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The Harry Potter book night event at Gorleston library.

Picture: James Bass

A magical evening was had by all as a library was turned into a Harry Potter wonderland.

Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth High School, which is looking to become an academy, has appointed a new headteacher.

Peterborough
Principal Dr Simon Fox outside Flegg High School in Martham.  Picture: James Bass

Two sixth forms are hoping to form a pioneering partnership with two rural high schools which could see them create the first multi-academy trust of its kind in England.

Flegg High School
Caister Infant school has been awarded an Education Quality Mark.
Headteacher Nick Southgate with children from Seals, Otters and Seahorses classes.

Picture: James Bass

It was smiles all round at a school after inspectors awarded it a prestigious teaching accolade.

Alderman Swindell GR

New signs have been installed to warn drivers to slow down on a stretch of road outside a school.

Colin Fox
Lynn Grove High School, Gorleston.

A high school has admitted it got it wrong after photographs of students were put up in a busy corridor alongside progress charts that were meant to be inspirational.

Lynn Grove Academy
 East Norfolk Sixth Form College election hustings.

Picture: James Bass

Two of the county’s biggest colleges are set to merge under new proposals.

Norfolk
The new sports hall at Great Yarmouth College, January 2016.

Staff at Great Yarmouth College had the chance to sneak a peek at the new refurbished sports facilities this week, before its official opening in February.

Great Yarmouth College
Media students at Great Yarmouth College are benefitting from new sound equipment, with top of the range software and hardware.

Media students at Great Yarmouth College are benefitting from new sound equipment, with top of the range software and hardware.

Great Yarmouth College
Public meeting at St Georges Theatre for the new Trafalgar College that will be based in Yarmouth.
Deputy Head Colin Goffin meets Peter Cuzen-Crowsley with step-son Peter Barber.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Dozens of parents have been finding out more about Great Yarmouth’s new high school.

Trafalgar College
A combination of “high expectations”, good teaching and a motivation to learn is part of the reason that a Great Yarmouth nursery has been found to be “good” by education inspectors.
Ofsted visited Peggotty Nursery, in Peggotty Road, in November, and the resulting report was released last month.

A combination of “high expectations”, good teaching and a motivation to learn is part of the reason that a Great Yarmouth nursery has been found to be “good” by education inspectors.

Norwich
Lowestoft Sixth Form College.

Three of the region’s biggest colleges have today unveiled plans to merge to create a single institution.

Sixth Form College
Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A Bradwell primary school has been told it is on the way to becoming a good academy following a monitoring visit.

Acle Academy formerly Acle High School.

Picture: James Bass

A Norfolk high school will either improve or close following a damning Ofsted inspection, its new executive headteacher has warned.

Acle Academy
The former Perenco site on Thamesfield Way, off Pasteur Road which will be the site of new Trafalgar College in Great Yarmouth.  Picture: James Bass

As interviews for teaching staff get underway at Great Yarmouth’s new high school parents are invited to share their views at an information day tomorrow.

Brandon Lewis
Catfield Primary school celebrate an improved Ofsted report.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A primary school is celebrating a triumph for pupils, staff, parents and governors after being rated as “good” by education inspectors.

Nick Clegg. Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

Paying teachers more to work in poorly-performing areas of the country could help end the “postcode inequality” of education in England and Wales, former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has suggested.

George Osborne
Ray Alcock, right, worked on the original construction of the Great Yarmouth College sports hall in the 1970s. Now he, and his apprentice grandson Brandon Alcock, left, are working on the new structure.

When Ray Alcock worked as a young apprentice heating and plumbing engineer on the construction of Great Yarmouth College’s sports hall in the early 1970s, he had no idea that he would return more than 40 years later to give the building a complete overhaul, but this time with his grandson, Brandon, 18, in tow as his own apprentice.

Great Yarmouth College
Executive principal Ian Burchett at the former Perenco site on Thamesfield Way, off Pasteur Road which will be the site of new Trafalgar College in Great Yarmouth.  Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth’s first high school for 50 years has finally found a home - in the former offices of an offshore energy firm.

Trafalgar College
Ormiston Venture Xmas

The community which is Ormiston Venture Academy has shown the Christmas spirit of giving by donating generously to local food banks.

Ormiston Venture Academy

Parts of Great Yarmouth are some of the areas in the country seeing the most significant gap between expectations and university participation.

United Kingdom
Heateacher Mark Adams is leaving St Nicholas Priory Junior School after 16 years.

Picture: James Bass

A popular and respected headteacher says he is leaving the primary school he loves in good shape as he moves on to a key county hall post.

Students at Great Yarmouth College now have the chance to learn using top of the range engineering kit, after a donation from two businesses. Left to right: Jamie Thums, Gary Jefferson and Michael Stow.

Students at Great Yarmouth College now have the chance to learn using top-of-the-range engineering kit after a donation from two businesses.

Great Yarmouth College
Caister Academy awards

Pupils’ success, achievements and contributions were celebrated at Caister Academy’s annual awards evening for 2015 Year 11 leavers.

Shirley Weymouth
Stuart Rimmer, principal Yarmouth College

Last week, the Great Yarmouth Mercury looked at the impact that further education (FE) has in our community, at a time when budgets are under threat and savings may need to be found.

Great Yarmouth College
How did your school do in today's primary school league tables?

Here are the primary school league table figures from this summer’s Key Stage 2 tests for Norfolk, north Suffolk and east Cambridgeshire. Norfolk and Suffolk remain among the worst performing parts of England for end-of-primary-school test results, according to the stats out today.

United Kingdom
How did your school do in today's primary school league tables? Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Norfolk and Suffolk remain among the worst performing parts of England for end-of-primary-school test results, despite more children meeting the government’s target.

United Kingdom
Great Yarmouth College principal Stuart Rimmer with students

Anticipated cuts to the further education sector were not as bad as expected following the spending review last week. However Stuart Rimmer, principal and CEO of Great Yarmouth College is cautious, pointing out “the devil will be in the detail”, as changes come into play.

George Osborne
How did your school do in today's primary school league tables?

One in ten Norfolk children are obese at the start of primary school, according to new figures which raised particular concerns about two deprived parts of the county.

Great Yarmouth
Flegg High School in Martham which is celebrating being founded 50 years ago.

Picture: James Bass

A crucial funding decision over a £650,000 bid to create the country’s first rural football hub is being made in January.

Flegg High School

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Great Yarmouth’s first trampoline park has come on in leaps and bounds to open earlier than expected for half term.

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The ambulance service were called to the King's Head pub in Belton. Photo: George Ryan

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Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A 34-year-old man from Hopton has been sentenced after admitting possessing thousands of indecent images of children.

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The Kings Arms, Fleggburgh.

A Fleggburgh pub has stopped serving foie gras after staff reported they had received “disgusting and unacceptable messages” over its inclusion on the menu.

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Martin Thomas, of North Quay, Great Yarmouth, has been jailed for sex offences

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An outdoor bowling green on the seafront will be dug up and turned into a car park.

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