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Norfolk's education

Ninety per cent of Norfolk’s schools are judged as good or outstanding and education has improved at one of the fastest rates nationally in recent years.

A £162m building programme is under way to improve existing school buildings and create new ones, ensuring there are school places available where they are needed most in our communities.  This includes new schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities, new primary schools and new nursery classes.

Early years education is a real strength, with our nurseries, pre-schools and childminders having a strong reputation for providing good care and learning for children under five.  Further and higher education are also thriving in Norfolk. We have specialist colleges and training facilities, plus two-world class universities.

The University of East Anglia is rated among the best in the country and boasts one of the largest scientific communities in Europe, while Norwich University of the Arts offers arts, design and media education in the heart of the city.

For those wanting to continue their learning into adulthood, there is also a diverse adult education service in Norfolk Community Learning Services (NCLS).  NCLS offers a range of courses including GCSEs, foundation and vocational learning, as well as art and craft, language and business courses.

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