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More than 70 schools and colleges in Norfolk currently have confirmed coronavirus cases - and 1,500 pupils and staff have had to self-isolate since term started, it has been revealed.

A campaign to keep people safe on the roads is urging youngsters to get involved with its latest design competition - and has extended its deadline.

The scale of sex offences recorded on school grounds in Norfolk over the past five years has been revealed.

Almost 50 schools across Norfolk have reported a pupil or a member of staff testing positive for coronavirus, latest figures show.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

An action plan has been unveiled to radically improve the support offered in Norfolk to children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Year 10 students at a mid Norfolk school will keep learning from home until at least next week after “a handful” of coronavirus cases were found.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A worried father with lung disease says he should not be faced with a fine for taking his child out of school amid fears over catching coronavirus.

Dereham

The mother of a teenager who has tested positive for coronavirus has urged her child’s school to provide details over more potential cases among pupils.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

The head of one of Norfolk’s biggest secondary school trusts has rejected calls for exams to be cancelled next year says it would be unfair on students.

A pre-school is closing its doors after 30 years after being left with only three children on its books.

Fakenham

Another Norfolk school has confirmed that it has had a case of coronavirus.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in eight Norfolk schools, council bosses have said, but none of them are classed as outbreaks.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A Norfolk school has praised its young pupils for being positive despite the challenges posed by the need to take safety precautions in the classroom.

A headteacher has said he is “genuinely excited” about pupils returning to school.

Fakenham

It’s not quite school as they know it but thousands of children have returned to the classroom for the start of the school year.

Thousands of children across Norfolk and Waveney return to school on Monday. For the majority, it will be the first time they have been in class for six months. SIMON PARKIN reports on what schools are doing to help get pupils’ education back on track...

School children across Norfolk are returning to classrooms next week after a six-month hiatus as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Families are facing back to school uncertainty after being warned they may miss out on places on a school bus scheme.

Extra ‘child only’ bus services are set to be introduced and commuters urged to avoid school rush-hour in order to give priority to pupils when Norfolk schools reopen next week.

First-day of the new school term is likely to be like no other this year, with nerves for both parents and children.

Almost half of parents remained concerned about sending children back to school for the start of the new term, an EDP survey has found.

School fields are being turned into thriving allotments to be tended by pupils, with produce used in lessons and handed out in the local community.

Parents anxious about sending their child back to school in September have been urged to discuss their concerns with headteachers amid calls for fines for absences to be scrapped.

Schools that relaxed strict uniform requirements amid the coronavirus lockdown will expect pupils back in blazers and ties from September, as suppliers see the usual pre-term rush.

A campaign has been launched to support Norfolk parents as they prepare children for a full time return to the classroom.

Schools are preparing to welcome all pupils back into the lessons in a fortnight - many for the first time since March.

Children going back to schools may be faced with a more “Victorian” set-up as educators work hard to make sure pupils are kept safe during the return.

Children are more at risk of long-term harm if they do not attend school than if they return to the classroom despite coronavirus, the UK’s chief medical officers have warned.

Thousands of Norfolk students face uncertainty over BTEC exam results.

Pupils celebrated GCSE results as the number of students awarded top grades surged to record high after a U-turn meant results could be based on teachers’ estimated grades amid cancelled exams.

Norfolk Live

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