Areas of "rural deprivation" are affecting Norfolk's children's struggle to achieve basic skills, a councillor has warned.

An academy has revealed ambitious plans which will see a "significant investment" transform the school into a full primary.

An annual 35-year-old sporting event welcomed 150 pupils from across mid Norfolk to Dereham.

Almost three quarters of the millennial workforce in the East of England seek major career changes as they hit their 'quarter life crises', new research reveals.

New school places will still be provided in growing areas, a council has insisted, despite data forecasting an education funding shortfall of almost £74m.


Rising numbers of families are seeking help for children with special needs, but thousands are being denied assistance, a national investigation has found.


A Swaffham group got into the Christmas mood when they were serenaded with a selection of festive music by schoolchildren.

A warning has been issued to the parents of schoolchildren in Norfolk that there has been an increase in Norovirus cases.

Norfolk's primary schools continue to lag behind the rest of the country, according to government figures published today, but are slowly improving.

Safety checks are needed on the roofs of almost 60 schools across Norfolk - to establish whether they could be at risk of collapse.

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