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IES Breckland school in Brandon. Principal Alison Tilbrook.

A free school principal has pledged to keep striving for improvements after it successfully clawed its way out of special measures.

George Osborne announced a new school funding system will be brought in. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Our region’s schools will be hoping for a funding boost after the chancellor confirmed a new national funding formula would be introduced to end the current post code lottery.

Pupils of the Cromer Academy cluster schools take part in building their own town out of Lego. Rose Neal and Scarlet Bishop-Howes.


Hundreds of schoolchildren have been making cities out of building bricks this week as part of a fun project with a range of educational benefits.

The University of East Anglia is planning to increase its student numbers by 20pc.

The University of East Anglia is preparing to announce expansion plans which would see it take on thousands more students.

East Norfolk Sixth Form College.  Picture: James Bass

Students from East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston have been getting out of the classroom to benefit from hands on experience in their learning.

Kimberley Morton, headteacher of Cobholm Primary Academy.

A Cobholm school that was taken over by the Inspiration Trust has appointed a new headteacher.

County Hall. Photo : Steve Adams

Two Norfolk primary schools are closed today due to heating problems.

Artist impression of the proposed Centre for Advanced Knowledge Engineering at Downham Market. Picture: Submitted

A west Norfolk town has been thrust into the spotlight with the launch of a £350m project - expected to bring 4,500 jobs to the region.

Teachers, course tutors and careers advisors from Norfolk, Suffolk and Hertfordshire aboard the SeaJacks Zaratan vessel to they find out what it’s like to live and work offshore on a vessel. 
View from the helipad.

Picture: James Bass

Teachers, course tutors and careers advisors from Norfolk, Suffolk and Hertfordshire paid a visit to Great Yarmouth’s outer harbour today, to ensure what they deliver in the classroom can be made relevant to real life situations in the work place, focusing on the oil and gas industry.

Acle Academy formerly Acle High School.

Picture: James Bass

Acle Academy has been confirmed as the first high school to be sponsored by a new academy trust based at Hellesdon High School.

Sophie Neale, of Thorpe St Andrew School, spent her 18th birthday taking part in Takeover Day at Banham Zoo

More than 200 teenagers took on responsibility for schools, councils, historic homes and even a zoo as Norfolk held its biggest Takeover Day yet.

Emily Fox speaking in the debate

Four members of Norfolk youth parliament voiced the views of Norfolk’s young people in the House of Commons. BRYONY TURNER, 18, from Coltishall, writes about their day in Westminster

Martham Primary and Nursery School which has gone from excellent to requires improvement in their latest Ofsted.

Picture: James Bass

A school in the midst of an investigation into “serious allegations of a child protection nature” have dropped from “excellent” to “requires improvement” in its latest Ofsted results.

Terrington St Clement Community School PHOTO: IAN BURT COPY: FOR:EDP News EDP pics © 2006 (01603)772434

The school was experiencing power issues which have since been resolved and pupils can now attend classes.

Sprowston Community High School. Photo: Steve Adams

A high school has won praise from Ofsted inspectors, six months after it was told that it required improvement.

Hellesdon High School headteacher Gerard Batty on A-level results day. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A newly-created academy trust based at a city high school is waiting to hear if it has won government approval to sponsor another Norfolk secondary school.

Mark Allen with all the research he has done to discover that Beccles Town won the Suffolk Senior Cup Final in April 1920, beating Haverhill Rovers. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It was the club’s first great success – the day Beccles Town FC lifted the Suffolk Senior Cup in 1920 at the end of their inaugural season.

Josie (7) on her birthday, inside the mobile planetarium at Toftwood Junior School. Picture: Ian Burt

The sky at night was brought to children during their school day thanks to the special effects created in a mobile planetarium.

Pupils at St Mary's Primary School in Beetley, get a drum masterclass by former Status Quo drummer Jeff Rich - Pupils with Jeff Rich.. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Amid a sea of double denim a 62-year-old rocker launched into a deafening drum solo while his new “backing” musicians shook their maracas and danced to the beat.

Former teachers Emily Bird, 40 and Jeff Thomas, 46 of Mundesley who've launched a revision guide for GCSE pupils while they exercise.


We know that exercise tones the body, but now there’s a way for pupils to tone the mind at the same time.

Miles, left, teaching older people to use technology at the 'IT made simple' project

I am an ambassador for youth social action, and you can be too. I’ve been working with other young people and Norfolk County Council to come-up with a plan for getting more young people volunteering, fundraising and campaigning on issues that matter to them. We need your help.

Norwich Foodbank has opened a stall on Norwich market - one of the many ways people find to volunteer. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Fewer young people in the East of England regularly volunteer their time, fundraise for charity or campaign on issues they care about than in other parts of the country. We want to change this. We have written a series of articles to help more young people learn about the benefits of helping others.

Young people enjoying a GVI UK opportunity

There are plenty of opportunities for young people in Norfolk to give back to their local community and gain vital experience for later in life. If you’re looking to fill your spare time, get ahead when it comes to getting a job, or extra experience for your university application, why not give volunteering 
a go?

Young people enjoying a GVI UK volunteering adventure abroad.

Voluntary work is something that a lot of us think about. I’m here to help put to bed some of the myths and rumours that stop people from giving it a go.

Aaron Cahill took part in the National Citizen Service scheme. Photo : Steve Adams

ou could do something life-changing in your holidays. You’ll meet new people, try new things and make a difference in your local community. This is the National Citizen Service.

Wymondham College students dressing as their childhood heroes for Children in Need.

Whether it’s doing a sponsored run or holding a Macmillan coffee morning with your mum, wearing a Pudsey shirt all day or having a bake sale in your gate way – there are plenty of ways to start fundraising for charities that need your help. So what’s stopping you?

Young people can lobby their MP about issues they care about. Photo: PA Wire

There are many political pathways young people can choose to tell the government about our hopes, desires and the changes to youth services we want. I encourage young people to try out some of these.

Emily's chocolate cupcakes.

Everybody loves cakes! Taking part in a bake sale at school or college can be a great way to raise money for charity. I have created a super easy triple chocolate cupcake recipe which is perfect to sell at your bake sale! This recipe makes around nine cakes.

Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

A Great Yarmouth school is considering its options on whether to go-ahead with its annual trip to Paris next month following the terrorism attacks in the city last Friday.

Official opening of a Celtic Roundhouse in the grounds of Carlton Colville Primary School. Picture: Nick Butcher

They already have a replica Anderson Shelter, a Viking longboat and an allotment in their large playing field.

Wymondham College is awarded a World Class School Quality Mark. Principal Jonathan Taylor, 2nd right, with Gordon Boyd, 2nd left, assistant director for education at the Norfolk County Council; and the school's three World Class Schools ambassadors, from left, Miles Contreras-Brown, 17; Rebecca Hibberd, 17; and Jali Packer, 17. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Students in Wymondham have become the first in Norfolk to earn their school a prestigious badge marking it as a world class place to learn.

Regional schools commissioner Tim Coulson. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Communities will be at the heart of Norfolk County Council’s discussions about future academy conversions, it has told the civil servant who oversees the academies programme in our region.

Students from Acle Academy have rolled up their sleeves and helped out during a project in East Africa. Organisers hope they have gained from the experience and become more confident.

Intrepid teens are back home after 12 hard days working on a building project in East Africa.

City Academy Norwich principal Mary Sparrow. Photo : Steve Adams

A flagship £21m academy has suffered a fresh blow after it received an official government warning over “unacceptably low” standards.

Regional schools commissioner Tim Coulson issued the official warnings to the academies and free schools. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Five academies and free schools with “unacceptably low” performance have received formal government warnings, starting a process that could see them taken away from their current sponsors.

Ofsted praised the leadership of Aron Whiles, headteacher at Old Buckenham High School.

A high school will this week be told it is “good” in all areas and serving its community well, two years after inspectors said it required improvement.

Pupils at Howard Junior School have had a School of Rock day - Evie Dye rocks out. Picture: Matthew Usher.

As Howard Junior School transformed into the ‘School of Rock’ for the day, a real life-rock star Jeff Rich even performed for the children.

The Crown Inn at Pulham Market have launched a new scheme working with Pulham school, 'Our Norfolk, Our Pulham, Our Food'. Together with the staff and pupils, The Crown will be helping the children learn about food and how to look after an allotment.
Will Colman, Chairman of the School Council cuts the ribbon.

Children notoriously struggle with eating their vegetables at the dinner table.

Nursery children from Langley Preparatory School enjoy their first gymnastics lesson. Submitted

Nursery children at one of the county’s schools have been given a head start in their physical development, by taking their first gymnastics lesson.

Sprowston Junior School pupils learn how to do the Haka. Year 3 pupils Ryan Holmes, 7, and Tooni Shotimeyin, 7. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It is a ritual more associated with the international rugby stage than the school sports day, but some primary school pupils have learned how to show some extra passion in the playground.

Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust chairman Fred Corbett. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A number of academy trusts are in discussion about forging formal links between them, in what may represent the next stage of the evolving education landscape in our region.

The new campaign is targeting graduates in southern Europe. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

A campaign to lure Europe’s brightest graduates to our region will be launched tomorrow to tackle the teacher recruitment crisis facing our schools.

Plans for St Martha's Primary School

A £2.7 million expansion of a west Norfolk primary school has been announced as part of a county-wide scheme to meet the growing demand on school places.

Work starts on FDC @ Open Academy,  a new floodlit third generation artificial grass pitch

Work to create a flood-lit, all-weather pitch that aims to boost grassroots football in Norwich has kicked off.

The names of the 72 schools Norfolk Council County believes are a cause for concern will remain secret, after the authority rejected a Freedom of Information request submitted by the EDP.

Construction work has begun on a new university centre at the College of West Anglia (CWA) King’s Lynn Campus, which will benefit up to 500 additional students across West Norfolk and Fenland.

A multi-million pound mission to improve access to higher education facilities and degree courses in west Norfolk and the Fens has taken a major step forward, it will be revealed today.

Nicola Rowland, head teacher of Corton Primary School (left) pictured with Veronica Reynolds from Intelligent Health. Corton won the average points leaderboard. Picture: Paul Nixon

Pupils celebrated the completion of a town-wide walking challenge.

All aboard for a good read, children at White Woman Lane School with their new library, a converted double decker bus.

Flicking through their favorite books on an interactive bus is soon to become a reality for little readers.

Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form headteacher Rebecca Handley-Kirk. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The sponsor of a flagship free school has said its future is secure, despite concerns consistently raised by its board about its deficit and student numbers.

Schoolchildren from White Woman Lane Primary School, who took part in creating an architecture themed book called The Cold Old Old Lady House. From left, front, Laura Stafford, 10;  Ammar Hameed, 10; and Emilie Brown, 10. Back, Molly Albrow, 10; Amina Begum, 10; and Katie Labon, 10. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It was named after a pair of socks, features a toilet seat covered in fancy cheese, and ends with a creepy cliffhanger. Welcome to an experimental book written by more than 100 Norfolk children.

Leigh and Tammy Ramsden's four-year-old son Morgan (centre) has autism spectrum disorder. They want him to go to Magdalen Gates Primary with his brother Marshall. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

The parents of a disabled four-year-old who did not get a place at his brother’s primary school after they moved slightly further away say they have been let down by the system.

William Chuter (left) who will become Gresham School's deputy head pastoral from September next year, and Tim Hipperson who will be deputy head academic. Picture: SUBMITTED

A former Old Boy is among two new deputy head teachers who will be joining Gresham’s School from September next year.

Jackie Lambert teaching a Spanish class at Dereham Neatherd High School

The first school in Norfolk to undergo a new style of Ofsted inspection has seen its “good” rating confirmed in a glowing report.

Thorpe St Andrew School is considering whether to become an academy. Photo: Steve Adams

It’s over to you – that is the message to parents at Norfolk’s biggest high school as it confirmed it will launch a consultation on becoming an academy.

Night Zoo visited and book signing at Langham School, where pupil Evie Green has had a story published in their new book.

Evie Green, 10, is now a published author. Her story appears in a book called Night Zookeeper and the Spying Giraffes.

College of West Anglia Students have been helping at the Sue Ryder shop in King's Lynn - from left, Emma Izzard, Shop Manager Paula Phillips and Luke Stone. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Lecturers at the College of West Anglia, which has campuses in King’s Lynn and Wisbech, are proposing strike action as part of a national dispute over pay.

College of West Anglia

Pay strike lecturers plan a picket line at the College of West Anglia as part of a national wages dispute.

Lynn Grove Academy in Gorleston.
August 2015.

Picture: James Bass

A Gorleston school is taking steps in the right direction after it was told that it requires improvement.

Pupils at the top of the wind turbine with teacher Laura Newark.

Pupils at Little Snoring Primary have been busy investigating materials and finding ways to recycle and reuse them.

Children at the West Earlham Infant School meet Fireman Sam and learn about fire safety. Fire safety officer Sam Fisher from Briar Chemical, helps Paris Larkins, 5, with one of the fire hoses. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Some special guests have helped children at an infant school to learn how to stay safe on Bonfire Night.

Gayton Primary School. Picture: Ian Burt

Brand new classrooms, a school hall and kitchen facilities are featured in the proposals for a new £4.5 million primary school to be built in west Norfolk.

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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