Department for Education

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

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.

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.

Norfolk County Council

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’.

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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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Pupils in Thetford had a first-hand history lesson after a skeleton was found on their school site during expansion work.

Suffolk County Council is looking for two young people to co-host an awards ceremony shining a light on those who have gone the extra mile to improve education in the county.

Suffolk County Council

Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

Three primary academies in Thetford will be transferred to a new sponsor, it has been revealed.

Elizabeth Truss

Local people are being sought to help the Diocese of East Anglia champion its plans for new Catholic schools in Norwich and Thetford.


Artwork around the theme of bullying produced by young people will go on display in a one-off exhibition.

Thetford Town Council

The first day of the new term was a special occasion for pupils at an expanding primary school.


A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark phase one of the improvement works at Drake Primary School in Thetford will take place next Thursday morning.

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