Areas of "rural deprivation" are affecting Norfolk's children's struggle to achieve basic skills, a councillor has warned.

An annual 35-year-old sporting event welcomed 150 pupils from across mid Norfolk to Dereham.

An offer has been made to buy the site of a former boarding school, which went into liquidation last year.

Almost three quarters of the millennial workforce in the East of England seek major career changes as they hit their 'quarter life crises', new research reveals.

New school places will still be provided in growing areas, a council has insisted, despite data forecasting an education funding shortfall of almost £74m.


Rising numbers of families are seeking help for children with special needs, but thousands are being denied assistance, a national investigation has found.


A warning has been issued to the parents of schoolchildren in Norfolk that there has been an increase in Norovirus cases.

Parents concerned about the axing of a school bus service have walked the 40-minute journey to demonstrate the danger to children, as it was revealed education chiefs are reconsidering their decision.

Students denied a school bus because the two mile journey has been deemed "safe to walk" will lead councillors along their suggested route, to demonstrate why they believe it is dangerous.

Norfolk's primary schools continue to lag behind the rest of the country, according to government figures published today, but are slowly improving.

Construction giant Kier has been chosen to build a £3.4m extension to a Norfolk school.

A Norfolk council is set to take over the management of a sports centre after a high school said it wanted to stop "subsidising the community use of the facility".

Childcare providers and sports clubs will benefit from extra business rate discounts in two Norfolk council areas.

A leisure centre where the bacteria which can cause Legionnaire's Disease was found has got the "all clear" but its showers are still shut.

Safety checks are needed on the roofs of almost 60 schools across Norfolk - to establish whether they could be at risk of collapse.

Norfolk schools are facing a £29m funding shortfall next year compared to 2015, despite political parties promising billions of pounds of more money, a union has claimed.

Three Norfolk schools which hold an outstanding Ofsted rating have not had full inspections for more than a decade, it can be revealed.

A village primary school has been forced to close on Tuesday after a drainage issue left it without working toilets.

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Parents said their children will face a dangerous walk to school when their village bus service is cut next year.

A watchdog has praised a "transformation" in front-line services for vulnerable children - but said "significant shortfalls" remain in other areas of practice.

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