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North Norfolk District Council chairman Annie Claussen-Reynolds and North Norfolk District Council leader Tom FitzPatrick presenting certificates to children of Northrepps primary  School who have completed the Pillbox Trial along the Norfolk Coast.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

When children go home to tell mum and dad what they did at school few can claim to have been tracking down First World War fortifications.

Parents and residents have expressed their concerns about road safety outside Cliff Park junior school.
Cars stopped on double yellow lines on Bridge Road as the end of the school day approaches.

Picture: James Bass

Neighbours have expressed their concerns about parking chaos on a road near two schools and the James Paget.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan. The Department for Education has defended the tests. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A one-day boycott of primary schools could see parents withdraw children from lessons in a protest against government tests.

Under the guidance of Lilly Hodges from NPS Archaeology, pupils at Langley Preparatory School take part in an archaeological dig in the school grounds.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

An archeological dig near a known Roman settlement has discovered more ancient relics.

The public meeting organised by campaigners opposed to government academy plans. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A fightback against government plans to turn hundreds of schools in our region into academies is today under way, with activists forming a new campaign group, and county councillors urged to throw their weight against the proposal.

Traffic chaos outside Carlton Colville Primary School.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Lives are still being put at risk outside a busy primary school – more than three years after a campaign was launched to tackle traffic problems there.

Ian Rankin. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

He is one of the most important characters in the history of crime fiction, and next year his creator will become a professor at the University of East Anglia.

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

An unprecedented warning notice targeting a high school over plans to set up its own sixth form remains in place, despite its governors putting their case directly to council bosses.

Pupils dig up their 2012 Olympic time capsule at Angel Road Infant School.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

For many, London 2012 may seem like yesterday, but for some children at school today the Olympics were more than half a lifetime ago.

Crucial information was not shared to protect the girl from the sex offender. PICTURE POSED BY MODEL 
Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

No-one has been disciplined or sacked over a series of failures that left a vulnerable girl to be abused by a convicted sex offender who was in a relationship with her mother for almost a decade, it has emerged.

Crucial information was not shared to protect the girl from the sex offender. PICTURE POSED BY MODEL 
Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A series of failures left a vulnerable girl to be abused by a convicted sex offender who was in a relationship with her mother, a damning report has found.

Garrick Green Infant School head, Rebecca Dewing, with pupils celebrating their good Ofsted. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A school where one pupil’s only criticism was that they could not sleep there is celebrating after retaining its “good” rating in its latest Ofsted report.

Children at work in the classroom.

Parents have today been warned truancy from school will no longer be accepted as figures reveal a fall in absences after tougher punishments for parents were introduced.

Royal Norfolk Show director Mark Nicholas.

The annual summer celebration of everything special about Norfolk will return with all its traditional appeal this year – along with a fresh guiding philosophy from the new man at the helm.

Ever more housing has prompted the need for more school places in Attleborough.

A new 630-pupil primary school could be on the way for Attleborough following a planning application made by Norfolk County Council.

UEA vice chancellor Prof David Richardson (right) at a pop-up farm at the university campus.

The new president of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association hopes his tenure will inspire vital links between the worlds of science, academia and business which will leave a lasting legacy for the farming industry.

Hemsby Primary School celebrating its good Ofsted report.

Picture: James Bass

A village primary school is celebrating its determined efforts to get to “good”.

Cliff Park Infant School and Cliff Park Junior School. 

Picture: James Bass

Parents fear a child could be killed or seriously injured outside a school entrance because of the way people drive down a road.

Gavin Paterson with some of the African pupils which the Norfolk-based charity Yellobric has helped.

A unique space-race challenge linking Norfolk and African schools, is hitting new heights and wants a partner to sponsor its top prize.

Dr Roger Harris has become the headteacher at  Long Stratton High School

Long Stratton High School’s new headteacher has said his number one priority is to improve exam results.

Neil Powell, who has been appointed headteacher at North Walsham High School. Picture: SUBMITTED

North Walsham High School has appointed a new headteacher, School chiefs hope that Neil Powell, a former principal of East Point Academy in Lowestoft, will be able to start work before the end of term.

Neatherd High School, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

The head of Neathered High School has rejected claims his position is untenable after Norfolk County Council issued an unprecedented warning notice that could stop controversial plans to set up its own sixth form.

The government said the questions were published online by accident.

A spelling test due to be taken by thousands of seven year olds in England next month has been accidentally published online as a sample paper, months ahead of the exam.

Fifteen-year-old Sheringham High School student Cameron Richards, who has been named among the top 100 students in the country in an annual maths contest attracting more than 200,000 young people from all over the UK. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A north Norfolk teenage maths whizz has been named in the top 100 students nationally, in an annual competition attracting more than 200,000 young people from all over the UK.

New eco classroom at Harford Manor School.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A new eco classroom at a complex needs school has been named after the 79-mile walking challenge that helped raise thousands of pounds to help pay for it.

Taverham High School staff and pupils celebrating their Ofsted result. Centre left, deputy head Liz Plater and head teacher Carol Dallas.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A high school where pupils make “remarkable progress” in maths has been confirmed as “good” following a short Ofsted inspection.

Olympic swimmer James Kirton held a special coaching session with pupils from Alderman Peel High School. Picture: Matthew Usher.

An Olympic athlete gave students a coaching session to remember following a visit to a specialist sports college.

Peter Devonish, headteacher of Dereham Neatherd High School

The head of a Dereham high school is taking legal advice after Norfolk County Council issued it with a warning notice in a bid to stop it setting up its own sixth form.

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

A Dereham high school is planning to go ahead with plans to set up its own sixth form, despite receiving a warning notice from Norfolk County Council that aims to stop it.

Arsonists have burnt down the Anglo-Saxon longhouse built by pupils at West Earlham Junior School upsetting pupils including(l to r) Mark Powley, Neli Liddiment, Charlie Tuttle and Ellie Willis.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Distraught and angry children are today coming to terms with a heartless arson attack that reduced an Anglo-Saxon longhouse they built at their school to a burned out shell.

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

It is a school with a “culture of excellence” where pupils’ behaviour is “nothing short of exemplary”.

East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Gorleston.

Plans for two high schools and two sixth forms to create a pioneering academy trust may proceed without one of the sixth forms.

The launch of the programme for the Festival of Literature for Young People at Long Stratton High School. Janet Bell, second left, school librarian; Alexander Gordon Smith, 2nd row, 3rd left, festival patron; Antoinette Moses, 2nd row, 3rd right, festival producer, and Tom Stevens, back right, assistant head, with students from the writing and illustration group who are inspired by children's laureate, Chris Riddell. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An array of authors are heading to Norwich for a festival aiming to inspire young people with the world of words.

Attleborough Academy Year Eleven students who have been studying William Shakespeare. From left, front, Georgia Lancaster, 15; Leah Smith, 16; Trent Clatworthy, 16; and James Newell, 15. Back, Jade Wiley, 16; Keziah Collier, 16; Harry Goodrum, 15; and Ryan Miles, 16. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

This Saturday marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Four centuries on, how relevant is the Bard to educating our children?

Author Todd Henderson, left, and illustrator James McNulty visit Mile Cross Primary School to launch a competition to name the dragon in their next book. Pupils, back, Reuben Chapman and Gracie Calver, and front, Lily Thompson and William Cole.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

What do you call a monster that has tired of eating scraps of food, and has turned it attention to a couple of children instead?

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

A controversial plan to split Dereham Sixth Form College could be scuppered after Norfolk County Council said it had issued a formal warning notice to the high school behind it.

James Joyce, chairman of Norfolk County Council's Children's Services Committee.

A total of 92pc of Norfolk children due to start at primary school next year have secured a place at their first choice.

Reepham High School and College principal Mark Farrar. Picture: Denise Bradley

Reepham High School has announced the identity of the first school that will join its new academy trust.

Charles Darwin Primary principal Jo Brown at Charles House, Rose Lane, Norwich.
The new primary school will open at the site in September 2016.

Norwich’s newest primary school will be housed in office buildings near the heart of the city’s clubland.

Great Yarmouth College.  Picture: James Bass

Plans for three coastal colleges to merge won the backing of more than half the people who took part in a consultation, but many raised concerns about travel.

Broadland High School headteacher Aron Whiles. Photo: Tom Rayfield/Broadland High

A new headteacher appointed at a secondary school in Norfolk has immediately issued a ban on hoodies and imposed a strict dress code.

BA Fine Art student Natalie Moles-Smith, centre, with members of the judging panel. Left to right: Rt Revd Graham James, NUA vice-chancellor John Last, NUA fine art course leader Carl Rowe, and 2003 Bishop’s Art Prize winner Susan Gunn.

A work of art that highlights the high value we place on the weight of handwritten words has won the annual Bishop’s Art Prize.

The Hewett and Sewell Park Academy in Norwich. Photo: Archant

Pupil numbers and finances of two Norwich high schools that became academies in September have come under scrutiny in a report by Mustard TV.

International hockey player, David Ames, with students at Notre Dame School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It was a training session that one group of newly-enthused hockey players will never forget.


Parkside School has retained its Ofsted Outstanding rating, with particular praise for the White Lion Café, which its pupils, pictured with headteacher Susan Booth, and Helen Holderness. Photo : Steve Adams

A complex needs school that set up a city centre cafe run by its pupils has been praised in its latest Ofsted report.

Work starts on the new Aviation Academy. Founder and chief executive Simon Witts.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The diggers are on site and the first panels of cladding are being stripped away from a Second World War hangar at Norwich Airport.

Alburgh with Denton Primary School has been rated outstanding by Ofsted. 
Headteacher Joel Crawley with some of the children.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher.

A school which was rated satisfactory just six years ago has received an outstanding report from Ofsted with praise for its “exceptional teamwork.”

Katie Sutton with her daughter Lily Sutton, are unhappy that the school bus ticket has increased from £8 to £18 for the week on Norfolk Green. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Furious parents have complained about a substantial increase in fares introduced by a bus service operator around King’s Lynn.

Acle Academy.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The executive headteacher of a struggling academy who resigned last month, just weeks into the job, is now returning to the school.

Marshland High School

A west Norfolk academy is appealing to parents to contact it if they believe their child has wrongly been refused a place there next September.

Lionwood Infants has gone from

An infant school that makes a “remarkable” difference to the lives of its pupils has been judged “outstanding” across the board in its latest Ofsted report.

Pupils at Wells Primary School are putting on a fashion show. Pictured are (L) Daisy, Tanya Cobb and Elise. Picture: Ian Burt

Pupils and teachers take to the catwalk on Friday night for a special fashion show.

Norwich City College hairdressing students 1985

As City College Norwich celebrates its 125th year of existence, here’s a look back at student life in the 1980s and 90s.

Future Voices: Emily spent a week without using her mobile phone.

Would anyone send me any birthday messages? What celeb gossip would I miss out on? What are thumbs actually useful for, except texting?

Future Voices: The different sides in the referendum debate are making their cases. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

With the EU referendum taking place on June 23, we asked two young people to outline opposing views on UK’s relationship with the EU. Here, Joe Hamilton puts forward the case for voting to leave the EU.

Future Voices: The debate about the future of Britain's membership of the EU is underway. Photo: Toby Melville/PA Wire

With the EU referendum taking place on June 23, we asked two young people to outline opposing views on UK’s relationship with the EU. Here, Charlotte Wilson puts forward the case for voting to remain in the EU.

Winning goalscorer Martin Olsson of Norwich celebrates victory with Andre Wisdom of Norwich as Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United looks away dejected at the end of the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 02/04/2016

A month ago it looked all doom and gloom for Canaries fans. After nine games without a win, relegation was staring them right in the face, seemingly dragging them back down to the darkest depths of the Championship.

Future Voices: An example of a healthy snack

How much chocolate have you eaten over Easter? A couple of eggs? A few more than a couple of eggs? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

The Open Academy, formerly Heartsease High.

The government has announced that all schools will have to become academies by 2022, but for most high schools around Norwich, the change has already happened. Here is a look at who is now running our high schools.

Martin Scott headteacher at Peterhouse Primary school.
The outdoor classroom bus had its rear window smashed and other areas of the playground where vandalised over the Easter holidays.

Picture: James Bass

Vandals targeted school playground, damaging an outdoor classroom and religious space, during the school holidays.

The exam results of Norfolk's looked after children have improved. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The exam results of some of the most vulnerable primary-aged children in Norfolk have soared in recent years and overtaken the national average, according to new government data.

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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