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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.

Hundreds of 11-year-old students across Norfolk and Suffolk will this week sit their SATs exams - but how would you fare?

This summer will see the first cohort of GCSE students decipher a mix of letters and numbers in their results. Education correspondent Lauren Cope looks at the move to numerical grading and what it means for pupils.

Lauren Cope

A Paralympian has visited a Feltwell school to help inspire the next generation of sporting stars.

Feltwell

Nine out of 10 parents in Norfolk and Suffolk will be sending their child to their first-choice primary school in September.

Norwich

Watchdogs have welcomed ‘decisive action’ to speed up improvement at the department which looks after Norfolk’s most vulnerable children.

Norfolk County Council

More than 75pc of readers have agreed with government proposals to axe national curriculum tests taken by seven-year-olds in England.

Department for Education

The RSPB is calling on families and budding explorers to get outside and enjoy nature during the upcoming Easter holiday.

An academy trust has denied the loss of three schools in Thetford threatens it with bankruptcy, following a damning government report into its finances and management.

Ian Cleland

The lives of children with long-term medical problems are being put at risk because schools are failing to take care of them as well as they should, claims a group of charities.

Department for Education

A religious studies teacher has said she finds it strange her pupils are using a revision guide she has written.

Thetford Grammar School

A library mentoring project teaching more than 750 Norfolk residents to read can go ahead after receiving a funding boost of almost £100,000.

Heads of hundreds of the county’s primary and secondary schools have warned of an “imminent” crisis, in hard-hitting letters sent to parents and carers. Here is the letter in full:

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’Decisions on school spending will no longer be driven by what is best for our children but rather what we can afford’.

Department for Education

A missing teenager from Suffolk was found tonight, after she was last seen at Cambridge railway station on Sunday.

Suffolk Police

Hitting frozen flowers with hammers, planting seeds and analysing butterflies were just some of the fun and sometimes messy activities on offer at a school science morning.

Thetford Academy

More than 20 students from across the region were awarded £188,351 in scholarships to help them continue their studies.

University of East Anglia

The headmaster of Thetford Grammar School has said the school’s financial position is “not as rosy as it could be”.

Thetford Grammar School

The search for a new sponsor for three primary academies in Thetford is still ongoing.

Thetford Academy

The vast majority of parents in Norfolk and Suffolk have secured their children a place at their first-choice secondary school.

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