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Two headteachers belonging to the same academy trust have been recognised as among the best in the country.

Geoff Baker

Campaigners have called for five demands to be met if a proposed merger of two Norwich and North Walsham colleges goes ahead.

Pupils from a high school in Wells have celebrated their academic achievements with an event hosted by Holkham Estate.

This summer will see the first cohort of GCSE students decipher a mix of letters and numbers in their results. Education correspondent Lauren Cope looks at the move to numerical grading and what it means for pupils.

Geoff Baker

The head teacher of one of Norfolk’s most successful primary schools is to retire after 12 years hard graft.

BT

It claims to be the only school in Norfolk to offer the programme.

The headteacher of two Norfolk primary schools has revealed they will ditch homework and instead encourage families to spend quality time together.

On behalf of Paston Sixth Form College and City College Norwich, I would like to thank Jasper Haywood, as the North Norfolk Labour Party Youth Officer and a former Paston student, for writing a detailed letter in last week’s North Norfolk News and for showing an interesting in the proposed merger between the two colleges.

Sixth Form College

“Fantastic” pupils, supportive parents and a strong sense of camaraderie among staff are key to a successful school according to teacher Jon Pigney, who retired at the end of the summer term after 29 years at Sheringham Primary.

Norwich

An award-winning documentary about sixth-formers at a Norfolk special needs school gives a unique insight into their lives.

Sheringham

Tucked just behind Sheringham High School is Sheringham Woodfields School where the staff educate and care for 105 pupils aged 3-19 years, all of whom have special educational needs.

Judy Oliver

Gresham’s Clay Shooting Club members have been crowned National Cadet Clay Target Shooting Champions at the annual National Championships in Cambridge and have returned to school with no less than seven trophies.

North Walsham High School has announced the appointment of its student leadership team for the next year – following a rigorous ‘job interview’ style selection process.

Millfield Primary School in North Walsham was overjoyed to find, for the sixth year running, that some of their pupils had won prizes for the International Minimus Mythology Competition.

Bright students from around Norfolk and north Suffolk have been brushing up on how to land a spot at top universities at a summer workshop in Norwich.

A North Walsham student helped his team achieve a silver medal at a world championships in France.

North Walsham

Fifty Year 8 students at Aylsham High School learned how to develop and market new products at an annual enterprise day.

Aylsham

A careers event held for its fifth year saw more than 1,000 students meet and greet dozens of universities and employers.

Former RAF engineer Sean Robson is one of the four new teachers starting at North Walsham High School this half-term.

North Walsham

Sheringham Primary School pupils had a chance to compete in traditional events including egg and spoon and sack races, at a sports day held on Sheringham High School fields.

Sheringham High School

A horse-drawn Cinderella carriage, a fire engine, a Lamborghini, a Porsche, stretch limousines, military vehicles, a truck, several vintage VW campervans and a variety of American muscle cars were among the colourful ways that North Walsham High School leavers arrived at Northrepps Cottage for the now traditional prom.

Budding young wordsmiths from four north Norfolk primary schools had a chance to share the stage with two top poets, at an inter-school poetry slam held at Sheringham Little Theatre to celebrate the end of a three-month project run by children’s arts organisation Falcon.

Debbie Thompson

Sporting talent was on show when a north Norfolk school held a sports day with a difference.

Employers have been praised for embracing a work experience programme, after all 127 Year 10 students at North Walsham High School found placements.

North Walsham

A 54-strong cast of budding actors at Cromer Junior School will be taking audiences on an Arabian adventure, in their production of Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits.

Cromer Junior School

A north Norfolk primary school teacher will be jetting off to Jamaica with a team of fellow Guide leaders in a few weeks, to help brighten the lives of youngsters rescued from poverty, neglect, abandonment and abuse.

France

Two Norfolk colleges in talks over a merger have opened up the debate to the public in a consultation launched today.

A £90,000 choral and creative writing project which brought together school children and celebrated artists has been hailed an “incredible success”.

A new £1.1m sixth form college is to open at Sidestrand Hall School.

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