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Yesterday, 07:30

Building work to create a new multi-million pound sixth form centre in Bury St Edmunds can now start as detailed plans were rubber-stamped after being scrutinised by councillors.

Yesterday, 12:53

Now they’re high-flying business leaders, but there was a time when these guys were scrawny, nervous teens, eager to impress in their first jobs. We asked local business leaders what valuable skills they picked up from their first experiences of the world of work

Yesterday, 05:30

A Suffolk pupil referral unit has seen its Ofsted ratings slide over the past five years – with poor safeguarding, serious issues with behaviour and substandard teaching methods slammed by inspectors.

Fri, 08:06

Education bosses are admitting some pupils with special needs are forced to stay at home due to a lack of specialist placements.

Thu, 16:17

This was how a Suffolk school took on the popular Little Shop of Horrors, delighting audiences with their performance of a stage classic.

Thu, 05:30

Her ancestors fought for British women’s suffrage and soon she will become the first chancellor of the University of Suffolk.

Wed, 12:21

Students in Ipswich were given a masterclass in a visit from BAFTA-winning animator Jim Le Fevre.

Wed, 07:30

The number of fixed term exclusions at Suffolk primary schools has soared in recent years – prompting calls for an overhaul in the Government’s education system.

Tue, 20:02

A cruise ship star had some inspiring messages for students when he stopped off at his former college on his return from a round the world trip.

Tue, 16:11

Mildenhall College Academy has retained its “good” status following an inspection from Ofsted, with students saying they are proud of the college and their achievements.

Tue, 12:39

Companies from across London and the South East received awards last week at a special event organised by the University of Essex to celebrate successful partnerships with business.

Tue, 12:02

Deficit levels among schools managed and maintained by Essex County Council (ECC) could rocket by more than fivefold in five years – if the same pressures facing one school in Chelmsford are felt across the county.

Tue, 11:53

Students who have made a wrong education choice have been offered a second chance thanks to a campaign launched by the West Suffolk College.

Mon, 13:54

The University of Essex’s radical past helped it snag the title ‘University of the Year.’

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Most school holiday dates will be the same in Suffolk and Essex in 2019 - but the autumn half term are set to fall in a different week.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

In this column, CLARE FLINTOFF - chief executive of ASSET Education, a group of 10 Suffolk primary schools - believes there is much wrong with our education system. However, she has a vision of how to fix it.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

A council said today it had received no complaints about a video of a drag queen headteacher.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Staff and students at a Haverhill special school are celebrating after achieving a ‘world class’ status.

Friday, November 30, 2018

A drag queen headteacher who sang a sexually explicit song and exposed his crotch in a YouTube video has been defended by his school.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Sticker Factory, which provided stickers and rewards to help parents and teachers to motivate children in classrooms, has announced that it has ceased trading and is no longer accepting orders.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Staff and students at Chantry Academy in Ipswich are celebrating after earning a ‘good’ grade from Ofsted - its second rise in rating in three years.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Children’s author Nick Butterworth - who is best known for his Percy the Park Keeper books - has visited two Suffolk primary schools to spread his love of reading and writing.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The principal of West Suffolk College has hailed “dedicated staff and industrious students” after an impressive third placed ranking in a national league table.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Flames, smoke and explosions were the order of the day at a spectacular display aimed at inspiring the young scientists of the future.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A group of pupils put the fruit smoothies they had created before a panel of judges in an Apprentice-style event to test their business skills and healthy food-making talents.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The longest serving member of staff at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds was honoured with a surprise party to mark 40 years’ service.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A science teacher has been nominated for an award recognising women working in the region’s technology sector.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Visitors to a busy Ipswich shopping centre can enjoy unique views of the seaside thanks to a spectacular new art exhibition by a group of talented college students.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Students from three Ipswich primary schools are in the running to have their festive drawings featured on Suffolk Constabulary’s official Christmas cards.

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