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The Open Academy. Photo: Jerry Daws

Proposed state-of-the-art football pitch at the Open Academy could transform the grassroots game in Norwich

Grassroots football in Norwich could be transformed by plans for a state-of-the-art floodlit artificial grass pitch (AGP) at a Norwich high school, its proponents have said.

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Schools minister, Nick Gibb, speaks before cutting the ribbon to officially open the Jane Austen College. With him is executive principal, Claire Heald. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Civil servants said new Norwich free school would have “high” impact on Sewell Park College and the Open Academy

Ministers approved a new free school in central Norwich despite warnings its opening would have a high impact on two schools less than two miles away, it has emerged.

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The Bernard Matthews Youth Awards 2014. Overall winner, Jody Baxter, 18. With his mum Robyn, and his sisters, Poppy, 12, left, and Tilly, 14. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Video: Brave Jody honoured for supporting charity after his 13-year-old sister Maisie Baxter took her life

Brave Jody Baxter has spoken of his determination to raise awareness about suicide and help others who have lost loved ones after his sister Maisie took her life aged just 13.

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David Bartram teaching history to sixth form students when he worked at Wymondham High School.  Photo - Denise Bradley

‘I will never forget my teacher, my friend and my mentor’ - a tribute to Attleborough Academy vice principal David Bartram

Steven Dye, a history teacher at Wymondham College, wrote this tribute to Attleborough Academy vice principal David Bartram, who died on October 25:

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The Bernard Matthews Youth Awards 2014. All the awards winners with overall winner, Jody Baxter, 18, front. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Photo Gallery: Incredible young people from Norfolk and Suffolk are honoured with special awards

Incredible young people whose achievements are an inspiration to us all have been honoured at a special awards ceremony hosted by an Olympic champion.

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City College graduation at Norwich Cathedral. Graduate Jasmine Presley, who received the Governors' Special Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, with her partner Danny Kett, and her daughter, Nancy-Mae Wright, 12. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Photo gallery: Inspirational mum Jasmine is toast of students at City College Norwich graduation

She may have left school without any qualifications, but Jasmine Presley has more than made up for it after she was the toast of the graduates at City College Norwich’s graduation day.

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City College graduation at Norwich Cathedral. Graduates pose for a graduation selfie. From left, Georgia Smith, Salma Begum, Aimee Edmonds, and Katherine Earl. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Sunny graduation celebration for City College Norwich students

Hundreds of family members and friends have joined students at Norwich Cathedral to celebrate a sunny graduation day as the culmination of all their hard work.

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Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport with college student Murad Khan

Gorleston student Murad ‘over the moon’ with support as he faces deportation battle

A popular Afghan student who is facing deportation says he has been overwhelmed by support as he battles to stay in the UK.

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Chloe Smith cuts the ribbon to reopen the refurbished Once Upon a Time nursery school on Constitution Hill in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich nursery re-opens after £90,000 grant funds refurbishment

A nursery has celebrated its re-opening after a £90,000 grant from the Norfolk Community Foundation supported its refurbishment.

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Pupils from St George's school making tissue paper poppies for the Festival of Remembrance in November.
The Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Marlene Fairhead lending a helping hand.

Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth pupils add to remembrance service with paper poppies

Schoolchildren in Great Yarmouth have contributed to the borough’s Festival of Remembrance by making poppy petals to fall from the ceiling during the service.

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Corrienne Peasgood, principal of City College, Norwich.  Photo: Bill Smith

Day of celebration as City College Norwich students prepare to graduate at Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral will today become a scene of celebration as the achievements of more than 500 students who completed degrees and other higher education courses with City College Norwich will be recognised.

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The official opening of Great Yarmouth Primary Academy - one of the Inspiration Trust schools at the centre of the allegations. (L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.   Picture: James Bass

Ofsted to appoint “independent figure” to review probe into Norfolk academies inspection tip-off claims

Ofsted has announced an independent review of its investigation into claims that three Norfolk schools connected to Dame Rachel de Souza received advance notice of up-coming inspections.

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Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Education secretary speaks out over latest Ofsted tip-off allegations

Allegations that an academy chain in charge of a raft of Norfolk schools had prior knowledge of inspections should be re-investigated amid any new evidence, education secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

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The official opening of Great Yarmouth Primary Academy - one of the Inspiration Trust schools at the centre of the allegations. (L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.   Picture: James Bass

Ofsted under fire again over inspections row at three Norfolk schools

Pressure is mounting on Ofsted today for further reassurances over claims three Norfolk schools were unfairly given advance notice of inspections.

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Dame Rachel de Souza. 
Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk academy group hits back at latest Ofsted tip-off allegations

The Inspiration Trust has hit back at fresh claims made in the Ofsted tip-off saga, concerning three schools and ‘superhead’ Dame Rachel De Souza.

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Taverham Hall pupils experiencing life as an evacuee

Pupils learn what life was really like for evacuees during trip to Holt

Sitting in their classroom studying the Second World War, it was hard for Taverham Hall Preparatory School pupils to imagine what life in Norfolk was like at the time.

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Great Yarmouth High School.
December 2013.

Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth High School ‘up for the challenge’ following Ofsted inspection

The heads of Great Yarmouth High School are “taking effective action” to bring the secondary up to scratch, an Ofsted inspector has ruled.

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Gorleston junior school needs to improve, rule Ofsted

A Gorleston school criticised by Ofsted at its last inspection has been told it needs to take “immediate action” to bring about the rapid improvements needed.

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Carer Megan Mead who is a student at City College, with John Lee, the under 25's services manager at Norfolk Carers Support. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Campaign for the pupil premium to be used to help young carers

A campaign is calling on the Government to use the pupil premium to support young carers in school. Reporter Kim Briscoe talked to one young carer about her experiences.

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Students from Sprowston Community High School and Falcon Junior School have planted their own orchard thanks to a donation of fruit trees by the East of England Apples and Orchards Project.

Sprowston youngsters show off their green credentials

Green-fingered pupils have been enjoying the great outdoors and planting their own orchard.

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Local author, Steve Parker, opens The Bawburgh School's new library. From left, Jessica White, 4; Blessing Muzuire, 6; Gyles Harvey, 6; and Alfie Burtenshaw, 4. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Science writer Steve Parker thrills Bawburgh School pupils as he opens new library

A science writer with more than 300 books to his name has helped children at a village primary school celebrate the opening of their new library.

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Visitors enjoying the Wild About Norfolk event at Easton and Otley College

Easton and Otley College celebrates the many reasons to be wild about Norfolk

Visitors to Easton and Otley College took a walk on the wild side at an environmental event set up by the RSPB.

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Norwich School Choir singing at the Tower of London

Norwich School choir plays its part in special First World War service at Tower of London

Norfolk nurse Edith Cavell and members of Norwich School who lost their lives during the First World War were among the fallen heroes to be remembered at a special service at the Tower of London.

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Rachel Ward, with fellow parent Mark Sayer, campaigned against plans to turn Cavell Primary School into an academy. Picture: Denise Bradley

Revealed: Cavell Primary’s academy conversion cost Norfolk taxpayers thousands of pounds

Norfolk County Council has been accused of wasting taxpayers’ money after it emerged the interim executive board which oversaw the conversion of a primary school into an academy cost more than £18,000.

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Firside Junior School pupils(l to r) Barney Pigott, Ruby Morgan, Charlie Wilson, Toby Penrose, Emily Cullingford, Daniel Godfrey-Smith and Lucie Durrant help launch the GoGoDragons! Schools Project 2015 at their Hellesdon school.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norfolk schools encouraged to take part in GoGoDragons! trail

A clan of baby dragons are set to fly into Norfolk schools as pupils take part in an education project linked to next year’s GoGoDragons! charity art trail through Norwich.

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Hellesdon High School pupils setting a new world record for Kazoo playing. Photo : Martin Watters

Video: Hellesdon High’s youngsters get a buzz from their world record bid

Pupils at a Norwich school are waiting to hear if an unusual record attempt will make them happy.

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TV presenter Stephen Fry was photographed with an Easton & Otley College scarecrow during a book signing event in Norwich.

Stephen Fry adds star appeal to Easton and Otley College scarecrow campaign

TV personality Stephen Fry has added some celebrity appeal to a Norfolk college’s marketing campaign to get more young people interested in farming.

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Will all pupils be more attentive if they start lessons at 10am?
 PA Photo.

Is it time we gave teenage pupils a later start to improve their education?

Hard-pressed parents, breathe a sigh of relief. For tens of thousands of tetchy teenagers will be allowed a lie-in as part of an education experiment.

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Teenagers to start school at 10am in groundbreaking experiment

A groundbreaking experiment by Oxford University will see tens of thousands of students starting school at 10am in a bid to see whether later start times improve exam results.

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