Friday, February 15, 2019

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.

Marina Centre

A primary school’s choir joined voices with thousands of children and special celebrity guests for a mammoth London concert.

United Kingdom

Thousands of young people will come together to compete for their School Sports Partnership in the Norfolk Winter School Games.

Almost the entire governing body has resigned from a Norfolk infant school after it was handed a warning notice from the local authority.

Norfolk County Council

A Gorleston student thought that Cambridge university was out of her reach - but this year has been offered a place there to study law.


A high school is set expand with a new science block, car park and games area.

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

Residents in Great Yarmouth have leapt to the defence of a 16-year-old who was disciplined by a Norfolk academy because his ‘meet me at McDonald’s haircut was deemed ‘unsuitable’.

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

A notoriously strict Norfolk academy has angered another parent after it disciplined a student for his hair being too short - days after telling him it was too long.

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

A primary school has welcomed “some rather exciting visitors.”


Mobile phones should be banned from classrooms, with pupils to be lectured about the dangers of device dependency, the schools minister has said.

Department of Health

A failing £40,000-a-year independent school has been told by the Department for Education that it must improve or risk being struck off the schools register.

Norfolk County Council

An academy has confirmed one of its pupils has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) - and that children who have been in contact with the individual will need to be screened.

Cliff Park

Parents who have children at a Norfolk academy have been sent a letter informing them a pupil has been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).

Robot unicorns and stop motion animation will be among the creative technologies children and families can try out at libraries across Norfolk in February.


Staff and students at a Norfolk school are celebrating a record-breaking year for offers to study at Cambridge and Oxford.


There has been lots going on in schools across Norfolk this week and we’ve had some great photos submitted for our School Report.

Secondary school pupils in Norfolk made better progress in the last academic year, according to new figures.


A headteacher has vowed to continue the hard work of one Great Yarmouth primary school after receiving a Good Ofsted rating, two years since the school was told it requires improvement.

A primary school is hoping to create a new field study centre on its site to make the most of its nationally-recognised surroundings.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

A Great Yarmouth school site is set to be closed all week due to flooding.

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

A Gorleston school has appointed a new executive principal.

Former students of a Norfolk school have celebrated their success at an awards ceremony.

Mary Coleman

A seasoned Norfolk headteacher is returning to home turf to lead two coastal schools.


A primary school has been praised by Oftsed for its determination to continually improve following a one-day inspection.

A Norfolk academy trust has been judged as one of the country’s best for disadvantaged pupils.

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

Mystery surrounds the dismissal of a Norfolk academy trust chief executive.


Children at a Norfolk primary school wore fancy dress and ran laps around its field at a race for life event which it raised more than £2,000.

A boy walking into class to tell his teacher his Mum did not have enough money to buy food instigated a headteacher at a Norfolk primary school to set up a food bank.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:12

A family have expressed their shock after finding their 11-month-old daughter with a laughing-gas canister in her mouth at a Norfolk holiday park.

Read more
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Not one but two films featuring Great Yarmouth hit the big screen this year.

Read more
Danny Boyle
Yesterday, 07:19

A man has been arrested in Great Yarmouth for drug-driving.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:21

The first big play structure to be built at BeWilderwood in five years has opened just in time for the half-term break.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A former child abuse detective has lifted the lid on the trauma of delving into “harrowing” online images on a daily basis after it led him to develop PTSD.

Read more

Winter Wonderland


Click here to view
the Autumn


Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 4°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy