Saturday, April 13, 2019

A school putting music and creative arts at the heart of its curriculum is reaping the benefits for its pupils and staff.

Children at a Norfolk primary school are enjoying their new £30,000 playground, which is equipped with a trike track, climbing net and sand pit.

A government minister has visited a Norfolk school to see the changes which have driven improvements in its GCSE results.

Nine secondary schools in Norfolk have more than one in five of their places for the new intake in September unfilled, figures reveal.

Pupils across Norfolk have been given a ewe-nique experience as part of a project to teach the county’s children about livestock and farming.


A leading British composer has stressed the importance of sustaining music education for the next generation during a series of workshops with pupils in Norfolk.

Young pupils at a Great Yarmouth primary school will be able to enjoy a new £30,000 playground next term.

A Norfolk filmmaker has claimed many young people are in a “narcissistic relationship” with social media which is damaging their mental health.


Six Norfolk schools will look after lambs and ewes next week as part of a pilot educational project to help urban youngsters learn about farming.

A new pilot is helping schoolchildren in Norfolk to look after their physical and mental health – through yoga.

Norman Lamb

With statistics showing Great Yarmouth has one of the smallest proportions of over 16-year-olds who have a degree level or apprenticeship qualifications, deprivation is one of the key issues the town is faced with.

Schools in Norfolk are washing pupils’ uniforms and giving them hair cuts to ease pressures on parents left struggling after welfare cuts.

City College Norwich

A Norfolk primary school plunged into special measures by Ofsted could be closed if rapid improvements are not made.

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As the size of Norfolk grows, so too must the number of school places for its children. Bethany Whymark reports on a council vision for the future of schools.

Broadland District Council

A “significant decrease” in the number of children being excluded from Great Yarmouth schools led to a drop in overall expulsion figures last term.

A new school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs is set to be developed on the former Alderman Swindell site in Great Yarmouth.

School children across the Great Yarmouth area dressed up as their favourite characters for this year’s World Book Day.

A young Norfolk man’s life-changing experience is being used to shock youngsters into being safer on the roads.

Lorne Green

A charity-run nursery and complex needs school will be stocking up on thousands of pounds worth of free books as the winners of our Books for Schools competition are announced.

Ofsted has hit back at claims it made mistakes during an inspection at a Norfolk primary school.

Dame Rachel de Souza has claimed inspectors who ranked Great Yarmouth Primary Academy as “inadequate” had a “negative agenda”.


A Norfolk high school based at two separate sites will come together in a single location from April.

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

It’s time to take learning out of the classroom and on to the beach, according to an East Anglian college.

Stuart Rimmer

An academy trust has claimed a damning Ofsted report which plunged one of its schools into special measures is “simply wrong”.

Mike Smith-Clare

Schools across Norfolk have powered their way to the national final of a Formula One racing competition.

Acle Academy

A Norfolk parent is encouraging others to ask their children about the Momo challenge after discovering his seven-year-old son had been exposed to it.

East Anglia has been snubbed by a government pilot scheme to improve broadband speeds in rural primary schools.

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A Norfolk school “requires improvement” according to its first Ofsted inspection since becoming an academy.

Thousands of youngsters around the country, including in Norfolk, are expected to go on strike from school today as part of a global youth action over climate change.


It might seem only five minutes since the children went back to school after Christmas, but half term is here already.

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