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Pupils at Kinsale Junior School take a look at the school's recent good Ofsted report.

Hellesdon junior school celebrates good Ofsted report

Pupils, governors, staff and parents at a Hellesdon school are celebrating following a ‘good’ Ofsted report by inspectors.

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The Hewett School. Picture: Denise Bradley

New ideas revealed for Hewett School ‘learning village’

Activities for pre-school children and new facilities for children with special educational needs are among the ideas being looked at as part of a plan to turn Norwich’s struggling Hewett School into a “learning village”.

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Clover Hill VA Infant and Nursery School head teacher, Helen Newell, deputy head Anna Gooch and pupils who have just had their first Ofsted report since changing to a Voluntary Aided school. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich Primary School gets an early Christmas gift from Ofsted

A Norwich primary school has been given a Christmas present of an Ofsted report which praised its “outstanding curriculum.”

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The photo shows the new principal of Easton and Otley College, David Henley with his family. Photo from L to R is Georgia, Leigh, David and Maria. Submitted

New principal at Easton and Otley College

A new principal with 30 years’ experience in land-based education will take over at Easton and Otley College in April next year.

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Lucas Askew, 6, is excited to receive a toy from Father Christmas at Harford Manor School. With them are elves, Helen Morris, back left, Sainsbury's commercial manager, and her colleague, Julie Metcalf. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich pupils thrilled to have an early visit from Santa

Some Norwich pupils were absolutely thrilled when Santa and some of his elves paid their school a visit.

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Pupils Mark Powley and Tyler Kemp with the finished longhouse at West Earlham Junior School.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Children relive Anglo Saxon heritage in longhouse

Hopscotch grids and goalposts are what usually decorate school playgrounds

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Principal Alex Hayes in the forum area of the UTC. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

University Technical College “likely to affect long-term viability” of five high schools, civil servants warned

Civil servants warned Norfolk’s first university technical college was “likely to affect the long-term viability” of five high schools, according to new documents released today.

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The Forum and Norwich Millennium Library by night. 
Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich’s Millennium Library most popular in the UK

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library has had the highest amount of visitors and issued more books than any other library in the UK for the eighth year running.

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The Hewett School. Picture: Denise Bradley

New vision for Norwich’s troubled Hewett School

A new vision has been set out for the troubled Hewett School in Norwich, which was placed in special measures last month.

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Primary schools in Norfolk and Suffolk have some of the worst results for reading, writing and maths in the country. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Primary schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are some of the worst in England

Primary schools in Norfolk and Suffolk have some of the worst results for reading, writing and maths in the country.

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David Brunton, principal of City Academy at Earlham in Norwich.  Photo: Bill Smith

Concerns about behaviour at City Academy Norwich

Serious concerns about behaviour at a Norwich academy have been raised after a snap inspection by Ofsted.

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This morning the Department for Education published its results for schools in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

How Norfolk and Suffolk primary schools are doing in latest league tables

Primary schools in Norfolk and Suffolk have one of the lowest attainments for reading, writing and maths in England, new figures reveal.

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Ofsted's Regional Director, East of England Andrew Cook in Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Graphic: Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire schools not reaching full potential – Ofsted boss

The region’s schools are still failing to reach their full potential, an Ofsted chief has warned.

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Ofsted's Regional Director, East of England Andrew Cook in Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Ofsted boss for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambrideshire: ‘We still have concerns across the region’

Norfolk has one of the worst records for children attending good or outstanding primary and secondary schools in the region, according to Ofsted.

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Hundreds of people have signed a petition about the future of the Hewett School. Picture: Denise Bradley

Hundreds sign petition calling for Hewett School to remain with the local authority

Hundreds of people have signed an online petition opposing any moves to turn a troubled Norwich high school into an academy.

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Taverham Junior School head, Paul Stanley with a few of the pupils celebrating their good Ofsted. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Celebrations as Taverham Junior School receives a glowing Ofsted report

A junior school whose pupils speak of it with “great pride” has been judged ‘good’ across the board following its latest Ofsted inspection.

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Norfolk County Council has said it is taking action to improve reading ability of children eligible for the pupil premium. Photo credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Parts of Norfolk and Suffolk among the worst in England for reading ability of children from low-income backgrounds

Three areas in our region are among the worst-performing in England for the reading ability of children from low-income families, according to new research.

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The photo shows from left to right, Christina Sadler (interim principal at Easton and Otley College), Katie Piper, Baroness Wall of New Barnet (host of this event) and Sally Bendall (chair of governors at Easton and Otley College). 

Award-winning student shares her story at House of Lords

An award-winning student was invited to the House of Lords to share her story and help showcase further education in the UK.

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The University of East Anglia wants to build new student accomodation at the former Blackdale site. Picture: LSI Architects

University of East Anglia unveils £33m scheme for former Blackdale school site

The former site of a Norwich school could become home to hundreds of University of East Anglia students, if a multi-million pound scheme gets the go-ahead.

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The winner of the photography category was Stephanie Bradford, from Great Yarmouth College.

Legacy is the theme of exhibition by Norwich art students

Art students from across Norfolk have been involved in a special exhibition in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Students at Hall School enjoying their Sports Day. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norwich special needs school’s ‘Good’ Ofsted report

A school for special needs children has been rated ‘Good’ in its latest Ofsted report and has been praised for the outstanding behaviour of its pupils.

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The previous leadership team at the Hewett School, left to right, Rob Anthony, Sue Raywood and Tom Samain. Picture by Adrian Judd

Deputy headteacher of the troubled Hewett School in Norwich has left his post

A deputy headteacher who formed one third of a three-way division of leadership at a city high school had left his post, it has emerged.

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Youngsters from Oulton Broad Primary school take part in a special Nativity and Christmas Carol service at St Michael's Church.

Is the end nearing for the traditional school nativity? Tell us what you think

A new survey claims schools are phasing out the traditional Christmas nativity - but is that the case in Norfolk and Suffolk?

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John Catton, left, chairman of the interim executive board at Sewell Park College, with Jeremy Rowe, who has been seconded from Sir John Leman High in Beccles to lead the college during autum term, 2014.

Graphic and analysis: What will happen to Norwich’s Sewell Park College and the Hewett School?

Two Norwich high schools have been put in special measures. Education correspondent Martin George asks what their future holds, and where secondary education in the city stands.

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Hewett School sign and entrance on Hall Road. Picture: Denise Bradley

Graphic: Two Norwich high schools face the threat of closure

Two Norwich high schools which were last week hit by damning inspection reports could face closure or being taken over by groups with no previous connections to Norfolk.

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Little Explorers Nursery which has opened at Fleggburgh Primary School. Owner Gillian Lee and MP Brandon Lewis with youngsters Jaxon Cousins and Taylor Mitchell.  Picture: James Bass

Bradwell mum explores new nursery venture

A mum who turned her fortunes around after facing redundancy is celebrating after opening her own nursery in Fleggburgh.

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Left to right: Awards presenter Jack Dee; NUA Vice-Chancellor Professor John Last; award judge Shearer West.

Norwich University of the Arts celebrates national award for innovation in the arts

A planned £3m incubation centre to help develop business ideas has seen Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) win a national award for innovation in the arts.

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Career Fair at CITB. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk youngsters get to choose their future career at interactive fair

It is never easy choosing your future career path as a youngster, but help was at hand with an interactive careers fair.

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Lynn Grove High School, Gorleston.

Teacher who banned mention of ‘banter’ now looking for new job

A Gorleston teacher who attracted national attention after he banned the word “banter” from his class, saying it encouraged bullying, has left his post.

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Sewell Park College. Picture: Denise Bradley

Show of support for Sewell Park College and the Hewett School in Norwich after damning Ofsted reports

Communities have rallied to support two Norwich high schools which came under heavy fire in damning Ofsted reports.

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