Two Norfolk schools are set to lose teaching and support staff due to the impact of two years of inflation.

Fakenham Primary Federation has announced it will reduce staffing, as well as spending on resources, from September this year - and admitted that supporting children "will be harder".

This means that Fakenham Junior School will lose the equivalent of a three-day-a-week teacher and 35 hours a week of support staff.

Fakenham Infant and Nursery School, meanwhile, is facing the loss of support staff working 25 hours a week.

Adam Mason, executive headteacher of Fakenham Primary Academy. Adam Mason, executive headteacher of Fakenham Primary Academy. (Image: Supplied) READ MORE: Redundancies of support staff expected at coastal primary school

In a newsletter sent to parents, executive headteacher Adam Mason blamed the losses on the challenge of managing the budget after two years of inflation.

"Due to pressures on the finances of both schools, we have had to make the difficult decisions to reduce staffing and the amount we can spend on resources," he wrote in the email sent out on Friday, June 21.

Some of the losses are voluntary and others are due to contracts not being extended.

Fakenham Junior School teaches about 315 pupils while Fakenham Infant and Nursery School has approximately 230 children on its roll.

Mr Mason admitted that having less staff means that supporting the children will be harder - but that the school would continue to follow its motto: "Together we can be the best we can be".

"I would like to thank all these staff for their hard work, they will be missed by colleagues and children, whether they are leaving or reducing hours," he said. 

READ MORE: Norfolk schools reveal plan to scrap ALL primary teaching assistant posts

A recent study found that three-quarters of primary schools nationally are cutting teaching assistant roles.

Last month, the Wensum Trust, which runs eight primary schools across Norfolk, revealed plans to scrap all teaching assistant (TAs) roles from its primary schools.

Also in May, bosses of Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy in Gorleston announced plans which could result in redundancies of administration and teaching assistants.

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