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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 Jewish LGBT charity has joined voices criticising a "harmful" open letter signed by a number of north London faith leaders - including the founder of a Dollis Hill primary school.

A free two week youth theatre festival is underway in Neasden and Kilburn to reach out to all in the community.

Children at a Kenton primary school dressed as kings and queens in a day of celebration for their deputy headteacher - as she was made an MBE by Prince Charles.

A Willesden secondary school has been rated 'good' a second time following a quick visit by education chiefs.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

Eco-warriors from a secondary school in Kenton picked up community neighbours for a giant litter pick in their local park.

Pupils at a Kilburn primary school are gearing up to take part in a cycling challenge to raise awareness of toxic air.

More than half the staff at a private faith school in Neasden earmarked to close in 2020 are at risk of being made redundant this year.

"Discover and follow your passion," Louis Theroux told a hall full of past and present pupils at a Queen's Park secondary school.

The disgraced former headteacher of Copland School in Wembley will finally have to repay £1.4m to Brent Council after the Court of Appeal lifted a stay of execution regarding the money.

A government investigation uncovering a "litany of gross failings" at Woodfield School has piled further controversy onto its delayed partnership with The Village School to form an academy trust.

A Brondesbury Park junior school made a big splash becoming the new champions of a borough-wide swimming competition.

A Kenton secondary school teenager beat 740 pupils across Brent to make it into the final of a national debating competition.

Wembley High Technology College has been named the joint highest performing school in the country - topping the charts for Progress 8 scores for the second year running.

A Kingsbury special needs school could become an academy in a little over a week, despite dark clouds hanging over its partner.

Special educational needs funding remains a "serious concern", according to Brent Council.

Pupils at a Harlesden secondary school held their first parliament debate - and got a pledge from their MP that they could hold the next one at the House of Commons.

One of Brent's top performing schools could close earlier than planned due to dwindling student numbers.

A "trailblazing" Brent nursery became the UK's first recipient of a prestigious children's rights award yesterday.

Controversial plans to convert a Kingsbury school into an academy could finally go through in February, according to the headteacher.

A headteacher of a school which was ravaged by a fire three years ago has championed the resilience of her students in transforming its fortunes.

Pupils from a primary and secondary school in Kenton joined forces to plant hundreds of bulbs to raise awareness of polio.

A mother has accused a karate club in Neasden of discrimination for not accepting her two children, who have autism.

The former head of a Wembley secondary school and two governors must pay back more than £1.9m after "swindling" cash in a bonus scandal.

Pupils and staff at a Kenton secondary school planted a swathe of poppies in commemoration of 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Professional footballers gave some Queen's Park primary pupils a surprise by joining in with their PE lesson.

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.

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