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Yesterday, 16:48
Finborough School present the Lion King.

Students at a Suffolk school are performing its version of a popular West End play this week.

Yesterday, 11:15
Dress rehearsal of Cabaret at Farlingaye High school. Harry Longbottom and Verity Poulston as Cliff and Sally.

Fifty years since it first hit the stage, this boundary-pushing musical is still worth making a song and dance about. The cast of Cabaret are saying ‘willkommen, bienvenue, welcome’ to Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge, this week.

Yesterday, 09:00
Thomas Mills High School careers fair

More than 250 pupils headed to a careers fair at Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham, on Thursday.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Pupils at Farlingaye High, Woodbridge, prepare their presentations as part of the Most Able Student Day at the school.

Gifted pupils gathered for the latest in a series of events aimed at helping them realise their early academic promise.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Bawdsey Primary School pupils Daisy Barrington-Phillips and Ben Whitaker are presented with the Sainsbury's Gold School Games Mark by Alison Furlong  and Ben Wallis of Suffolk Sport School Games. The award is given for outstanding performance and participation in school sports.

Active youngsters have been rewarded for their sporting talent and team spirit – picking up a special recognition for their primary school.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Debut novelist and classics scholar, Emily Hauser returned to Woodbridge to launch her new book

A former Suffolk student revisited the town in which she grew up to launch her debut novel.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Ipswich Academy executive principal Amanda Phillips.

Ipswich Academy has a “real chance” of becoming a front running school according to the town’s MP Ben Gummer, after an Ofsted report published yesterday said it had made progress.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Harry Potter Book Night at Stowmarket Library. Pictured is Joshua Bridges.

Children enjoyed games of Quidditch on school playgrounds yesterday and last night discussed the popular J K Rowling novels at libraries.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Dr Krissie Wilson at UCS on Ipswich Waterfront

With the return of the X-Files and the new Ghostbusters film, there is likely to be a surge in reports of ghosts and other paranormal activity in Ipswich in coming weeks.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Pupils at The Gilberd School in Colchester are training for an

Pupils at a Colchester secondary school have been reaching new heights as they kick-start fundraising for Sport Relief.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Local chefs teamed up with students at West Suffolk College, in Bury St Edmunds, to put on a Best of Suffolk dining event at the college's Edmunds restaurant.

Students and diners got the best of both worlds at the West Suffolk College campus.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Teacher, David Barrett is pictured with pupils at the newly refurbished swimming pool at Barrow Primary School.

A primary school in west Suffolk has opened their refurbished swimming pool.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Suffolk Cybersurvey author Adrienne Katz speaking at the e-safety conference at Wherstead Park

Hundreds of Suffolk schoolchildren have admitted to meeting up with people they have met online while many others have been subjected to cyber bullying.

John Nice - Doing Nicely

Thursday, December 24, 2015
John Nice

What is the title of a former Christmas number one single that most sums up your year?

Raising the Bar

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Official GCSE results data was published today

More teenagers in Suffolk achieved the Government’s target for GCSE results last year than previously thought, official figures show.

Headteachers gather at the launch of the Ipswich Teaching Alliance.

Primary school headteachers in Ipswich have formed a new alliance designed to recruit and train the “next generation” of teachers and improve exam results.

Ofsted has published the latest figures on how Suffolk schools are doing

More Suffolk schools are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ than a year ago but the county council has failed to hit its own target.

Stock image.

The parents of more than 60 Suffolk schoolchildren faced court action in just a single day in an ongoing clampdown on alleged truancy.

Key Stage 2 results are published today

More Suffolk school children are achieving expected standards in reading, writing and maths – but the county is still near the bottom of national league tables.

Lisa Chambers, former education councillor at the Suffolk County Council.

Lisa Chambers’ departure as education councillor in Suffolk will ‘not help school children’, according to a teaching union.

The resignation of Lisa Chambers prompted a sharp reaction from her former boss Mark Bee.

Suffolk County Council’s ruling Conservative group was in turmoil today following the shock resignation of education spokeswoman Lisa Chambers.

Geoff Barton - Education Matters

Friday, January 22, 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons

Last week the Prime Minister turned his attention to parents. It seems we need to do better, writes Geoff Barton.

School Sport

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Alison Furlong, School Games Organiser for Ipswich presents pupils from Sidegate Primary School and PE teacher Michael Barwick with the Sainsbury's School Games Gold Award.

An active primary school in Ipswich has become only the sixth school in Suffolk to be recognised for it sporting uptake among pupils, by earning a School Games Gold Award.

Funding announced for grassroots sporting projects

Grants worth more than £1.1million from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund have been awarded to grassroots sports facility projects across East Anglia.

The victorious Framlingham College 1st X1 girls hockey team.

Girls at a Suffolk school are celebrating after winning a hockey championship for the fourth year running.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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