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Wed, 12:53
Farlingaye High School was ranked as the second best performing state school in Suffolk for GCSE results last summer. Headteacher, Sue Hargadon with students.

A top performing Suffolk school has been recognised nationally for nurturing success in its pupils.

Wed, 12:00
Academies in Suffolk could remain under county council control

Schools which could be forced to become academies under Government proposals could remain under Endeavour House control, it emerged last night.

Wed, 09:42
The Willows Primary School in Downing Close,Ipswich, is planning to build more classrooms.

With many schools in Ipswich unable to meet demand for the number of applications it receives, parents in some areas being left to rely on their second choices.

Tue, 12:35
Pupils at Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge meet Irish boyband Taken during the band's visit to to the school to perform and discuss cyberbullying, social media and e-safety.

A Suffolk school’s efforts to guard against cyber bullying were backed by a touring boyband on their own online safety crusade.

Tue, 09:30
The wicked Sherriff sees the  error of his ways,and kneels at the feet of Maid Marion to beg forgiveness.


Young students have been praised after performing a swashbuckling school play based on Robin Hood.

Mon, 11:30
The creative talents of Suffolk New College’s future stylists and make-up artists were showcased during the annual hair and beauty competition. Pic: Suffolk New College.

The creative talents of Suffolk New College’s future stylists and make-up artists were showcased during the annual hair and beauty competition.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Many happy returns: Thousands of schoolchildren widhing Hwer Majesty a happy birthday during the School Farm and Country Fair at Trinity Park

Thousands of Suffolk schoolchildren paid tribute to the Queen on her 90th birthday yesterday as they celebrated their rural roots.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Firefighters Andy Message and Peter Bromley outside Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury

Wouldn’t it be great if children dragged their parents to the fruit and vegetable aisles of supermarkets as soon as they passed through the door?

Thursday, April 21, 2016
UCS has been ranked 22nd

University Campus Suffolk has been rated above internationally-famed institutions including Oxford, Cambridge and Warwick, in a national survey of students views.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Suffolk County Council is working in partnership with Essex CC to run a 2 year Travel Training pilot scheme. This is to give students with disabilities the opportunity to learn to travel independently on public transport. 
A ‘Try a Train Day’ (TATD) took place on Wednesday 20th April ,which was an extra experience for these pupils to help them learn about using rail as a potential option.
Pupils from The Priory School with their tickets.

Pupils from schools across Suffolk took part in the Try a Train Day yesterday, as part of a pilot to help youngsters with disabilities use public transport independently.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Photographic art auction at UCS Waterfront building helped raise funds for the Photographic degree students end-of-year shows

UCS Waterfront photographic art auction proves a great success

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Willows Primary School in Downing Close,Ipswich, is planning to build more classrooms.

A primary school in Ipswich has submitted plans to build new classrooms after an influx in recent years of parents wanting to send their kids to the school.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Parkside Pupil Referral Unit has been rated Good by Ofsted.

Senior leaders at an Ipswich pupil referral unit which has doubled in size have been praised by Ofsted for guiding the educational facility through a “period of major change”.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Local authories will reveal the results today.

More than nine out of 10 children in Suffolk were offered their family’s first choice primary school by the county council for this September.

Friday, April 15, 2016
Suffolk county councillor Gordon Jones has welcomed the news

More Suffolk schools than ever before have been rated either Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, with 80% of the county’s schools hitting the benchmark.

Friday, April 15, 2016
Scarred FOR Life exhibition, at the Waterfront Gallery, UCS, features photographs of heart patients

Scarred FOR life exhibition linked to new heart initiative at university

Friday, April 15, 2016
Cliff Lane Primary School in Ipswich.

A 14-year-old girl’s petition to scrap “dangerous” traditional ties from an Ipswich school’s uniform is just 35 signatures shy of its target.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Claydon High School have been recognised by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT) for its exceptional performance in 2015.
Teachers Richard Pope and Gareth Cox celebrate the news with year seven pupils.

Staff and students at a Suffolk high school are celebrating after being nationally recognised by an educational network this week.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Holbrook Primary School's DigiMinds robotics team travelled to the Netherlands for a competition over the Easter holidays. The DigiMinds with teacher Richard Williams, left, in the Netherlands.

Students from Holbrook Primary School showed they could outmatch their European peers when it comes to robotics over Easter.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Members of the Claydon High School reunion organising committee outside the school – (from left to right) Jonathan Hinchliffe, Erica Collins (nee Southgate), Michael Garnett, Hayley Brock (nee Hammond), Stephen Brown, and Wendy Walker.

Pupils who went to Claydon High School for the years 1977 to 1982 are invited to a reunion.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Winter landscape by Chris Myhill

Twenty two art photography students, two degree shows, one funding campaign!

Monday, April 11, 2016
Police aim to carry out preventative work with youngsters. Picture: James Bass

More than 750 arrests of youngsters were made in Ipswich last year – including for serious crimes such as rape, drug trafficking and violence.

Sunday, April 10, 2016
A study from the Standards and Testing Agency said the new baseline assessments cannot be used to compare pupils as the tests from the different providers are not sufficiently comparable. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Suffolk’s largest teaching union has welcomed the government’s decision to ditch a new testing system measuring the progress of reception pupils.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Families have been celebrating the talents of craftsmen and women at Sutton Hoo this weekend, at the centre’s annual Craeftiga: The Sutton Hoo Festival of Craftmanship.

Saturday, April 9, 2016
UCS Photographic degree students on their 2016 field trip to New York

Students visit the city that never sleeps

Friday, April 8, 2016
The Suffolk Agricultural Association took tractors to Jimmys Farm on Wednesday as part of the Tractors in Schools programme.

Children were given the chance to get up close to a working tractor over the Easter holidays as part of a scheme pioneered by the organisers of the Suffolk Show.

Monday, April 4, 2016
Matthew Williamson with pupils from Halifax Primary School in Ipswich.

Representatives from an Ipswich-based electricity supplier have visited a school in the town to talk about maths in the real world.

Saturday, April 2, 2016
UCs Students Union executive elected for 2016

Image: L-R
John Sherman (Health Department Officer)
Denise Johnson (Mature Students Officer)
Sharn Owen (Psychology, Sociology & Social Work Department Officer)
Denny Omoregie (Business School Department Officer)
Kimya Piper (Women’s Officer)
Amy Turlington (NUS Delegate) 
Rachel Gilbey (President)
Chantelle Simpson (Children, Young People and Education Department Officer)
Amelia Deuchars (Science & Technology Department Officer)
Paige Livings (Arts & Humanities Department Officer)

New sabbatical officers elected to lead University Campus Suffolk Students’ Union

Thursday, March 31, 2016
International Children's Book Day

It’s International Children’s Book Day on Saturday and the theme for 2016 is Once Upon a Time...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Teacher training crisis. Stock image.

More than 10,000 children in Essex could be taught in overcrowded classrooms from 2017 unless urgent action is taken to recruit more teachers, a training provider head has warned.

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