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Fri, 10:09

Politics students at a school near Sudbury got a first-hand insight into the workings of the House of Lords after a visit from a Tory peer.

Thu, 18:21

An Ipswich headmaster has spoken about the importance of restricting pupils’ mobile phone usage during school hours in light of comments made by a Suffolk MP.

Plans to cut back on free school transport in Suffolk which were given the go-ahead on Tuesday have been formally challenged by opposition parties.

Thu, 12:18

Former classmates are trying to track down fellow Thurleston School alumni for a reunion.

Wed, 18:18

Children at a Sudbury primary school will soon have a very different place to read books and learn with the unveiling of a new library – inside a double-decker bus.

A stakeholder group will be formed to assess the progress of new school transport proposals in Suffolk, it has been confirmed.

Wed, 11:32

A Newmarket secondary school has had double reason to celebrate after planning permission for its new library was granted – at the same time it received an £10,000 anonymous donation.

Divisive plans to make cuts on free school transport in Suffolk have been given the go-ahead – but proposals for the decision to be reassessed have already been voiced.

Tue, 13:53

Youngsters studying at the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy, in Ipswich, will be representing Suffolk at Lord’s, on Thursday, at the Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket Finals.

Tue, 01:00

An academy trust has defended its record in Suffolk and Essex after poor results outside the region saw it labelled the worst performer of all secondary school providers in England.

A school which claims it will lose hundreds of pupils if contentious plans for school transport cuts go ahead has made a final plea for councillors to “listen to the people of Suffolk”.

Mon, 06:23

Multi-million pound plans to create a pioneering institute of technology in East Anglia have leapt forward, it can be revealed today.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Schoolchildren across Essex raised more than £3,700 for their schools by donating more than nine tonnes of old clothes to be recycled.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The children at a Suffolk primary school brushed shoulders with a former Ipswich Town fan favourite at the launch of a new health kick yesterday.

Friday, June 15, 2018

A Suffolk primary school has been honoured with a top arts award in recognition of its innovative curriculum.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

A troubled academy trust in Essex is set to dissolve – just months after two of its most senior staff were suspended.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The mayor of St Edmundsbury opened a brand new £50,000 games facility at a Bury St Edmunds primary school this week.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

An ailing south Suffolk primary school branded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted last year is set to join an established multi-academy trust in September – just weeks after another school was saved from closure by joining the trust.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The most senior judge in England and Wales announced plans to build closer ties between schools and the justice system during a trip to Suffolk.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

An U13 girls’ team from Farlingaye High School, in Woodbridge, took part in the national competition as one amongst 1500 schools.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Thousands of pupils were missing from Suffolk’s schools each day during the first term of this school year – with one in five absences unauthorised.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

National and regional education bosses will join up with Suffolk County Council to form an action plan improving under-performing academies, it has been revealed.

Monday, June 11, 2018

The headmaster of a private school near Bury St Edmunds urged educational leaders to consider the way intelligence is passed on through generations as he delivered his annual speech.

Monday, June 11, 2018

The headteacher of a Haverhill school is stepping down from his role after a year in charge.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

More than half a million digital items have been borrowed from Suffolk’s libraries in just four years – illustrating a rapid rise in interest in internet borrowing for reading and listening.

Friday, June 8, 2018

A teacher has been permanently banned from the classroom after admitting engaging in sexual activity with an apprentice while teaching in Harwich.

Schools which could be most affected by the school transport shake-up have branded the decision to recommend phased cuts as “ludicrous” and “damaging”.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Students, staff and parents at St Helen’s Primary School in Ipswich are raising money to save its swimming pool - and are hosting an event marking International Day next month to help reach their target.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

A meeting with top level education bosses over concerns in performance at some Suffolk multi-academy trusts has been set for next week, it has emerged.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Plans for sweeping cuts to free school transport have been recommended to go ahead in phases from September next year – despite 70% of people being strongly opposed to them.

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