oxfordshire.

Brent will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

Plans for a new 690-pupil school in the shadow of Wembley Stadium moved a step closer after the designs were approved by Brent Council last night.

The headteacher of a school embroiled in a battle with union members has bemoaned the “detrimental impact” of further strikes on its students.

Air quality campaigners want “radical action” after Sadiq Khan’s audit found children at two primary schools in Brent are routinely exposed to illegal levels of pollution.

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