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Schools minister Nick Gibb raised concerns about primary schools results in Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk education chiefs will be hauled before the schools minister “as a matter of urgency” after primary school exam results showed the county was still among the worst in the country.

The government has announced headline figures from this year's end-of-primary-school exams.

Norfolk has seen a minor improvement in the proportion of children reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths by the time they leave primary school.

The number 25 First bus at Castle Meadow, Norwich.
 Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich’s night bus service between the railway station and the University of East Anglia has been handed a partial reprieve from the axe.

Oliver Coe, 14, who has just passed his GCSE in Chinese Mandarin with A*.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

It started with an eight-year-old’s fascination with Chinese characters, but now a Thorpe St Andrew teenager is celebrating after six years of after-school study culminated in an A* grade in GCSE Mandarin.

Theatre Royal, Norwich Open Day. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich Theatre Royal’s green credentials have seen it join Wembley Stadium and Glyndebourne Opera House in receiving a top national rating for being more environmentally friendly.

Prime Minister David Cameron visits Archant's head office in Norwich where he met apprentices at the media company.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Prime minister David Cameron visited EDP publisher Archant’s Norwich headquarters while on a tour of the region.

Brian Conway, of NSEL, welcomed the news. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Efforts to improve the GCSE performance of Norfolk’s most disadvantaged pupils have narrowed the gap between then and their peers, according to a analysis of this week’s results.

Prime Minister David Cameron meets apprentices employed by KLM Engineering at Norwich Airport in Norfolk, where he restated the importance of apprenticeships to his vision of a

The prime minister promised improvements on the A47 would begin by 2020, even if he had to “get the diggers out” himself.

GCSE Results day at Cromer Academy 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Cromer Academy is celebrating a rise in pupils achieving the gold standard of five or more A*-C GCSE grades including English and maths.

Pakefield High school students celebrate GCSE results

Lowestoft schools have shown an improvement in their GCSE results - but school and community leaders have warned there is more work to do amid warnings that progress is still slow.

Sir John LemanHigh School students celebrate great GCSE results.

Thousands of teenagers in our region are today planning the next stages of their lives after receiving GCSE results which contributed to rising standards in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Long Stratton High student Dorrie Hartley who carried on with her exams despite serious heart problems.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A determined teenager who refused to let a serious heart condition - and a major operation just days before her GCSEs - ruin her chances of going to university is today looking to the future.

Tilly Fisher with her GCSE results. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Academy student Tilly Fisher has had a difficult few years battling with ME - but still managed to pass all 11 of her GCSEs.

Sewell Park College students collect their GCSE results.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Schools in Norwich saw wildly contrasting fortunes in a day which saw some make impressive improvements, while others failed to move out of disappointing territory.

Diss High School GCSE students get their results. Kirsty Firth and Annie Murton can't believe how well they have done.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GCSE results in Norfolk and Suffolk have improved in a year which saw wide variations between schools and districts.

Students from Flegg High School receiving their GCSE results.

Picture: James Bass

Schools across the borough were celebrating as GCSE results showed a positive hike across the east coast.

Students are collecting their GCSE results today.

GCSE results from schools across the region as they come in.

Stalham High School headteacher Amy Webb.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The new headteacher of Stalham High School is “extremely proud” of the achievement of its GCSE pupils this year.

Delighted Gresham's School pupils picking up their GCSE results. Picture: SUBMITTED

Gresham’s School in Holt saw a dip in its GCSE results this year compared to last year.

GCSE Results at Norwich School

The gruelling wait is over for hundreds of students who now know the results of their GCSEs.

Sixteen-year-old Chelsea Thornton (right) celebrates gaining 4 A*, 4 A and 2 B grades with friend Chloe Hamblin. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Staff and students at Sheringham High School have plenty of reason to celebrate, despite a “provisional dip” in results.

Students at Thetford Academy pick up their GCSE results

Nerves turned to relief and delight for hundreds of pupils across the Thetford area today as its schools turned out a strong set of results.

Seb Elson

Students were queuing up at the door to receive their results from Aylsham High School on Thursday morning as the teenagers alongside parents, relatives and friends found out how they had done.

From left to right George Fleming, Lucy Curtis-Warminger, Isobel Shutterworth-Hobbs, Maisie Barber.

At North Walsham High School students were looking to what the future may now hold for them as they picked up their GCSE results.

Mr Wood, Kirsty Calcutt and Millie Fuller scan through the results at GCSE results day at St Clements High School.

Hundreds of students across west Norfolk have now received their GCSE results today, with many schools reporting significant improvements.

Diss High School GCSE students get their results. Kirsty Firth and Annie Murton can't believe how well they have done.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Nervous waits turned to excitement in south Norfolk and Suffolk as the all-important envelopes were opened.

GCSE students get their results at Wymondham High Academy.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Students, parents and teachers were bursting with pride in Wymondham and Hethersett as months of hard work revealed some of the best results in the county.

Pupils open their GCSE results at The Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham.

The anxious wait was over for pupils across mid Norfolk as they finally collected their GCSE results.

More students are receiving A*-C grades in their GCSEs this year. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

The proportion of GCSEs awarded at least a C grade has risen again this year, but top grades have fallen for the fourth year in a row, official figures show.

Students celebrate their GCSE results.

Thousands of students are receiving their GCSE exam results today. Follow the latest in our live blog.

Students across the region are collecting their GCSE results today.

Use our interactive map to view GCSE results for schools across the region.

Students get their GCSE results last summer at the Open Academy in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Today, the anxious wait will end as thousands of teenagers finally learn their GCSE results.

An excellent example of students jumping for joy for the camera - pupils at Springwood High School in King's Lynn collecting their A-Level exams results last week. Picture: Matthew Usher.

With thousands of teenagers across the region due to receive their GCSE grades tomorrow, an age-old issue has reared its head again: should they jump with joy for the cameras?

Hellesdon High School headteacher Gerard Batty. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Hellesdon High School has been officially approved as a new sponsor of academy schools.

Warren school pupils celebrating the opening of their new sensory garden.

Picture: James Bass

At first glance it looks like any other garden.

Reepham College students receive their A Level results.

The nervous wait was over for pupils across mid Norfolk as they finally were able to pick up their A-Level results and find out if they had made it to their chosen universities.

Pupils for Springwood High School in King's Lynn collect their A-level exams results. From left, Joshua Sarte, Jade Mace, Tyler Jackling, Layla Calaby, Thomas Eastwood and Rachel Addison celebrate their results. Picture: Matthew Usher

Hundreds of A-level students around the region received their A-level results on Thursday.

Students celebrate their A Level results at the Sir John Leman High School at Beccles. Henry Twist, 18, celebrating his three A* grades to go to Bath University. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Schools and colleges across our region have released their A-level results for 2015, with some seeing dramatic increases on last year’s performance.

A-levels results day at Hellesdon High School. Triplets Charlotte, Lizzy and Megan Griffiths.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

While families across the region had cause to celebrate impressive A-levels results, one family received their good news three times over.

Triplets Lucy, Charlotte and Amy Newell studied their A-Levels at KES and are all heading to university.

Triplets who studied their A-levels at the King Edward VII Academy in King’s Lynn are among the hundreds of students now preparing for university this autumn.

Quaker Wood

As part of the Diss Corn Hall On Tour programme the venue has arranged a fun activity day for children at Quaker Wood on Saturday, August 22.

Langley School GVs. Picture: Angela Sharpe

A school based in Loddon will teach Norwich City youngsters as part of a new partnership with the football club.

A-Level Results day at Paston College Lawns Site in North Walsham. Jumping for Joy from left Pryce Brazier, Katie Holland, Steve Woolston, Connie Lardner and Shannon Jode. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Norfolk teenagers are celebrating record provisional A-level results.

A-levels results day at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form. Left to right, Jordan Potter. Charl Retief and Adamya Tiwari.

The Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form today celebrated its first ever A-Level results, two years after opening as Norfolk’s first sixth form free school.

A-Level Results day at Paston College Lawns Site in North Walsham. Jumping for Joy from left Pryce Brazier, Katie Holland, Steve Woolston, Connie Lardner and Shannon Jode. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Hundreds of envelopes were nervously opened across north Norfolk today as students finally received the news they have been waiting the summer for.

Students from Norwich School collect their A-level results this morning.

A-level results from schools and colleges across the region as they come in.

A level and AS level results day at Lowestoft Sixth Form College.

Picture: James Bass

After sitting their final exams, the long wait to find out the crucial results can feel like an eternity for A-level students.

East Norfolk Sixth Form A-level results 2015. Students celebrate their success, including Matthew Wigmore (front left) and James Kershaw (back left)

Scores of students were up early this morning to eagerly rip open their A-level results at East Norfolk Sixth Form College.

Diss High School students receive their A-level results.

Dozens of teenagers at Diss High School and Hartismere School and Sixth Form found out if they are heading to the universities of their choice as they anxiously opened their results today.

Thetford Academy students receive their A'Level results 2015.

It was smiles all around in the Thetford area as A-level results were on the rise in our schools.

Pupils for Springwood High School in King's Lynn collect their A-level exams results. From left, Joshua Sarte, Jade Mace, Tyler Jackling, Layla Calaby, Thomas Eastwood and Rachel Addison celebrate their results. Picture: Matthew Usher

The gruelling wait is over for hundreds of students in West Norfolk as they now know the results of their A-Levels.

Students celebrate their A Level results at the Sir John Leman High School at Beccles. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Staff and students at high schools in Beccles and Bungay are celebrating after a rise in A-level grades this year.

A-Level Results day at Paston College Lawns Site in North Walsham.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Thousands of students are receiving their exam results today. Follow the latest in our live blog.

Sixth formers at City of Norwich School collecting their A-level results in 2014.  Photo: Steve Adams

Thousands of teenagers across the region will today start taking the next steps in their lives after collecting their A-level results.

Ofsted gave Regional Foster Placements a

A family-run fostering service, which organises care for 30 children and young people, has been given until Monday to make two changes to ensure it meets national regulations.

Young people who are interested in a future in engineering, including Norfolk participants( front l to r) James Bayliss, Val Bond and Jake Kennedy attend a week-long course includes team building exercises at Bramley Lakes centre in Horsford. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Camping, canoeing and team building helped the region’s engineers of the future learn leadership skills as part of an activities week.

Photo: Chris Radbur

The numbers of parents being taken to court over their child skipping school is rising, with thousands facing action last year.

David Richarsdon, vice chancellor of the UEA, welcomed the results of the survey. Picture: Denise Bradley

The University of East Anglia’s reputation for having some of the most satisfied students in England has been confirmed by a national survey of more than 300,000 people.

The winners of the Bernard Matthews Youth Awards 2014. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Young people are set to be celebrated for their inspirational achievements at a ceremony later this year - and there is still time to enter these special awards.

IES Breckland school in Brandon. Principal Alison Tilbrook.

A principal says she is “pleased and proud” after a free school took another step out of Special Measures.

The University of East Anglia's Autumn Literature Festival. Pictured is Emma Healey.

Norfolk novelist Emma Healey and former business secretary Vince Cable are among the writers taking part in the University of East Anglia’s Autumn Literature Festival.

GCSE Results map

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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