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Fri, 17:00
Laxfield Primary School children have made a greenhouse out of recycled bottles.

Produce from a Suffolk primary school’s garden will be served to parents and invited guests as part of a popular food and drink festival next week.

Fri, 11:00
The new building for Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard. Headteacher, Wayne Lloyd is pictured.

When students and staff in Great Cornard moved into their new multi-million pound state-of-the-art school building last September, it was with a sense of pride and expectation.

Fri, 10:06
School headteacher Gary Pilkington has temporarily stepped into the role of lollipop man.

Students in Hadleigh did a double-take on their way into school when they were greeted by their headteacher dressed in a high-visibility jacket and clutching a lollipop sign.

Thu, 12:35
The launch event of the ‘Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project’. The picture includes  Nick Froy, Principal of Newmarket Academy, Hugh Anderson, Managing Director of Godolphin, UK and Dubai, John Blake, Executive Director, Racing To School, and students from Newmarket Academy.

A global thoroughbred horseracing and breeding operation is investing £250,000 in a secondary school and sixth form in Newmarket.

Thu, 09:00
Oliver Dean, whose work will go under the hammer to mark 400 years since Shakespeare's death tomorrow

A Colchester artist taking part in a special auction will soon see his work displayed alongside designs by award-winning actresses Emma Thompson and Julie Walters.

Wed, 17:02
Police are investigating

Dog poo was smeared over door handles and a window at a pre-school in Ipswich, police have said.

Wed, 14:39
Bury Schools Partnership headteachers vow to continue working together.

A group of headteachers who began working together four years ago in Bury St Edmunds to ease the transition to a two-tier system have vowed to continue their work.

Wed, 11:30
ITFC players, Freddie Sears (pictured) and Jonas Knudsen open new sports area at Manningtree High School. The floodlit Multi Use Games Area, which has three sports courts made of tarmacadam and acrylic, was funded through a land exchange with Rose Builders of Manningtree.

Pupils got to meet football stars as Ipswich Town players opened a new sports area at a school.

Tue, 17:47
The Lego Waterfront Building model created by Kezi Mellen

A creative nursing student at the University of Suffolk has taken inspiration from the Waterfront’s striking architecture and crafted her own realistic model of the Waterfront Building.

Tue, 09:00
Active Learning Trust is proposing to open the free school, which will cater for around 400 pupils and will include a nursery, in September next year.

Plans to open a new primary school in central Ipswich have been given the go-ahead – and another one could be on the way.

Mon, 17:13
Royal Hospital School year seven sailors with Saskia Clark. Image: Rachel Reeve

An Olympic gold medallist from Essex opened the Royal Hospital School’s new £1.1million sports facilities in Suffolk yesterday.

Mon, 14:31
Staff and children at Rhymes Nursery (Martlesham). Pic: Rhymes Nursery (Martlesham).

A nursery in Martlesham has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted after leadership and teaching standards significantly improved.

Mon, 09:29
The trust will work towards opening the school in 2017-2018.

The Department of Education has approved the opening of a new primary school in central Ipswich.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Launch of new STEM Centre at Colchester Institute on Friday. Will Quince MP with Pepper, the first Humanoid robot and Principal, Alison Andreas.

A robot and an MP officially opened a £10million centre at a Colchester college aimed at tackling the demand for engineering and construction skills.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Castle Hill infants and junior school, Ipswich

A headteacher singled out for excellent leadership by the former head of Ofsted has been appointed as the executive principal of an academy trust which runs three primary schools in Suffolk.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Theresa May. Photo by Philip Toscano and PA Wire.

Suffolk and Essex county councils have no current plans to open grammar schools, education chiefs have confirmed.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Dr Nikos Savvas, Chief Executive of the Suffolk Academies Trust, Alan Whittaker, Principal of Suffolk One, Howard Lay, Chief Executive of the Samuel Ward Academies Trust, and Geoff Barton, Headteacher of King Edward VI School.

A major plan to build a new world-class sixth form college in Bury St Edmunds has been given the green light by the Department for Education today.

Friday, September 16, 2016
The University of Suffolk, Waterfront Campus in Ipswich.

Suffolk’s newly independent university will be presenting honorary awards to five “distinguished” people from the county this autumn from such diverse backgrounds as movies, sport, charity and education.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Inspired to Teach campaign from north Essex schools
(L-R): Ellen Pearce (Honywood Community Science School), Andrew Lee (Alec Hunter Academy), Holly Sutton (Notley High School), Greg Charlton (The Ramsey Academy) and Katie Archer (Hedingham School)

Schools from across north Essex have together launched a campaign aimed at tackling what they consider is a teacher shortage “crisis”.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Framlingham College student Jack Gionis has won a place on the highly selective Aldeburgh Young Musicians programme

A Suffolk student has been praised after winning a place on a prestigious musicians programme.

Friday, September 16, 2016
The University of Suffolk, Waterfron Campus in Ipswich.

More than 1,000 tickets have been sold for the inaugural Suffolk Festival of Learning to discuss the future of education in the region.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI Upper School in Bury.

The man who mentored Geoff Barton as he first stepped out in front of a class of schoolchildren says he was ‘every inch the headteacher’ when he walked into work that morning.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Atrium building at the University of Suffolk.

Fresh from acquiring full independent status this summer, the University of Suffolk has unveiled its latest innovative centre dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Matt Kirkby with the winning film makers. L-R Thomas Payne,Albert Robson,Matt Kirkby and Douglas Cowles.

Suffolk’s very own Oscar-winning director was yesterday reunited with the student filmmakers he deemed worthy of their own accolade.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Yoxford Primary School.

The headteacher of Yoxford Primary School has said his school will not suffer the same fate as Peasenhall Primary, insisting “refreshed, confident” teachers are now improving standards.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Theresa with Maureen Kelway and students in 1970

A primary school in Ipswich has recalled a special visit by Mother Teresa in 1970 as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Peasenhall Primary School.
 
Pic: Wendy Turner.

Peasenhall Primary School which has taught generations of families since the 1870s and was rated ‘outstanding’ just five years ago is set to close down.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Twenty new members of staff, both teachers and support staff, have started at Stowmarket High School this academic year. Headteacher Dave Lee-Allan (centre) said the school had an impressive

Twenty new members of teaching staff have got used to their surroundings following a large recruitment process at a Suffolk school.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI Upper School in Bury.

One of Suffolk’s most outspoken headteachers is set to stand down after 15 years in charge at a highly-revered school in Bury St Edmunds.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Fressingfield Primary school have received a 'Good' Ofsted. Head teacher Mark Taylor and Reverand Susan Loxton celebrate with the children.

A Suffolk primary school is celebrating after receiving a “good” inspection report, two years after being told to make improvements.

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