Class of 2024: Education in the Borough of Brent and Beyond

London is home to a wealth of top-rated schools and universities which are internationally-renowned and act as a major draw for those considering purchasing a new home in the capital. 

Some of the world's most prestigious universities, including Imperial College London, University College London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science are located in the capital. These institutions consistently rank among the top globally and attract students, scholars and top-tier faculty members from all corners of the world. The courses on offer span a wide range of programmes and courses, including arts, sciences, business, medicine, and engineering. 

London is a melting pot of cultures and its universities reflect this diversity. International students are welcomed with open arms, creating a vibrant and inclusive learning environment amidst a multicultural atmosphere that enhances global perspectives and cross-cultural understanding.

With a new academic year in full swing, we take a look at some of the options for academics and young learners in the Borough of Brent and beyond. 

Academia on Alperton’s Doorstep 

Family-focussed areas such as Alperton, near Wembley, have an excellent array of academic options for all ages. 

This includes Lyon Park Primary School, which is part of the Wembley Schools Federation. It is a flourishing learning community, which is just five minutes from Grand Union – a new mixed-use development being delivered by St George. Referenced as a ‘true community’, its latest Ofsted report highlighted the teachers’ proactivity in really getting to know every pupil and their families during their time at the school. 

Alongside its academic endeavours, the school hosts regular events for its pupils including summer fairs, science weeks and superhero days, and in October 2023 it officially opened its 375 sqm multi-use games area, which is part of the long-term playground improvement project supported by Brent Council.

Photograph of statue monuments outside Grand Union

Local Legends 

Alperton Community School is another great option in the local area and is just a five-minute cycle from Grand Union. In 2018, Andria Zafirakou, an Art & Textiles teacher at the school, won $1 million when she was crowned the best teacher in the world as part of the Global Teacher Prize. 

To celebrate all she has done for the school, St George partnered with sculptor Brian Alabaster on a piece of artwork that represents Andria’s efforts in building a thriving, educational and happy environment for her pupils while also signifying the leaps in development and the accomplishments of students from the area. 

Situated by the canalside Piazza, the sculpture named ‘The Next Step’ is visible to passers-by and for those taking part in after-school homework sessions, sports classes and art workshops in and around the Community Hub, which is often buzzing with after-school activities. 

Brent and Beyond 

As well as educational excellence in the local vicinity, Grand Union has easy access to London’s top universities. The world-renowned King’s College London, London School of Economics and Imperial College London – all of which can be found in the top 50 of the World University Rankings - are also within close proximity to Grand Union, and less than an hour away via the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines into the city. 

The city's commitment to education and its historical significance in the academic world make it a destination for those aspiring to achieve top marks and career goals.

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