County Hall, Norwich. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Staff working with young offenders in Norfolk have a “high level of insight about the children and young people they worked with” according to a new report.

A team of 18 to 22-year-olds working with the Prince's Trust have renovated the garden of the Church of Nazarene on Croxton Road, Thetford.

A team of youngsters have lent a helping hand to the community by renovating a church garden.

Chapel Road School, Attleborough.  Photo: Steve Adams

Work on a long-awaited £13.8m state-of-the-art school for pupils with complex needs is set to begin this summer.

Staff and children from Gissing Children's Centre celebrate their outstanding Ofsted rating. Picture: Submitted

The manager of a south Norfolk pre school said she is delighted after it was rated “outstanding” following an Ofsted inspection.

An arist's impression of the planned Attleborough Primary School in London Road.

A major road leading into Attleborough looks set to change dramatically after approval was granted for a new school, nursery, 16 homes and an industrial site.

Sheringham Primary School council members at a pyjama day held to raise funds for a £30,000 climbing frame appeal. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A two-hour surf lesson, a photography workshop and a children’s birthday party at Cromer Sports Centre are just some of the treats on offer in an auction of promises being held as part of Sheringham Primary School’s annual summer fair.

Illustrator and author Chris Riddell visited Rockland Saint Mary Primary School to talk about his work

His love of drawing and storytelling is well-established, and now author and illustrator Chris Riddell has paid a visit to a village school to share his passion.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, speaking at the Norfolk headteacher conference in 2014. Photo: Bill Smith

The chief inspector of schools has highlighted concerns about the performance of high schools in Cambridgeshire.

Principal Katie Lawson, celebrates Costessey Infant and Junior Schools retaining their good Ofsted, with one of the classes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An infant and junior school that share the same headteacher are celebrating after separate Ofsted reports confirmed they both remain “good” schools.

Hingham Playgroup have had OFSTED success.
Pictured are staff and committee team members with playgroup attendees (front) Lucas and Jessica.
l-r: Committee Chairman Rebecca Mitchell, Jodi Wood, Manager Nicola Hindle, Nicola Traill and Clare Jackson.

The team at Hingham Playgroup are celebrating after being awarded ‘good’ rating from Ofsted, just months after the education watchdog labelled it as ‘requiring improvement’.

County Hall, Norwich. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Councillors have raised concerns about the support Norfolk County Council gives to young people who leave its care.

Schools have been told to check the safety of glazing. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Norfolk headteachers have been told to check the safety of glazing in their schools after a girl was hurt when her hand went through a glass panel that did not have a protective film.

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

The Children’s Services department at Norfolk County Council could overspend by £6.4m this financial year, unless action is taken.

Principal of Hethersett Academy, Gareth Stevens. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Hethersett school has been boosted by a new national status, which recognises its ability to help train new teachers.

Catering students and staff from Thetford Academy have an international-inspired lunch at the Thomas Paine Hotel.

Catering students learnt about the heat of a professional kitchen after they were invited to lunch at a local hotel.

Norfolk County Council. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A massive spike in the number of children being expelled from Norfolk’s schools has prompted concerned councillors to set up a working party to investigate the reasons.

Norfolk County Council's County Hall in Martineau Lane, Norwich.

Confusion surrounds whether Norfolk will accept more unaccompanied children who are seeking asylum.

Sarah Charman and Year One pupil Yassin Jammeh wearing the new school uniform. Picture: Submitted

Under recently-appointed executive head teacher Sarah Charman, the federation of Grove House and King’s Park Infants Schools will work more closely together from September.

Flooding at Avenue Primary School

Parents joined staff in battling to rescue work by pupils at Avenue Junior School after flood waters overwhelmed the building in the torrential rain of last Thursday.

 The Rt  Revd Alan Winton Bishop of Thetford viewing a RE Celebration art exhibition being showcased at St Nicholas Minster.

Picture: James Bass

All religions are important and none should be discriminated against – that was the message of an RE exhibition being staged at Great Yarmouth Minster until Monday.

Pupils and staff at Wells Primary School are having 1 mile of exercise every day to help improve their health and fitness. Picture: Matthew Usher.

They do four laps of the field at Wells Primary and Nursery School in an initiative started by one of their teachers.

Sheringham Primary School Eco Club members celebrate after winning a £250 Total Green School award for their energy-saving efforts. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Environmentally-aware youngsters at Sheringham Primary School have bagged a £250 award, after coming up with a scheme to save cash and energy by switching from conventional to LED lighting.

Morrisons butcher Mark Pearce with Cromer Junior School pupils, who visited the store as part of a topic on healthy eating. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Europe-themed treats were on the menu for Cromer Junior School pupils, when they visited their local Morrisons supermarket as part of a topic on healthy eating.

Benjamin Britten Race for Life 2016

Schools across Lowestoft have raised thousands of pounds completing their very own Race for Life events.

Left to right: Nikki Kerdegari, Felicity Chaney, Kirsty von Malaisé (Headmistress), Rachel Bruce and Kate Shearer

Norwich High School for Girls is preparing to host its first Inspiring Females Symposium.

Ofsted logo

An after school club has claimed vindication after it received a glowing Ofsted report just months after the inspectorate said it was “inadequate”.

Norfolk author Cressida McClaughlin

Children and young people across Norfolk already preparing their entries for the Write on Norfolk creative writing competition, run by the EDP and Norfolk County Council, in association with Jarrold.

The Ziggurat buildings at the UEA.
University of East Anglia.

Students at the UEA have told of their disappointment at the prospect of the UK leaving the EU.

MARS staff are helping to create a wildlife area at Narborough Primary School. Pictured with Paul Downer are (L) Joshua (9) and Aiden (8). Picture: Ian Burt

A bug hotel, a large pond and an outdoor cooking area are among the features of a new wildlife garden installed at Narborough Primary School, near King’s Lynn.

The Sports Experience Day for disabled children run by the Presidents Sporting Club  at the Thetford Leisure Centre. Frank Bruno shows off his basketball skills to the children. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Sporting legends Frank Bruno and Peter Shilton were trying their hand at new sports with disabled children from across East Anglia at a charity sports day.

The EU Referendum on June 23. Photo: PA Wire

This week’s EU referendum will ultimately shape the future of Great Britain.

Barnham Broom Primary got a food hygiene rating of 1

Barnham Broom has been given a food hygiene rating of one out of five after its latest inspection by the Food Standards Agency.

Lowestoft College, apprenticeship provision rates 13% above national average.
College principal Jo Pretty

A college principal has defended its record after it was criticised by Ofsted inspectors for its lack of progress.

Future Voices: Winner - Gypsykate Garramone, 16, Swanton Novers

Norfolk teenagers have been showing off their photographic talents with a series of stunning images showing different aspects of life in the county.

Maybe these people have discovered what the special word is.

Thousands of 15 and 16-year-old students are throwing all that they have at their GCSE exams – but what happens after the examinations finish?

What is done for the 'average' students? Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There are many issues surrounding our education system so the one I will focus on is the lack of attention ‘average’ students receive.

Nadine Kaadan spoke at the Writers' Centre Norwich.

Nadine Kaadan, a Syrian author-illustrator of children’s books, recently visited the Norwich Writers’ Centre. With a kind smile, and a purple flower tucked behind one ear (“a gift from a fan”), Kaadan is every bit as animated as her books suggest.

A woman smoking. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

At parties, playgrounds and street corners up and down the country teenagers are making the choice. To smoke or not to smoke?

Are fish fingers all you really need to worry about? Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Who’d choose to come home after a gruelling day at work, scrub the house clean, cook the dinner, get the kids bathed and ready for bed then finally succumb to the mighty fist of exhaustion?

A child cries at the migrant camp in Idomeni, Greece. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

The migrant crisis is a growing problem - and one former Norfolk teacher has first hand experience of some of its horrors.

A Protein World advert displayed in an underground station in London which caused controversy. Photo: Catherine Wylie/PA Wire

Everyday, young people face constant exposure to the ‘ideal body image’, but what impact is this truly having on the younger generations?

What would Ernest Hemingway think about the state of English today? (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

An issue, I have witnessed, that young people face is the degradation of language caused by a mass over-indulgence in technology.

Springwood High School pupils Emily Riggs and Jannis Koulman have reached the national Spelling Bee final. Picture: Ian Burt

For non-native speakers, it can seem an intimidating language, known for its long words, umlauts and guttural sounds. But two pupils from Norfolk have certainly mastered their German vocabulary, having made it through to the national finals of a German language spelling bee.

County Hall, Norwich. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norfolk County Council has been forced to draw on reserves following a £3m overspend on its budget for sending children with special education needs outside the county, or to independent specialist provision.

Helen Wetherall, interim head of Norfolk County Council's Adult Education Service

Since its inception, Norfolk Adult Education has been offering people of all ages a chance to develop their skills, take the next step in their career or just try something new. However, concerns over the quality of the service were raised in January 2015 when it was rated as inadequate by Ofsted inspectors.

The government is planning to reform higher education.

New, smaller universities challenging their more established competitors; a brighter spotlight on how successful universities are at teaching their students; tuition fees rising for the first time in years.

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 were one of those set to be affected. 

Picture: James Bass

Council chiefs have put the brakes on plans to withdraw free school transport for children in a north Norfolk village after concerns were raised over road safety.

Fred Nicholson School, Toftwood.
EDP pics © 2008

A Toftwood school has been closed for the day after a water pipe burst.

Norfolk County Council assistant director of children services Gordon Boyd. Photo: Steve Adams

Proposals to break up Dereham Sixth Form College could be back on the table.

The children of Olpalagilagi Primary can now filter their own tank of spring water

Children at a school in Africa now have access to clean drinking water – after pupils from north Norfolk installed a new filtration system during an educational trip.


Education leaders have warned recruiting teachers in some of Suffolk’s most desirable areas has become increasingly difficult because they cannot afford to move to the county.

Howard Junior School in King's Lynn, the biggest cohort of children graduating this year, pictured throwing their mortorboards after their Children's University graduation ceremony at the UEA. Photo : Steve Adams

And there wasn’t even any need for Photoshop...

Members of Reepham High School's allotment team (from left) Craig Evans (18), Robert Webb (18), William Pryke (17) and Emily Baker (16) with teacher Matt Willer. Picture: Ian Burt

Little more than a year ago it was a patch of overgrown land at the bottom of the playing fields at Reepham High School and College that had never grown anything more productive than grass and weeds.

County Hall, Norwich. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norfolk County Council has vowed to stop using the services of a law firm whose Twitter account posted a series of “disrespectful” comments about parents of children with learning difficulties.

Youngsters from Elm Tree Primary school take part in a sponsored dodgeball competition for the British Heart Foundation.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Elm Tree Primary School pupils had the chance to let off steam and raise money for charity on the last day of term by taking part in a sponsored dodgeball competition.

Preparing for Paston Heritage weekend, historical re-enactors at Paston church. The Paston family tomb in the church. Photo: Simon Finlay Copy:  For: EDP News EDP pics © 2008 (01603) 772434

They rose from medieval peasants to become landowners, merchants and lawyers and enter royal courts. The extraordinary story of the Pastons has been passed down over the centuries in the world’s earliest collection of domestic letters.

Former headteacher Sarah Mintey launched Developing Experts in October as an online platform for teachers to plan lessons, and also allows children to use it at home. 

A former Norfolk teacher has married education with technology and launched a new business which aims to transform the way children learn across the world.

Aylsham High School. 


Special assemblies are also being planned to warn pupils of the dangers of online grooming.

The council keeps a secret rating for all schools but refused to release this information until the Information Commissioner's Office ruled in favour of the EDP.

Norfolk County Council has been given 35 days to reveal its secret rating of every school in the county after the EDP won a battle to publish the information.

A father has called for a change in the law. Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

A father who was threatened with a fine because his former partner took their child out of school for an unauthorised holiday without his knowledge has called for a change in the law.

Naomi Barron, owner and manager of Gnomes Preschool in Cromer

Public appeal has been launched to find Gnomes new accommodation.

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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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