The Hewett Academy, run by the Inspiration Trust, was one of the Norfolk secondary schools to have more than 20pc of its places unfilled for the 2019/20 year seven intake. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Nine secondary schools in Norfolk have more than one in five of their places for the new intake in September unfilled, figures reveal. Admissions data from Norfolk County Council shows three schools – Thetford Academy, North Walsham High School and Sewell Park Academy in Norwich – had more than one third of their places empty as of March 1, the day offers were announced.The figures are less dramatic than in 2018, when three schools in the county had more than half their places unfilled.As of March 1, 9,039 of the 9,781 places in the county’s 52 high schools for 2019/20 were filled.Thetford Academy, run by the Inspiration Trust, had the highest proportion of empty places, with only 202 of 330 places filled. Applications for places at North Walsham High School were … [Read more...] about Which Norfolk secondary schools have the most empty places for the new intake?
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PUBLISHED: 06:30 16 March 2019 Sophie Smith England's Jonny May scores his side's second try during a Guinness Six Nations match at Twickenham Stadium, London. PHOTO: PA Wire/Images PA Wire/PA Images Later today a group of Norfolk school girls will have the chance of a lifetime to provide the guard of honour at the final game of the Six Nations Championship. Year seven and eight pupils from Springwood High School in Kings Lynn were nominated by the Rugby Football Union to lead England and Scotland out at Twickenham stadium to battle for the Calcutta Cup in front of millions of viewers.The girls, alongside Soham Village College pupils, will form part of the Curtain Raiser and will play a game of touch rugby before the kick-off, before doing it all again for the women’s match at 7.30pm.Springwood takes part in the England Rugby’s CBRE All Schools programme, and advocates for the growth in girls rugby, also linking the school with West Norfolk … [Read more...] about Girls to form guard of honour at Six Nations final
THE worst primary schools in England have finally been revealed - and you can find out if your child's is on this list. More than 90,000 pupils are being taught at under-performing primaries, and 346 of those schools are far below Government targets. The East and East Midlands had the highest percentage of bad performing schools, statistics from the Department for Education revealed. But primaries in London had the lowest, with less than 1 per cent falling below standards. Schools are considered to be under-performing if less than 65 per cent of pupils reach the expected standard in reading, writing and maths. Or if the kids fail to make sufficient progress in the three key areas. Here we have the absolute list of bad performing schools divided into regions: East Midlands Landau Forte Academy Moorhead, Derby Whaley Thorns Primary School, Mansfield, Derbyshire Woodbridge Junior School, Alfreton, Derbyshire Hodthorpe Primary School, Worksop, Derbyshire William Rhodes Primary School, … [Read more...] about Full list of England’s worst primary schools released – find out if your child’s is on the list
By Kaylee Dusang Published 7:53 pm CST, Saturday, November 17, 2018 Houston Astros Pitcher Chris Devenski places smiley faces on his street mural during Houston Via Colori Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Houston. The streets of downtown transformed into a colorful artspace by more than 200 artists at the annual Via Colori festival. The two day event benefits the Center for Hearing and Speech. The event goes through Sunday afternoon. less Houston Astros Pitcher Chris Devenski places smiley faces on his street mural during Houston Via Colori Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Houston. The streets of downtown transformed into a colorful artspace by more ... more Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 3 … [Read more...] about Artists take to Houston street to help children with hearing loss
Video PUBLISHED: 15:26 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:26 07 September 2018 Taz Ali Gerry Tann has been working with local schools to make over 600 mini wooden figure soldiers, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 armistice. Picture: Ian Burt Archant 2018 After witnessing a touching tribute overseas made to the lives lost in the First World War, one man decided to create his own in Norfolk. In November 2017, president of the King’s Lynn branch of the British Royal Legion Gerry Tann, 79, was invited to take part in commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Cambrai in France.“I was there as a veteran of the Royal Tank Regiment representing the county of Norfolk,” he said. “And in particular King’s Lynn who lost over 100 of their menfolk during that battle which lasted 16 days.”He also visited Belgium where he met with veterans and local people and it was at one of these meetings he discovered what the … [Read more...] about Schoolchildren create hundreds of military figures for 1918 Armistice centenary project