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Students swapped their pens and textbooks for wigs and gowns as they carried out their own mock trial at Ipswich Crown Court.


A group of 49 aspiring doctors from schools across Suffolk and Essex got a hands-on look at what it takes to have a career in medicine.

Yesterday, 16:10

Students in Suffolk are to revisit Akenfield to make new films to see how rural life in the county has changed half a century on.


Parents were invited to join art and photography pupils at Ormiston Endeavour Academy in a special exhibition celebrating their work.

Yesterday, 15:51

Ten-year-old Oscar Proctor is preparing for his big day in the spotlight next week when he leads the carnival procession in Wickhambrook.

Yesterday, 15:35

A two-day science fair at a Great Cornard school saw 600 children learn everything from dancing flames to giant exploding bubbles.

Yesterday, 12:52

Pupils at Woodbridge School’s preparatory school have been taking their first steps in the business world by organising their own market day for charity.

Mon, 14:17

A competition hoping to inspire people of all ages to take up gardening – and encourage recycling at the same time – is being held in Bury St Edmunds.

Mon, 11:08

The University of Suffolk could appeal the bronze award it received in the new Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF) rankings.

Mon, 09:47

Suffolk University art student Danielle Newman has won the SNAP writing prize for her poem about Ipswich Waterfront, entitled The Froth.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Children who live with mental health issues will receive better support at Suffolk’s secondary schools after staff were some of the first in the country to receive new training.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Budding bakers from Ipswich High School for Girls and Holbrook Academy battled to be named the Peninsula Bake Off Champion at Suffolk Food Hall on Wednesday.

Friday, June 23, 2017

A primary school’s latest theatrical production was deemed a ‘giant’ success.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Students at Framlingham College Prep School enjoyed an inspiring week of activities to celebrate science.

Friday, June 23, 2017

An Ipswich primary school choir added a few older voices to its ranks at the school’s end of term music celebration this week.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Performing arts students at One sixth form showcased their talents in a sell out show celebrating the best of the West End last week.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

An Ipswich mum has expressed her outrage after claiming her 15-year-old daughter was given detention twice in two days for refusing to wear a school blazer during this week’s heatwave.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Top universities across the country have criticised the first major assessment of higher education teaching standards after many leading institutions failed to achieve the highest award.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Double amputee Shaun Whiter who lost both his legs after being hit by a dangerous driver last year will be a guest speaker at Suffolk County Council’s Raising the Bar Awards at Trinity Park next Monday. Every finalist has also been announced.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Headteachers in Suffolk have welcomed the scrapping of key pledges over controversial education reforms by Theresa May’s minority government in the Queen’s Speech.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Suffolk school handball team is celebrating after attending the national finals to come second in the entire country.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Families and youngsters at the Humpty Dumpty Playgroup in Kesgrave crafted their best cosy shelters for National Den Day last week.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A trio of talented students from a Great Cornard school have reached the national final of a rocket-powered model car contest.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Part of a former Suffolk school has been put up for sale with a guide price of £350,000 – with the building said to be suitable for conversion to homes, offices or light industry.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Final-year BSc (Hons) Bioscience students Sara Kline, 24, from Brandon, and Jamerson Krelle-Hammond, 23, from Ipswich, are taking part in Erasmus+, an EU-funded exchange programme. They will complete their studies at the University of Palermo for three months.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The pre-school, a registered charity based in Cauldwell Hall Road, is holding the family fun day to help raise funds towards a new outdoor canopy.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ahead of National Writing Day tomorrow, we are asking parents if your child reads and writes for fun outside of school. Take part in our poll (mobile users: use landscape mode).

Monday, June 19, 2017

A new campaign has been launched to recruit school governors in Suffolk - after it emerged there are 450 vacancies in the county.

Monday, June 19, 2017

An award-winning Suffolk businessman is hoping to share his experiences of mentoring young people in the county with the wider business community at a major conference event later this month.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Suffolk school has planned a special assembly next month to present the thousands of pounds raised by hundreds of pupils, parents, governors and staff members in aid of seriously ill children.

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