Wages for top managers at academy chains have soared by a quarter, despite a funding crisis gripping the region's schools.

Parents of youngsters at a north Norfolk nursery have defended its record after the venue was given a 'requires improvement' rating by Ofsted.

Collect coupons to win a share of £10,000 worth of gardening goodies for your local primary school with the Plant to Plate scheme.

Fears pre-school education in Norfolk is facing a "dangerous" funding gap have been raised after £2.5m of early years money was set aside for other education priorities.

Councillors have warned they could be "failing in their duty" to provide a school after previous plans for one in the area were withdrawn following objections.

No hot water and a boiler failure have shut two Norfolk schools.

Suffolk education campaigners have welcomed plans for Ofsted to scrap its inspection exemptions for 'outstanding' schools - but raised fears that some may not have been assessed in 17 years.

From lunchtime clubs to volunteering in the community, it's been another busy week for Norfolk's pupils.

Problems at a Norwich primary school which remains unsafe due to flooding have been known about since last spring.

A survivor of the Rwandan genocide will speak movingly to Suffolk students about the horrors of the war at an event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).

Two schools remain closed today because of problems with flooding and heating.

A Norwich primary school remains 'unsafe' due to flooding, resulting in pupils being relocated to other schools.

Areas of "rural deprivation" are affecting Norfolk's children's struggle to achieve basic skills, a councillor has warned.

A primary school which was previously placed in special measures has been praised for its progress by Ofsted inspectors.

A notoriously strict Norfolk headteacher has stepped back from running a Norfolk school.

Pupils at two schools will have another day off as heating and flooding issues continue.

North Walsham is in danger of becoming the "forgotten town" of Norfolk, a councillor has warned, after it was not included on a list of areas which could need new schools to cope with rising numbers of new homes.

A "concerted campaign" will attempt to close the gap between how well boys perform compare to girls in Norfolk's schools, councillors have pledged.

The manager of an early years education centre has slammed a 'funding crisis' which she claims may cause her to close the group.

Two schools near Norwich have been hit with emergency closures this morning as a result of heating and flooding issues.

A pair of talented footballers have made their England debut after battling off fierce competition to be selected for the under 18s schoolboys' team.

A village primary school has been found to be 'inadequate' in an Ofsted report which says pupils receive "poor quality of education".

The level of objection to plans for a new primary school means councillors could need to visit the site before deciding whether it gets the go-ahead.

Major plans to boost Suffolk's literacy are in the pipeline, as the county's education chiefs aim to team up with a leading charity.

An academy has revealed ambitious plans which will see a "significant investment" transform the school into a full primary.

Parents in Norfolk can collect coupons to help schools win gardening equipment to promote healthy learning with our new Plant to Plate scheme.

Not all of the nurseries which were saved by Norfolk County Council will necessarily be financially viable in the long-term, it has been warned.

A new specialised training centre for the civil engineering and construction sectors will open next month on the site of a former middle school.

A call is being made for an investigation into educational achievements of Norfolk children, especially boys, amid concerns the county still lags behind national averages.

An annual 35-year-old sporting event welcomed 150 pupils from across mid Norfolk to Dereham.

It was a busy first week of the new term in schools across Norfolk and we have been sent some great photos for our School Report.

It played a proud and important part in world history - and now a Southwold school is set to poignantly mark how it helped support refugees fleeing persecution by hosting an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).

A school and a thatched cottage bought to make way for a bypass are among more than a dozen properties a council plans to sell.

Students in north Norfolk will attempt to become official World Record holders later this year.

An offer has been made to buy the site of a former boarding school, which went into liquidation last year.

Relief could soon be on the way for frustrated families, residents, staff and motorists on a notorious school run.

Campaigners trying to stop "dangerous" parking which has been going on at a school since it opened, have told parents to put safety first when collecting their children.

'Outstanding' schools in Norfolk will be visited in the next five years under government proposals to scrap their exemption from inspection.

Plans to revamp Suffolk's children's centres - which could see two closed - are not about saving money, council leaders are insisting.

Education at a prestigious independent school will be revolutionised by an £18.75m donation from a well-known billionaire and former student.

A headteacher said his school is planning to launch "the biggest fund-raising event Norfolk has ever seen", to help those affected by the devastating fires in Australia.

Staff and pupils at a Norwich school are celebrating after they received a good rating by inspectors who described the children as "spirited, enthusiastic and polite".

A Norfolk school is closed today (Wednesday, January 8) because it has no heating.

A key project to raise educational standards in Suffolk is "not null and void" council chiefs insist, despite fears that spending has plummeted.

Almost three quarters of the millennial workforce in the East of England seek major career changes as they hit their 'quarter life crises', new research reveals.

A headteacher has been banned from teaching indefinitely after he failed to protect two pupils suffering neglect.

Norfolk county council is faced with plugging an almost £74m black hole in education funding - after a request for a greater share of developers' cash was refused.

Norfolk's largest university has seen an increase in students dropping out over the last five years.

New school places will still be provided in growing areas, a council has insisted, despite data forecasting an education funding shortfall of almost £74m.

A school on the coast has opened a 'safe space' for encouraging mental wellbeing.

Rising numbers of families are seeking help for children with special needs, but thousands are being denied assistance, a national investigation has found.

A new school in an expanding suburb plans to more than double its pupil numbers and forge community links.

Political and economic changes in the UK over the past decade have hit private education schools. But despite recent closures independent schools in Norfolk believe the market is still strong. Bethany Whymark reports.

The headteacher of an outstanding school in one of the county's most poverty-stricken areas has told of the hardship families can face in the run up to Christmas - and how the school does everything it can to help.

The first 10 new specialist units under £45 million plans to boost special educational needs in Suffolk have been announced.

A Swaffham group got into the Christmas mood when they were serenaded with a selection of festive music by schoolchildren.

More than half of the 'outstanding' education establishments inspected by Ofsted in Suffolk this year have declined in standards, it has emerged.

Christmas has come early to pupils at The Bishop's CE Primary Academy in Thetford after being gifted a host of computer equipment.

A nursery which opened two years ago has been rated as outstanding after its first Ofsted inspection.

Hundreds of parents have signed a petition calling on an academy trust to reverse its decision to ban packed lunches in four primary schools.

Plans for a new specialist school in Norfolk have moved forward

Lauren Cope

Bethany Whymark

Education correspondent



Bethany 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.

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

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