AN UNDER-performing school has sought to demonstrate how much progress it has made so as to stave off an academy conversion.
Parents from Gladstone Park Primary School presented a petition of more than 600 signatures to the Department for Education to show support for the school remaining under local authority control.
PARENTS fighting against their 'happy' school being forced to become an academy were disappointed a key meeting with their local MP was cancelled.
Parents at Gladstone Park Primary School in Sherrick Green Road, Willesden, are fighting the Department for Education's (DfE) decision to force it to become a sponsored academy following an Ofsted report at the end of last year in which it was deemed 'inadequate'.
PARENTS and students will have their chance to put forward their views on a new free school.
A consultation will begin on the Michaela Community School, which will be based on the site of Arena House, Wembley, and is due to open in September 2014, with up 120 pupils in year seven.
A YOUNG pianist took the top prize against other talented musicians in Brent.
Yasmin Adewusi impressed the judges at the BMS Junior Musician of the Year awards at Claremont High School, Claremont Avenue, Kingsbury.
STUDENTS in Brent will not have their exam papers remarked after a decision by a High Court judge.
A group comprising of the Association of School and College Lecturers, local authorities, schools and teachers took the case against GCSE grade boundary changes to the High Court in December and a decision was made on Wednesday February 13.
STUDENTS cooked up a feast as part of a competition at a college.
Ten pupils from five schools in Harrow, Brent and Barnet gathered at the College of North West London, Wembley, on Wednesday last week, with hopes of becoming the next Gordon Ramsey or Delia Smith.
Pupils at Kingsbury High School, Princes Avenue, took part in the school heat of the annual RIBI Young Chef Competition on Wednesday January 9.
Thirteen students created a main course for two from ingredients costing less than £6.
A CONSULTATION on the school travel policy for children with special educational needs has been launched.
Parents, carers and schools are being asked for their views on a new travel policy being proposed for Brent, which will continue to provide transport support for pupils who need it and have no other alternative, but will also offer assistance to those pupils who want to travel independently and are capable of doing so.
LIBRARIES in Brent will be given a boost with Arts Council funding.
Brent Libraries has been awarded £4,000 for a flagship young people's project.
STUDENTS eager to enter the world of work will have a helping hand thanks to a new scheme.
Newman Catholic College's Work Ready Programme was launched by Brent Central Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather in the House of Commons on Monday.