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A number of schools have already announced plans to close across Suffolk and north Essex this morning after snowy weather hit the region.

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Headteachers claim potential cuts to free school transport in Suffolk will hit pupil outcomes and lead to teacher job losses.

Yesterday, 18:27

Headteachers face an “impossible” task of deciding whether to close their school due to snow and fear looking “foolish” later in the day if forecasts prove to be inaccurate, education leaders say.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Planned strike action by teachers which would have partially closed Colchester Academy amid a dispute with the multi-academy trust was suspended on Friday night.

Friday, December 8, 2017

The new reception class at Culford School near Bury St Edmunds planted a tree in the grounds this term to mark their first day at school.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Pupils at an Ipswich nursery have been spreading round the festive cheer.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Inspirational leadership has helped an after-school club near Woodbridge achieve an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Pupils at a primary school near Bury St Edmunds wowed audiences with their nativity this week.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Catering and hospitality students at West Suffolk College got to experience life at an award-winning restaurant when they helped prepare and serve a four-course gala dinner.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Suffolk County Council cabinet member Gordon Jones has defended his decision to not declare his position as a non-executive director of an academy trust ahead of a meeting discussing controversial changes to school transport.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

More than 80 students and staff from across the region attended a GCSE and A-level composition master class at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A top chef at an Ipswich sixth form has been recognised as a finalist in a regional ‘chef of the year’ competition.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Youngsters from St John’s Playtime Pre-School visited Shaftesbury House Residential Home yesterday to spread a little Christmas cheer.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Photography students at the University of Suffolk have showcased their incredible artwork at an exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery in Ipswich.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Problems with teacher recruitment, local authority support and pupils’ progress are key reasons why a small primary school near Woodbridge has lost its ‘good’ rating, Ofsted has said.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

An Ipswich mother has reignited the debate over how books are deemed suitable for primary school children after her 10-year-old daughter started suffering nightmares from a horror novel.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Headteachers have spoken out against plans to cut school transport services as a consultation was launched into the plans.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A teaching union has called for an investigation into a controversial Stockport-based multi-academy trust which runs five schools in Suffolk and Essex, including three in Ipswich.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The first Ofsted inspections of two under-performing Ipswich primary schools since being taken over by an academy trust have criticised leadership shake-ups for creating long periods of instability and slowing progress.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas has come early for a group of Ipswich students when one the of the nation’s favourite all-male a capella groups stopped by to deliver singing lessons and a show.

Monday, December 4, 2017

A primary school pupil was so impressed with the care he received at West Suffolk Hospital following a short stay that he launched a fundraiser for the children’s ward.

Friday, December 1, 2017

An Ipswich Primary School took a step back in time to its history on Friday, hosting a Victorian-themed day.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Students at Orwell Park School have been praised for raising over £2,750 for charity after staging their own school fair.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Suffolk New College is today celebrating a major endorsement from Ofsted which has found previously under-performing areas of leadership, teaching and results have rapidly improved.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pupils from Maidstone Infant School in Felixstowe have received hi-vis items from Barratt Homes to help them stay safe and seen as part of Road Safety Week.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Teacher training provider, Mid-Essex Initial Teacher Training (ITT), based at Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form, is outstanding in all categories, according to education watchdog Ofsted.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A west Suffolk pre-school’s campaign to raise £200,000 for a new building has received a festive boost from an award-winning artist.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Demolition is well underway at a former Colchester secondary school – ahead of a new education building rising from the ashes.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Adult learners at West Suffolk College’s Sudbury centre have been praised for their “determination, resilience and hard work” following a successful set of GCSE English and maths results.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Parents and schools may have to fork out if major proposals to overhaul the free school transport system in Suffolk are approved, it is feared.

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