A Watton school principal has said an overall Ofsted grade of “requires improvement” highlights the progress that has been made since it became an academy.

A library mentoring project teaching more than 750 Norfolk residents to read can go ahead after receiving a funding boost of almost £100,000.

Heads of hundreds of the county’s primary and secondary schools have warned of an “imminent” crisis, in hard-hitting letters sent to parents and carers. Here is the letter in full:

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’Decisions on school spending will no longer be driven by what is best for our children but rather what we can afford’.

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Pupils in Swaffham have been recognised for their sporting achievements by a former professional tennis player.

Nicholas Hamond Academy

People in Swaffham are being invited to a day class that will look back at the collapse of the Russian Empire one hundred years ago.

Pupils in Watton are seeing their word counts spiral into the millions thanks to a new school scheme to encourage reading.

Glen Allott

Concerns have been raised over plans to build homes on the site of a former school in Necton, near Swaffham.

Nigel Wilkin

Thousands of teenagers have a fresh insight into the variety of jobs and training on offer in Norfolk after a major careers festival.


More than 20 students from across the region were awarded £188,351 in scholarships to help them continue their studies.

University of East Anglia

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