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Wed, 17:29
County Council

Plans are being made to revolutionise schooling in the village of Hethersett.

Children at a Norfolk school have been getting up close and personal with the natural world as part of an innovative outdoor learning programme.

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A headteacher’s “high aspirations” and a “stimulating curriculum” have seen a village school turn around its fortunes in a glowing inspection report.

Hethersett Junior School

Alice in Wonderland characters, the Grinch, the royal family, fairies and even Bananas in Pyjamas were all part of a school leavers’ day at Attleborough Academy.

Lauren Cope

It was a case of on your marks, get set go, as a former RAF site was transformed into a children’s racetrack for the day.

Aylsham

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

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.

Norwich

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

Arts and crafts created by pupils at a Wymondham school will go on display as part of Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios.

Browick Road Primary School

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.

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

A 12-year-old girl has been refused a day off school to spend time with American relatives and prepare for her bat mitzvah the next day.

“Sophisticated teamwork” and a broad curriculum have brought a village primary school glowing praise from inspectors.

Darth Vadar, Storm Troopers, reptiles and a talent show will be just some of the attractions at a vital school fundraiser.

A special needs school which is looking to relocate so it can expand and provide better facilities was given a £1,100 boost after an energetic fundraising ceilidh and Burns Night support was held.

Terry Hickman Smith

They came as Stormtroopers, Princess Leias and Darth Vaders.

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A clothing line called Vendetta London has won a group of Wymondham College students the title of ‘Norfolk’s best company’ in the county final of a Young Enterprise Company Programme competition.

Wymondham College

A Norfolk school has built a farm so pupils can learn about the agricultural world around them – but it is also teaching valuable life lessons about business, animal welfare and the food chain.

Primary School

A primary and high school in south Norfolk have joined a multi-academy trust based in Wymondham.

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

Just three months ago her life was clouded with tragedy when her cousin Harry Ottaway took his own life at the age of 20.

Hethersett Junior School

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

Norwich

A new primary prep school for 450 pupils - and 30 boarders - is to open in Norfolk as part of a wave of newly-approved free schools.

Wymondham College

The Diocese of Norwich is canvassing views on its bid to run new free schools around Norfolk.

Norwich

Students at staff at Wymondham College have walked, ran and hobbled the distance from Morley to Malawi to raise money for a charity in the African nation.

Wymondham College

A group of students held a property auction to ‘sell off’ a section of their school as part of a programme of activity to develop their teamwork and leadership skills.

Jonathan Taylor

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

Norfolk County Council

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