Colleges say pressure on schools to perform in core subjects has seen others neglected, with the breadth of the GCSE curriculum narrowing.

More than 250 girls from schools and sixth forms from across Norfolk will get an insight into science and technology careers.

A project which saw young people create and run their own business has awarded wniners at a Norwich ceremony.

A children’s author whose books are among the best read at a Cromer school officially opened its new library.

A multi-disciplinary construction consultancy has helped to develop and construct a new activity centre with one of Britain’s tallest climbing towers for a Norfolk school.

A school which is beginning the next chapter of its life has appointed a new headteacher to steer the ship.

It might feel like we’re still recovering from Beast from the East, but spring is underway - and the half term is fast approaching.

Youngsters at a West Norfolk school were able to demonstrate how keeping active has helped them both inside and outside the classroom.

Thousands of students from seven West Norfolk schools attended an event which focussed on tackling English and maths exams.

At least half of reception places for this year’s intake are empty at more than 10pc of the county’s schools.

It has been a busy week for Dereham Sixth Form College with students welcoming a range of guest speakers.

A primary school pupil has received a £50 book voucher after winning a design competition.

A children’s holiday camp encompassing nature, key educational skills and sport will be launching this summer.

Sitting in the middle of the playground, the newest addition at a Norwich primary certainly made an impression.

A Norwich high school has been told it has overcome a “legacy of underachievement” in its first watchdog inspection since becoming an academy.

It is a fun and engaging way of encouraging children to keep reading during the summer holidays.

A group of pupils were given the chance to rocket into space and take a trip down under from the comfort of their own classroom.

Sporting youngsters have been recognised for their achievements in netball, football, basketball, cheerleading, athletics and rounders at their Gorleston school.

A surge in the number of parents applying for free childcare in Norfolk has sparked fresh fears that providers won’t be able to cope with demand.

Dozens of students have been given more than £640,000 in scholarships to help them further their education.

Colleges in the region have warned their tight budgets are being spread even thinner, as they fight to stop the impact creeping into the classroom.

The dedication of a team of parents has helped transform a cramped school library into a new learning environment.

Making his first official visit since his health scare, North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb said he felt he had “dodged a bullet”.

A link-up partnership between a sixth form college in Gorleston and a primary school will see youngsters form bonds with teenage students.

A teacher gearing up for the London Marathon has been given a heartwarming show of support from his pupils.

A £5.75m plan to double the size of a primary school near Diss has been given the go ahead - and building work is already under way.

A local builder has welcomed Norwich students to a major housing development to learn about sustainable construction.

A geographer who has worked in New Zealand and China will take up a role at a Norfolk academy trust.

Stretched budgets are driving up the number of redundancies at schools, leaders say, sparking fears over the impact on children.

Next time you visit the White Horse in Brancaster Staithe, take a look at the children’s menu - it was designed by a local schoolboy.

A small army of Norwich parents represented thousands of others around the country as they delivered a card to Westminster to stress the importance of children’s centres.

A college branded inadequate last year has taken steps forward, inspectors say - but much more work is needed.

A Great Yarmouth high school has experienced problems with its food supplier, leading it to remind pupils they have the option to bring in packed lunches instead.

Children’s centre services in Norfolk will focus only on pre-school age children, the council has confirmed, as a review into how they operate continues.

The vast majority of children in Norfolk and Suffolk will start school in autumn at their top choice, figures show.

A group of talented students produced the goods to put on a series of concerts in collaboration with a world-famous orchestra.

For those born and bred in Norfolk, there is no denying that the county is one of the friendliest and most welcoming places to live.

Students at Wymondham High Academy Trust have taken part 
in a real life business challenge aimed at developing the skills and raising aspirations of young people across the UK.

After decades in the classroom, Tony Hull is stepping away from education, and his role at the Evolution Academy Trust. Lauren Cope spoke to the outgoing chief executive - and met his replacement.

A former Norwich councillor and deputy head at a city academy has been announced as the new principal of a north Norfolk school.

Like homework and hormones, bullying is often seen as part and parcel of childhood and adolescence.

A seven-year-old girl from Taverham has raised a remarkable £800 for a cancer charity after she climbed Mount Snowdon.

Hard-working youngsters at a West Norfolk primary school were treated to a trip to the cinema.

A primary school teacher has won an award for the positive impact that reading for pleasure can have on all aspects of a child’s life.

A primary school in King’s Lynn has been rated good by Ofsted following its first inspection under a new academy trust.

A primary school in a small Norfolk village has been praised in a recent Ofsted report for the strength of the school’s leadership and its atmosphere.

The top young photographers across the country have been celebrated in a new photography competition led by Norwich University of the Arts.

The next time you pop into a north Norfolk pub, take a look at the children’s menu - its pictures were designed by Brancaster youngsters.

Inspectors have praised the commitment of staff at a Dereham nursery in their most recent visit.

The well-known headteacher of a Sprowston school has announced he is stepping down after 12 years.

The University of East Anglia will be holding an information session in April for those interested in training to teach at primary level.

The former principal of a Swaffham high school has been banned from the classroom after allowing a young man with a previous reprimand for a sex offence to work and study at the school without appropriate checks or supervision.

A new after school and holiday club is using Lego to entertain and educate children in Great Yarmouth and Caister.

Women working in the county’s schools are losing out compared to their male colleagues, gender pay gap figures show.

A new five-school academy trust has opened in Suffolk.

A Swaffham charity is looking to educate the community on rural life with a new course that focuses on the development of East Anglia.

Pupils have been embarking on a concerted push to try and encourage more widespread recycling at their school.

A ban on traffic from outside Norwich schools at peak times of the day - to prevent children’s lungs from being damaged by pollution - could be considered.

Council bosses have said it is still too early to speculate about the closure of children’s centres in Norfolk – after a report revealed as many as 1,000 may have shut nationally in less than a decade.

A time capsule has been lowered into the ground to mark the end of a ten-year campaign for a new special school.

Budding performers had their time to shine at a sixth form’s annual extravaganza.

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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GCSE 2017 results map

Percentage of students achieving a level four or above in English and maths - Green pin = Up on last year; Yellow pin = Same as last year; Red pin = Down on last year; Grey pin = Awaiting results

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Percentage of A-Levels graded A*-C - Green pin = Up on last year; Yellow pin = Same as last year; Red pin = Down on last year; Grey pin = Awaiting results

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