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Fri, 09:00
The former Ipswich Co-op Department Store in Carr Street that could become a new primary school for the town centre.

Bosses at St Helen’s Primary School in Ipswich are set to proceed with a formal interview with the Department for Education in the new year over plans to create a free school in the former Co-op department store in Carr Street.

Wed, 18:29
Suffolk Business School,   University of Suffolk

New head of Suffolk Business School at the University of Suffolk has been appointed

Wed, 16:10
Colchester Royal Grammar School have been selected by Google to pioneer Google Expeditions software

Pupils at a north Essex grammar school experienced a field trip with a difference when they took part in a Google Expedition.

Wed, 11:30
Paralympic swimmer Fran Williamson (centre) with pupils at Saxmundham Free School.

Paralympic swimmer Fran Williamson led an inspirational practical session on teamwork and perseverance as part of the Girls’ Sport Enrichment programme at Saxmundham Free School.

Wed, 11:00
Demand at St Helen's Primary School, Ipswich, is high

A public drop-in session will be held at St Helen’s Primary School on Thursday for people to find out more about plans to create a new free school in Ipswich.

Tue, 20:00
Geoff Robinson 
(Suffolk & Norfolk Initial Teacher Training Leader).

An Ipswich primary school is leading the way when it comes to recruiting trainee teachers, thanks to a pioneering graduate internship.

Tue, 18:22
Celebration as the brand new  Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds has opened its doors to staff and pupils.
Proud head teacher Andy Prestoe

A big day for education in west Suffolk has seen the county’s newest secondary school open the doors to its striking multi-million pound home in Bury St Edmunds.

Tue, 10:28
Children at Wickham Market Primary School got to spend the morning learning all about bugs from Dr Luke Tilly on Friday November 25th.
The event is the result of the school winning
 the Great Bug Hunt compettion.

Hissing cockroaches, giant larvae and other interesting insects paid a visit to a Suffolk primary school as a prize for pupils for winning a national “bug hunt” competition.

Mon, 20:00
Major Tim Peake with Holbrook Primary School youngsters at the Portsmouth Conference. Image: Christopher Ison / University of Portsmouth / UK Space Agency

Youngsters at a Suffolk primary school renowned for their skills crafting 3D printable objects have been hailed by British astronaut Tim Peake for their work, after being given a special audience with him.

Mon, 16:33
Mental health nursing graduate Simon Sparrow

A mental health nursing graduate has become the first to be honoured with making the “vote of thanks speech” at Suffolk’s annual graduation ceremony.

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Woodbridge School Sixth Form's production of Everyman. Photo: Mike Kwasniak.

A cast of 15 sixth-formers took on the classic morality tale, Everyman, in its recent adapted form by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Friday, November 25, 2016
Mistley Norman Primary School celebrates its 160th anniversary. Photo: EDME

A north Essex primary school marked its 160th birthday with cake – and by planting a commemorative oak tree.

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Pupils at Benhall Primary School enjoying use of their play area

Playtime smiles are back on the faces of children at a Suffolk school.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Year five and six Benhall St Mary Primary School pupils performing The Tempest to a live audience at DanceEast

Primary school performers took to the stage at one of Suffolk’s top theatre venues for their adaptation of a Shakespeare classic.

Monday, November 21, 2016
Celebrations among staff and pupils at Riverwalk School in Bury St Edmunds as Ofsted have awarded them a Good rating

A school in Bury St Edmunds is celebrating a ‘good’ report by Ofsted inspectors after it dropped to ‘requires improvement’ two years ago.

Sunday, November 20, 2016
Ipswich Academy headteacher Amanda Phillips.

A school in Ipswich has finally come out of special measures nearly two years after an Ofsted inspection in which it was judged inadequate.

Sunday, November 20, 2016
Endeavour House

An apprenticeship training agency could be established in Suffolk to offer young people greater opportunities.

Friday, November 18, 2016
Thurstable School pupils try virtual reality with Google Expeditions. Photo: Thurstable School

Pupils at a Tiptree school went into space, along the Amazon and even into the human body during a virtual reality experience.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Gilberd School Colchester

Photograph James Fletcher
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Teachers at a Colchester school are urging parents to report anything unusual after a young girl was asked to get in a man’s car on her way home.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Pupils with Paul Stock at Rushmere Hall Primary School's apple-themed welcome event

Pupils, parents and staff at an Ipswich primary school have welcomed their new headteacher in style.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Stock education image

The entire governing body of a Bury St Edmunds school has stood down at a time of significant change and upheaval.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Unions fear real term cuts to school budgets by 2020 - but the Government has labelled claims unfair

Education chiefs have clashed with trade unionists over predictions that Suffolk’s schools will face a £19 million funding shortage by 2020, through real term budget cuts and cost increases.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
St Albans High School has set up Ipswich's first community choir - it's open to children at primary schools across the town. Children rehearsing in St Mary Le Tower Church, Ipswich. NO NAMES FOR CHILDREN.

Primary schoolchildren across Ipswich are singing their hearts out thanks to the creation of a new community choir.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Pretty Curious event at Trinity Park held by 
EDF. Hundreds of 12-13 year old schoolgirls from 18 Suffolk schools got to take part in an inspiring day inventing gadgets for the future.

The future young stars of the engineering and science industries from schools across Suffolk gathered at Trinity Park this week, as part of a drive to get girls interested in STEM subjects.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Empty classroom

Suffolk’s education chiefs have been accused of failing children with special needs after it emerged some were being sent to private institutions hundreds of miles away.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Richard macRae, Carol Gant, simon Hallsworth and Ellie DeGory at St Clements Church, Ipswich they hope to turn into an Arts Centre

Deadline approaches for community cash bid

Monday, November 14, 2016
Primary school admissions are now open in Essex. Stock image.

Parents in Essex can now apply for their children’s primary school places.

Monday, November 14, 2016
Parents are worried about plans to convert Murrayfield into an academy.

Proposals to convert an Ipswich primary school into an academy have prompted concerns from many parents who fear its recent improvement could be put at risk.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Games designer, author and consultant David Parlett is announced as a visiting professor in games design at the University of Suffolk

Games expert and designer is new visiting professor for University of Suffolk

Friday, November 11, 2016
Headteacher Claire Newson with pupils next to the pool. Image: Anna Blewett

Pupils, parents and teachers at a north Essex school are making a splash to save their outdoor swimming pool.

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