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Joe Stilgoe, headlining this year's Ipswich School Festival of Music. Photo: Prasanna Puwanarajah

Hailed Britain’s very own Harry Connick Jr, Joe Stilgoe makes a welcome return to the Ipswich School Festival of Music this year.

Pupils and Students outside Bealings Primary School where they are planning to boycott classes next Tuesday as a protest against SATS.

A group of parents from Suffolk are planning to take their children out of school for the day in a show of protest against SATs exams.

Dr Krissie Wilson, a UCS on Ipswich Waterfront

Why do people believe in so many weird things?

Yesterday, 10:22
Teachers could be sourced from Australia for Essex. Library image.

A recruitment drive to bring more teachers to Essex – from as far afield as Australia – is being continued by County Hall.

Wed, 12:53
Farlingaye High School was ranked as the second best performing state school in Suffolk for GCSE results last summer. Headteacher, Sue Hargadon with students.

A top performing Suffolk school has been recognised nationally for nurturing success in its pupils.

Wed, 12:00
Academies in Suffolk could remain under county council control

Schools which could be forced to become academies under Government proposals could remain under Endeavour House control, it emerged last night.

Wed, 11:00
Education bosses want to close the attainment gap for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Stock image.

Education chiefs in Essex are working to improve attainment levels for pupils from poorer backgrounds.

Wed, 09:42
The Willows Primary School in Downing Close,Ipswich, is planning to build more classrooms.

With many schools in Ipswich unable to meet demand for the number of applications it receives, parents in some areas being left to rely on their second choices.

Tue, 20:36
Suffolk fire crew attends a blaze. Library image.

A dishwasher caught alight at a Lowestoft school this afternoon.

Tue, 17:30
Mindfulness and wellbeing conference to state and independent schools, held at Framlingham College last week

The issue of how the education system can better support the mental health of youngsters was tackled at a conference promoting mindfulness and wellbeing last week.

Tue, 12:35
Pupils at Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge meet Irish boyband Taken during the band's visit to to the school to perform and discuss cyberbullying, social media and e-safety.

A Suffolk school’s efforts to guard against cyber bullying were backed by a touring boyband on their own online safety crusade.

Tue, 09:30
The wicked Sherriff sees the  error of his ways,and kneels at the feet of Maid Marion to beg forgiveness.


Young students have been praised after performing a swashbuckling school play based on Robin Hood.

Mon, 18:00
Staff and children at Stepping Stones Pre-School in Exning are celebrating their outstanding Ofsted report.

An Exning pre-school has received top marks for its third consecutive Ofsted inspection.

Mon, 11:30
The creative talents of Suffolk New College’s future stylists and make-up artists were showcased during the annual hair and beauty competition. Pic: Suffolk New College.

The creative talents of Suffolk New College’s future stylists and make-up artists were showcased during the annual hair and beauty competition.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Towers at the University of Essex.

Students living in the University of Essex’s iconic Towers accommodation blocks could face up to three weeks with reduced lighting after maintenance staff spotted a problem during routine safety checks.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Many happy returns: Thousands of schoolchildren widhing Hwer Majesty a happy birthday during the School Farm and Country Fair at Trinity Park

Thousands of Suffolk schoolchildren paid tribute to the Queen on her 90th birthday yesterday as they celebrated their rural roots.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Birch Church of England Primary School

A parent has spoken out over claims a GP surgery could be allowed to operate at an Essex school, saying the move would be “unsafe” and “unhygienic” for children.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Firefighters Andy Message and Peter Bromley outside Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury

Wouldn’t it be great if children dragged their parents to the fruit and vegetable aisles of supermarkets as soon as they passed through the door?

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Year 7 Science Club members plant Rocket seeds that have been at the International Space Station.

Seeds that have been nurtured in space by astronaut Tim Peake have returned to earth and are now being grown at a Sudbury school.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
UCS has been ranked 22nd

University Campus Suffolk has been rated above internationally-famed institutions including Oxford, Cambridge and Warwick, in a national survey of students views.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Suffolk County Council is working in partnership with Essex CC to run a 2 year Travel Training pilot scheme. This is to give students with disabilities the opportunity to learn to travel independently on public transport. 
A ‘Try a Train Day’ (TATD) took place on Wednesday 20th April ,which was an extra experience for these pupils to help them learn about using rail as a potential option.
Pupils from The Priory School with their tickets.

Pupils from schools across Suffolk took part in the Try a Train Day yesterday, as part of a pilot to help youngsters with disabilities use public transport independently.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Photographic art auction at UCS Waterfront building helped raise funds for the Photographic degree students end-of-year shows

UCS Waterfront photographic art auction proves a great success

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Willows Primary School in Downing Close,Ipswich, is planning to build more classrooms.

A primary school in Ipswich has submitted plans to build new classrooms after an influx in recent years of parents wanting to send their kids to the school.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Midday supervisor Doreen Jarmin has been at Boxford school for 50 years.

An octogenarian, who for half a century has been tending to scraped knees in the playground and ensuring that hungry youngsters eat a hearty lunch, has been recognised for her dedication.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Parkside Pupil Referral Unit has been rated Good by Ofsted.

Senior leaders at an Ipswich pupil referral unit which has doubled in size have been praised by Ofsted for guiding the educational facility through a “period of major change”.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Emma Paris, chair of Lavenham pre-school and Katherine Eves pre-school manager with a model of how the Village Hall will look

A fundraising drive has been launched to pay for a £300,000 annex to a village hall, which will provide much-needed space for local pre-school children.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Local authories will reveal the results today.

More than nine out of 10 children in Suffolk were offered their family’s first choice primary school by the county council for this September.

Friday, April 15, 2016
Suffolk county councillor Gordon Jones has welcomed the news

More Suffolk schools than ever before have been rated either Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, with 80% of the county’s schools hitting the benchmark.

Friday, April 15, 2016
The Silberrad Student Centre was built next to the university's Albert Sloman Library

Two “extraordinary” University of Essex buildings scooped the “ultimate accolade” at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards last night.

Friday, April 15, 2016
Scarred FOR Life exhibition, at the Waterfront Gallery, UCS, features photographs of heart patients

Scarred FOR life exhibition linked to new heart initiative at university

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