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Yesterday, 18:56
Old Alderman Blaxhill School. Now The Stanway Federation Learning Centre.

Outline plans for a new 900 pupil secondary school in Colchester have been given the green light by Essex County Council.

Thu, 10:42
Jack London, Connor Woods and Mason Hodds collecting GCSE results last summer at Ormiston Denes Academy

Just one Suffolk school is considered to be under-performing in updated 2016 secondary school performance levels that measures the progress students make between the ages of 11 and 16.

Thu, 15:00
Chantry Academy has started a campaign called Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) where the whole school (including staff) drop what they are doing and pick up a book for 10 minutes to read. Pictured is Alisha Reid.

A new project which aims to highlight the importance of reading is proving a page turner in the latest chapter of one Ipswich school’s story, as youngsters and staff alike are encouraged to ‘drop everything and read’.

Thu, 13:39
Friends at St Benedicts Upper School in Bury St Edmunds celebrate on GCSE results day 2016

Staff at St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds hailed its first Progress 8 ranking as it topped the Suffolk rankings.

Thu, 09:53
The new Pick and Mix service has proved popular.

School dinners in Suffolk have been given a makeover to encourage more youngsters to get a healthy meal in the middle of the day.

Wed, 00:01
Stock image. Pic: David Davies/PA.

Ipswich will receive a share of a £60m school improvement scheme after being identified as a social mobility ‘coldspot’, the government is set to announce today.

Tue, 16:21
Birch Farm Complex Day Care Nursery

A nursery in Hintlesham is appealing its latest Ofsted report after it’ received an ‘inadequate’ rating.

Tue, 14:29
The Oaks Community Primary School in Ipswich.

An apparent child abduction attempt in Ipswich has prompted a primary school to renew its ‘stranger danger’ advice to pupils today.

Tue, 13:19
Christine Woods, headteacher at Ormiston Endeavour Academy in Ipswich.

The former Thurleston High School has been removed from special measures and achieved its highest Ofsted rating for more than 15 years.

Mon, 13:11
Headteacher Tracy McKenzie is at the school helping with the clean-up operation.

An Ipswich school is to be closed for at least three days after a leaking water fountain flooded the building, soaking hundreds of books as well as children’s PE kit.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Professor Anthony King, from the University of Essex's Department of Government, has died aged 82

Tributes have been paid to ‘giant of political science’ Professor Anthony King - one of the University of Essex’s longest-serving members of staff - who has died at the age of 82.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Chantry Academy in Ipswich

Chantry Academy in Ipswich will be launching a series of workshops as part of its bid to help provide education opportunities for adults in its catchment area.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Leiston FC and Kesgrave High School are joining forces in an educational link up.
L-R Tony Kinsella,Rhys Swales,
Peter Douglass,Sarah Wheatley,Glenn Driver.

Prospective AS and A-level students could soon be pulling on a Leiston shirt, after the Ryman Premier League Blues teamed up with Kesgrave High School this week.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
St Matthew's Primary School, Portman Road, Ipswich.

Parents have until this weekend to apply for a primary school place for their children this September.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Cliff Lane Primary School in Ipswich.

As our thoughts turn to sunnier climes and summer holidays, you might find yourself wondering what the term dates are for the rest of the year.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Stock image of a family on holiday. Pic: Parkdean Resorts.

Rising numbers of parents in Suffolk are being fined for taking children out of school during term time despite a father’s landmark legal victory against a £60 fine.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
A 20 mph zone is going to be created outside St Helens Primary School on Woodbridge Road.

Highways bosses at Suffolk County Council have said that a section of Woodbridge Road outside St Helen’s Primary School in Ipswich is not eligible for a 20mph zone – despite a petition with more than 1,000 signatures backing the plan.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Saxmundham based artist Stephen Hicklin with his portrait sculpture of David Bowie

A Suffolk sculptor’s tribute to the late, great David Bowie is being shown at a film screening taking place on today’s anniversary of his death.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Ray Gooding, county councillor for education, with staff and children at Lexden Springs School, Colchester at the launch of a music project.

An outline business case for moving a special school in Colchester has been approved.

Monday, January 9, 2017
People are advised to wash their hands to avoid spreading the norovirus

A winter vomiting bug has struck at a Suffolk primary school.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Dr Stephen Waite, principal of Writtle University College, who is due to retire this summer.

The vice-chancellor of a land-based university is set to retire this summer says the job has been “a joy”.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Year Six students at St Matthew's Primary School, Ipswich. Left to right: Keren, Karolina, Alex and Alex.

The number of primary school children whose first language is not English has more than doubled to over 4,000 since the start of the decade in Suffolk.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Emilia Kordaszewska, who died in a house fire on Wednesday. She was in year seven at Notley High School

Students at an Essex school came together today to remember an 11-year-old pupil who lost her life in a house fire.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
St Michael's  Pre-School , Brantham, celebraiting outstanding ofsted result.

Babies, toddlers and staff at a Suffolk nursery are celebrating today after receiving a glowing Ofsted report.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Murrayfield Primary School. Exhausted children are disrupting lessons so much a headteacher has cancelled all after school clubs to make sure they get a good night’s sleep.

A struggling primary school in Ipswich has been taken over by a new sponsor in a bid to continue its improvement.

Friday, December 30, 2016
The former Carlton Colville Primary School site on Hall Road, Carlton Colville, as photographed in 2012.  Picture: James Bass

Catch22 has been announced as the sponsor for Lowestoft’s first ever free school.

Thursday, December 29, 2016
The Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) team

Young entrepreneurs, businesses and academics across Suffolk are being urged to make the most of a new £5.5million facility which aims to become a hub for technology firms and promote innovative projects.

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Literacy coordinator Alice Hunt, pupil Callum Louis, author Jan Burchett, Library Manager Jane West, Tracey Russell, author Sara Vogler, pupil Ellie Appleton and head teacher Jacqui Frost opened two refurbished libraries at Whitehouse Community Primary School on Thursday, 13 November.

School’s out for a popular Ipswich headteacher who has called time on her 16-year headteaching career to pursue other education projects.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The most popular library books in Suffolk in 2016. L-R: Malcolm Knott, Sally Green, Alison Wheeler, James Powell and Lesley Clouting.

Crime and thriller novels proved to be the most popular borrowed library books in Suffolk this year.

Friday, December 23, 2016
Lowestoft cubs 100 anniversary event. Pictures: MICK HOWES

In common with Cubs from across the UK, it has been a time of celebration.

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