Alderman Peel High School

A concert celebrating the work of the pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff is set to take place at Holkham Hall to help raise money for Alderman Peel High School at Wells.

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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Warm tributes have been paid to a hugely-respected and well-loved retired Norfolk headteacher, who has died at the age of 67.


Their sacrifice is etched on memorials the length and breadth of the country - but for the children of one school the men who gave their lives in the First World War have become much more than a set of names.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Singer-songwriter Tom Ryder struggled in his teenage years with the pressure to perform well at school.

A small village school achieved two big ambitions with the opening of a new play space and kitchen.

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

Making fires and cooking food down in the woods may have seemed a novel approach to learning at the time.

Norfolk County Council

Dissatisfaction with traditional schooling has seen the number of parents in Norfolk shunning the classroom for the flexibility of home educating treble over a decade.

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Acclaimed authors treated school children in Norfolk this week to a display of writing and knife juggling.


Children are thriving at a pre-school in Bawdeswell according to Ofsted inspectors.


Pupils from Wells Primary and Nursery School have been named officially brilliant.

University of East Anglia

A town’s sixth form is to move out of its 19th-century home and down the road to the site of its high school.

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Students at Reepham High School and College have said their goodbyes, or zài jiàn, to new friends from the Shenzen Education Bureau in China after another successful visit to the school.

Reepham High School

Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

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