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Education bosses in Suffolk have welcomed latest figures which mark the county’s highest school attendance record in the last decade.

Friday, October 21, 2016
James Finch, cabinet member for transport.

A new scheme to make it safer for Suffolk children to walk to their primary schools during the autumn and winter has been officially launched.

Friday, October 21, 2016
Kinder Scout in the Derbyshire Peak District Dave Higgens/PA Wire

A group of Suffolk schoolchildren stranded for six hours at night on a windswept moorland in heavy rain and fog have been praised for following their expedition training.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Graduating students (no photo caption issued). Pic: James Fletcher/University of Suffolk.

The University of Suffolk celebrated the work of its final three honorary graduates at its ceremonies on Thursday.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Maureen Voller with headteacher Clare Flintoff and some of the children.

A “generous” and “patient” school dinner lady was served a surprise treat as she said her final farewell after 44 years on duty.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
The deadline for secondary school applications is October 31

There are now less than two weeks for parents to apply for secondary school places for their children across Suffolk and Essex.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Oscar-winning film director Mat Kirkby from Shottisham receives honorary award from the University of Suffolk

Oscar-winning film director Mat Kirkby has revealed he could be on the look out for places in Suffolk to shoot his latest Hollywood movie.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Police are investigating

The impact of burglaries and thefts at schools in Suffolk is not just measured on what was stolen or the repair bill to patch up the buildings - it is the effect it has on the pupils that can be the real crime, it has been said.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Start line of Kesgrave junior parkrun

Scores of children laced up their running shoes to take part in the launch of Kesgrave’s junior parkrun on Sunday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
A truancy sweep in Ipswich in 2014. Photograph Simon Parker

“Great reservations” were expressed last night about the effectiveness of fining parents of children who miss school after new stats showed Suffolk County Council handed out more fines than any other local authority last year.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Christian Brodie toasts Braintree's future economic success with Cool Beans proprietors Ross & Rachel McMillan

‘Braintree is open for business’ was the message promoted by senior councillors during a tour of the district by the chairman of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Diana Quick prepares to be presented with her honorary degree from the University of Suffolk

A star of television and film has spoken of the “incredible honour” of being awarded one of the University of Suffolk’s first honorary doctorates.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Sidegate Primary School is very much pushing arts subjects as a focus, and is one of the few in Ipswich to do this.

The school has a tie up with Trinity College in London for arts certificates, and all Year 4 pupils (90 kids) learn a musical instrument

Other features include working with the New Wolsey Theatre on workshops, theatre productions, regular arts and choir sessions.

“It should be about creating memories for children. We want them to say ‘remember when I was at school I sang that song, I was in that play’ – that’s something I feel very passionate about.”

Monday, October 17, 2016
Actor, director and comedian Richard Ayoade.

IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade is tipped to replace Mel and Sue on the Great British Bake Off, according to national media reports.

Monday, October 17, 2016
Framlingham school infants pictured on June 24, 1904. Is a young Mary Symonds among them? Photo: Wickham Market Area Archive Centre

If he had a real life Tardis, Steve Russell would like to set the dial for the between-the-war years and drop into a Suffolk village school.

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Youngsters at Trimley St Martin Primary School have been given hi-viz snap bands by developer Taylor Wimpey

Housing developer Taylor Wimpey is encouraging families to walk to school this autumn – and has given children at Trimley St Martin Primary hi-viz snap bands to help them get started.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Atrium building at the University of Suffolk.

Standing proudly beside the University of Suffolk’s library, the freshly-revamped Atrium building is a part of the establishment’s commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

Friday, October 14, 2016
The children were delighted with this donation

An Ipswich school for children with complex physical and learning difficulties is looking to build a sensory cabin – but is in need of donations after unsuccessful grant requests.

Friday, October 14, 2016
These pupils from Old Buckenham Hall School  are now in Year 1 - the newest recruits have been photographed ready for First Class 2016

Over recent weeks we have visited schools in Bury St Edmunds, Framlingham, Sudbury and Hadleigh capturing children enjoying their first days of school.

Friday, October 14, 2016
The former Ipswich Co-op Department Store in Carr Street that could become a new primary school for the town centre.

The former Co-op department store in Carr Street, Ipswich, could have an exciting new lease of life as the town’s newest school.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Hartismere School In Eye have come top in the GCSE tables.

Suffolk’s education sector has received a major boost after figures showed more children are hitting the govenrment’s new GCSE benchmark after outperforming their own potential.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Progress 8 statistics released this morning.

Education in Suffolk has received a fresh boost after the first-ever figures for the government’s new measure for school performance showed the county is above the national average.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Miracle Tea studios has won £10,000 funding from Google to develop its computer game for release.
 L-R Enrico Ercol,Heidi Love,Bradley Smith,Digby Chacksfield, Gav Amante, Rob Kurta,  Tom Andrews, Remi Morrison.

A group of games designers in Ipswich have been given a £10,000 grant in a prestigious national competition which will allow them to release their game application.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Five sixth form students at Kesgrave High School have been named Arkwright Scholars - the most of any schools in East Anglia. Left to right, Oliver Gledhill, Andrew Kernan, Alex Heeley, Aiden Ward, Joe Hodge.

Five sixth formers at Kesgrave High School have been awarded prestigious Arkwright scholarships marking them out as future stars in the architecture industry.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Northgate High School

Plans have been unveiled for one of Ipswich’s top schools to form a multi-academy trust (MAT) with three other Suffolk secondaries – with key benefits in recruiting teachers and provision of student support on the cards.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Organisers and speakers at the mindfulness and welbing conference at Framlingham College, l-r, Lucy Flack,  Claire Kelly, Hazel Harrison and Tom Caston, deputy head at the college.

Organisers of a conference on “mindfulness and wellbeing” for school-aged children say the event proved so popular they are already planning follow-up sessions.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Artist's impression of the new medical school on the Chelmsford campus of Anglia Ruskin University

A £20million new medical school serving Essex could be built under plans unveiled yesterday by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Matthew King, headmaster at Framlingham College Prep School

The headmaster of an independent Suffolk prep school has spoken of the need for “flexibility” to combat the “growing crisis” of ever increasing stresses affecting children and their parents.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk will be marking World Mental Health Day on October 10 by hosting a day of awareness at the University’s Ipswich campus.

Friday, October 7, 2016
Baroness Shami Chakrabarti. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The chancellor of the University of Essex will stand down from her role at the end of the academic year.

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