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Pupils at Bealings Primary School plant seeds as part of Rocket Science experiment

The impact of microgravity and radiation on the growing of seedlings is being investigated in an experiment which has seen pupils at Bealings Primary School turn to scientists.

Ruthie Henshall with students from West Suffolk College Conservatoire EAST

Theatre students were given a shock during their latest performance – when they were greeted by West End and Broadway star Ruthie Henshall sitting in the front row.

Pupils from Great Barton C of E Primary Academy choosing the plants they will planting in their Show Garden at the Suffolk Show.

Primary school pupils from across the county will be showcasing their skills in gardening and landscape design at this year’s Suffolk Show.

Yesterday, 16:38
st james middle school 1982

When I was nine years old, I headed off to St James Middle School in Bury St Edmunds in my smart blue blazer.

Yesterday, 15:27
Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI Upper School in Bury.

KEGS headteacher Geoff Barton doesn’t know what a fronted adverbial is, yet he has taught English for years and has written grammar text books. So how much do the new SPaG tests really work?

Yesterday, 14:36
End of year Art show at West Suffolk College

The work of almost 400 West Suffolk College students is being showcased in a special exhibition as part of the Bury Festival.

Yesterday, 14:00
Rushmere Hall Primary School pupils Lana Inniss, Charlotte Aldous and Lottie Layton designed the school's  Pigs Gone Wild pig.

The beauty of wildlife was captured by pupils at Rushmere Hall Primary School when they designed their entry for the Pigs Gone Wild art trail.

Yesterday, 12:22
Royal Hospital School pupils Nick Sims, Libby Parker, Harry Hindley, Fergus Atkins, Dominic Curtis, Lauryn Marshall, Connor Ryan, Anna-Marie Khan and Fraser McGready with Sir Ben Kinsley

Pupils from the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook were among those who headed to Trafalgar Square on Monday to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of Jutland.

Yesterday, 10:00
The EADT Sports for Schools vouchers are ready to be counted.

A share of a £10,000 cash windfall for sports equipment is to be awarded to three schools in the coming weeks as the final count for the Sports for Schools competition gets underway.

Mon, 14:42
Thomas Mills High School science competition winners (L-R) Nathan Griffiths, Theo Christie, Ruby Bolton and  Grace Alvis

Budding young scientists at an east Suffolk high school demonstrated their flair for the subject when they beat off stiff competition in an inter-school science contest last week.

Mon, 10:30
Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

More than 3,000 Suffolk pupils took unauthorised days off to go on family holidays in just one term, the EADT can reveal.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Construction of Sybil Andrews Academy off Lady Miriam Way.

A brand-new secondary school and five high-achieving primary schools are at risk if plans to open two new ‘free schools’ in Bury St Edmunds go ahead.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
County Upper School headteacher Vicky Neale.

The headteacher behind plans for a controversial new middle school in Bury St Edmunds has hit back at critics, claiming any “surplus” places would be the fault of Suffolk County Council, not her trust.

Friday, May 20, 2016
County Upper School in Bury.

Below is the letter sent to the Secretary of State for Education from head teachers and chairmen of governors of 16 primary, secondary and special schools in the Bury Schools Partnership.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Holly and Elliot Duffety

A mother’s wish to send her twin children to the same primary school has come true after Suffolk County Council admitted that an administration error hampered the application process.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Stock education photo

A new middle school in Bury St Edmunds has been approved by the Government – to the dismay of headteachers and governors at existing schools in the town.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Rivenhall Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School has been given an overall rating of requires improvement.

The new headteacher of an under-performing primary school in north-east Essex has been praised in a new Ofsted report for showing “great rigour” and making significant improvements.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
There is an upbeat atmosphere at Benhall St Mary's Primary School in Saxmundham this week

Teachers at one Suffolk primary school have found a new way to inspire children and encourage them to take a positive attitude to their learning.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Ipswich Mayor Glenn Chisholm lays down a track with South Street Kids at their media hub in Ipswich.

A project which helps youngsters in one of the most diverse and deprived areas of Ipswich has hailed the success of the project so far, just months after securing funding to launch a children’s radio show.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Holly and Elliot Duffety, who are being sent to separate schools in September

A Suffolk mother has spoken of her frustration after a council error will see her children attend separate primary schools from September.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The UCS James Hehir Building in Ipswich.

University Campus Suffolk has won its independence – and is set to be a stand-alone university from August 1.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Jon Platt. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Suffolk’s largest teaching union has broadly backed calls urging parents not to remove children from school for term-time holidays after a father’s landmark legal victory against a £60 fine.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Construction of Sybil Andrews Academy off Lady Miriam Way.

A new secondary school in Bury St Edmunds due to open this September has partially blamed “complicated land transfer arrangements” for delaying its opening until next year.

Monday, May 16, 2016
UCS said it had not been made aware of any staff participating

Staff and lecturers from universities in Suffolk and Essex have been called upon to join strikes set to take place across the country later this month, which could impact on students’ exams.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharpe gives talk to Felsted School pupils. Michael (centre) with Felsted School headteacher Chris Townsend and pupil Caroline Peukert

Sixth form students at Felsted School were given first-hand advice on what it takes to become a business leader when Debenhams chief executive Michael Sharp led a talk at the town’s library last week.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Year 6 pupils at Brandeston Hall took part in the project, run by the Royal Horticultural Society and the UK Space Agency

Year 6 pupils at Brandeston Hall are assisting with scientific research to see if life can be sustained in outer space.

Saturday, May 14, 2016
The school, if approved, could be based in Colchester.

Essex’s first free school – which could compete with elite fee-paying performing arts schools in London – could be built in Colchester if new proposals are given the green light.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Witchcraft exhibition at Moyse's Hall museum, Bury St Edmunds.

The stories of the Bury St Edmunds witch trials are being told at an exhibition until Monday.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Sudbury High School for Girls

No running. No shouting. No overtaking on the stairs. Strict but caring – that was Sudbury Girls’ High School, ‘born’ 80 years ago.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Jon Platt. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

A father who refused to pay a fine for taking his six-year-old daughter out of school for a family trip to Florida has won a landmark High Court ruling which looks set to force education chiefs to consider changing the law.

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