Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Brent Council's cabinet last night voted through a plan to close Roe Green Strathcona Primary School - as teachers, parents and union members picketed the building.

Parents are invited to view proposals for a new school in Brent to help meet growing demand for places for students with special educational needs.

Pupils in Harlesden got to meet West End stars during a police-organised summer camp in their school.

A top-scoring free school in Wembley Park is accepting enrolments into its new sixth form - but pupils need seven grade 7s to get in.

Foreign students at Queen's Park Community School celebrated "remarkable achievements" in their GCSEs.

A Neasden secondary school pupil who scored a string of top GCSEs has thanked teachers for getting her low grades back up.

The head of a Harlesden boys' school has been inspired by a Syrian pupil who came to the UK two years ago an unaccompanied minor, but smashed his GCSEs after just five terms.

When Ali Asharify started Capital City Academy he had already attended eight primary schools.

The Brent North MP has praised students and staff in his constituency for their "stellar results" at GCSE and A-level this year.

Kenton pupils bagged some GCSE top grades despite one breaking his hand two days before the exam.

Pupils and staff at a Willesden girls' school are celebrating their "best ever results".

A Wembley Park academy consolidated the "exceptional results" it achieved last year, said its head on GCSE results day.

A Wembley school is celebrating a "significant improvement" on last year with many GCSE results "littered with 9s".

Across the borough, Year 11 pupils will this morning be opening envelopes with baited breath. But the grades they will have earned will no longer be lettered - so here's our guide to the new-look numbered GCSE grades.

A teacher at a Kenton secondary school is encouraging GCSE pupils to say thank you to staff who have supported them over the year when they pick up their results tomorrow.

Four Wembley students started their summer holiday coding and puzzle solving within a government department.

A Willesden pupil is off to New York after winning a fully-funded £95,000 a year scholarship to an elite American university as her all girls' school recorded its "best ever" A-level results.

Sixth form pupils in Kingsbury have outperformed the national trend in dipping grades according to their headmaster.

Two "extraordinary young men" at a Kenton secondary school have obtained eight A* and A grades between them in their A-levels.

A Cricklewood secondary school is celebrating its "best ever" A Level results.

A self proclaimed 'slacker' at a Queen's Park secondary school is off to study maths at Bristol University after a 'shambolic' performance in his AS Levels gave him the wake up call he needed.

Capital City Academy have had a record year according to its headteacher with pupils achieving higher A-Level grades.

Pupils expressed joy, jitters and relief in North Wembley this morning as they went to pick up their A-Level results.

It's that time of year again when many students from across the country are waking up feeling anxious as judgement day has arrived: A-level results day.

Brent Council's leader has defended the decision to invite a drag queen to launch a children's challenge at the borough's libraries.

Boys at Newman Catholic College received a standing ovation after performing poetry for the first time at the British Library.

A diverse group of artists and activists used the last week of the school term to bring a unique brand of performance art to a Willesden school - all in the name of reducing knife crime and empowering young people.

A Harlesden 10-year-old interviewed an MP and helped create a magazine as part of a drive to raise money for the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

The sale of a Dudden Hill college campus involves different organisations "swapping" locations and Brent Council offering a multi-million pound loan to make it all happen.

Union members from a primary school in Harlesden held a half day strike over allegations of "bullying" by the executive head.

Dozens of primary pupils and their striking staff peacefully occupied the steps inside Brent Civic Centre with a loud message that their school should stay open.

Willesden primary school pupils have had the chance to showcase their slug and snail display at a royal flower show.

A Kenton school girl has beaten more than 20,000 teens her age to be crowned winner of Jack Petchey's major public speaking competition.

Council chiefs have won a High Court battle to stop one of its own primary schools in Wembley from using its car park for material gain.

A Kenton schoolgirl's passionate speech against homophobic violence has seen her crowned Brent's public speaker of the year.

Striking staff, parents and children from Roe Green Strathcona picketed Brent Civic Centre this morningin the hope of saving their school from closure.

The brains behind Horrid Henry dropped in on Kilburn primary pupils to support a reading fundraising campaign.

Staff at a Wembley primary school are to go on strike next week after cabinet chiefs agreed to formally consult on plans to close the site despite overwhelming opposition.

The ex-deputy headteacher of Copland Community School has had his claim for unfair dismissal struck out by a judge after almost 10 years.

Nursery children in Kensal Green have been learning how to properly clean their teeth to stop decay taking root.

Primary school children are connecting with dementia sufferers in a six-week song and dance project in Kensal Green.

Lambs, chicken and guinea pigs have moved into a primary school in Wembley to be part of the pupils' learning experience.

Brent's last youth centre in Harlesden is to become a free school under a private provider after scrutiny chiefs voted in favour of the plan - despite community opposition.

A Harlesden secondary school has marked being the first state school to use a prestigious Steinway piano with a visit from an international concert pianist.

A cabinet decision to turn Brent's last youth centre in Harlesden into a "free" school has been challenged by a councillor and condemned by union chiefs.


A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

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