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Ofsted has rated three providers inadequate in the last month. Stock image. Picture: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

Suffolk County Council has allocated special advisers to three failing nurseries and playgroups in and around Ipswich, after the third early-years establishment in the last month has been rated inadequate by Ofsted inspectors.

Pupils at Framlingham College Prep School built lego robots to do battle with other teams. Picture: FRAMLINGHAM PREP SCHOOL

Boarding pupils at a Suffolk school “demonstrated exceptional creativity and invention” while building Lego robots to do battle.

Pupils performing in the Woodbridge School Dance Show. Picture: BIG FISH PHOTOGRAPHY

Young dancers at an independent Suffolk school have been praised for their “incredible display of grace and passion” in a performance encompassing ballet, hip hop and more.

Yesterday, 14:27
Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds which has been closed by St Edmundsbury Cathedral, but which will host one last exhibition by West Suffolk College students. Picture; CHRIS SHIMWELL

Horrified students who thought their art exhibition had been cancelled at the 11th hour after St Edmundsbury Cathedral announced the closure of its Edmund Gallery have been granted a reprieve.

Yesterday, 21:10
Music student Albert Dela Cerna, who has taken on the mantle of organising a live music event for local bands in Ipswich after reading about the complaints of the young Labour group about lack of music in town. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A 16-year-old music student at Suffolk New College has been inspired to organise a music event for young bands in Ipswich in response to a petition for new modern venues in the town – and is urging others to “just get up and do it”.

Fri, 18:06
Ofsted has rated three providers inadequate in the last month. Stock image. Picture: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

A nursery in Rushmere St Andrew has been placed in special measures by Ofsted inspectors after concerns were raised over safeguarding, staff deployment and teaching.

Fri, 16:03
Random Act of Kindness Day at the University of Suffolk. As part of the university's student advice service's Boost project, the students union have organised a series of random acts of kindness at various points since January. Pictured is Chrissie Aresti. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Students’ Union officers at the University of Suffolk have been spreading the cheer with a series of random acts of kindness as a means of helping out stressed students.

Fri, 14:17
Andrew Vernon and Ray Bowler.

An East Anglian land college has continued to boost its farming content with the arrival of a herd of cattle at its Otley campus.

Fri, 08:53
Suffolk County Council's Gordon Jones said the report was welcome. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER

Families have had to “fight every step of the way” to get help for the children with the greatest needs in Suffolk.

Thu, 23:20
Year 10 students at Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy pictured with a tractor as part of a scheme led by Easton and Otley College and the Suffolk Agricultural Association to encourage youngsters to consider technical careers in the agriculture industry. Picture: ORMISTON ACADEMIES TRUST

Easton and Otley College and the Suffolk Agricultural Association, the organisers behind the Suffolk Show, have rolled out a new tractor scheme in a bid to recruit more youngsters into the agriculture sector.

Thu, 16:40
Royal Hospital School in Holbrook can deliver the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS)

The Royal Hospital School in Holbrook has been awarded the chance to deliver a top climbing scheme.

Thu, 09:37
University of Suffolk is holding a series of open lectures as part of its year of celebration

A top crowd safety expert who provided live crowd size estimates for the New York Times during Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration has been named as visiting professor for the University of Suffolk.

Wed, 20:00
The One cheerleading team preparing to perform at Portman Road in Ipswich

A cheerleading team from One sixth form in Ipswich are eyeing a TV performance later this year having made waves in the first auditions for a well-known TV show.

Wed, 11:48
The team behind the Who to Follow project. Picture: Suffolk County Council

A new interactive drama production is to be toured around Ipswich schools this autumn in a bid to empower young people to make positive choices around illegal drugs.

Wed, 10:13
Parents, grandparents and pupils  at Whitton and Whithouse primary schools in Ipswich have been learning printing techniques

A two-tonne ‘steam roller’ will be used to create giant wall hangings for two Ipswich schools as part of a community arts project.

Tue, 22:41
Suffolk county councillor Gordon Jones. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER

Education bosses in Suffolk have said that organising suitable education for those aged 16-18 remains key, after a decrease in offers.

Tue, 17:08
Zeno, Hannah and Jacob in their historic character costumes. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

No-one likes their past dug up – unless they’re a pupil at Woodbridge Primary School.

Mon, 20:11
Suffolk county councillor Gordon Jones. Picture: James Fletcher

Two new preschools are to be built in Suffolk this year thanks to a Government cash boost.

Mon, 07:50
Kate Barmby from this year's Great British Bake Off hosting a workshop at Whitton Community Primary School, which could see funding cut

Almost 150 headteachers in Suffolk have issued a stark warning that the biggest school funding shake-up in a decade could lead to unprecedented budget cuts and create serious concerns over staff numbers, class sizes and clubs.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Essex County Council headquarters at County Hall, Chelmsford. Picture: Martin Rose/

A council that delivers apprenticeships and learning programmes to adults in Essex has been rated ‘inadequate’ by the education watchdog.

Friday, February 10, 2017
A stage adaptation of Winnie-the-Pooh at Orwell Park School, near Ipswich. Picture: TED BLACKBROW

Parents and staff were certainly given a treat this week as students gave stunning stage performances of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Ipswich High School for Girls to perform on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. Sunday's guest on the show is June Brown, who plays Dot Cotton in Eastenders, who went to the school as a girl in the 1930s and 1940s. Picture: Gregg Brown

Pupils from a high school in Ipswich will be performing on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs after being invited by famed Eastenders actress June Brown.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI Upper School in Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk headteacher Geoff Barton has won a landslide election victory to become general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).

Friday, February 10, 2017
The Oaks Primary School ,Ipswich, is already under the Ipswich Primary Academies Trust banner

An academy trust which runs three Ipswich primary schools is set to more than double its number of schools this year – and is changing its name as it ventures further afield in Suffolk.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Olympic athlete Dominic King leading sports sessions at Ipswich High School for Girls. Picture: Sarah Mann

Youngsters at Ipswich High School for Girls welcomed an inspirational visitor at the school on Wednesday, February 8 as Olympic athlete Dominic King led a series of sports sessions.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Pupils from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary are attending a stone age exhibtion at Ipswich Museum. Pictured is Tommy Kirk.

Suffolk pupils were “amazed” to see the bones of a woolly rhino that had once roamed the county during an educational trip back in time.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Police have issued 13 parking tickets in Framlingham (stock image)

Parking enforcement is being stepped up in a Suffolk town where traffic issues have been a long-standing concern.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Young adults are being given the opportunity to gain hands on experience in local businesses around Suffolk as part of a new holiday activity programme that is being launched this month. The Brudenell Hotel will be taking part in the  scheme. L-R Lyall Stockman,Rebecca Mercer,Emilia Garvie,Jenny Stockman,Robert Jones and Peter Osborne.

Suffolk youngsters are being offered a behind the scenes look at some of the region’s most successful businesses to help make the transition into employment “an enticing adventure rather than a shock”.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Imran Qureshi, Leiston GP and chairman of the Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group. Picture: WARREN PAGE

Young people in east Suffolk are being invited to learn about leading “healthy, fulfilling and happy lives”.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The University of Suffolk's nursing students with lecturer Heather Passmore (second from right), who have visited Japan to learn about Asian care culture

Adult and child nursing students from the University of Suffolk have linked with students in China and South Korea as part of an outreach trip to Japan.

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