Saturday, July 22, 2017

Falconry displays, archery and a barbecue were some of the activities that young and old alike enjoyed at a school fete.

Children have been taught how to keep safe on building sites during a Norfolk school visit.

A £4.8m expansion which will more than double the size of a Thetford school to help tackle a chronic shortage of primary places in the area has been unveiled.

Students at Downham Market Academy have graduated in a special team building and leadership programme run in conjunction with RAF Marham.

Downham Market

A Norfolk school is in special measures after inspectors raised concerns over bullying, homophobic abuse and pupils’ lack of understanding of radicalisation.

A school has apologised after sending a letter on an event about behaviour only to those with English as a second language.

Thetford Academy

Their last school bell may have rung more than 30 years ago, but the school leavers of 1983 and 1985 have found themselves back in the classroom once again.

Thetford Grammar School

Children, parents and teachers from Forest Academy, Brandon, celebrated the official opening of its multisensory outdoor area which will enable pupils to explore, play and learn.

Billy Gorman

The achievements of more than 100 academically-able pupils from areas with low participation rates in higher education were recognised in an end of year celebration at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

University of East Anglia

Five teachers from two schools in Norfolk and Suffolk have been recognised for their achievements at a teaching awards ceremony.

Ian Cleland

A fun day of building dens also held a serious message for school children.


Two school pupils who had an eye-opening trip to Auschwitz will hope to pass on their experiences to their peers.

Mildenhall College Academy

The chairman of a Breckland pre-school is “absolutely thrilled” after it received a “good” Ofsted rating two years after it was assessed as being “inadequate”.

Children from four schools came together for a fun and informative day of archaeology-based activities.

Thetford Grammar School

Burgeoning interest from Asia in the country’s independent schools could see significant numbers end up in the hands of overseas investors, according to experts.

A 900-year-old independent school in Norfolk - one of the oldest in the country - will be bought by an overseas investor after dwindling intake left funds stretched.

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A schoolgirl from Swaffham has completed a challenge most adults would find physically tough.


A free book will be given to pre-school children who visit a library in Norfolk next week as part of a national initiative.

A 12-year-old from Swaffham has set off on a 47-mile challenge to raise money for her school.


Three Thetford schools will join an academy trust in west Norfolk, which has been launched after its predecessor parted company with its founding college.

A historic academy has built a brand new environmentally-friendly, hi-tech extension to help it deal with a Norfolk town’s shortage of nursery places.

With the half term week now upon us, we’ve put together a list of activities - both inside and out - families can enjoy over the next few days.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

One Norfolk headteacher has shared their moving account of how the funding crisis is hitting their school.

An academy trust has said one of its Norfolk schools is currently in consultation with staff over proposals which could result in job losses.

Ian Cleland

Former pupils of a Watton high school are being urged to join a new alumni group to help current students achieve their career aspirations.

Charging schools which expel students could worsen an alarming rise in expulsion rates in Norfolk and have a damaging impact on children’s welfare, a principal has warned.

Norfolk County Council

An important meeting of leading figures in Norfolk education is being held today.

Norfolk County Council

Twenty-five rural schools in Norfolk have filled fewer than half of their reception class places, figures show.

Frustrated childminders and nursery schools in Norfolk and Suffolk have urged the government to rethink its “damaging” policy to double free childcare hours before many are forced to close.

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A west Suffolk primary school has maintained its ‘good’ Ofsted rating after a short inspection.

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