Arts and crafts created by pupils at a Wymondham school will go on display as part of Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios.

Almost nine out of 10 schools in the region are being forced to cut staff or fear they will soon have to as the funding crisis grips, a survey has revealed.

Hundreds of children in Norfolk and Suffolk with special educational needs are having to wait longer than they should to get support.

While Brexit has certainly dominated the headlines, education, from nurseries to universities, is shaping up to be a key election battleground. Education correspondent Lauren Cope reports.

A Norwich primary school has shaken off a “significant period of instability” to transform its fortunes, inspectors say.

Two East Coast College catering students have returned from the opportunity of a lifetime after undertaking a work experience placement at the highly-regarded Hand and Flowers restaurant in Marlow.

African snacks and an eclectic mix of music are on the menu at a ‘fusion’ pop-up café running at West Runton church hall on bank holiday Monday,

Seven students at East Norfolk Sixth Form College have taken part in the annual Chemistry Olympiad.

Early bird bargain hunters were ready to rummage an hour before doors opened at Flegg High School’s first jumble sale.

Pupils flocked to a “hidden” school library eager to plunder the newly-stocked shelves for their favourite stories.

Sports students from the College of West Anglia can now get more out of their courses thanks to a new partnership with King’s Lynn Town football club.

A college leader is hopeful about the future of her educational establishment which has been told it will not have to merge with others.

Excited pupils from Brundall primary school went on a bug hunt thanks to an initiative by the RSPB which encourages exploration of the natural world.

More than a dozen staff at a newly formed college serving Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft are at risk of redundancy.

A primary school has taken part in a sponsored walk to raise money for the refurbishment of their school library.

A primary school has been crowned Junior Maths Mastermind 2017 in West Norfolk’s annual numerical competition.

Hundreds are expected to dust off their old blazers for a reunion at a former King’s Lynn grammar school, with invites sent to ex-pupils Michael Caine and Lucy Verasamy.

Budding young engineers at Sheringham Primary School are gearing up to take part in a series of Formula One-style events, after building a pair of electric go karts from a flat-packed kit.

Former pupils of a Watton high school are being urged to join a new alumni group to help current students achieve their career aspirations.

Nearly two hundred children from six north Norfolk primary schools had a chance to show off their performing talents, at a variety show held at Sheringham High School.

Students from a school in Norwich were treated to a surprise tour of one of the world’s most exotic supercars.

Two swimming stars have given an important fitness lesson to hundreds of pupils at a Great Yarmouth school.

Important decisions on education in Norfolk could be made “without real world perspective” - it has been claimed.

Charging schools which expel students could worsen an alarming rise in expulsion rates in Norfolk and have a damaging impact on children’s welfare, a principal has warned.

A school is gearing up to celebrate the opening of its new library.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has sparked controversy after it proposed to remove a daily prayer space for Muslim students to be replaced with a corridor to its library.

An important meeting of leading figures in Norfolk education is being held today.

Children with specialist needs in Norfolk are waiting for months to get support.

Learning to swim is gaining a potentially life-saving skill.

International fashion designer, Betty Jackson CBE, and fashion editor and judge on Britain’s Next Top Model, Hilary Alexander, returned to the Norwich University of the Arts on Tuesday, May 16 to select Fashion students work for a catwalk show at Graduate Fashion Week.

Sheringham leisure centre Splash is appealing to eight-12-year-olds to brush up on their water safety skills, by signing up for its Rookie lifeguard programme.

An investigation into services given to vulnerable teenagers by a private company hired by Norfolk County Council will not be made public.

These remarkable images from the edge of space were captured by Norfolk school students.

In these days, when so many people use emails and the likes of WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook to communicate, youngsters from a Norwich primary school have been discovering the joys of letter-writing.

Thousands of students across Norfolk and Suffolk are sitting this year’s GCSEs and A Levels as exam season gets underway - but could you tackle some of the questions?

Twenty-five rural schools in Norfolk have filled fewer than half of their reception class places, figures show.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has risen six places in a national league table, weeks after it landed its highest spot to date.

Pupils from a complex needs school in Norwich will be given free bus travel to help them build independence thanks to a new partnership.

A top team of young baking enthusiasts from Sheringham Primary School had a chance to see their creative confections on the shelves of a Sheringham shop, after they won a competition to come up with a cake design summing up all that is best about the town.

A school in Dereham has become the first in Norfolk to become an official partner to the Royal British Legion (RBL) and has been recognised for outstanding work in the field of remembrance.

Frustrated childminders and nursery schools in Norfolk and Suffolk have urged the government to rethink its “damaging” policy to double free childcare hours before many are forced to close.

A Year 3 pupil from Millfield Primary School in North Walsham has just signed a contract to play and represent Norwich City Football Club in their Under 9 Academy team.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is pledging to become dementia friendly as part of a city wide drive to secure the status for Norwich.

Drama students at Aylsham High School are counting on the community’s help to put them in the spotlight.

North Walsham High School has been putting the fun back into science – after staging a week-long programme of activities aimed at engaging young people in the subject.

The Liberal Democrats say they would give teachers, nurses and police officer pay rises worth hundreds of pounds if elected.

Stalham youngsters showcased their focus on emotions and mental health to Norman Lamb during a school visit.

A Lowestoft pre-school, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of youngsters aged between two and five, was celebrating this week.

They’re the classroom craze that has been sweeping the nation with their spinny arms and ball bearing centres.

The number of weapons seized by police from Norfolk schools has doubled to 22, new figures reveal.

The high number of children in care in Norfolk saw the council spend £72m in one year - the fourth highest sum on looked after children in the country.

A head boy is laying down a challenge to his fellow students to go the extra mile in their school’s popular fundraiser.

The role of schools and teachers in improving mental health in young people will be the focus of a teacher training centre’s annual conference.

A west Suffolk primary school has maintained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating after a short inspection.

A part of Norwich’s Hewett Academy is to be turned into a “curriculum centre” for teacher training.

A Gorleston mum is fighting a local authority bid to remove her autistic son from the school he loves and place him in a new one being built in Norwich.

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to spend £45m on schools and colleges in Norfolk if elected.

Jeremy Corbyn has announced that almost £5bn will be invested in English schools as part of a wide-ranging National Education Service.

Young reading enthusiasts are needed to help children choose books at Norfolk’s libraries this summer.

Hundreds of children have learned about the importance of renewable energy during a series of hands-on science workshops.

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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