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Saturday, May 21, 2016
Tamsin Poulter will take over the reins at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy in September.

As one head steps into retirement another is preparing to take up the reins at a “success story” academy.

St Nicholas Priory Junior School, Great Yarmouth.

A primary school has moved to dispel child abduction rumours after an innocent incident was misconstrued.

Norfolk police
Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

A troubled high school has been hit by another blow after a damning Ofsted report put it in special measures.

Great Yarmouth High School
Dr Catherine Richards, principal of East Norfolk Sixth Form in Gorleston.

A sixth form college has pulled out of plans to merge with two further education colleges, and is now exploring a merger with another sixth form instead.

Sixth Form College
Parents and residents have expressed their concerns about road safety outside Cliff Park junior school.
Cars stopped on double yellow lines on Bridge Road as the end of the school day approaches.

Picture: James Bass

Neighbours have expressed their concerns about parking chaos on a road near two schools and the James Paget.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Alderman Swindell

The headteacher of a primary school remains positive, despite being told it requires improvement again by Ofsted.

Children and staff at Calthorpe nursery in Great Yarmouth which has received a good Ofsted report.

Picture: James Bass

A Great Yarmouth nursery is celebrating a glowing Ofsted which singles out all aspects of its work and teaching for praise.

Crucial information was not shared to protect the girl from the sex offender. PICTURE POSED BY MODEL 
Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A series of failures left a vulnerable girl to be abused by a convicted sex offender who was in a relationship with her mother, a damning report has found.

Norfolk County Council
Hemsby Primary School celebrating its good Ofsted report.

Picture: James Bass

A village primary school is celebrating its determined efforts to get to “good”.

Cliff Park Infant School and Cliff Park Junior School. 

Picture: James Bass

Parents fear a child could be killed or seriously injured outside a school entrance because of the way people drive down a road.

James Joyce
East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Gorleston.

Plans for two high schools and two sixth forms to create a pioneering academy trust may proceed without one of the sixth forms.

George Osborne
Great Yarmouth College.  Picture: James Bass

Plans for three coastal colleges to merge won the backing of more than half the people who took part in a consultation, but many raised concerns about travel.

Great Yarmouth College
Acle Academy.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The executive headteacher of a struggling academy who resigned last month, just weeks into the job, is now returning to the school.

Acle Academy
Martin Scott headteacher at Peterhouse Primary school.
The outdoor classroom bus had its rear window smashed and other areas of the playground where vandalised over the Easter holidays.

Picture: James Bass

Vandals targeted school playground, damaging an outdoor classroom and religious space, during the school holidays.

Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

After a period of unsettled leadership, Great Yarmouth’s troubled High School is to become part of an academy group.

Norfolk County Council
Treetops Day Nursery in Martham which has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
Staff and children.

Picture: James Bass

A village nursery has been boosted by an Ofsted report that flags all of its work as outstanding, heaping praise on teachers and pupils.

Des Reynolds, executive head teacher the Short Stay School for Norfolk. Picture: SUBMITTED

Children in the Great Yarmouth area who have problems dealing with mainstream education could benefit from embryonic plans to set up a new free school in the town.

Great Yarmouth
Winners, left to right, back row: Harriet Bradnock, Jessica Read, Cllr James Joyce, Wendy Thomson (managing director of Norfolk County Council) Cameron Leitch, Greta Saripova. Left to right, front row: Charlotte Snell, Harvey Luker, Fleur Curson, Thomas Dewin

Nine young leaders are starting their first week as members of the youth parliament after winning elections which saw a record turn out.

Wendy Missons, former headteacher at Great Yarmouth High School.  Picture: James Bass

A mixed reaction has greeted the news that Great Yarmouth High School is to join the Inspiration Trust academy group.

Trafalgar College
85-year-old lollipop man Stephen Simmons at work.
He works on Brasenose Road, Gorleston.

Picture: James Bass

A school has paid tribute to a lollipop man who helped children safely cross the road for over a decade.

Royal Navy
John Grant School

A Caister school is looking to expand with an off-site satellite class. John Grant has announced plans to create spaces for six pupils within the Shine Nursery, based in Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk County Council
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

Work to open Great Yarmouth’s first new high school is picking up pace with the first official offers of places to students and teachers.

Trafalgar College
Emily Fox, one Norfolk's current members of the youth parliament, took part in a debate in the House of Commons.

Thousands of young people are taking to their mobile phones to vote for their representatives in the Youth Parliament, with 26 candidates standing in nine constituencies.

United Kingdom
Youngsters from St Nicholas Priory primary school dress as Greeks and Romans.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Shoppers were caught off guard in Great Yarmouth’s busy Market Place this week when dozens of Greeks and Romans invaded the shopping hub.

Gerard Batty, executive headteacher of Hellesdon High School, and now former executive head of Acle Academy.

An academy struggling to get out of special measures is facing further uncertainty after its new executive headteacher resigned because of concerns about funding.

Acle Academy
Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

A church academy trust has expressed its “extreme disappointment” after its application to sponsor Great Yarmouth High School was rejected.

Trafalgar College
Click on our interactive map below to see inspection grades for individual schools. Picture: Google Maps

Ofsted inspection results for schools in Norfolk are improving faster than the national average, and neighbouring counties, according to the latest data released by the organisation.

United Kingdom
Great Yarmouth College.  Picture: James Bass

A college has hit back at claims it has one of England’s highest pay gaps between male and female lecturers.

Great Yarmouth College

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman travelling on a bus from Great Yarmouth to Norwich was racially abused.

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Mon, 15:13
Nick Conrad experienced the 'scenic route' last week.

High Road in Gorleston will be closed for up to five days when roadwork repairs are undertaken.

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Mon, 17:22
The King's Head pub on Yarmouth Road in Blofield.

 Picture: James Bass

A man has died after suffering a heart attack in a car near to the Kings Head pub in Blofield.

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Yesterday, 07:30
Greyfriars Health Centre is set to close in September.

 Picture: James Bass

An MP has defended plans to close a multi-million-pound health centre which opened less than five years ago, amid concern from hospital bosses and patients.

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