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Lacey Taylor, 6, who is allergic to dogs.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Seb the school dog means child has to miss class

A dog which helps pupils to relax and learn to read has left one youngster at home – because she has an allergy.

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FLY Festival of Literature for Young People 2014.
Sally Gardner talks about her recent novels and discusses dyslexia.

Literature festival prepares to fly into Norwich

A festival which aims to inspire young people with books and
stories is preparing to fly into Norwich with a packed programme of events.

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KLM Engineering aviation apprentices show off their skills at the KLM apprentice event. Jack Lain, left, 19, and Keir Murray, 18, at work on an engine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The sky’s the limit for budding engineers at Norwich airport

Aspiring aviation engineers were given the chance to find out more about the industry in an event at Norwich airport.

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Wensum Lodge in Norwich, where the adult education service is based.

Optimism over fate of Norfolk’s adult education service

The threat of closure to Norfolk County Council’s adult education service is “very serious”, councillors have admitted, but stressed they are on the right track to turning it around.

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Cliff Park Infants School gets a Good ofsted report, while Cliff Park Junior School (part of the same academy) is taken out of special measures.

Executive Headteacher of Cliff Park Schools Trust, Sue Mitchell with Louise Watkins, Junior School Head and Phil Reid, Infant School Head and pupils from both schools.

Picture: James Bass

School out of special measures two years after academy move

A Norfolk junior school has been removed from special measures two years after becoming an academy, while its sister school has achieved another ‘good’ Ofsted.

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Taverham Junior School blue and white for Ipswich. Photo: Adam Mason

Taverham schoolchildren put aside allegiances for Ipswich Town headteacher

On the day of Norwich’s biggest game of the season, asking pupils to come to school dressed in blue and white might seem a bit odd.

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City Hall Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

How to speak Norridge

A Swiss university has launched a research project looking into the Norwich accent. Martin George listens out for what makes it such a distinctive and wonderful sound.

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Record number of children seek Norfolk primary school places

A record number of children in Norfolk will start primary school in September and nine out of ten have got their first choice place.

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Roadworks on Bull Close Road, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Roadworks cause chaos on school run for parents

Parents are concerned for their children’s safety as they try to navigate roadworks on a busy school run route.

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Nine out of ten children in the region get their favoured primary school place

Just over 92pc of Norfolk primary school children will be starting at their first choice school this autumn.

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Mark Weber. PIC: Submitted  by Norfolk Police.

Norwich head hits out at crook who caused £150,000 worth of flood damage

The head of a city school has condemned the “foolish” actions of a man who caused more than £150,000 worth of flood damage to computers and equipment after taking metal piping from the roof.

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Mulbarton Junior School celebrate their OFSTED achievement. Head teacher is David Oldham.

Mulbarton Infant and Junior schools to undergo £1.5m project to bring classrooms up to date

Two overcrowded village schools will undergo a £1.5m transformation to expand and modernise their outdated classrooms.

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Ella Eyre. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Annie Mac, Sigma and Ella Eyre all confirmed for Radio 1’s Academy in Norwich ahead of the Big Weekend

Some of the greatest talent in the music industry will be in Norwich for a week of workshops ahead of Europe’s biggest free music festival, the Radio 1 Big Weekend.

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Jessie Ware. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Jessie Ware rumoured to be among artists and DJs in Norwich’s BBC Radio 1 Academy lineup

Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is rumoured to be among the artists and DJs coming to Norwich for the Radio 1 Academy ahead of the Big Weekend.

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Sewell Park College. Picture: Denise Bradley

Closures of Sewell Park College sixth form and Mileham Primary move a step closer

The closures of a high school sixth form and a village primary have moved closer with the announcement of a formal consultation.

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Mahogany Opera Group production of Brundibar. Photo: Eamonn McCabe.

Young performers needed to star in opera coming to Norwich

Young Norfolk performers are being given the chance to star in a touring opera show coming to Norwich.

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Parts of our region have some of the worst school absence rates in England.

School absences: Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Fens and King’s Lynn among the worst in England

The level of school attendance in parts of our region is among the worst in the country, according to figures which will raise fresh concerns about efforts to improve education standards.

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The UEA.

Success for UEA in national student experience survey

The University of East Anglia is continuing to offer one of the best student experiences in the country, according to a survey released today.

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Norfolk County Youth Orchestra at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange in July 2014.

Orchestra set to take Norwich audience on a musical tour of the Americas

Talented young musicians are preparing to take a Norwich audience on a musical tour of the Americas.

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The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Judith Lubbock, and Notcutts assistant manager Nick Nick Bugden judged the 2015 Friends of Norwich in Bloom daffodil competition.

Norwich school pupils’ daffodils impress judges

Norwich school pupils have been putting their horticultural talents to the test by taking part in a daffodil growing competition.

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Sewell Park College. Picture: Denise Bradley

Recruitment figures deal a fresh blow to Hewett School and Sewell Park College

The challenge facing two troubled city high schools have intensified after it emerged that more than half the places for new pupils are likely to be unfilled next September.

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An overweight man eating fast food as people who live or work near takeaways eat more junk food and are almost twice as likely to be obese as those who have none on their doorstep, a study has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Rise in takeaway outlets in Norfolk sparks obesity fears

The number of takeaway outlets in Norfolk has risen dramatically over the past 20 years prompting concern about the effect on obesity in parts of the county.

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Steve Emmens, UKIP PPC for Norwich South

UKIP members float grammar school idea for Hewett School’s future

UKIP members have suggested turning the Hewett into a grammar school or a state-run boarding school.

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Inspiration Trust chairman Sir Theodore Agnew at Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, which the trust sponsors.  Picture: James Bass

Hewett School’s potential academy sponsors defended after ‘conflict of interest’ questions raised

The government has defended two leaders of a Norfolk academy chain set to take over a city high school, after questions were raised about potential conflicts of interest.

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Lord Nash, education minister, visits the former fire station in Bethel Street to start the construction work for the Sir Isaac Newton Free School. Lord Nash, 2nd left, with Theodore Agnew, left; Rachel de Souza; and principal Mark Evans. Picture: Denise Bradley

First Inspiration Trust free school rated ‘good’ after Ofsted inspects Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form

The first free school opened by the Inspiration Trust chain of academies has been rated ‘good’ across the board by Ofsted inspectors.

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Mark Neild, who had resigned as acting headteacher of the Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form.

Second Inspiration Trust headteacher in two days quits

A second headteacher in a week has resigned at short notice from a prominent academy chain.

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White Woman Lane Junior School gets a good Oftead report. Headteacher Ashley Best-White with pupils left to right, Eve Seago, Summer Amos, Chelsea Pegg and Charlotte Watkins.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Six schools to form the county’s largest partnership

Six schools near Norwich will join together later this year to form the largest school partnership in the county – which will help support the learning of nearly 1,000 pupils.

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

Hewett School: Inspiration Trust “would be opposed to the sell-off of any land”

The academy chain named as the preferred sponsor of a city high school has hit back at claims some of its land could be sold off.

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Cromer Academy headteacher Penny Bignell will join Sewell Park College in April. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

“It’s a very significant step in the recovery of Sewell Park” - Cromer Academy head Penny Bignell moves to city high school

The appointment of a headteacher from north Norfolk will be a “significant step” in the recovery of Sewell Park College, the chairman of its interim governors has said.

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14 schools in our region will receive money from the Condition Improvement Fund

£500,000 grant allows two city schools to start their merger

Two city schools will be able to start their merger after receiving a £500,000 government grant.

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