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Students at Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy celebrating their GCSE results this morning.

The outstanding GCSE results achieved by Ipswich schools this year are a promising step in the right direction, the town’s MP has said.

Yesterday, 18:09
Tim Odgers on a recent trip to York Minster

Tributes have been paid to an “inspirational” former Stowmarket Middle School head teacher who has died of an aggressive blood cancer.

Yesterday, 15:36
GCSE results day at Kesgrave High School. Jonathan Durston celebrates his results.

It is a very special day for Kesgrave star student and head boy Jonathan Durston - who discovered he had achieved 12 A*s and one A in his GCSEs this morning.

Yesterday, 12:00
Amelia Felgate, five, with Sparkle - her very own Pigs Gone Wild creation

Her older siblings have been proudly showing off the junior pigs they and their classmates designed and painted during the summer term.

Farlingaye High School pupils Daisy Shaw (left) and Erin Hamilton celebrate their GCSE results.

There were tears from some and squeals of joy from others today as students across east Suffolk opened the envelopes containing their GCSE results.

Yesterday, 07:08
Stock image of pupils sitting an exam. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Girls are expected to yet again outperform boys on GCSE results day this year.

Yesterday, 06:00
GCSE Results Day - St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury. Left to right, Tia Lowman, Niall Morris, Rachel Ellis, Georgina Coll, Peter Bryan, Ben Campbell, Abin Jose.

Youngsters across Suffolk will this morning end their anxious wait as they pick up their GCSE results.

Yesterday, 14:42
GCSE results - Debenham High School.

Brothers, left to right, Calvin and Aidan Coe (1A* Distinction 10A* 1A). Older brother Calvin also did very well in his A level results.

Debenham High School student Aidan Coe, said he was quite overwhelmed with his GCSE results after finding he had achieved one A* distinction grade, nine A* grades and one A grade.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Yarik Chervonyy, who achieved A grades in Russian, Financial Studies and B grades in History and Government and Politics.

A Clacton Coastal Academy pupil who achieved U grades in his first year of sixth form became the school’s top performing A-level student yesterday.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Flora Douglas leaps for joy with her two A*s and an A grade at Woodbridge School.

Woodbridge School’s ‘drama queen’, Flora Douglas is ecstatic with her A-level results – and is now hoping for a career in the theatre.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Farlingaye High School A-Level student Natalie Nickells celebrates her exam results.

High-flying student Natalie Nickells was preparing herself to go through clearing because she felt she had done so badly in her exams – only to discover she had got four A* grades and an A in her A-levels.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
James Harrison

A 7ft tall student who underwent surgery to remove a tumour while studying for his A-levels is on his way to achieving his dream of becoming a research chemist.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
A-Level results day at Copleston High School in Ipswich.

Schools in Ipswich will be welcoming back their Year 13 students today ready to hand out their all-important A-level results.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
A-Level results day at Northgate High School in Ipswich.

Hundreds of students across Suffolk and north Essex have been finding out their A-Level results today.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Witham Sixth Form's Heather Cartwright

A teenage mum who gave birth at the age of 15 and was told her life was “ruined” returned to education to complete her A-levels.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Nandos in Bury St Edmunds

Students celebrating getting their results today have been given a cheeky offer from Nandos.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Eight of the girls' first team in training at Orwell Park School.

History has been made at Orwell Park School as the girls say goodbye to rounders, and hello to cricket.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
A- Level students gather at the County Upper Shool in Bury St Edmunds for their A-Level results.

Students in the west of the county are eagerly awaiting their A-level results this morning as a record number of pupils nationwide achieve places at UK universities.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
The University of Suffolk.

The University of Suffolk yesterday had dozens of staff from admissions to academics on hand to help prospective students through clearing.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Farlingaye High School A-Level students celebrate their exam results.

Youngsters were jumping for joy in east Suffolk today as the tension ended and the envelopes were opened – revealing some excellent A-level results.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
A level results - Colchester County High School.

Hundreds of youngsters across north Essex were eagerly opening envelopes as they collected their A-level results, revealing some excellent grades.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Nationally, reports of sexual offences in schools have more than doubled in four years to 1,955 in 2014/15. (stock picture)

The number of sexual offences committed on school grounds in Suffolk has tripled over the last four years, with children as young as five falling victim to attacks.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The University of Suffolk.

It is a thought which goes through the minds of thousands of teenagers every year on A-level results day – what do I do if my grades are not what I hoped?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Left to right: Chris Garrett, Richard Lister and Councillor Roger Fern

Everybody is welcome at the University of Suffolk, regardless of where you come from.

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Evie Lake and her family are organising a funday to raise money to help other deaf children.

Despite being profoundly deaf, Evie Lake is determined to be a winner in life – and is already an inspiration to everyone who knows her.

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Northgate was a great grammar - but has thrived as a high school.

Spin-doctors working for new prime minister Theresa May have floated the idea that she may allow a new generation of grammar schools to be built, says Paul Geater, local government reporter.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
University Campus Suffolk graduates celebrate after the ceremony on Wednesday, 24 October.

Three of the region’s universities have today been ranked among the very best in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

Monday, August 8, 2016
Students are improving upon their grades (file photo)

Ipswich is above average for pupils succeeding in passing GCSE maths and English retakes, new government data has revealed.

Thursday, August 4, 2016
When Alison Wheeler was a librarian at Chantry library 30 years ago, she sent a letter with the summer reading club kids to Roald Dahl as it was BFG themes.Now with this year's reading challenge also BFG themed, Alison has found the letter.

“It is most unlikely. But – here comes the big ‘but’ – not impossible.”

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
The retirement of teaching duo, Rob Worley and Janet Shaw, who have clocked a combined total of more than 70 years at the school.

Two teachers with more than 70 years’ experience between them have said their goodbyes to the school where they have both worked since the 1980s.

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