Wroughton Junior School, Gorleston

Leaders and governors at a junior school have “presided over its decline”, according to a report by inspectors.

Find out about student life at an event at UEA on June 8.

SPONSORED: Age is no barrier to going to university – around a quarter of the University of East Anglia’s students are mature students. If you’re considering higher education, there’s a chance to find out more at a free information evening on June 8.

The Locksley School, part of The Short Stay School for Norfolk. Photo : Steve Adams

The number of children expelled from schools in Norfolk could rise by a third this year – and has already cost taxpayers an extra £900,000 in 2015-16.

The new signs for the Hewett Academy at the school. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A teacher at the Hewett Academy has been suspended while the school prepares to carry out a disciplinary investigation.

Neatherd High School, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Neatherd High School proposed a last-minute compromise in an unsuccessful bid to save its controversial vision to set up its sixth form, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed.

A kind-hearted student from City College Norwich has been anonymously sending beautiful and uplifting messages, handwritten on postcards, to people going through difficult times through a project she has called ‘Sending A Smile’.

A mystery Norwich student has been spreading smiles by sending kind-hearted postcard messages to strangers.

Golf professional Ben Rawsthorne (left) gives an impromptu golf lesson to NWHS students (from left) James Vann, Kyran Turner and Millie Abbs, watched by mentor Steve Rawsthorne.

Three Year 10 students at North Walsham High School enjoyed an impromptu indoor golf lesson from a professional golfer, after he dropped in to offer tips on motivation and achieving their goals.

Anna English has self-published a book on Mattishall's Victorian school, called A Bun, an Orange and a Scatter of Nuts. Picture: Matthew Usher.

When the old Victorian school in Mattishall was demolished three years ago a 140-year-old building was turned into dust and then erased from the village landscape.

Chapel Road School, Attleborough.  Photo: Steve Adams

A complex-needs school which was shocked to lose its “outstanding” status has been told it is taking “effective action” to tackle areas that inspectors said needed improvement.

Fleximed's Gary Baugh was at Scribbles Pre-School in Bawdeswell, to give the children first aid training. Picture: Ian Burt

You are never too young to learn how to save lives.

Anne Hill has been appointed principal at Thomas Clarkson Academy.

A new principal has been appointed to lead an academy in Wisbech less than a month after it was rated as “inadequate” by Ofsted.

Vicky Wood, School secretary with Sarah Querelle, Deputy Headteacher at Ellingham Primary School, which has been targeted by oil thieves.

A member of staff at a village school has described her heartbreak after thieves repeatedly stole oil in tanks used to provide heating for young children.

Norfolk County Council is consulting on removing free school transport for children in Catfield and Hickling who go to Stalham High and Stalham Academy.

The Whiting family will be affected: Gareth Whiting with Adam (13), Beth (12), Samuel (10) and Declan (7).

Picture: James Bass

Fears have been raised about the future of free school transport as a community today prepares to fight plans to take away their children’s bus passes.

Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

More than 3,000 Suffolk pupils took unauthorised days off to go on family holidays in just one term, the EADT can reveal.

Cromer Academy was in shock this week. 


A science teacher has quit his post at Cromer Academy amid claims pupils were helped in a controlled assessment.

Woodwork classes are among the courses offered by the community learning service.

Inspectors have praised a turnaround which has seen Norfolk’s adult education service go from being rated ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ in just over a year.

Tamsin Poulter will take over the reins at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy in September.

As one head steps into retirement another is preparing to take up the reins at a “success story” academy.

Sheringham Primary pupils (from left): Martha, Sienna, Abi, Oliver and James, who have been picked to appear on a new TV quiz show being screened on CBBC in September. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A team of quick-witted pupils from Sheringham Primary School will be showing off their intellectual talents on national TV, when they appear on a University Challenge-style quiz show being screened in September on children’s channel CBBC.

Worstead Church of England Primary School.

A primary school has gone from requiring improvement to being classed as good thanks to its “inspirational leadership” and pupils’ positive attitudes towards learning.

Pupils during a lesson. Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

A new trust that aims to use the principles of the co-operative movement to “turn the accepted academy model upside down” has received government permission to run schools.

Captain Jack Sparrow was at Howard Junior School in Gaywood, to officially open the new pirate ship play area. Also pictured is Chelsea Mullane (7). Picture: Ian Burt

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp was in King’s Lynn yesterday - or at least his look-alike, Darren Potter, AKA Captain Jack Sparrow, was.

Katrina And The Waves, comprising (left to right) Alex Cooper, Katrina Leskanich, Kimberley Rew and Vince de la Cruz. Photo: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Katrina Leskanich, singer-songwriter from the Grammy-nominated band Katrina and The Waves, will perform at the Stody Boutique Festival at Stody Lodge by Holt on Sunday, May 22.

Students traditionally throw their mortarboards in the air at graduation. Photo: PA

A clampdown by a safety-conscious university on the tradition of graduates launching their hats in the air has been condemned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The Clare School gets a third outstanding Ofsted result in a row.

A complex needs school for children and young people with physical or sensory needs has been rated “outstanding” for the third time in row.

Chapel Road School, Attleborough. Photo: Steve Adams

A complex needs school that was shocked to lose its “outstanding” status last year has been told it is taking “effective action” to tackle areas inspectors said needed improvement.

Staff and children at the Busy Bees Nursery at Thetford who have been awarded a good Ofsted. From left, Fiona Clements, qualified early years educator (QEYE), holding Emily Wilding, one; Emma Halpin, two to threes room manager, holding Joshua Williams and Sophie Fancourt, both two; Gina Buine, QEYE, with Kiyah Ramm, three; Amanda Evans, assistant manager, with Megan Tasker, four; and Charlotte Rayner, room manager, with William Scoones, one. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A nursery school is celebrating after receiving a glowing review from inspectors.

Benjamin Britten High School students were successful in a national dance competition. Pictures; SUPPLIED

Devotion shown by these perfectly poised pupils at one Lowestoft high school has led to success in a national dance contest. Last month almost 40 students from Benjamin Britten High School, in Blyford Road, headed to Rotherham to take part in Rock Challenge.

Adrian Ball, principal of Thetford Academy

An attempt by a courier to collect exam papers from a school in Thetford was down to a booking error, an exam board has confirmed.

Future Voices Aaron Cahill, Charlotte Wilson, Joe Hamilton, Taylor Ball, Emily Oxbury and Laura Wright. Photo : Steve Adams

We’re looking for a new editorial team of young people to plan, write and edit articles about their lives, views and growing up in Norfolk.

Paralympian Jessica-Jane Applegate. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

September 2, 2012. The London crowd goes wild as Britain’s young talent Jessica-Jane Applegate wins gold in the S14 200m freestyle at the Paralympic games.

Future Voices: EDP reporter Gavin Caney and Future Voices writer Emily Oxbury

When I arrived at the Adrian Flux Arena to shadow EDP Sports journalist Gavin Caney, it became evident that preparation is a key part of any reporter’s job.

Future Voices: What can we learn from dogs?

Whether you’re a dog person or a cat person, there is one thing that is universally acknowledged. Dogs are always ecstatically happy (or at least look happy).

Future Voices: Holme-next-the-Sea is one of many places in Norfolk to visit this summer

Don’t have the holiday budget of Kim Kardashian? Norfolk holds five holiday spots to explore without breaking the bank.

Claire Heald, principal of the Jane Austen College in Norwich, which has a long waiting list less than two years after opening. Photo: Bill Smith

There are more than 1,500 empty places for pupils due to join Norfolk’s high schools in September, according to new figures.

Students traditionally throw their mortarboards in the air at graduation. Photo: PA

The UEA has banned hat-throwing at graduation to avoid students being hurt by falling mortarboards.

First day of the Royal Norfolk Show 2015. Bread baking in the discovery zone. 

This year’s Royal Norfolk Show will offer more learning opportunities amid the summer fun, in a bid to make the county’s “biggest outdoor classroom” more relevant to the National Curriculum.

Gresham's Headmaster Douglas Robb.

Gresham’s School in Holt is offering the community the chance to add their family name to an auditorium chair as it seeks to raise money to support the development of a new music school and sixth form centre, the ‘Britten Building’.

The UCS James Hehir Building in Ipswich.

University Campus Suffolk has won its independence – and is set to be a stand-alone university from August 1.

Girls born this year will be 75pc more likely to study for a degree than their male classmates if action is not taken to address a growing university gender gap, according to a report. Picture: PA/Chris Ison

What shall we do about the boys? Get more men teaching might help.

A Pets As Therapy Club visits Year 11 students at Wayland Academy in Watton before their GCSE exams. L-R Year 11 student Jessica Steward, owner and PAT volunteer Nina Nannar, Biscuit the dog and Year 11 student Ella Smy.

Students had a welcome break from revision before the start of their GCSE exams after their school hosted a Pets As Therapy (PAT) Club.

Alice in Wonderland themed fun at the Hethersett Old Hall School fete.

The Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, Alice and the Queen of Hearts were special guests at a school’s summer fete.

Adrian Ball, principal of Thetford Academy

A principal has issued a warning to secondary schools after a man claiming to be a courier attempted to take exam papers from an academy.

Benjamin Britten High School, Lowestoft  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A Lowestoft high school is continuing to take “effective action” towards coming out of special measures.

National Schools Commissioner, Sir David Carter, visits Hethersett Academy. Photo: Keith Whitmore

He is one of the most powerful figures in the government’s academies programme. Martin George meets Sir David Carter.

National Schools Commissioner, Sir David Carter, visits Hethersett Academy. Photo: Keith Whitmore

One of the most powerful figures in the government’s academies programme has praised the success of Hethersett Academy.

Jon Platt outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, where he is challenging a fine issued for taking his daughter out of school for a family trip to Florida, as he is expected to hear the result today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 13, 2016. Mr Platt was issued the fine by the Isle of Wight Council after he took his family on the trip, which included a visit to Walt Disney World, last April without permission from the school. See PA story COURTS Truancy. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Norfolk families who have been fined for taking children out of school for term-time holidays have been told there is “no question” of cases that have already been heard being re-opened, despite a father’s High Court victory.

Blundeston Primary School has been rated as 'good' by Ofsted in the latest report.
Headteacher Kate Schonhut with some of the pupils.

Picture: James Bass

Just over two years ago, it had been described by government education inspectors as a school which “requires improvement”.

Artists impression of Norwich Aviation Academy

Thirty students have already applied to study at a new aviation academy being built in Norwich.

The plan to split Dereham Sixth Form College provoked protests from students. Picture: Ian Burt

Key questions remain unanswered after Norfolk County Council killed off controversial plans that would have split Dereham Sixth Form College.

Taverham Hall School

Parents have voiced anger at the “bombshell” news two preparatory schools will merge.

Merchant's Place in Cromer is hosting an open morning for volunteers

Have you ever thought of learning a new language, brushing up on your IT skills or even turning your hand to silver smithing?

St Nicholas Priory Junior School, Great Yarmouth.

A primary school has moved to dispel child abduction rumours after an innocent incident was misconstrued.

Sheila Lock, interim director of children's services at Norfolk County Council, earned £259,800 in 2014/15, making her the highest earner at the Council. The total budget of Mr Williams' school was £384,859.

A Norfolk head teacher reacts in the letter below to some of the findings from the EDP’s investigation into huge salaries being paid in Norfolk’s public sector.

Mike Page aerial picture of the University of East Anglia campus, Norwich.

The University of East Anglia will today launch an ambitious 15-year vision for its future with a call for business leaders to help it become a major global university and boost our region’s economy.

Lowestoft College building

Two vocational colleges have said they will press ahead with creating an East Coast Colleges group despite Lowestoft Sixth Form College’s decision to pull out.

Hethersett Old Hall School.

The fantastical creations of Lewis Carroll will feature at a school fete in Hethersett.

From left: Aylsham High School head boy Liam Blatch, Friendly Faces captains Jordan Filby and Georgia Cleaver, and head girl Madeleine Gomes, with Richard Rayment, from The Only Way Is Essex, and Tessy Ojo, chief executive of the Diana Award. Picture: SUBMITTED

A Norfolk school’s pioneering anti-bullying scheme has earned national honours for the 10th year running.

Steven Huckle from computer games design company Shark Infested Custard gives a talk to students from Lowestoft college.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft College students were told that “the world is their oyster” during a visit from the founder of a successful computer games design and development company.

Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

It has been suggested that SATs tests are being sabotaged in an “active campaign” against Government reforms after an English test due to be taken today was accidentally published online.

Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

A troubled high school has been hit by another blow after a damning Ofsted report put it in special measures.

Protest at the gates of Hewett School after it was announced it will become an academy.

The Hewett School had a projected deficit of more than £650,000 when it was controversially turned into an academy last September, it has emerged - and Norfolk’s remaining non-academies will have to pick up the bill.

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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