Yesterday, 09:11

A rural Norfolk high school founded 50 years ago is marking its golden milestone with a celebration open day today, Saturday.

A tutor at Great Yarmouth College is helping students reach for Norfolk’s big skies following an investment in over £60k in new media film and computer equipment.

An inspection looking at the quality of leadership within a church school, the quality of collective worship and finally the Christian character of the school has handed Homefield and

A Bradwell school is “thrilled and delighted” after being judged as outstanding by church school inspectors.

Lynn Grove High School, Gorleston.

A Norfolk teacher has banned the word “banter” from his classes, saying it is used to excuse bullying.

The former Claydon school site  has been sold to a mystery developer, 13 years after the buildiings were cleared. The area already has planning permission for 110 homes and nearby residents will be keen to see the detailed plans as they are brought forward.

The sale of a large slice of land in Gorleston is set to re-trigger controversy as a plan for 110 homes is revived.

Naomi Palmer, principal of Ormiston Victory Academy.

Two of Norfolk’s highest-flying academies have seen their GCSE results crash to earth in a year which saw the government toughen up league table rules.

Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport with college student Murad Khan

A popular Afghan student who is facing deportation says he has been overwhelmed by support as he battles to stay in the UK.

Pupils from St George's school making tissue paper poppies for the Festival of Remembrance in November.
The Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Marlene Fairhead lending a helping hand.

Picture: James Bass

Schoolchildren in Great Yarmouth have contributed to the borough’s Festival of Remembrance by making poppy petals to fall from the ceiling during the service.

The official opening of Great Yarmouth Primary Academy - one of the Inspiration Trust schools at the centre of the allegations. (L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.   Picture: James Bass

Ofsted has announced an independent review of its investigation into claims that three Norfolk schools connected to Dame Rachel de Souza received advance notice of up-coming inspections.

Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Allegations that an academy chain in charge of a raft of Norfolk schools had prior knowledge of inspections should be re-investigated amid any new evidence, education secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

Caister High School

Just months after being told it had ‘serious weaknesses’, Caister High School has been praised for making improvements.

Great Yarmouth High School.
December 2013.

Picture: James Bass

The heads of Great Yarmouth High School are “taking effective action” to bring the secondary up to scratch, an Ofsted inspector has ruled.

A Gorleston school criticised by Ofsted at its last inspection has been told it needs to take “immediate action” to bring about the rapid improvements needed.

Principal Stuart Rimmer (centre) marks the start of the college's second phase of redevelopment with students Rose Williams,17, Ellie Crouch,18, Blake Robinson,18, Declan Jermy,18 and Adam Warnes,18.

The second stage of a £6m upgrade to Great Yarmouth College is due to get under way soon after bosses appointed a contractor to carry out the work.

Ian Burchett is the principal of Trafalgar College in Great Yarmouth being brought forward by the Inspiration Trust

Thousands of people have signed a petition in support of Great Yarmouth’s new academy high school.

UCS Yarmouth college graduation ceremony at St Nicholas Minster.

Years of hard work and dedication was applauded at University Campus Suffolk’s Great Yarmouth centre in a graduation ceremony for students, family and friends.

Thurton Primary School has had to shut its doors today after flooding.

A south Norfolk school has been forced to close its doors this morning after flooding caused raw sewage to seep into the building.

The John Grant School in Caister for children with special educational needs.
 Photo: Angela Sharpe.

A Norfolk special school is celebrating a leap in its ratings after moving from “requires improvement” to a report which hails its outstanding work helping pupils with autism.

GY college awards

More than 250 students, local employers, family members, friends and staff of Great Yarmouth College packed the Minster last Thursday for the annual Further Education (FE) Awards celebration.

Stradbroke Primary School, Gorleston

Teachers at a school which looks set to become an academy have spoken strongly of their “disappointment” over the move.

(L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher of Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.  Picture: James Bass

Schools watchdog Ofsted has defended its decision to investigate tip-off allegations internally.

Dame Rachel de Souza, who was principal at the Norwich school and is the current chief executive of the Inspiration Trust, which runs the academies in Thetford and Great Yarmouth. Photo: Bill Smith

A high-level investigation in to allegations of a tip-off about Ofsted inspections at three Norfolk schools has cleared them of wrongdoing.

Cobholm Primary School classrooms.

A Great Yarmouth primary school currently in special mesaures has announced it is to become an academy.

Roughly 900 pupils were kept in their classrooms during lunchtime yesterday amid fears of an intruder armed with a knife on the premises of a school.

Principal Dr Simon Fox reassured parents there was never any danger

Students were kept in their classrooms at lunchtime today amid fears of an intruder armed with a knife on the premises of a Norfolk school.

Principal Stuart Rimmer with students Olivia Hudson and Connor Nixon in the new learning street.

The sleek new surroundings of a £1.2m development at Great Yarmouth College was open to excited students this week.

Yarmouth College beauty therapy students Ashlea Gissing and Amber Scholes could possibly be competing in Brazil.

A pair of talented teens will put their beauty skills to the test as they compete for a chance to showcase their work on the world stage.

A new classroom is craned onto the site of Edward Worlledge school

New classrooms have been craned onto the site of a Great Yarmouth school as it prepares to take on extra pupils.

University students are urged to sign up with a GP

With the beginning of term approaching, bringing a flurry of first year students, NHS England in East Anglia wants to stress the importance of registering with a local general practitioner (GP).

Dame Rachel de Souza with education minister Lord Nash. Picture: Denise Bradley

For four years, she has been the thrusting outsider administering a shock to the Norfolk education system.

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Patrick Manifold will turn on Gorleston's Christmas lights. Pictures: James Bass

Gorleston is gearing up for its annual festive extravaganza when the switch is flipped to turn on its twinkling Christmas lights.

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Harry Gough (left) and Adam Curtis are trying to highlight the problems with speeding outside the East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Gorleston.

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Today’s wet weather will be hanging around into the evening, according to forecasters.

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Fri, 08:08
The Grayling Pub, Yarmouth.

Excitement is building in Great Yarmouth as the resort’s newest pub gets set to open its doors in just over two weeks time.

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Yesterday, 13:21
Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed while on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand.

The two Burmese men accused of murdering Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge and a fellow British backpacker in Thailand have reportedly written to the victims’ parents begging for help.

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Tory defector Mark Reckless has been voted back in as the MP for Rochester and Strood - but this time as UKIP's second Member of Parliament.

If the UK Independence Party has a heartland, it is arguably the coastal towns and farming communities of eastern England.

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Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett. Photo: Bill Smith

Groups across Norfolk that help tackle and raise awareness of drug and alcohol issues are set to share in a £250,000 pot, after successfully bidding for funding.

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