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Thousands of four year olds are about to start their time at school. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Back to school: Advice to parents as children prepare for first day at primary school

It can be a worrying time for parents and children alike – the first day at primary school.

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A new classroom is craned onto the site of Edward Worlledge school

Classrooms mark new era for Great Yarmouth school

New classrooms have been craned onto the site of a Great Yarmouth school as it prepares to take on extra pupils.

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University students are urged to sign up with a GP

East Anglia’s university students urged to sign up with a GP

With the beginning of term approaching, bringing a flurry of first year students, NHS England in East Anglia wants to stress the importance of registering with a local general practitioner (GP).

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Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: Steve Adams

Video: Norwich Theatre Royal reveals plans for a £3m education centre

The curtain looks set to go up on ambitious plans to build a £3m-plus Education and Skills Centre to inspire Norfolk’s young people to aim high in life and build successful careers in the world of work.

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Pupils at Ormiston Victory Academy receiving their GCSE results in 2013. Photo: Bill Smith

Two more Norfolk academies refuse to reveal GCSE results yet

Two Norfolk academies have said they will not make their overall GCSE results public until the outcomes of a number of appeals are known.

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Norfolk County Council needs is creating more than 4,000 new places in schools, but admits it does not know if government cash will cover the cost.

4,300 extra school places needed in Norfolk

Norfolk’s booming population means council bosses are planning for an extra 4,300 school places within four years - but they admit it is unclear if government money will cover the cost.

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Dame Rachel de Souza with education minister Lord Nash. Picture: Denise Bradley

Eight questions as Ofsted starts review of three inspections of Norfolk academies

For four years, she has been the thrusting outsider administering a shock to the Norfolk education system.

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As children leave for university, parents can feel left behind

How to cope when children fly the nest

Most parents of young children would admit to looking forward to the time when they can once again enjoy a night out without having to find a babysitter.

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Farm to Fork educational cookery lessons at the Tesco store in Great Yarmouth.
Childrens Food Trust teaching children cooking skills and making simple meals.

Picture: James Bass

Young chefs cook up a tasty treat at Great Yarmouth Tesco

Groups of budding chefs have been getting hands on in the kitchen of a Great Yarmouth supermarket to cook up some tasty treats.

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Alexandra Wetherall with her parents at home in Surlingham. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich schoolgirl gains A-grade in Russian GCSE - aged just 10

A Norwich schoolgirl has gained an A-grade in her Russian GCSE – six years before most children even sit the exam.

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North Walsham High School GCSE results day. Left to right, Kate Tebble, Freddie Gatfield, Lauren Meiszner, Eleanor Bridges, Nathan Price.

Photo gallery: Norfolk GCSE results remain static in a year of volatility

The proportion of Norfolk teenagers who achieved the government’s GCSE gold standard has remained static in a year which saw a sharp fall in English results across the country.

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Students from Bungay high School collect GCSE results.

Latest GCSE results

GCSE results from schools and colleges across the region as they come in.

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North Walsham High School GCSE results day. Left to right, Labone Choudhury, Esmee Walker, Charlotte Allen.

Just over half of Norfolk schoolchildren achieve GCSE ‘gold standard’

Just over half of Norfolk’s students achieved the ‘gold standard’ of five A* to C grades in GCSEs, including English and mathematics this year – the same figure as in 2013.

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North Walsham High School GCSE results day. Left to right, Labone Choudhury, Esmee Walker, Charlotte Allen.

Photo gallery: North Walsham High School GCSE results day

Happy teenagers were celebrating at North Walsham High School today after collecting their GCSE results.

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GCSE results day at Norwich High School for Girls, Twins Georgie and Hope Paganini, left and Charlotte and Katie Room. Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

Photo galleries: Norwich GCSE results day

There were plenty of cheers, screams and phone calls home as students around Norwich collected their GCSE results.

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Four students from Hethersett Old Hall School celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Supplied

Photo galleries: South Norfolk GCSE results day

After months of nervous waiting, GCSE students in south Norfolk finally tore open their all important results envelopes this morning - with emotions running high all round.

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Students from Flegg High School in Martham with their GCSE results.

Picture: James Bass

Photo galleries: East Norfolk GCSE results day

Schools across the Great Yarmouth borough are celebrating some top GCSE results despite a turbulent year.

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Students at Cromer Academy on GCSE results day. 
Picture: Antony Kelly

Live GCSE results map

A map showing how schools and colleges across the region have performed in terms of GCSE results compared to previous years.

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Dame Rachel de Souza was executive principal at Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey at the time of its May 2013 inspection.

Pupil claims students knew Norwich academy’s Ofsted inspection dates in advance

A pupil at an academy involved in allegations about prior notice of inspections has claimed even children knew when Ofsted would come.

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Students celebrate their GCSE results at Hethersett High School. Picture: Denise Bradley

Six things to look out for as schools in our region report their GCSE results

With thousands of GCSE students in our region receiving their GCSEs this morning, here are six things to look out for as schools start to report their overall results.

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Live: GCSE results across the region

All the latest GCSE results and people’s reactions, tweets and pictures.

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Chapel Road School, Attleborough headteacher Karin Heap celebrating with some of the pupils the news that they have been awarded a grant to build a new school. Photo: Steve Adams

Old Buckenham councillors give £11.8m school building bid green light

Ambitious plans for an £11.8m school building in south Norfolk have been given a boost after councillors gave it the green light.

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Adrian Ball, executive principal of Thetford Academy.

Ofsted reviews inspections of three Norfolk schools as Thetford Academy responds to new claims

The chief inspector of schools for England has announced a review of three Norfolk Ofsted inspections following allegations the academies received advance notice.

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Chief Inspector of Schools in England and Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Ofsted chief inspector announces review of inspections of three Norfolk academies

The chief inspector of schools in England has announced a review of three Norfolk school inspections following allegations they received advance notice of inspection dates.

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City College Norwich student, Sam Brown, 23, left, who has helped organise over a 1000 hours paid work experience for catering and hospitality students, with one of the students, James Neal, 17. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Young entrepreneur provides 1,000 hours of work experience for students at City College

A Norwich student is celebrating after his social enterprise provided students at City College with more than 1,000 hours of paid work experience.

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The new UTC building open for taster lessons before the new term starts in September. One of the students writes Manderin in the language taster lesson.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Photo gallery: Ni hao! Pupils at first University Technical College get language lesson as launch draws near

Pupils at Norfolk’s first university technical college got a first taste of their new school as they attended language taster sessions.

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Ian Burchett is the principal of Trafalgar College in Great Yarmouth being brough forward by the Inspiration Trust

Inspiration Trust bidding to open new Great Yarmouth school and sixth form within next two years

Negotiations are underway in Great Yarmouth to agree a site as a two year countdown begins to open a new 11-19 secondary school and sixth form in the town.

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Great Yarmouth Primary Academy official opening ceremony. (L TO R) Rachel De Souza with  Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner.  Picture: James Bass

Norfolk academy chiefs deny allegations schools were tipped off ahead of Ofsted inspections

A leading Norfolk academy chain has today denied allegations that some of its schools were unfairly tipped off about Ofsted inspections before they were held.

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Sophie Allinson collecting her A-level results from CNS. Photo: Steve Adams.

Video: “She is an exceptional kid” - student collects top A-Level results despite serious illness and a major car accident

She has battled back from serious illness as well as a major car accident, but Sophie Allinson is living proof that you should never give up.

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