Education

This year Suffolk County Council is working to Raise the Bar and improve educational standards in the county.

Here we want to champion those that are striving to drive up attainment and give our students the best possible start in life.

We also want to highlight those areas where improvement is still needed.

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Education news

Joseph's Primary School kids have made an igloo out of milk bottles.

Empty milk bottles used to create igloo as primary school pupils are inspired by Disney’s Frozen movie

Primary school children have seen their studies of the Arctic come to life – thanks to a collection of 500 plastic milk cartons.

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Matinee performance of Benhall Primary School's nativity play.

Gallery: Benhall St Mary Primary School’s nativity play wows the audiences for another year

Pupils at an east Suffolk primary school have wowed audiences for another year with their annual nativity performances.

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Schools minister David Laws.

Primary schools get government cash for good performances

Five primary schools in Suffolk and north Essex have been given £1,000 for their success in helping disadvantaged children through the pupil premium.

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John Nice – Doing Nicely

John Nice

Doing Nicely: Celebrating a successful 2014 at Easton and Otley College

I went to my first pantomime recently and absolutely loved it. All the clichés came out including the ‘he’s behind you’ classic that had children (and adults) ranting in the aisles.

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Geoff Barton – Education Matters

Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI Upper School in Bury.

Education Matters: Schools really are full of joy at this time of year, says Geoff Barton

A fellow teacher said to me this week: ‘They’ve squeezed all the fun out of schools, haven’t they?’

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Henley Primary School nativity play.

Raising the Bar: Praise for St Pancras and Henley Primary Schools in Ipswich and The Priory Special School in Bury St Edmunds following Ofsted report

The release of Ofsted’s annual report this time last week presented the overall state of the national education landscape, drawing a line under the inspections completed during the last academic year.

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