A 14-year-old boy has been left without a school place after a mix-up saw one he believed was confirmed fall through.

An outdoor nursery in north Norfolk - one of the first in Britain - has been crowned the best in the country at an awards ceremony.

Millions of pounds from central government will be used by Norfolk County Council to reduce numbers of children in care by helping families stay together.

Parents, teachers and the head of a Great Yarmouth school which could be merged with another will take to the streets this weekend in protest.

The man who previously oversaw academies and schools in the east of England has become chair of governors at a Great Yarmouth school.

A trust behind schools in Norfolk has revealed plans to lodge a bid for funding for a scheme which would develop mental health support in the classroom.

More than £760,000 has been handed to the University of East Anglia (UEA) to explore a link between diet, activity and Alzheimer’s disease.

Norfolk residents are being given the chance to take part in two unique history courses this autumn thanks to the Workers’ Educational Association.

An academy trust in Norfolk is on the hunt for an executive principal to lead five schools.

A Norwich university and its students’ union have joined forces to promote a zero tolerance attitude towards sexual violence, harassment and hate crimes.

Two Norfolk colleges could be merged by Christmas, despite a consultation into the move showing mixed reaction.

The new principal of a school at the centre of a row over draconian rules has apologised to a former head for comments about the school’s past.

With two weeks now out of the way at The Wherry School, a new free school in Norwich for children with autism, principal Rachel Quick reflects on the start of its first term.

Budding firefighters will have the chance to go behind the scenes at an open day hosted by Wymondham Fire Station.

A Norwich university is celebrating after jumping 28 places up a national league table in just one year.

Sixty primary school children were given a tour of one of Lowestoft’s most recognisable landmarks, after two organisations from their community stepped in to make the trip happen.

Police are to increase patrols around the University of East Anglia during freshers week.

An academy in Great Yarmouth which introduced strict rules in a bid to transform its fortunes has seen 13 parents apply to remove their children from the school.

Sixth formers in Norwich have scooped the top prize in a space race after the craft they designed reached a staggering 33,000 metres.

A bright bunch of North Walsham students have celebrated their time at a historic Norfolk college with a special graduation.

The mum of a 12-year-old boy with autism has pleaded with his school to be flexible on its strict new behaviour rules after he was excluded.

Thousands of students could be in for anxious months ahead, after bosses at Norfolk County Council refused to rule out cuts to subsidies for transport to schools and colleges.

One of the only autism centres of its kind in the county has been placed in the highest possible category by Ofsted.

Parents say they hope to halt a proposed merger between two high schools in Great Yarmouth.

An outstanding childcare provider has opened a new nursery near Dereham to help meet increased demand from parents.

A teacher training centre has celebrated bringing almost 40 new recruits into the field.

A new free school in Norwich which offers much-needed places for children with autism has welcomed its first pupils.

A trust which runs two high schools in Great Yarmouth has launched a public consultation on a merger.

Politically-minded students in Norfolk gathered to grill politicians at a panel debate in Norwich.

Paul Brooker, Ofsted’s regional director for the east of England region, reflects on a year of successes and how plans for the year ahead are going to be crucial in the face of funding cuts and staff recruitment issues.

A primary academy in west Norfolk which was put into special measures has responded quickly to bring about change, an inspection says.

Students studying at a Norwich university are to be offered mental health first aid training to spot the early warning signs of mental illness.

A Norwich college has toasted the achievements of 21 students at its annual ceremony to celebrate inspiring stories.

A summit looking at children’s mental health and work to protect wellbeing in Norfolk schools will be launched next week.

Schools which prioritise the arts say it is becoming more difficult to do so as pressure is piled on traditional subjects.

A sixth form pupil has her sights set on a career in science after spending the summer working at a prestigious research lab.

Two Lowestoft students have joined the former Prime Minister of Australia to campaign in Westminster for better education for children across the globe.

The principal of a Norfolk academy is to step down and take up a new post on the Isle of Wight.

A headteacher has praised 
the “considerable progress” made by a Lowestoft-area primary school.

Parents of children at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy got the chance to hear directly from the school’s new principal - but there were mixed views on how the meeting had gone.

It has been a tough week for Great Yarmouth’s Charter Academy.

The new principal of Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, which made headlines over its strict new rules, has invited parents with concerns over discipline to visit the school and insisted his approach is about compassion.

“Historic reforms” designed to make school funding fairer in areas which have traditionally lagged behind - including Norfolk and Suffolk - have been confirmed.

A group of concerned councillors have added their support for calls to save a Great Yarmouth school from closing.

The controversial decision to ask residents for their views on changing the way free transport is offered to Suffolk schoolchildren is to be looked at again by county councillors.

Young Norfolk bookworms celebrated a beloved children’s author by transforming into some of his most memorable characters.

Parents will tonight meet the principal of a school which has hit headlines this week over its strict new rules.

A troubled west Norfolk academy is taking steps towards coming out of special measures, a report has said.

A group of college students have been left disappointed after their course was unexpectedly shut down.

Children at the Pilgrim Federation of primary schools in north Norfolk have a lot of activities to look forward to this year, including a live radio broadcast.

The principal of a Great Yarmouth primary school has been suspended following an altercation in a pub.

The importance of democracy was on the agenda when a Norwich MP visited youngsters at a junior school.

The way vulnerable Norfolk teenagers were housed in squalid homes was “absolutely appalling”, according to one of the county councillors who investigated the complaints.

A “cold-eyed and unsentimental” approach has to be taken over proposals to close a Great Yarmouth school, according to Norfolk’s children’s services director.

Students looking for a rewarding career in social care still have time to apply for a new training initiative that may lead to a guaranteed job.

A Norfolk academy which divided opinion with a strict set of behaviour rules has relaxed its stance in a new policy.

An investigation will be launched into the exclusion policy at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, after concerns were raised it could conflict with national guidance.

A Thetford primary where pupils enjoy going to learn has been told it remains a good school.

An improving free school in Thetford for children who struggle in mainstream school has been pulled out of special measures - but told more work is needed.

A yung woman who refused to be held back by dyslexia is celebrating after passing her degree.

A teenager with autism has been left heartbroken after he was told not to return to his new college after one week because he was wrongly admitted.

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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