Downham Market Academy principal Jon Ford stepped down last month. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Education bosses are putting an urgent action plan in place at Downham Market Academy after a warning that “the standards of pupils’ performance” were “unacceptably low”.

Thurlton Primary School has been rated as requires improvement by Ofsted. Picture: Nick Butcher.

A primary school’s Ofsted rating has dropped from “good” to “requires improvement”.

The official opening of the new classroom block and trim trail at Snettisham Primary School. Pictured is Logan. Picture: Ian Burt

A new classroom block and newly installed trim trail obstacle course were officially opened at Snettisham Primary School by North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham yesterday.

NWHS librarian Liz Sawyer with the overdue book from 1953 which has been returned. Picture: ANDY NEWMAN

Apologetic former student, now in her 70s, discovered long-forgotten loan book.

Diss Sixth Form students, from left Ana Lomba, Charlotte Diaper, Jed Mears, James Broom-Lynne and Bobby Allen. Picture: MICK OLLERTON

Five students from Diss High School Sixth Form have organised a charity auction to raise money for EACH and Cancer Research UK.

The school will be closed today due to staff sickness. PHOTO - Denise Bradley EDP

A school in Cromer will be closed today after a number of staff were taken ill.

Lionwood Infants has gone from

Schools in Norfolk have “hauled themselves up by their boot straps” an education leader says, after a national report painted a rosy picture of learning in the county.

Junior road safety officers from St Peter and St Paul CE Primary School in Eye supporting police officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team in carrying out road speed checks. Safety enforcement officer Chris Fiske, back left, and PCSO Steve Long with pupils, from left, Annabel Jude, 10, Hazel Lambert, 10, Emma Roche, 10 and Bethany Turner, 10. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Four pupils have swapped school books for speed guns to take part in a road speed check in the Suffolk town of Eye.

Sam Fisher at Mile Cross Primary School. Picture Briar Chemicals Limited

Some special guests have visited a Norwich primary school to help young pupils learn key messages about how to stay safe around fire.

Buses on Castle Meadow have been blamed for the high levels of nitrogen dioxide there. Right, a morning of air pollution and smog in Norwich. Photo: Simon Finlay/Archant

Hundreds of children in Norfolk are going to school in areas with potentially dangerously high levels of air pollution.

Generic UEA, University of East Anglia. Picture:  Joakim Boren

The University of East Anglia has almost doubled its fundraising goals after raising £53m for the Difference Campaign in just three years.

Apprentice fair at Great Yarmouth College

Over 20 exhibitors and nearly 400 potential apprentices explored apprenticeship opportunities and gained an insight into their chosen sectors.

Standard police issue weapon MP5 carbine in the firing range at the Wymondham headquarters. Picture: Bill Smith.

Police have said that armed officers spotted in Hethersett are on a training exercise.

Geoff Robinson 
(Suffolk & Norfolk Initial Teacher Training Leader).

The number of people signing up to teacher training courses in Norfolk and Suffolk has reached a record high, despite a national teacher recruitment crisis, the latest government figures have revealed.

Ofsted has released its annual report today. PICTURE: Library

Two schools in Norfolk have had to temporarily close today due to problems with water.

Pupils from Rackheath Primary School eco committee helping plant trees at the NDR site. Charlie and Sonny get to work.

The first of tens of thousands of trees to line the route of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road was planted today by schoolchildren and councillors.

NWHS network manager Gary O’Connor and PCSO James Harding with the Internet Safety Guide. Picture: ANDY NEWMAN.

Advice about avoiding online grooming and tips on how to tackle cyber-bullying are included in a guide to the internet being handed out to parents in north Norfolk to help keep their children safe online.

Cromer Academy's principal Geoff Baker. 


The future of a secondary school in north Norfolk has been assured following a rise in the school roll.

Work has started on a £3.8million project to transform Ashleigh Primary School in Wymondham by building nine new classrooms, extending the hall, creating a new kitchen, and remodelling other parts of the school. Picture: ASHLEIGH PRIMARY SCHOOL

The first sod has been turned on a £3.8m project to transform Ashleigh Primary School in Wymondham.

Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

In the UK around 290,000 people suffer from an anxiety disorder. Often many young people fear speaking out, worried of judgement or lack of understanding from peers and family.

Facebook. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Mobile phones used to be for a simple call, the occasional text or a game of the well-loved snake.

St Marys School in Long Stratton are celebrating a good OFSTED.
Headteacher Alison Cullum and Chair of Govenors Diane Perry-Yates. Picture Sonya Duncan

There is a party mood at a village primary school after it was rated good by inspectors – two years after it was told it required improvements.

Students from East Norfolk Sixth Form College who have received a scholarship from the London Institute of Business and Finance

Students at East Norfolk Sixth Form College have won prestigious scholarships from the London Institute of Business and Finance (LIBF). The scholarships were £750 for those coming in the top 1pc nationally of the Certificate and Diploma in Financial Studies examinations in 2016. There was also a £500 scholarship for those students who achieved either an A or A* grade in the examinations.

Norfolk wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett visits Hempnall Primary school.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A sporting Paralympian star has passed on his best tips on how to reach the top during an inspirational visit to a Norfolk village school.

The view from space taken by a Raspberry Pi computer which will be used in the Space Race. Photo: Gavin Paterson

A Norfolk charity has launched a new Space Race challenge after Tim Peake’s journey got more children interested in space.


A person wearing a clown costume in a street in Liverpool. The

In light of the most recent viral craze of a bunch of halfwits dressing up in a red wig, wielding a cricket bat and scaring the bejesus out of innocent passers-by, also known as ‘Killer Clowns’, now seems the right time to take a look back at other such displays of pathetic tomfoolery.

North Wootton Primary School. Picture: Ian Burt

Another west Norfolk primary school is joining the CWA Academy Trust, with a planned opening next March.

Town mayor David Gooch with Sheringham Primary School council members (from left): Eliza, Ben, Rose and Finley. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Children at Sheringham Primary School got an insight into the workings of local government, when they visited the town council offices this week.

Riddlesworth Hall School hosted a reunion weekend to celebrate its 70th birthday. Picutred: former headmaster Colin Campbell, former headmistress Patricia Wood and current headmaster Paul Cochrane. Pictures by Victoria Craven

A school which educated the late Princess Diana has shared its 70th anniversary celebrations with pupils from its past.

NWHS head teacher Neil Powell (centre back) with the 2016 prizewinners. Picture: ANDY NEWMAN

A year group of students who delivered a 13 per cent increase in GCSE results this summer have returned to their school to be recognised during a glamorous prizegiving ceremony

UEA - University of East Anglia. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A study co-led by Norwich scientists has found people with genes for high educational achievement tend to marry, and have children with, people with similar DNA.

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The X Factor on ITV

Pictured: Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell.

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The difference between big and small artists - looking at the music labels, how much artistic freedom do they get?

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Today, the chancellor will unveil his first Autumn Statement to Parliament. But what is it? And why is it important?

First buses at work on Castle Meadow, Norwich
Photo by Simon Finlay.

There seems to be an unwritten rule of public transport etiquette - if other seats are available you should not, under any circumstance, sit next to someone else. Why is this?

Norfolk Amateur Radio Club’'s contest group. The won the year’s club contest championship. Picture: via NORFOLK AMATEUR RADIO GROUP

Ham radio fans are celebrating Norfolk Amateur Radio Club’s winning of a prestigious Club of the Year award from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).

Lowestoft acid attack victim Adele Bellis. 

She was left scarred for life by a vicious revenge acid attack after getting into an abusive relationship that spiralled out of control.

AP Photo/Paul Sancya

The US presidential elections, a hot topic and one that received a large amount of attention. Be it from news outlets, TV shows, or social media; opinion and discussion has sparked from it. However, whenever I saw a story about Trump or Clinton, I ask myself the same question: was there too much media coverage? Granted, it was an interesting and often concerning subject.

Images at Jane Austen College, Norwich. Picture: Angela Sharpe

A Norwich free school is a place where “excellence and endeavour are everyday expectations”, according to Ofsted inspectors.

Charles Jarrold, left, a trustee of the John Jarrold Trust presents Joseph Rolph the Arkwright Trust Scholarship certificate. Picture: Andrew Wiard,,

A 16-year-old from Mundford has won a prestigious scholarship aimed at future leaders in engineering, computing and technical design.

The City of Norwich School, an Ormiston Academy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The headteacher of a Norwich school has today told of his delight after having received “glowing praise” following an Ofsted inspection.

Youngsters from Reydon Primary school dress-up for Children In Need 2016.

Pyjamas have been worn, legs have been waxed and games have been played as Children in Need fever has taken centre stage once more.

The Atrium at North Walsham High School.

The headteacher of a school which banned pupils taking part in the bottle flip challenge has claimed action was needed after the craze spiralled out of hand.

Morley School headteacher, Laura Green, centre, with some of the staff, frustrated that due to the council changing it's internet provider for schools, Morley has ended up with a £32,000 bill. From left, Kate Easter, Georgia Ryan, Daniel Millican, and Elizabeth Cooper. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An internet bill so huge it’s unpayable has staff at a rural primary school feeling frustrated and left behind on the information superhighway.

STAFF Matthew Hancock MP visits Forest Academy in Brandon to talk to children about life as an MP, as part of the school's Parliament Week.

Pupils got a lesson in British democracy from their MP Matthew Hancock during a week dedicated to learning about politics.

East Point Academy. Picture: James Bass

More than three-and-a-half years ago, it had been described by government education inspectors as a school in “special measures”.

Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

Uncertainty surrounding the future of Great Yarmouth High School has resulted in a “state of paralysis” according to the latest Ofsted inspection.

The Locksley School, part of The Short Stay School for Norfolk. Photo : Steve Adams

More than 40 of Norfolk’s most problematic children are not getting any education after a record number of pupils were expelled from the county’s schools.

Stalham High School. Photo: ANTONY KELLY

An ‘A’ grade student has criticised his old school for showing what he claimed was “a lack of respect” after cancelling an awards ceremony for former pupils.

The launch of the Police and Crime Commissioner's road safety scheme Impact at Norwich City College. The fire fighters remove the roof of a car to get the driver out during a demonstration of a crash. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A young driver who was involved in a serious crash is taking his damaged car to schools and colleges as part of a new road safety awareness campaign.

Howard Junior School students with Jade Windley: Picture Luke Byron/ CWA

A tennis star is helping pupils in King’s Lynn build their confidence and develop life skills as part of a sporting programme.

New Eccles Hall School, in Quidenham near Diss. Picture from Google Maps/Ridvan_1994

An independent residential special school has been rated as “requires improvement” in a social care inspection report after not meeting five national minimum standards.

Childrens author Michael Rosen at the Lowestoft Marina Theatre performing to hundreds of youngsters from schools across the county.
Michael Rosen book signing for youngsters from St Margaret primary school, Lowestoft.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

He is one of Britain’s most popular and best loved children’s authors.

Josh, Mark Farrar and Ella preparing for their visit to the EU Mock Council in London.

Students from around the UK will take part in a mock EU summit on November 17.

Students from Norfolk and Suffolk schools gather at Thetford Academy to take part in the regional heat of Th Kids' Lit Quiz.
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Students put their love of literature to the test during a heat for an international challenge.

Red Oak Primary School wins Gold Mark Award

Youngsters are celebrating after their school received a top award for sporting provision.

Headteacher David Oldham with teachers Donna Boyes and Michael Silvester at Drayton Junior School swimming pool

An incredible community effort to raise £25,000 has reopened the at-risk swimming pool at Drayton Junior School - but more hard work is needed to sustain it.

Children crossing the road with the help of a lollipop lady. Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The axe has edged nearer for lollipop men and women outside almost 40 schools around Norfolk.

Waveney councillor Sonia Barker

Suffolk’s education chiefs have been accused of failing children with special needs after it emerged some were being sent to private institutions hundreds of miles away.

Great Yarmouth High School.  Picture: James Bass

The future of Great Yarmouth High School should become clear within days, council officers have said.

Kevin Blakey has been appointed as the new principal of Thetford Academy.

Two new headteachers have pledged to build on improvements at a pair of major high schools after a change in leadership.

Ruby Blyth-Smith, 21, who is visually impaired, with her guide dog Ziggy. 
She wants to raise awareness of blind and visually impaired people being denied access to certain services due to their guide dog. Photo : Steve Adams

As her eyesight narrows into near total darkness, Ruby Blyth-Smith has refused to be defeated by her condition and aspires to rise through the ranks of the legal profession despite her blindness.

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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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