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Students beginning the new school year in west Suffolk next Monday will return to a brand new multi-million pound state-of-the-art building.

Yesterday, 17:00
Ipswich Academy.

The new sponsors of two Ipswich academies in special measures have outlined their vision to improve their schools.

Yesterday, 13:56
Staff and volunteers at Ipswich Library with some of the top ten books in Suffolk 
Matt Shenton, Marion Harvey, Calum Holmes and Hannah Daly

A woman with dementia in a desperate bid to find her best friend, an internal fight to fill a parish council seat and dealing with conspiracy and sabotage to take control of the family business.

Yesterday, 09:00
A new free school will be established in Bury St Edmunds

A new free school will open in Bury St Edmunds, specialising in science and engineering, in 2017.

Tue, 12:44
Nikos Savvas and Alan Whittaker of West Suffolk College and One sixth form

Two of the biggest education providers in Suffolk are today joining forces to create an academy trust which is designed to raise standards in the county.

Tue, 06:00
Some school leaders, teachers and parents lack ambition to improve, according to Suffolk County Council

Too many school leaders, teachers and parents still do not aspire to turn around Suffolk’s under-performing education system.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Suffolk has gone up 22 places in the league table for pupils achieving expected standards in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 2.

Results for 11-year-olds in Suffolk are improving, according to the latest SATS results which show the county moving up national league tables.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Long Melford Primary School

Education chiefs have drawn up an urgent plan of action for a Suffolk school after it slumped from a good Ofsted rating to being considered ‘inadequate’ by inspectors.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Students taking part in the National Citizen Service programme spent a week sprucing up Genesis Mencap's sensory garden in Ipswich.

For many teenagers the summer holidays is a prolonged period of well-earned downtime, but hundreds of youngsters from across Suffolk have this year been putting their free time into helping the community. JASON NOBLE explores the National Citizen Service Summer Programme to find out why

Monday, August 24, 2015
John Ray Infant School, Braintree, had to be re-built after it was destroyed by fire in 2013. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

More than 3,000 school places are set to be delivered across Essex ready for the new school term.

Friday, August 21, 2015
A-level results 2015. King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds.

Thousands of pupils across Suffolk and north Essex picked up their GCSE exam results yesterday with some excellent results across the region.

Friday, August 21, 2015
GCSE Results Day - St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury. Pictured is Jonny Greenslade-Cross.

Behind Jonny Greenslade-Cross’ 11 GCSEs are a lot of extra hours at lunchtime and after school.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Viv Gillespie, principal at Suffolk New College who hailed the success of maths and English GCSE students

More than 350 students at Suffolk New College celebrated grades of A*-C in maths or English yesterday.

John Nice - Doing Nicely

Sunday, July 26, 2015

This is a time to dream of foreign climes and beaches - the old fly and flop as I heard it described on the radio recently.

Raising the Bar

Tue, 06:00

Too many school leaders, teachers and parents still do not aspire to turn around Suffolk’s under-performing education system.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Amy Mann, Annie Ashwell, Faye Nichol, and Hannah Goldsmith gather to see Faye's good GCSE results at Clacton County High School.

While some schools are celebrating record GCSE results others are considering applying for mass re-marks in some subjects.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Students were jumping for joy at their A-level results - but you'd never have known it from the muted response from the county council.

Suffolk’s education system hasn’t had a great time over recent years as other counties have motored up the league tables leaving us lagging behind.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
John Grose chairman Ian Twinley receives the business partner of the year award at the Raising the Bar Awards 2015 from Julie Mills of WS Training.

John Grose chairman Ian Twinley proudly received the business partner of the year award on behalf of the motor group at the Raising the Bar Awards 2015.

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Stowmarket High School Jobs Fair
Josh barker, david Blackburn and Sarah parramint of Stowmarket town council

Around 40 businesses descended on Stowmarket High School last week as part of a scheme to get young students thinking about future job opportunities.

Geoff Barton - Education Matters

Thursday, July 23, 2015

One of the least dazzling moments in my decidedly unstellar school career was studying A-level French, writes headteacher Geoff Barton.

School Sport

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School has submitted plans to Suffolk Coastal District Council to remove the outdoor pool, which hasn’t been used for several years.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Michael Bartram, preparing to accept his gold medal

Michael Bartram and Joshua Hulse both scooped gold medals as Suffolk athletes enjoyed their best ever set of results, at the annual English Schools Track & Field Championships, held at Gateshead.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The Suffolk School Sports Games at Bury Leisure Centre. Competitiors take part in the 75 metre race.

This year saw the fourth hosting of the annual Suffolk School summer sports festivals, delivered by Suffolk Sport and supported by the School Games Organiser network, providing excellent competition.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Hollie Clement of St Joesphs College, Ipswich who has just signed for Chelsea Ladies Football Academy

Blue is the colour for a young Ipswich footballer as she attempts to emulate England’s World Cup stars.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Colchester  Harriers

Colchester Harriers monopolised the Essex 10km road race, incorporated within the Brentwood 10K and held at Blackmore in wet conditions on Sunday.

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Matt Hunter

Education correspondent

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Matt’s focus is on covering the best education stories in Suffolk and north Essex. He works with schools, colleges, universities to profile the best and brightest students. Matt scrutinises the latest exam results, Ofsted reports and holds national and local authorities to account.

He also writes the monthly education supplement which takes an in depth look at the key events.

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