More than six in 10 students sitting their GCSEs in Norfolk in 2019 achieved a passing grade in English and maths, early results show.

A new £9m digital technology centre in Norfolk has been given the green light by planners.

Two Norfolk academy trusts have reassured parents and carers that their imminent merger will not disrupt school life for pupils.

A major milestone has been passed in the creation of a new village primary school and nursery near Norwich.

A new free school is set to officially open in Sprowston this week.

The surge in new student accommodation springing up in Norwich has prompted council bosses to forge new guidance for what would be acceptable.

A baton, a wooden stake and a pencil sharpener blade were among weapons which pupils at Norfolk schools were found in posession of, new figures have revealed.

Students have been accused by Norfolk health chiefs of potentially "doing more harm than good" with a mental health campaign highlighting deaths at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

An independent school which collapsed into administration is going on the market - with liquidators estimating it could fetch up to £4m.

Norwich is rich territory for scientific research, as these Norwich Science Festival 2019 events show.

Dinosaurs, fairies and planets hidden in popular parks are set to entertain youngsters as part of an ambitious new project.

"I want more and our young people deserve more."

A vision to double the size of a school with a £4m expansion has been approved, after designs were overhauled to appease neighbours.

A groundbreaking ceremony held at a Norfolk school for children with additional needs marked the start of a £1.4 million building project aimed at improving the prospects of youngsters with disabilities, ranging from cerebral palsy, to autism.

Council bosses insist a surprise rise in interest rates for Treasury loans will not hike costs for schemes such as the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing or the mooted Western Link for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

A £4m expansion of a school, which would see it almost double in size, could get the go-ahead this week, after late changes to the scheme.

A primary school which was forced to close for three days due to flood damage, has re-opened.

A pair of educators have reached an important milestone after running and managing nursery schools in the Dereham area for the past three decades.

An independent girls' school in Norwich has been voted the best in the country.

A town preschool has announced its sudden closure, blaming a lack of government funding and pressures put upon childcare settings.

A primary school has unveiled a set of brand new classrooms for its youngest pupils.

Parents and community leaders are being consulted on plans to merge small primary schools in two South Norfolk villages.

Pupils at an infant school reported seeing "little green hands" after a UFO crash landed in their wildlife garden as part of World Space Week. Police joined pupils at Wicklewood Primary and Nursery on Monday to cordon off and answer questions about a mysterious space-craft, which appeared overnight in the school playground.

A primary school is closed for a third day as it recovers from flood damage.

Beeston Hall School students thoroughly enjoyed their Around the World Day. It was an oppurtunity to celebrate the different cultures and languages of the nations participating in the Rugby World Cup. Children completed a research session about their 'country' where they had to reinterpret the information available either online or from books in the library. During the day, children participated in sessions which included dancing, African drumming, the Highland Games, Pétanque, Futsal (sadly, without the Brazilian weather!), German language and food tasting.

Floods have wreaked havoc in a Norwich primary school.

A social worker who attacked two paramedics and spat in a police officer's face after her work Christmas party will continue working for Norfolk County Council after showing remorse.

The green light has been given for Norfolk County Council to spend £1.2m to buy a site on which to build a new special needs school.

Schools have been forced to close due to power cuts.

Vulnerable children in Norfolk are set to benefit from a share of £84m of government funding for a landmark project to improve support for those at risk.

School students from Bungay have won a number of national certificates in this year's national 'Starpack Awards'.

A woman who had part of her bowel removed to treat a rare form of cancer has hit out at a council for initially refusing her support with school transport.

The company which supplies school dinners to thousands of Norfolk pupils has offered assurances that meals will keep being served in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

A council is planning to shell out more than £1m to secure a site for a new special needs school for Norfolk.

Parents are accusing a pre-school of a hostile takeover of one of its rivals.

The new leader of a school ranked inadequate after a slide in standards has pledged to bring about change.

An academy has been given an inadequate Ofsted rating as inspectors said some of the school's decisions were not in the best interests of students.

A children's author and illustrator has returned to his primary school to paint a mural with the help of his partner and school children.

From the depths of the potato fields to the Norfolk coast, pupils made the most of last week's fair autumn weather.

A troubled school where inspectors said a "legacy of ineffective leadership" had hampered improvements has joined an academy trust.

An old beach hut has been turned into a unique classroom at a north Norfolk primary.

Two schools separated by an 8m gap have been joined together thanks to a new building.

Time is running out for people to have their say on the break-up of Easton and Otley College.

Students will be donning mortar boards and gowns this week as years of hard work and dedication is set to be rewarded.

A school has received a £2,000 cash boost to its library to help students develop a love of art and art history.

Almost 6,000 privately educated pupils in Norfolk could be forced into state schools if Labour follows through on plans to abolish private education.

Green-fingered pupils at a mid Norfolk school have been named winners in an annual potato growing competition.

A primary school has been given the go ahead to lower its age range and begin accepting three-year-olds in the new year.

Council bosses say an increasing number of children are at risk of violence and being caught up in criminal activity in Norfolk.

A school is threatening pupils with cycling bans if they are caught performing dangerous wheelies on their way to and from lessons.

A new Norfolk headteacher has dismissed the Labour party's assertion that the UK education system would be better off without private schools.

A new life-saving piece of equipment is to be installed at a popular pre-school setting.

A rural primary school at risk of closure before the summer holidays has shut.

Inspectors uncovered "serious failings" at a private school which closed shortly before the start of term.

A high school is playing its part in a scheme offering free computing training to the next generation.

The first plans for a new special educational needs school in Norfolk have been revealed.

Many teachers would baulk at the idea of children playing with hammers or knives in their classroom.

A primary school where scores of children are believed to have been struck down with norovirus has declined to confirm or deny whether an outbreak took place.

Children from the region have collaborated with a local artist to create a stunning mural of the area they live in.

From blackberry picking to a visit from a best-selling author, it has been a busy week in Norfolk's schools.

Norfolk schoolgirl Nadia Sparkes made headlines around the world when she adopted the nickname Trash Girl. Reporter STUART ANDERSON spoke to her about settling into a new school, Greta Thunberg and the ongoing battle for the environment..

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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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GCSE 2019 results map

Percentage of students achieving a grade four or above in English and maths - Green pin = Up on last year; Yellow pin = Same as last year; Red pin = Down on last year; Grey pin = Awaiting results

A-Levels 2019 results map

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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