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Coronavirus in Norfolk

An independent specialist school for pupils who have autism and associated difficulties has closed early for half-term due to a coronavirus outbreak.

More than 70 schools and colleges in Norfolk currently have confirmed coronavirus cases - and 1,500 pupils and staff have had to self-isolate since term started, it has been revealed.

Pupils and staff at a Norfolk high school have been told to self-isolate after a confirmed case of coronavirus.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A campaign to keep people safe on the roads is urging youngsters to get involved with its latest design competition - and has extended its deadline.

The scale of sex offences recorded on school grounds in Norfolk over the past five years has been revealed.

Almost 50 schools across Norfolk have reported a pupil or a member of staff testing positive for coronavirus, latest figures show.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

An action plan has been unveiled to radically improve the support offered in Norfolk to children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Parents claim their children came home from school “shivering” after being told they could not wear coats in classrooms - where windows are being kept open amid the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

The head of one of Norfolk’s biggest secondary school trusts has rejected calls for exams to be cancelled next year says it would be unfair on students.

When asked if they would recommend Wymondham High, all the students we interviewed answered with a unanimous ‘yes.’ It’s clear that the students at the academy are more than satisfied with their education, and here’s why.

Positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in eight Norfolk schools, council bosses have said, but none of them are classed as outbreaks.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Almost 200 pupils and five members of staff are isolating from a school which yesterday confirmed its first positive case of coronavirus since returning.

A Norfolk high school has confirmed one of its pupils has tested positive for coronavirus - less than a month into the new school year.

The headteacher of a Norfolk school forced to close after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus is self-isolating as it prepares to reopen.

It’s not quite school as they know it but thousands of children have returned to the classroom for the start of the school year.

A school in Norfolk has announced it will not be open today, September 7, due to a staff member contracting coronavirus.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Thousands of children across Norfolk and Waveney return to school on Monday. For the majority, it will be the first time they have been in class for six months. SIMON PARKIN reports on what schools are doing to help get pupils’ education back on track...

School children across Norfolk are returning to classrooms next week after a six-month hiatus as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

A new state primary boarding school in Norfolk - set to be the first of its kind - is set to welcome its first pupils with the start of the new term.

Families are facing back to school uncertainty after being warned they may miss out on places on a school bus scheme.

Extra ‘child only’ bus services are set to be introduced and commuters urged to avoid school rush-hour in order to give priority to pupils when Norfolk schools reopen next week.

First-day of the new school term is likely to be like no other this year, with nerves for both parents and children.

Almost half of parents remained concerned about sending children back to school for the start of the new term, an EDP survey has found.

School fields are being turned into thriving allotments to be tended by pupils, with produce used in lessons and handed out in the local community.

Parents anxious about sending their child back to school in September have been urged to discuss their concerns with headteachers amid calls for fines for absences to be scrapped.

Schools that relaxed strict uniform requirements amid the coronavirus lockdown will expect pupils back in blazers and ties from September, as suppliers see the usual pre-term rush.

A campaign has been launched to support Norfolk parents as they prepare children for a full time return to the classroom.

Schools are preparing to welcome all pupils back into the lessons in a fortnight - many for the first time since March.

Children going back to schools may be faced with a more “Victorian” set-up as educators work hard to make sure pupils are kept safe during the return.

Children are more at risk of long-term harm if they do not attend school than if they return to the classroom despite coronavirus, the UK’s chief medical officers have warned.

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