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The artist behind three controversial sculptures at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has defended the pieces and said they may open up debate on the pressures facing students.

A childminder who claimed a lack of childcare in a growing north Norfolk seaside resort means some children may be missing out has found new premises which could allow her to care for more youngsters in future.

A fine art school for children has been set up outside Norwich by a mother fearful the subject is becoming “devalued” in schools.

The principal of a regional land college said he was looking forward to a recently-announced boost in government funding “after two decades of funding squeezes that our sector has taken in stoic silence”.

After a major refurbishment of the library at a Lowestoft primary school, the pupils’ passion for reading has been all to apparent.

Creative Norwich students offered a taste of life behind the theatre curtain at an arts expo.

Children in Taverham were welcomed back to school with a revived garden and play area.

Having been at a Catholic school for the past 15 years, the Easter period has been very much ingrained in my life.

The mum of a teenage girl who drowned while trying to rescue her cousin has called for better awareness of the perils of water before more lives are lost.

A new educational federation should focus on training more young workers to support growing sectors in the east while providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, one of its main supporters has said.

Just three months ago her life was clouded with tragedy when her cousin Harry Ottaway took his own life at the age of 20.

Life-saving rescue and 999 workers have urged people to be safe around the region’s open water – and stressed that “warnings are there for a reason”.

Nine out of 10 parents in Norfolk and Suffolk will be sending their child to their first-choice primary school in September.

Editor David Powles explains why we are launching the Summer of Swimming campaign.

A summer-long campaign to encourage more people across the region to take up swimming, highlight safety in the water and fight for facilities is today launched by this newspaper.

With food, clothes, toys, childcare and holidays - bringing up a child is no cheap feat.

Do A-Levels teach you how to pass a test rather than important life skills? Or, are you happy with your A-Level choices?

More than £1m has been spent on administration and legal costs linked with academy conversions over the last four years.

An outdoor nursery in Norfolk has been told it is outstanding across the board in its first watchdog inspection.

Dozens of budding sportsmen and women enjoyed a football masterclass from two Norwich City legends.

Authors will take centre stage at events in Norwich to mark World Book Night later this month.

A proposed merger between two of leading farming and food educational charities, Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) and FACE (Farming & Countryside Education), has been announced.

Following the terror attack in Westminster, people reacted differently: Many mourned, many promoted solidarity, and many argued that London would never be afraid. Some, however, prompted further disunity.

A new primary prep school for 450 pupils - and 30 boarders - is to open in Norfolk as part of a wave of newly-approved free schools.

A team of students from Norwich have taken pole position after winning an award for designing a Formula One team and constructing a miniature race car.

A north Norfolk headteacher has said he is not afraid to ruffle feathers to drive up standards, following union criticism, because schools have a “moral imperative” to improve.

Almost 190 new nursery places will be unlocked in Norfolk thanks to a near-£1m government grant.

A leading orchestra has been working with students from schools in Lowestoft to write a score for a film about the town.

Authors, poets and publishing companies have rallied around a 10-year-old boy who lost all his books in a house fire.

Although summer may seem a lifetime away, it is time to start preparing for the festival season. Especially when top choices, such as the Lake District’s Kendal Calling, are already sold out.

A family will receive £5,000 from Norfolk County Council in “lost opportunities for education” after a string of failures caused their autistic son “significant injustice”, a watchdog says.

It has a top speed of more than 180mph and is a stunning sports car likely to adorn wall space in bedrooms of teenagers throughout the county.

The Diocese of Norwich is canvassing views on its bid to run new free schools around Norfolk.

Primary school children are having panic attacks and self-harming over the stress of exams, education leaders have said.

More than £200,000 has been paid out in compensation to pupils who have injured themselves in accidents at schools across the region, new figures have revealed.

Book-loving pupils at a Great Yarmouth primary school will soon be enjoying a brand new library, after the building housing it was lowered into place.

Many high school students feel that they should be learning more about life skills and less about how to find the area of a trapezium.

With over 180 years of history behind it Francis Cupiss Ltd harks back to a bygone era, but the letterpress business is keeping up with modern trends and continues to flourish.

Young scientists from Saint Felix School have participated in the finals of a national competition.

The Town Hall became a haven of science and imagination this week as Cosmos touched down in Kings Lynn.

Firefighters are running a contest for school pupils to design their lown safety posters.

A father has today lost a landmark legal battle at the UK’s highest court over taking his daughter to Disney World during school term-time.

Students at Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham have created three short films inspired by the art of Sheringham-based photographer Olive Edis

A north Norfolk school has been getting its wiggle on to raise money for charity.

Parents are being urged to ensure their children are dressed appropriately for school following concerns that girls are rolling their skirts up around their waist to make them shorter.

In a scheme to span generations, young volunteers will help older people get the most of using computers.

A package of support for Norfolk schools has been relaunched in a bid to bring down the soaring number of expelled pupils.

School trips are still going strong in the region, a survey has found, despite warnings that squeezed budgets could see education confined to the classroom.

Students at staff at Wymondham College have walked, ran and hobbled the distance from Morley to Malawi to raise money for a charity in the African nation.

The 18th annual Spring Fling drew 5,000 visitors to the Norfolk Showground – here are five things children learned about food and farming at the National Farmers’ Union’s new discovery barn.

A Breckland school has joined an education trust and is also set to welcome a new headteacher.

More than 500 pupils from across Norfolk and north Suffolk have visited an annual event encouraging young people to continue their studies after sixth form.

Children, parents and staff members pulled together this weekend to build a new learning facility at their school that will house guinea pigs and rabbits.

Schools in the east of England are to receive £250m in government cash to create more places and improve tired buildings.

The divide between packed secondary schools and others struggling to fill places has been revealed by new admission figures for September.

Pupils and staff at a Lowestoft school are celebrating after receiving a ‘Good’ rating from an Ofsted inspection.

A chance to learn fun lessons about food, farming and the countryside will bring crowds of children and their families to the Norfolk Showground tomorrow.

Pupils at a secondary school in north Norfolk were given food for thought with their latest project.

A group of students held a property auction to ‘sell off’ a section of their school as part of a programme of activity to develop their teamwork and leadership skills.

On February 1, about 2000 people gathered outside Norwich City Hall to protest against Donald Trump’s policy of banning seven different countries from the United States, as well as Theresa May’s invitation for a state visit.

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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