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Artist Carolyn Ash, right, repairs GoGoDragon! GoGoMosaic at Tombland with help from Charlotte Disney, business development and marketing manager for Leathes Prior Solicitors, after two spoons and a fork were removed from its head. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of Norwich’s GoGoDragons! has been repaired and is once again standing proud in Tombland.

ALL ABOARD: Prom-goers alight from their party transport, an old-fashioned double-decker London bus. Picture: DAVE HUBBA ROBERTS

Many months of hard work paid off for Cromer Academy’s leavers who enjoyed a balmy summer night of fun at their school prom.

Big Chief Walking Weasel (Henry Attfield-Downes, centre) with his tribe. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School pupils will be heading out to the Wild West tonight, in a “rootin’, tootin’ musical telling the tale of a secret map hidden in dust-blown Splodge City - where sheriffs don’t seem to survive past Tuesday.

Jade Chapman (left) with her sister Laura. Picture: Ian Burt.

More young people are being given the chance to learn sign language thanks to the inspirational campaign of teenager Jade Chapman.

Pupils at South Wootton Infant School have been creating their own art work as part of aspirations week. Pictured with Gillian McClure are (L) Suzanna Fitzgerald (7) and Ferne Tansley (7). Picture: Ian Burt

Children growing up together have endless options career-wise, and youngsters at South Wootton Infant School have been given more suggestions this week.

Head teacher Penny Sheppard at Queen's Hill primary at Costessey. Photo: Bill Smith

A primary school serving a growing but transient community has been told it “requires improvement” by Ofsted.

Wensum Lodge, where the Adult Education Service is based.

At least seven tutors at Norfolk’s troubled Adult Education Service have resigned in protest at changes made since it was rated “inadequate” by Ofsted.

City Academy Norwich principal Mary Sparrow. Photo : Steve Adams

The recently-appointed principal of a city academy trying to turn around its performance has said the staffing changes she is introducing are needed to make the transformation she wants.

Norwich School pupils put on a production about Edith Cavell (played by Katie Cary) called Patriotism Is Not Enough.
 Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A poignant production about Norfolk nurse and First World War heroine Edith Cavell is being performed by young people at Norwich Cathedral.

Cromer Academy students Cat Godwin (left) and Phoebe Cooper with puddings at the fundraising dinner for the RNLI. Picture: SUBMITTED

The cooking skills of 17 north Norfolk students have helped raise £350 for the RNLI.

The Norwich University of the Arts degree exhibition. Amy Kelly, on the graphic communications course, with her work on the Fabry disease. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The fruits of some of Norwich’s most imaginative minds will go on display today when the Norwich University of the Art’s degree show opens to the public.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Based on Department for Education data for Norfolk primary schools in 2014, these schools are in danger of being classed as ‘coasting’ if they achieve similar results in 2015 and 2016:

Tim Coulson, regional schools commissioner for the East Of England and North East London, will have a key role deciding what happens to

The government has fired a warning shot across the bows of more than 100 schools in our region after announcing new rules that could see them branded

Tim Coulson appeared in front of the Education and Adoption Bill Committee

Not every “coasting” school will become an academy, the region’s schools commissioner has told MPs.

The climbing wall at Open. Norfolk's highest indoor climbing wall.

It was the setting for BBC Radio 1’s Academy as part of the Big Weekend and has hosted the likes of The Darkness, Belle and Sebastian and Bellowhead. But OPEN, in Norwich’s Bank Plain, is much more than just a music venue. As part of a series of features celebrating its tenth anniversary reporter LUCY CLAPHAM explores its work.

Children from St Mary's School in Long Stratton try out their new trampoline donated by the local Lions branch.

Well-behaved pupils at a Norfolk primary have an extra bounce in their lunchtime steps thanks to an unusual addition to their play area.

Tim Coulson, regional schools commissioner for the East Of England and North East London.  Picture: James Bass

The man appointed to oversee academies in our region has questioned whether conversion has contributed to raising standards in schools that go it alone.

New head of Sewell Park College Penny Bignell. Pictured with John Catton, chairman of the school's Interim Executive Board. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The new head of a Norwich high school seeking to escape from special measures has said everyone is pulling together to help it succeed.

Sprowston Community High School headteacher Andrew John. Photo: Steve Adams

A high school which is today launching a consultation on becoming an academy has announced the date of a meeting with parents and the wider community about the plans.

Back Left to right :  Liz Davis-Smith (OPITO), Robyn Edge, Rew Wilkerson, Laura Askew, Beth Flaxman, Abi Wright, Natasha Drury (Sheringham High School).
Front row Left to Right : Katie Long, Maisie Nurse, Holly Rumsby, Georgia Potter, Caitlin Wood, Caitlin Stursberg, Anna Brady (Sheringham High School)

Students from across north Norfolk have been given an opportunity to shine in a new initiative planned for the autumn.

Sophie McGinnis, Ayesha Harris, James Spragg and James Basset . Picture: ANDY NEWMAN

A pink tuk-tuk, an ice cream van, American muscle cars, several Bentleys and a huge truck were among the ways that North Walsham High School leavers arrived at Northrepps Cottage on Friday for their now-traditional prom.

Beaupre Under 5's outstanding Ofsted report: Picture submitted

An under-fives centre in west Norfolk has been judged outstanding in all areas by Ofsted, and has been praised for its work with shy children and enjoyable story sessions.

Former students of Bungay High visit the current building to help celebrate the 450th anniversary of the school.
Former student Richard Cundy with students Holly Wakelin, Mia Clack and Tilly McLean looking at the old school blazer.

Bungay High School is celebrating its 450th anniversary this year, and as part of a series of events to mark the milestone former pupils and teachers have returned to the school to talk about their memories.

Hewett School sign and entrance on Hall Road. Picture: Denise Bradley

The battle over the future of one of Norwich’s most prominent high schools has taken a new twist as it emerged the county council has demanded that it be given ownership of its land.

Helen Wetherall, interim head of Norfolk County Council's Adult Education Service

Efforts to improve Norfolk’s troubled adult education service have met “pockets of resistance” from some staff, according to a report.

Pupils in the BBC's Grange Hill series wore blazers. Photo: BBC/PA Wire

As new government research shows a return to more traditional, smarter school uniforms, Education correspondent MARTIN GEORGE looks into what is behind the resurgence of blazers and ties in the classroom

David Lawrence OBE retires as principal of Easton College. Pictured with his wife Sarah surrounded by colleages and friends.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A Norfolk college campus hosted an emotional send-off for an inspirational educator who was the driving force behind the growth of the region’s main centre of agricultural learning.

Norwich School fashion show at OPEN, Norwich. Clothes from Taxi Vintage, Norwich Market. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Young people have been modelling the latest looks at an evening packed full of fashion, music and dance.

Fewer parents are happy with the cost of school uniforms.

Parents are increasingly unhappy about the cost of school uniforms, according to new government research.

Future Voices - carousel. Photo by Jessica Luther, 17 from King’s Lynn

Growing up in Norfolk has been a great eye opener for me; until the age of 11 I had lived in South-East London.

Future Voices - dancers. Photo by Jessica Luther, 17 from King’s Lynn

The best thing about growing up in Norfolk...where do you begin? After careful consideration. I have found my top five best things.

Future Voices - train tracks. Photo by Beth Ashby, 15, from Attleborough

People are quick to find fault with growing up in Norfolk. “Boring” and “isolated” are commonly used to describe what, in my opinion, is the complete opposite.

Future Voices - rock climbing. Photo by Jessica Luther, 17 from King’s Lynn

Norfolk is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the UK, each able to facilitate the interests of every young person, whether they are into sports, photography, history or simply enjoying unforgettable moments with unforgettable people. This county provides it all in abundance.

Future Voices - countryside. Photo by Beth Ashby, 15, from Attleborough

There’s nothing like waking up in the morning to the scent of freshly mowed grass caressing your nostrils. The warm feeling of bliss tranquillity that wraps you like a warm hug. There’s no sirens blaring at 4am, disconcerting you from your peaceful slumber. Here there’s no contaminated pollutants choking your airways and tarnishing your lungs. This is the countryside.

Langley School. Picture: Angela Sharpe

A teacher has been charged with a series of sex offences allegedly committed during his time at a top Norfolk private school.

Norwich School Gala dance rehearsals taking place, that have atracted a number of boys to take part. Photo : Steve Adams

Norwich School pupils are all set to entertain with a gala night celebrating the arts.

Pupils from Alderman Peel High School take part in sailing lessons on Wells Harbour. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Sailing has been added to the sporting curriculum at Alderman Peel High School.

Parts of our region continue to have some of the worst exam results in England. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Some parts of our region remain among the worst in England for primary and high school results, according to new figures from the Department for Education (DfE).

Acle Academy formerly Acle High School.

Picture: James Bass

A high school academy has announced it is hoping to join a local multi-academy trust to achieve higher standards.

Sprowston Community High School could become an academy. Photo: Steve Adams

The Norwich area could be left with just two high schools that are not academies after it emerged that Sprowston High School will consult its parents about converting.

New head of Sewell Park College Penny Bignell, with a sign that will probably need re-painting in September.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A city high school could see its community roots reflected in a new name when it becomes an academy.

Dereham Infants and Nursery School is celebrating an improved Ofsted - Headteacher Karen Gay with the school council. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A “rapidly improving” school which last year came in for criticism from government inspectors has now been judged as “good” with many “outstanding” features.

Parts of our region continue to have some of the worst exam results in England. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Norwich has lost its unwanted tag as the worst district in England for GCSE results - but still remains near the bottom of the national table.

Public meeting about the Hewett School becoming an academy.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A meeting to consult the local community about the future of a Norwich high school has heard strong opposition to a controversial academy chain taking it over.

File photo dated 17/11/00 of Chris Woodhead, who had motor neurone disease. Photo: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Former chief inspector of schools Sir Chris Woodhead, who had motor neurone disease, has died, friends said today.

the eye grammar school reunion

This picture shows nearly 200 people sharing fond memories of classroom fun and lessons from the 1930s to the 1960s as they enjoyed a school reunion.

Tim Lewis with his children Naomi and Josh with children from Mendham Primary School using newly opened children's  education centre on their Shotley farm

A new farmland education centre has opened to teach people of all ages where their food comes from.

The launch of the East of England Teach First Summer Institute at the Ormiston Venture Academy.
Listening to the speakers.

Picture: James Bass

Dozens of high-flying graduates will be sent to train as teachers in some of our poorest communities in an effort to break the link between family income and a child’s performance at school.

Royal Norfolk Show 2014

An expanded schools programme is set to welcome 8,500 children to this year’s Royal Norfolk Show, following changes aimed at ensuring youngsters do not miss out on educational opportunities at next week’s event.

Children from Scole Pre School celebrate their new play area.

Pre-school children in Scole, near Diss have been enjoying a new play area designed specifically for fun 
and learning.

Russell Brand speaks at the End Austerity Now rally in Parliament Square, London. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Students from the University of East Anglia joined protesters in a national anti-austerity march through the streets of London on Saturday.

Eleven-year-olds Samantha Graves, Nathan Norfield and Willow Bushell with the Whack the Rat game they designed for Sheringham Primary School's summer fair. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Traditional games, music, competitions and a silent auction were among the attractions at a summer fair held at Sheringham Primary School.

The Bernard Matthews Youth Awards 2014. All the awards winners with overall winner, Jody Baxter, 18, front. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Inspirational young people are the key to our region’s future, and a special awards ceremony is looking to find and reward some young stars who achieve amazing things.

Staff and students from Sir John Leman High School taking part in the schools own version of the

Sir John Leman High School in Beccles is joining forces with Cancer Research UK once again for its own version of the popular Race for Life.

Year 3 pupil Theo Knowles gets into character for his class's Mexico-themed talent show entry. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Globe-trotting youngsters at Sheringham Primary School learned about countries from Morocco, Mexico and Malaysia, to Nepal, New Zealand and Nigeria, as part of a multi-cultural week.

The new headteacher of The Hewett School Tom Leverage, right, and Paul Mitchell, chair of the school's Interim Executive Board. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The wider community will get the chance to ask questions about the future of the Hewett School in Norwich at a meeting next week.

School leavers day at Stalham High School where traditionally students turn up in a variety of weir and wonderful forms of transport and costumes. Pictured is Siobhan Jeans and Rebecca Carter

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

School’s out for the Class of 2015 at Stalham High, and the year 11 leavers made quite an entrance on their final day.

Edward Worlledge gold award. Front row: Year 6 pupils Maneeb Humair, 11, Haydn Page, 10, and Emily Jowett, 11 with Linda Dickeson, Graham Lodge, headteacher Dawn Knightley and year six teacher James Smith.

From mock battles on the playing field to searching for mysterious creatures in the undergrowth; pupils at a Great Yarmouth primary school have been leaving the classroom to boost their curriculum.

Sutton CofE Infant School celebrates it's 40th anniversary with the Bishop of Thetford Alan Winton leading a special assembly and ex staff returning to tour the school.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Pupils, parents and staff at a small north Norfolk school are celebrating another big June milestone.

Paston Sixth Form College art and fashion show. Rob John opening the new facilities. Picture: GREG HAYWARD

New arts and theatre facilities at Paston Sixth Form College have been officially opened by playwright and former staff member Rob John.

Mileham Primary School. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The final glimmer of hope to save one of Norfolk’s smallest schools has gone after education chiefs decided to go ahead with its closure.

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