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Zadie Smith. Credit: Dominique Nabokov

Kilburn-born author of White Teeth, Zadie Smith, looks back at attending Hampstead School in Cricklewood between 1986 and 1993.

Students at Skills Training UK received achievement awards at the Wembley Centre

Young people who have turned their lives around doing a skills course in Alperton celebrated their success in a special ceremony.

Unions fear Brent schools will be hit with a funding crisis

Unions say government plans could leave schools in Brent with a funding crisis.

Children singing at Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards

A children’s mental health charity that provides emotional and therapeutic support to schools in Brent has won a grant worth almost £160,000.

Pupils from Sudbury Primary School held a protest  (Pic: Adam Tiernan Thomas)

Young pupils in Sudbury formed a “walking bus” to urge motorists to drive slower after three children were run-over outside their primary school.

Brent primary school children are committing to a Daily Mile initiative from the council

Staff and pupils at a primary school in Willesden have taken up the challenge of a new daily fitness project.

Ilai Avni, from Harlesden has been accepted into the National Youth Orchestra

A young 15-year-old from Harlesden has made it into the National Youth Orchestra,

Indro Sen has been suspended from CNWL

Union chiefs at a Brent college are calling for strike action over the suspension of one of its members.

The Duke of Cambridge with Newman Catholic College students at a ceremony in Willesden New Cemetery yesterday.

It was a royal occasion for a crop of students at a Brent school who rubbed shoulders with the Duke of Cambridge as part of a history project yesterday.

Anna Openshaw-Lawrence, CNWL vice-principal, trustees Paul Sinclair, Susanne Lawrence, Linda Reid and former CNWL students and sprinter Leroy Cain .

A new sports facility has opened in a Willesden college thanks to the legacy of a former teacher who left money in his will.

Star of The Chase Shaun Wallace cutting the ribbon and officially opening the new Techno Bus at Oakington Manor Primary School last week. Credit: Stephen Pover

A bus which operates as a free technology information service was launched at a Wembley primary school on Tuesday.

Brent Council handed out 391 fines in the last year

Brent Council has raked in at least £23,460 from fines handed out to parents who took their children out of school without permission, figures show.

Tecaher Himakshi Patel and Convent of Jesus and Mary students have been working on a project to save energy at the school.

A group of conscientious students have won first prize in a school project to reduce pollution and global warming.

Dawn Butler MP has been appointed as shadow minister for black and minority ethnic communities

A Brent MP is encouraging school breakfast clubs to enter themselves for an award to win £1,500.

10 boxes of educational books were filled by Newman Catholic College and Brent Library, for children in Romania

With help from a secondary school in Harlesden a lorry containing boxes of books has made its way to Romania.

Pupils from St Gregory's Catholic Science College with harvest from their Eco Garden

Green fingered staff and pupils at a secondary school in Kenton have scooped top prize in a national competition.

Pravin Ambhir, Ian Morland, Prakesh Suchdev, Vilas Chauhan, 
Meera Chauhan, Ramesh Gadhia protesting over late hour and alcohol licensing application at Subury primary school - . Photo by Adam Tiernan Thomas

A primary school in Sudbury can hold events after hours after its application for an alcohol license was given the green light.

Crest Academy, Neasden. Picture: Jonathan Goldberg

Questions were being raised this week after Freedom of Information (FOI) requests revealed that the Crest Academy has yet to pay back £20,000 in ward working funds.

Teachers consult with students following their results

The Crest Academy was in celebratory mood yesterday after scoring its best ever set of GCSE results.

Principal Delia Smith with student Aleeyah Siddiqui

The Principal of Ark Academy has praised her students after she saw them improve on GCSE results from last year.

Student Seth Joseph with his proud dad

Newman Catholic College had a day to remember yesterday as they received their best GCSE results to date.

Student Disha Dagali after collecting her results

Students at Preston Manor school have been quick to praise the work of their teachers following a strong set of GCSE results.

Queens Park Community College students showcase their results

Queens Park Community School was today celebrating its best ever set of GCSE results, bucking the national trend in the process.

Efrem Tesfay, who earned some brilliant results today

Capital City Academy was celebrating its GCSE results today, with one particular story standing out amongst the rest.

Shock for Ark Elvin A* student

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Ark Elvin student Hinal with Principal Annabel Bates

A girl from Ark Elvin Academy who recieved seven A*s and two As in her GCSE results has said how she “really didn’t expect,” to get the results she did.

GCSE results are out tomorrow

Teenagers across the country face one of the most nerve-racking days of their young lives today with the publication of GCSE results.

Students celebrating St Gregory's Catholic Science college A-Level results

Leader of the council Muhammed Butt has spoken of his “delight,” at Brent surpassing the national average in its A-level results.

Capital City score 98% pass rate

Thursday, August 18, 2016
A group of students pick up their results

Staff and students at Capital City Academy were celebrating today after 98% of exams were graded between A* and E, with 60% scoring between A* and C.

Alisa Ahmed, who will be studying dentistry at Cardiff, with one of her teachers

Preston Manor school has been celebrating its A-level results today, with head-boy Danial Farooq landing a place at Oxford University to study engineering.

Students celebrate their results last year. Picture: Nigel Sutton

So it’s here. After a whole summer of waiting, today’s the day A-level results are finally published.

Newman Catholic College funded a successful police summer school for pupils   Pic credit: Adam Tiernan Thomas

Pupils at a Harlesden secondary school have graduated from the first police run summer camp held in the borough.

You can look for Clearing places online (Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA)

If you want to go to university in 2016 but don’t have an offer, Clearing could be for you. Every year thousands of students find university places through UCAS Clearing and go onto a fulfilling degree course. Here some typical questions asked by students about the Clearing process…

Options after A-levels

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A degree is a popular option (Picture: Chris Ison/PA)

You’ve got your A-level results, but now what? There are a number of paths available to you after leaving sixth form or college.

The students celebrating their graduation at a ceremony at University College London

Year 10 students from Ark Elvin Academy school in Brent visited University College London this week to celebrate their graduation from a programme designed to improve their GCSE results.

Katharine Birbalsingh, headteacher of Michaela Community School

A vicar has defended a Wembley free school which forces children to eat by themselves if their parents fail to pay for school lunches on time.

Busy Rascals celebrates its fourth birthday

A baby and toddler drop in at Willesden Green has celebrated its fourth birthday.

Katharine Birbalsingh, headteacher of Michaela Community School

A Wembley free school is forcing children to eat by themselves and denying them a hot meal if their parents fail to pay for school lunches on time.

Thirty-eight pupils were excluded for sexual misconduct. Picture: PA

Thirty-eight pupils in Brent were excluded from secondary school last year for sexual misconduct, figures have revealed.

Sudbury Primary school. Photo by Adam Tiernan Thomas

A troubled primary academy in Sudbury says it is now on the right path after bringing in plans to partner with an outstanding secondary school as well as a new headteacher.

Pravin Ambhir, Ian Morland, Prakesh Suchdev, Vilas Chauhan, 
Meera Chauhan, Ramesh Gadhia protesting over late hour and alcohol licensing application at Subury primary school - . Photo by Adam Tiernan Thomas

Furious residents in Sudbury have launched a petition to stop their local primary school turning into a ‘nightclub’ after hours until 3am.

Dawn Butler with the group from Crest  Academy

A Brent MP is offering all schools in her constituency a free guided tour of parliament before the year is out.

Mike Hulme with QPCS pupils outside the school

An office lined with posters from school plays staged years ago and artworks by students who have long since left has, for 12 years, been the daytime home of Queen’s Park Community School (QPCS) headteacher Mike Hulme.

Barry Gardiner is the Labour MP for Brent Noth

The MP for Brent North says that a proposed commercial football pitch in a Kingsbury school has no legal consent and jeopardises national commitments to tackle obesity.

Headteacher Mike Hulme is retiring. Picture: Jan Nevill

A secondary school headteacher, who has worked in Brent education for 40 years, is retiring this week.

Cllr Muhammed Butt was grilled by schoolchildren

Pupils grilled a council chief during a special ‘Question Time’ session held at their primary school in Wembley.

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