Norwich dog-on-wheels Hector has already inspired his owner to write a book. Now there are some imaginative new stories by children.

City College Norwich has been forced to cancel its graduation ceremonies.

An 11-year-old schoolgirl who “knew very little English” when she started a new primary school, has been given an award praising her efforts.

Families have been warned spare school bus seats will be “limited” from September due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

A theatre company forced to postpone work on its latest production bringing local history to life is instead offering children who have missed out on weeks of school the chance to get creative this summer.

The mother of a child who the county council twice failed to provide education for says he is now anxious and sleepless after being told his school transport is set to be altered.

The reopening of schools to all pupils from September could lead to an increase in new coronavirus cases, it has been warned.

Schools across Norfolk are to receive around £2million to fund building projects as part of a new plan to improve education facilities in England, it has been announced.

Norwich students are being given the opportunity to ‘doggy de-stress’ from coronavirus worries by walking some four-legged friends.

Students at Norfolk’s biggest university have been told they will not allowed overnight visitors from anyone outside their household when they return to halls from next month.

A primary school told it needed to improve by Ofsted inspectors will see a new headteacher begin his first year in charge when all pupils return in September.

Hundreds of children starting school for the first time in September are being offered the chance to explore their new classrooms using virtual reality tours.

A Norwich high school has scrapped plans for a purpose built dance studio after neighbours raised concerns it would be too noisy.

Staff at a Lowestoft-area primary school have hailed the achievements of pupils and the support of parents and carers during these “incredibly uncertain and unprecedented times.”

Pupils will face big changes to lessons, classrooms and break times when they return to school in September.

A social care watchdog has said it has “continued concerns” about Norfolk county council and that the authority has a “wider issue”.

Primary school pupils have continued to bring smiles to the faces of care home residents during lockdown.

A social workers’ association in Suffolk is calling for a rethink on a planned shake-up of children’s centres, claiming that it will reduce the availability of safe spaces.

A popular headteacher is stepping down after 12 years in charge of a fast growing Norfolk primary school.

Construction work has started on a new £9m digital technology centre aimed at boosting hi-tech skills and jobs in Norfolk.

A coastal college’s chair of governors is stepping down from his role this month after helping it achieve a series of successful milestones.

Calls have been made to safeguard the future of Holt Hall, as a council review into its future resumes.

Gyms across the region reported a flurry of customers as they opened their doors for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Norwich Beer Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to coronavirus.

A family run restaurant in Norwich city centre has said it is unsure if the business will survive when it reopens in early September.

More than 3,000 people have watched a virtual Norwich Pride march as part of this year’s triumphant celebrations.

After a 33-year relationship and a two-decade engagement, a North Norfolk couple were the first to marry at an iconic Norwich venue since lockdown.

Plans for an outdoor nursery which has seen a “sky-rocketing” number of enquires have been given the green light.

Multi-million pound plans to build another four new schools in Norfolk and expand four others by 2025 are set to get the go-ahead.

More than 500 people have signed an open letter urging Norfolk schools to do more to tackle racism and make it easier for both pupils and staff to report incidents.

Lockdown did not stop children at six schools entering an artwork competition inspired by the Norfolk Broads.

A retiring headteacher at a Great Yarmouth school has expressed her gratitude and surprise after staff restored a garden in her honour.

A treasure trove of a school’s lost history has been uncovered during refurbishment work.

Norwich could benefit from major regeneration projects to boost jobs, build homes and revamp parts of the city centre if a £25m bid succeeds, say council leaders.

Youngsters at a mid-Norfolk school have learned about diversity and equality issues as part of a day called Pride In Schools.

Ex-pupils, who alleged widespread racist abuse at a Norfolk private school, have criticised the school’s response to the problem.

But the headmaster of Norwich School hit back on Monday.

A working mother concerned about the impact of coronavirus on the timetable at her daughter’s school fears she is being forced to choose between her job and picking her child up after class.

This Southwold man is petitioning and has 14,000 signatures already.

Two of the biggest higher education colleges in Norfolk plan to resume face-to-face learning for students from September.

Hundreds of pupils will be taught in temporary classrooms when they return to a flood-hit school in September.

A group of enthusiasts build, maintain and fly classic aircraft at a field not far from Norwich. Reporter STUART ANDERSON met a few of them to hear about a new aviation course they are planning to launch.

A scheme to help disadvantaged Norwich youngsters has been awarded £1.4m for work that will include making up lost learning time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The end of the school year is here, but many parents and children have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the teachers who have made such a big difference.

An independent school has lodged a fresh bid to build a dining hall after councillors turned down the initial proposals.

Measures to boost the quality and take-up of higher technical education to help plug skill gaps have been welcome by City College Norwich.

Teachers across Norwich have joined forces to create online English and maths lessons to help children make the transition to secondary school, including those learning at home because of coronavirus.

The end of the school year is drawing near, but many parents and their children will be left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the teachers who have made such a big difference.

A school from mid Norfolk is giving every child local to it the chance to spend their summer cycling.

A high school in mid-Norfolk has been showing prospective pupils around its facilities online to help put them at ease ahead of returning in September.

A final decision on the revamp of children’s centres in Suffolk has been delayed after an error was spotted in the council’s reports.

An MP has hailed a £1m facelift which has been completed under lockdown at a Norfolk secondary school

A Norfolk student has seen his idea win national recognition and a £4,000 prize in a competition run by the UK Space Agency.

The number of parents wishing to home school their child is expected to rise in Suffolk, after the coronavirus lockdown gave families a ‘trial run’.

Bosses at Bungay Primary School say they are on ‘going in the right direction’ despite a recent ‘inadequate’ Ofsted report.

A team of pupils are celebrating after their cyber skills saw them win a national online challenge at the first time of asking.

A group of four primary schools have fully reopened to offer the chance for all pupils to return to lessons ahead of the summer break.

A school on the coast is celebrating after a double success of scooping up three accolades at the annual BTEC Awards and also winning recognition from the Arts Council.

Issues such as home schooling, special educational needs and school transport have prompted fresh calls for a dedicated council committee scrutinising education issues.

A survey of a town’s schools has revealed that 100pc of those who responded are concerned about children suffering from “holiday hunger.”

A game to build young people’s confidence and a revolutionary plan for a city have earned kudos for three Alderman Peel High School students in national competitions.

A north Norfolk school is “extremely proud” of how many students they have got back in the classroom after the lockdown.

Lauren Cope

Simon Parkin

Education correspondent



Simon 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.

Simon also covers news from the hundreds of schools in our region and keeps on top of local 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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