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Great Yarmouth High School
Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

Plans for Great Yarmouth High School to become an academy have been delayed because of a dispute between the owner of its land and the trust that is due to sponsor it.

St George's Primary School in Great Yarmouth. 

Picture: James Bass

A row has broken between Labour councillors over a bid to create extra space at a Norfolk school by using taxpayer’s money to buy a next-door restaurant for it to expand into.

Colleen Walker
Samsung Electronics announces the launch of it's new digital classroom in Peterhouse Primary School, Gt Yarmouth.   Local MP Brandon Lewis visits the school meeting Aleyne Johnson of Samsung and the pupils of the school.   Brandon Lewis with pupils (left - Right) Harmony Deal, Ruby Hughes, Anneka Allen, Jack Gallent,  Elise Fox and Declan Bentley.

A primary school classroom has been kitted out with the latest in teaching tech, allowing pupils to learn crucial digital skills.

Brandon Lewis
Kathy Willis, right, president of NASUWT speaks to Northgate Primary headteacher Lindsay Hanger

The president of a national teachers’ union has praised staff in Yarmouth for their hard work and dedication.

Flegg High School who have recently had a good Ofsted report. Pupils taking part in a science experiment.  Picture: James Bass

A rural high school is “good and improving” thanks to the “unwavering resolve” of the principal, Ofsted inspectors have said.

Flegg High School
Schools included in the Priority School Building Programme 2 are still waiting for work to be done. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Figures from the Department for Education’s School Workforce survey for 2015 have revealed the average salaries of teachers in every school in Norfolk.

Norfolk County Council
Flegg High School's summer fayre and farmers market has been hailed a huge success.

A farmer’s market and summer fayre at Flegg High School has harvested a bumper crop of cash.

Anne Craske is retiring from Ormesby Village pre-school after 32 years.

Picture: James Bass

She started as a parent-helper on a volunteer rota with lots of other mums.

Yarmouth College FE awards

More than 300 people were seated in St Nicholas Minster to witness the presentation of awards to this year’s winning students from Great Yarmouth College.

Great Yarmouth College
Yarmouth College FE awards

Film, TV and animation students from Great Yarmouth College and visual media production students from University Campus Suffolk Great Yarmouth took over screen 4 of the Hollywood Cinema on June 20 to present their end of year showcase.

Great Yarmouth College
 The Rt  Revd Alan Winton Bishop of Thetford viewing a RE Celebration art exhibition being showcased at St Nicholas Minster.

Picture: James Bass

All religions are important and none should be discriminated against – that was the message of an RE exhibition being staged at Great Yarmouth Minster until Monday.

Louise Jackson, new head at Great Yarmouth High School

Great Yarmouth High School has announced the appointment of Louise Jackson as its new permanent headteacher.

Great Yarmouth High School
Norfolk County Council is consulting on removing free school transport for children in Catfield and Hickling who go to Stalham High and Stalham Academy.   The Whiting family were one of those set to be affected.   Picture: James Bass

Council chiefs have put the brakes on plans to withdraw free school transport for children in a north Norfolk village after concerns were raised over road safety.

County Council
Rugby star Phil Vickery opens the new conservatory at Clement Lodge at Sidestrand Hall School with it's newly built conservatory funded by Wooden Spoon Children's Charity. 

Photo by Mark Bullimore

Former England rugby union captain Phil Vickery is to join youngsters at John Grant School tomorrow for the launch of its new and improved sensory room.

John Grant School
Wroughton Junior School, Gorleston

Leaders and governors at a junior school have “presided over its decline”, according to a report by inspectors.

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.

Cliff Park
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.

John Robson
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

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A man exposed himself in front of a teenage girl on a road near a school in Caister.

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