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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.

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.

Suffolk’s largest teaching union has launched a campaign over the “savage” levels of school funding under the new national funding formula (NFF).

Suffolk’s largest teachers’ union has welcomed the scrapping of national curriculum tests for seven-year-olds, describing them as a “waste of time”.

Pupil spending will be hundreds of pounds below the national average and lower than seven years ago, it can be revealed.

Education chiefs have questioned soaring salaries paid to academy bosses as latest figures show some are earning more than the Prime Minister. Today, we are asking: should their salaries be capped?

Every school has now submitted results to Suffolk County Council (SCC), which has confirmed that 64% of students scored at least a grade 4 in both key subjects this year.

Another village primary school in Suffolk could close due to low pupil numbers and an unstable leadership which have resulted in five headteachers since Christmas 2015.

Headteachers in Suffolk have welcomed the scrapping of key pledges over controversial education reforms by Theresa May’s minority government in the Queen’s Speech.

Advice has been issued to parents and teachers on how they should respond to children’s questions and behaviour in the event of a terrorist attack.

The number of school days lost to unapproved holidays in Suffolk last autumn rose by almost 2,500 year-on-year, new figures show.

Schools in Ipswich are axing classroom assistants to save money, and a union head has warned “teachers will be next”.

In the latest sign of headteachers and education chiefs taking a stronger stance on the controversial issue, unapproved family holidays accounted for 38,615 days of unauthorised absences in the 2015/16 academic year in Suffolk.

The Suffolk branch of the National Union of Teachers has raised concerns over the financial mismanagement complaints levelled at the Academy Transformation Trust – stating that staff “can see paralleles with BHS”.

Parents taking their children out of school for holidays will still face fines after a father lost his landmark battle in the Supreme Court today.

Teachers and parents across Suffolk have voiced their support for a shake-up of primary school assessments in which SATs exams for year two pupils are set to be axed.

Almost 300 Ipswich parents missed out on their preferred secondary school this year while more than half of the total places at Beccles, Ixworth and Saxmundham free schools were not filled.

The east London academy trust which runs Ipswich Academy is set to take over another under-performing primary school in the Nacton area of Ipswich.

Almost 150 headteachers in Suffolk have issued a stark warning that the biggest school funding shake-up in a decade could lead to unprecedented budget cuts and create serious concerns over staff numbers, class sizes and clubs.

A Suffolk headteacher has called for action to end the “relentless scrutiny” of school leaders, amid a renewed row over teacher recruitment.

Rising numbers of parents in Suffolk are being fined for taking children out of school during term time despite a father’s landmark legal victory against a £60 fine.

The number of primary school children whose first language is not English has more than doubled to over 4,000 since the start of the decade in Suffolk.

Verified results for heavily-disputed, toughed-up tests taken at the end of primary school are set to be released on Thursday morning.

A record proportion of schools are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in Suffolk, new figures show.

Education chiefs have clashed with trade unionists over predictions that Suffolk’s schools will face a £19 million funding shortage by 2020, through real term budget cuts and cost increases.

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.

“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.

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