Caring students at Northgate High School in Dereham are bringing some Christmas cheer to elderly residents this year and raising money for a dementia charity.

Children and staff at a Gorleston nursery are celebrating an outstanding inspection report.

Pupils at a mid Norfolk primary school took part in a sponsored ‘aerobathon’ with a national child safety charity on Friday.

A north Norfolk primary school is one of the first to take part in the Prince William Award programme, which helps build character and confidence.

The education watchdog is hosting an online conference for school governors in the east.

A cookery roadshow encouraging families to whip up more seafood dishes will arrive in Norfolk this month.

Children across Norfolk will get the chance to improve their digital skills, after hundreds of pocket-sized, codeable computers were donated to the county’s libraries.

Students from the College of West Anglia (CWA) took a skills and careers event by storm winning two gold medals, one silver and a highly commended.

Youngsters at Cromer Junior School have filled 80 shoe boxes with toys, books and toiletries for the annual Operation Christmas Child appeal run by Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse.

A regional heat of the UK International Kids’ Lit Quiz was held at Dereham’s Neatherd High School and saw 28 teams from 20 Norfolk schools taking part.

Plans to create a new nursery in Norfolk have inched closer after building work began.

A school in the Fens requires improvement, says the education watchdog.

A junior school in Norfolk which provides a “stimulating” place to learn has been told it is still a good school.

A West Runton student has been named as a finalist in the Association of Colleges’ national Student of the Year awards.

The chief executive of a Norfolk academy trust has announced his retirement after 15 years in local education.

Young budding entrepreneurs are sharpening their business skills in the classroom and helping an animal charity at the same time.

Geography A-level students from Fakenham sixth form have been helping to record changes to the north Norfolk coastline.

A Hethersett infant school has celebrated retaining its outstanding Ofsted inspection result.

Biscuits and chocolate are out and apples and carrots are in. That was the message given to young children at a north Norfolk school, as obesity rates and inactivity levels among youngsters reach epic proportions.

A former college leader has opened a student services centre named in his honour.

Pupils at a Watton school have contributed to preparations for the centenary celebration of the Royal Air Force.

Leaders at a high school have been told they are not taking effective action to shake off special measures.

Charities in the region have warned that bullying is leaving more young people with serious mental health issues, as figures point to a steep rise in cyber abuse.

Dereham school children had a chance to compete to be star bakers, during a visit from a top Norfolk chef.

It is a topic that appears in newspapers and on televisions across the globe - but one many do not have succinct understanding of.

The advertising watchdog has told the University of East Anglia (UEA) to remove a claim about student satisfaction.

A well-known Norfolk principal will head up four academies in a new executive role.

Pupils at a north Norfolk school created a poignant tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War.

A team of young athletes from across North Suffolk joined forces to compete in the southern area finals of a prestigious multisport contest.

Leaders at a high school have been told they are not taking effective action to shake off special measures.

A body promoting a healthy lifestyle in Norfolk has warned more school swimming pools could close if the schools are not helped with the cost of repairs.

The community behind a “caring and supportive” Norwich infant and nursery school are celebrating a glowing inspection report.

Making pumpkin soup was all in a day’s work for a reception class at North Elmham primary school.

A Norfolk’s high school musical sold out for every night of its performance.

It is the biggest academy trust in Norfolk, having grown to 30 schools in its four years. Lauren Cope talks to the outgoing and new chief executives at the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT), as it turns a new page.

A mentoring programme designed to raise aspirations and instil confidence in Lowestoft pupils is seeking new volunteers from local businesses.

Dozens of former students of a teacher training centre in Norwich have reunited at their old college.

The new principal of a Norwich academy says she wants to put a turbulent few years in the past and forge stronger links with the community.

Students at a Southwold area school have raised more than £3,000 for a charity which supports vulnerable children in Africa and Asia.

A school where pupils are proud to learn has been told it is still good by watchdog inspectors.

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The traders behind Norwich’s bustling market have been immortalised in a Christmas advent calendar designed by students.

As a child and young adult, Andrea Bell struggled to concentrate, remember things and always felt like she was never quite good enough.

Youngsters who excelled in a schools debating competition have visited the House of Parliament.

The vice-chancellor of a Norwich university has been announced as the president of a network of European universities.

A design agency has raised more than £1,000 for an appeal to build a hospice for children with life-threatening conditions.

Children as young as 10 could be behind the wheel as part of a scheme to create the next generation of safe drivers.

Thirty-five children were removed from a Great Yarmouth school in as many days.

Parents fear a child will be knocked down and killed by a car after several near misses outside a school.

A school could get a £2,000 boost if people living close to it become greener and start to recycle their rubbish correctly.

On farmland at the old RAF Downham Market site a vision of the future was meant to take shape, employing 6,000 people and finding cures to deadly diseases.

Young and old joined together as a Dereham high school held their first Remembrance Day service in affiliation with the Royal British Legion (RBL).

Parents fear a child will be knocked down and killed by a car after several near misses outside a school.

A Norwich sixth form which cut back on its courses earlier this year has announced a range of new ones.

Children’s services in Suffolk have been rated as among the best in the country by Ofsted.

Parent alcohol abuse is damaging the lives of more than 17,000 teenagers in Norfolk and Suffolk, according to research from a children’s charity.

A row has broken out on social media after a Norfolk pre-school was forced to close because not enough parents and carers attended its annual general meeting, as per its constitution.

It’s okay to be different - that is the message a Norfolk mum has been taking round the county as part of an innovative anti-bullying campaign.

Teenagers choosing where - and what - to study at university have been given a helping hand to secure a spot at some of the country’s finest institutions.

A Norwich university has been crowned the best in the country for its strong links with the gaming industry.

From code breaking to fake news - hundreds of future mathematicians attended an event in Norwich which saw numbers brought to life.

Annabelle Dickson

Lauren Cope

Education correspondent



Lauren is based in Norwich and writes about key issues affecting education in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, including decisions made at both national and local government levels.

Lauren also covers news from the hundreds of schools in our region and keeps on top of local results.

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