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Ipswich dancing star Robin Windsor – who is among those picking up an honorary degree from the University of Suffolk today – says it is ‘very special’ to be recognised for doing something you love.


Increasing numbers of parents are applying online for a Year 7 place for their children. Find out everything you need to know about how to apply for secondary schools in Suffolk for September 2018.

Yesterday, 18:41

Lifesaving skills were taught to pupils at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook today as part of Restart a Heart Day.

Yesterday, 15:30

An aspiring Scorsese who is working towards a media diploma at college has made his first steps into the filmmaking industry after gaining a work placement as an assistant director on a new film production.

Yesterday, 14:45

BT has welcomed its new intake of 107 graduates at its research and development headquarters at Adastral Park in Martlesham Heath.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Primary school children from Hartest, near Bury St Edmunds, took part in their very own bake-off to raise money for charity last week.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Drivers are being urged to park more considerately around schools and colleges in Tendring – or face the consequences.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Students at Chantry Academy got the chance to meet their sporting heroes yesterday as Ipswich Town stars Jordan Spence and Grant Ward popped in for a kickabout.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

We have put together a Suffolk school league table based on provisional Progress 8 and GCSE results for 2017 published by the government this morning. See how your school performed and where it ranks in Suffolk.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Essex’s own professional cyclist Alex Dowsett was the proud recipient of an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University yesterday.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

We have put together a north-east Essex school league table based on provisional Progress 8 and GCSE results for 2017 published by the government this morning. See how your school performed and where it ranks in north-east Essex.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ipswich Waterfront was transformed into a sea of purple as dozens of students took on a two-mile walk to bring greater awareness of suicide and its prevention to the community.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A little school with a big heart served up something sweet for a good cause.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Children from Bardwell, Gislingham, Palgrave and Old Newton primary schools, along with staff, parents, clergy, friends and diocesan representatives, have marked the first anniversary of the Tilian Partnership Multi Academy Trust.

Monday, October 9, 2017

A Sudbury primary school’s outdoor space has been transformed after receiving a £12,000 grant from the town’s Tesco store.

Monday, October 9, 2017

The new headteacher of Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill says his appointment is a “real privilege”.

Monday, October 9, 2017

A team of five fundraisers from Suffolk New College will be setting off on a 10-mile walk in aid of Ipswich Dementia Action Alliance this Saturday.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Children at a Stowmarket primary school will now stand out on school trips following the donation of 100 high-visibility vests from a local company.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Field trips to the farm can teach children about much more than agriculture – and an education partnership has brought mutual benefits for Barnham Primary School and farm managers at the Euston Estate.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thousands of Essex pupils will benefit from a new two-year project aiming to improve the progress and attainment of boys in reading.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A new after-school centre offering academic support will open its doors in Clacton this month.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Universities in the region have welcomed plans by the education secretary to up the threshold for student loan repayments – but have warned that long term solutions are needed for higher education funding.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Parents and carers of children have the chance to comment on changes to Suffolk’s school admission policy over the next six weeks.

Monday, October 2, 2017

A new play area at an Ipswich primary school will allow children to learn “old fashioned” skills

Monday, October 2, 2017

Theresa May has said she has listened to her voters and will freeze university tuition fees at £9,250. We asked people on the Ipswich Waterfront what they thought about the prime minister’s decision.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Work is due to get underway on the first all-through school in Essex next week.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Volunteering on projects that bring people closure to nature can help to boost mental health, a study pioneered by the University of Essex has found.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Rising numbers of seven-year-olds are reaching the expected standards at Suffolk’s primary schools, but results are still below the national average, new figures show.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The University of Essex’s very own celebrity campus cat is preparing to meet new students this week as freshers arriving on campus can meet the famous feline.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

A university college in Essex has launched the country’s first ever three-year floristry degree, as it aims to help students set themselves apart in the competitive industry.

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