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UEA, University of East Anglia. Picture: Supplied

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has once again named among the country’s best-performing universities - reaching 15th position in The Times and Sunday Times Good Universities Guide.

City of Norwich Grammar School. Date: 1950

Creating more grammar schools is likely to widen the attainment gap between rich and poor children, and there is no evidence it will raise overall educational standards, a report is warning.

The new University Centre at the College of West Anglia. Picture: Ian Burt

A new £6.5m university centre for west Norfolk and the Fens has been officially opened, almost 10 years after College of West Anglia principal David Pomfret started the ball rolling.

Scott Lyons, Norfolk NUT secretary. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A teachers’ union leader has questioned whether the academy chain that has been appointed to run three new primary free schools in the Norwich area will allow much community involvement.

Norwich City Academy players (L) Ben Godfrey and Todd Cantwell with students and guests at the opening of the newly laid football pitch at Northgate High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Canaries academy player Todd Cantwell, 18, played on the hallowed artificial turf at Northgate High when he was a pupil, before signing up to become a professional footballer.

Colby Primary School has been closed today (Thursday) due to flooding after a burst pipe. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

A specialist “clean-up” crew is on its way to Colby School in north Norfolk which is closed because of flooding caused by a burst pipe overnight.

The opening of Pakefield High School's phase three building. Pictures by: ANDREW PAPWORTH

Parents and community leaders were invited to see inside the first high school to be built in Suffolk for 20 years as the final phase of the building was completed.

Regional schools commissioner Tim Coulson. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A council launched a four-month process to decide who should run a new primary school in Sprowston - only to find the government had already made the decision without telling it.

King Edward VII grammar school, King's Lynn. Date: 1973

The government wants to create grammar schools. As parents, councils, schools, academy chains, private schools and universities assess what it means, we answer some of the key questions.

Michael Rosen, executive director of children's services at Norfolk County Council.

A failure to hit targets to cut the number of children in care by hundreds is helping fuel a projected £9.3m overspend in a key council department.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb with Sheringham High School students Roman Pretty, Anna Bhalaero and Rebecca Mann who are campaigning against fashion sweatshops. Picture: SHERINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

Sheringham High School students recruited North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb to their cause when they explained their strong opposition to fashion sweatshops.

The Schoolwear Centre in Ber Street, Norwich

Some families are still waiting for items of school uniform from a city centre retailer, more than two weeks after the start of the new academic year.

Dame Rachel de Souza Photo: Bill Smith

The chief executive of the Inspiration Trust academy chain has launched a new campaign group that supports free schools and academies.

Blenheim Park School

A head has pledged to turn around a village school which has been told it must improve by the government’s education watchdog.

Iceni Academy has received a

A “courageous and determined” principal has succeeded in pulling her academy out of special measures to achieve its highest ever Ofsted rating.

Thetford Grammar School held a Speech Day at St Edmundsbury Cathedral to celebrate its successful GSCE and A Level results.

A school has celebrated a successful year of GCSE and A Level results with a speech day at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Left to right: Caroline Jarrold, Wendy Thomson, Nigel Pickover and Alison Thomas

A mix of dragons, castles, beaches and roundabouts enthralled the judges of a creative writing competition when they met to decide the winners.

Reece Ritchie and Storybored students at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield. Picture: July14 - Pay It Forward CIC

Aspiring filmmakers received top tips from leading television and film industry professionals as part of a youth project to make a series of short films about the area where they live.

Author Hunter S. Thompson.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Before he became one of America’s most famous and influential journalists, Hunter S. Thompson, at just twenty years old, penned an insightful letter to a friend. The letter serves as invaluable advice that any young person should take.

Pupils from Paston Sixth Form College with their awards.

That was the message to students at Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham from Professor Susan Smith, Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge, who was guest speaker at their annual awards.

Ann Bartlett, the mother of a serviceman who died when he was killed by one punch presents the “One Punch Can Kill

An anti-violence educational programme warning Year 9 students across Norfolk about the dangers of fighting is being rolled out for a second year in schools across the county.

Steve Lancashire, chief executive of Reach2

The government has announced three new primary schools will be created in the Norwich area, as well as one in Lowestoft for children who have been excluded from mainstream school.

Glyn Hambling, chairman of the Norfolk Secondary Education Leaders group. Picture: Ian Burt

Headteacher associations plan to increase cooperation between schools to ensure the collaboration many credit with helping to improve standards is not lost as more schools become academies.

Signs for the Hewett Academy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The man who decided to make the Hewett School an academy has revealed his disappointment after its GCSE results fell, one year after its conversion.

City Academy Norwich

The civil servant who oversees academies in the east of England has said he may make a decision about the future of one of Norfolk’s first academies next month.

Older people managed to guess what some of the words meant.

Yasssss, that’s totes peng bae, ur brows are so on fleek rn, like seriously m8! Any idea what was just said? Chances are if you’re over 30 you will be clueless.

Are we buying too much? Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

We are constantly bombarded with advertisements online, on the television, and around our cities.

A coal fired plant generating power. Photo: John Giles/PA Wire

‘Climate change’ is a phrase that’s been around for as long as I remember, and it won’t be going away anytime soon.

Canada's Andre De Grasse (left) and Jamaica's Usain Bolt compete in the second Men's 200m semi final at the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Village after village the banners screamed, “Go Melissa Go” and posters of Melissa in action adorned shop windows for miles. By the end of my summer holiday in eastern Canada I knew all about athlete Melissa Bishop.

The mortar boards fly at the first day of the UEA graduation ceremonies 2016. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

As September quickly approaches, those moving up and into A2 are finding themselves asking the same question: ‘What’s next?’

A painter from Fairbuild is abseiling down Norwich University of the Arts' St Georges Building to paint the windows. Photo: Denisa Ilie.

Some high-flying work is under way to prepare Norwich University of the Arts for the start of the new term next week.

Regional schools commissioner Tim Coulson. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

He is the man who holds the fate of our schools in his hands. In the fourth of this week’s series of interviews with key education figures, Martin George meets regional schools commissioner Tim Coulson.

Schools will find out this year if they are officially 'coasting'. Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

The man who will decide the fate of potentially dozens of local schools that could be branded ‘coasting’ says he will not force all of them to become academies.

Watton Westfield Infant School and Nursery with SureStart Children's Centre have been shortlisted for a share of the £12.5m funding pot in Tesco's Bags of Help campaign.

Westfield Infant School and Nursery in Watton and Forest Academy in Brandon are among three community causes in their areas to have been shortlisted for the Bags of Help Campaign.

Nelson Academy, Downham Market is one of the schools taking part in the project. Picture: Ian Burt

About 100 years ago people in the Fens would sit around the table at a pub or a club and tell tales about legendary characters and other stories.

Teachers and pupils at Attleborough Junior School dressed up to celebrate 100 years since Roald Dahl's birth. Tom Copland, one of the school's assistant headteachers, is dressed as Willy Wonka.

Staff and children at Attleborough Junior School celebrated the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth by dressing up as characters from the famous author’s novels.

Head of modern foreign languages Jackie Lambert teaching French to Year 7 students at Neatherd High School, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

As the government’s increasing emphasis on academic subjects sees schools put more focus on modern foreign languages, Martin George talks to one school where the subject has always had a special place.

Eaton Primary School. Headteacher  Allan Lowe, left, and Tony Hull, head of Evolution Academy Trust.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It used to be that each school had a headteacher – the person in charge who parents knew to go to if there was a problem.

Cuts to lollipop patrols have been delays. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Dozens of under-threat schools crossing patrols have received a stay of execution - although many are still set to face the axe come April.

Pupils at Westfield Infant and Nursery School in Watton have raised £600 for Walking with the Wounded. Pictured: Duncan Slater from the military charity with pupils Emily, Luke and Thomas. Courtesy of Tracy King.

Infant school pupils entered into the Olympic spirit this summer to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Scott Lyons joint division secretary for Norfolk NUT

This could be the year when parents start to notice pressures on school finances affecting their child’s education, a leading Norfolk trade union figure has warned.

Acle Academy.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A troubled high school has been told it has made “minimal progress” since it was put into special measures in January.

Chris Snudden

Norfolk’s education system could fracture as more schools break away from the council, and risk isolation as they join dozens of smaller academy trusts.

Ofsted regional director Andrew Cook. Photo : Steve Adams

Ofsted has praised improvements in Norfolk schools – and said things were “pointing in the right direction” for things to get much better.

West Earlham Junior School, new longhouse. Picture by Martin George

Children who were left distraught after arsonists destroyed the Anglo-Saxon longhouse they built at their school are helping it to rise from the ashes.

The City of Norwich School, an Ormiston Academy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for a city high school to allow parents to buy items of uniform from cheaper suppliers.

Aldborough Primary School.

A school in Norfolk is using James Bond know-how to find a new head teacher.

Chloe Smith MP walking to school with Hailey, who wrote to Chloe about the dangers of traffic on her daily walk. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

She may be just nine-years-old but Norwich schoolgirl Daisy Hailey is definitely making her voice heard when it comes to road safety.

Charlie Stockham, pictured with volcanic ash on his face during an Aylsham High School trip to Iceland earlier this year. Picture: SUBMITTED

A Norfolk schoolboy determined to help cancer patients like his late mother has won a scholarship to the prestigious Gordonstoun, the Scottish public school attended by both the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles.

Theresa May on the steps of Downing Street. Photo: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

When Theresa May first stood on the steps of 10 Downing Street, few realised that her pledge to “help anybody, whatever your background, to go as far as your talents will take you” meant selective education was back on the agenda.

UEA Students' Union are campaigning to save student housing in Norwich Picture: UEASU

Norwich Councillors will vote on Wednesday under controversial directive, which reduces multiple occupancy housing over fears of ‘studentification.’

Paston Sixth-Form College students Owen Fuller and Lewis Millard with college principal Kevin Grieve and the new Griffon sculpture. Picture: SUBMITTED

A striking sculpture of a mythological beast, made from a giant redwood tree, has just taken up position ready to greet visitors arriving on the Griffons site of North Walsham’s Paston Sixth Form College.

Wallis, Dorothy Perkins and Primark on Gentlemans Walk, Norwich.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

The Norwich skyline is set to change after a vision for a 13-storey tower block housing students in the city centre was given the go-ahead.

The Charles Darwin Primary School.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It was a day of nerves and excitement for 50 youngsters as they became the first pupils at Norwich’s newest primary school.

King Edward VII grammar school, King's Lynn. Date: 1973

Theresa May has been accused of elitism and taking education back to the “bad old days” of the 1950s after plans to open new grammar schools were inadvertently revealed on Downing Street.

Eaton Primary School. Headteacher Allan Lowe pictured at the side of the school's swimming pool.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A primary school has defended its decision to close its swimming pool, despite opposition from dozens of parents.

Decisions to scrap road crossing patrols could be put on ice until next year. Pic: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A winter reprieve could prevent lollipop men and women disappearing from outside Norfolk’s schools during darker mornings and nights.

Principal Dr Simon Fox of Flegg High School said coastal communities faced a challenge with unauthorised absences as many parents had to work during the summer holidays. 

Picture: James Bass

Parents in Norfolk’s tourism heartlands are more likely to be fined for taking their children out of school than anywhere else in the county.

Headteacher Tim Lawes(front centre) and the pupils and staff of Catton Grove Primary celebrate their

A city primary school has retained its “good” rating from Ofsted inspectors, just weeks after a senior civil servant handed it an official warning notice over “unacceptably low standards of performance”.

Bignold Primary School staff and pupils celebrating their Ofsted result earlier this year. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A city primary school that Ofsted praised as a good with outstanding features is applying to set up an academy trust that would be open to schools from across the east of England.

GCSE Results map

Percentage of students achieving five A*-C grades (including English and Maths) - Green pin = Up on last year; Yellow pin = Same as last year; Red pin = Down on last year; White pin = Awaiting results

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