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Yesterday, 09:00
Ipswich Academy executive principal Amanda Phillips.

Ipswich Academy has a “real chance” of becoming a front running school according to the town’s MP Ben Gummer, after an Ofsted report published yesterday said it had made progress.

Yesterday, 06:27
Harry Potter Book Night at Stowmarket Library. Pictured is Joshua Bridges.

Children enjoyed games of Quidditch on school playgrounds yesterday and last night discussed the popular J K Rowling novels at libraries.

Thu, 19:00
Dr Krissie Wilson at UCS on Ipswich Waterfront

With the return of the X-Files and the new Ghostbusters film, there is likely to be a surge in reports of ghosts and other paranormal activity in Ipswich in coming weeks.

Yesterday, 12:30
Bawdsey Primary School pupils Daisy Barrington-Phillips and Ben Whitaker are presented with the Sainsbury's Gold School Games Mark by Alison Furlong  and Ben Wallis of Suffolk Sport School Games. The award is given for outstanding performance and participation in school sports.

Active youngsters have been rewarded for their sporting talent and team spirit – picking up a special recognition for their primary school.

Yesterday, 10:30
Debut novelist and classics scholar, Emily Hauser returned to Woodbridge to launch her new book

A former Suffolk student revisited the town in which she grew up to launch her debut novel.

Thu, 12:41
Local chefs teamed up with students at West Suffolk College, in Bury St Edmunds, to put on a Best of Suffolk dining event at the college's Edmunds restaurant.

Students and diners got the best of both worlds at the West Suffolk College campus.

Wed, 06:00
Suffolk Cybersurvey author Adrienne Katz speaking at the e-safety conference at Wherstead Park

Hundreds of Suffolk schoolchildren have admitted to meeting up with people they have met online while many others have been subjected to cyber bullying.

Tue, 12:00
Pupils at Combs Ford Primary School have raised £746.52p to help with replacing the roof at St Mary's Church , Combs.

It’s a gesture of goodwill that has left a church “staggered and delighted” - and proves community spirit is very much alive and well.

Mon, 10:07
Simon Sinclair

Suffolk rugby coach Simon Sinclair will play an increasingly prominent role in the future of the domestic game, after accepting a full-time position at Premiership giants Northampton Saints’ academy.

Friday, January 29, 2016
Ex West Suffolk College student Alex Unsworth who recently worked on the latest Star Wars film is revisiting his old college to speak to students.

At just 20-years-old, former West Suffolk College arts student Alex Unsworth has an impressive CV, having recently landed a job designing sets for a horror film after learning his trade on the latest Star Wars movie.

Friday, January 29, 2016
A flea in her ear at West Suffolk college

A Fawlty Towers mood took over West Suffolk College on Wednesday night during a student performance of Georges Feydeau’s A Flea in her Ear.

Friday, January 29, 2016
A new five year strategic plan has been unveiled by Suffolk New College at a special breakfast launch to turn around the college.
Principal Viv Gillespie gave the  presentation.

Details of the strategic plan, from 2015 to 2020, are exclusively revealed by this newspaper.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Suffolk New College TracFest crew.

More than 50 students across four departments from Suffolk New College are collaborating for a two-night live music event at Ipswich Town Hall.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Pupils at Benhall Primary School look at the play area which has been left incomplete

Glum-faced schoolchildren have waited almost a year to reclaim their adventure playground – left “like a quagmire” following construction of a new classroom.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Alison Furlong, School Games Organiser for Ipswich presents pupils from Sidegate Primary School and PE teacher Michael Barwick with the Sainsbury's School Games Gold Award.

An active primary school in Ipswich has become only the sixth school in Suffolk to be recognised for it sporting uptake among pupils, by earning a School Games Gold Award.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Beck Row Primary School.

The start of work to create two new classrooms at a west Suffolk primary school has been stalled – because of lizards which are hibernating a mile away from the site.

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Northgate high School, and inset, head teacher David Hutton

One of Ipswich’s biggest secondary schools has celebrated receiving a ‘good’ rating once again after its latest Ofsted inspection.

John Nice - Doing Nicely

Thursday, December 24, 2015
John Nice

What is the title of a former Christmas number one single that most sums up your year?

Raising the Bar

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Official GCSE results data was published today

More teenagers in Suffolk achieved the Government’s target for GCSE results last year than previously thought, official figures show.

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Headteachers gather at the launch of the Ipswich Teaching Alliance.

Primary school headteachers in Ipswich have formed a new alliance designed to recruit and train the “next generation” of teachers and improve exam results.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Ofsted has published the latest figures on how Suffolk schools are doing

More Suffolk schools are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ than a year ago but the county council has failed to hit its own target.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Stock image.

The parents of more than 60 Suffolk schoolchildren faced court action in just a single day in an ongoing clampdown on alleged truancy.

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Key Stage 2 results are published today

More Suffolk school children are achieving expected standards in reading, writing and maths – but the county is still near the bottom of national league tables.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Lisa Chambers, former education councillor at the Suffolk County Council.

Lisa Chambers’ departure as education councillor in Suffolk will ‘not help school children’, according to a teaching union.

Friday, November 20, 2015
The resignation of Lisa Chambers prompted a sharp reaction from her former boss Mark Bee.

Suffolk County Council’s ruling Conservative group was in turmoil today following the shock resignation of education spokeswoman Lisa Chambers.

Friday, November 20, 2015
Press Gazette has supported the Society of Editors’ Hands Off FoI campaign and launched a petition urging the Government against harming the act. It has so far been signed by more than 41,000 individuals.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 has made a massive difference to the public and press’ ability to shine a light on matters that are in the public interest.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Former deputy leader Lisa Chambers.

Open warfare has broken out at Suffolk County Council following the shock resignation of education spokeswoman Lisa Chambers.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Halifax Primary deputy head Anita Krishna, head teacher Anna Hennell James, Chair of Governors Roger Fern and  pupils celebrate their Good Ofsted rating.

More Suffolk schools have taken a step towards hitting an ambitious target set by education chiefs after receiving improved Ofsted reports.

Geoff Barton - Education Matters

Friday, January 22, 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons

Last week the Prime Minister turned his attention to parents. It seems we need to do better, writes Geoff Barton.

School Sport

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Alison Furlong, School Games Organiser for Ipswich presents pupils from Sidegate Primary School and PE teacher Michael Barwick with the Sainsbury's School Games Gold Award.

An active primary school in Ipswich has become only the sixth school in Suffolk to be recognised for it sporting uptake among pupils, by earning a School Games Gold Award.

Monday, January 4, 2016
Funding announced for grassroots sporting projects

Grants worth more than £1.1million from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund have been awarded to grassroots sports facility projects across East Anglia.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The victorious Framlingham College 1st X1 girls hockey team.

Girls at a Suffolk school are celebrating after winning a hockey championship for the fourth year running.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Michael Bartram, preparing to accept his gold medal

Michael Bartram and Joshua Hulse both scooped gold medals as Suffolk athletes enjoyed their best ever set of results, at the annual English Schools Track & Field Championships, held at Gateshead.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The Suffolk School Sports Games at Bury Leisure Centre. Competitiors take part in the 75 metre race.

This year saw the fourth hosting of the annual Suffolk School summer sports festivals, delivered by Suffolk Sport and supported by the School Games Organiser network, providing excellent competition.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Hollie Clement of St Joesphs College, Ipswich who has just signed for Chelsea Ladies Football Academy

Blue is the colour for a young Ipswich footballer as she attempts to emulate England’s World Cup stars.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Tom Gifford [Black Vest] on his way to a great win in his 800m

Colchester & Tendring claimed a terrific team victory, to maintain their push for promotion, at their latest Southern League Division Three meeting, held at Watford on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The field at the West area of the Suffolk Schools' event played at Haverhill.

Gregor Tait (Kesgrave High School and Ipswich GC), selected by England Schools to meet Scotland next month, equalled the Fynn Valley course record set by Nick Denny in the 2008 club championship.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Pupils at Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School in Framlingham take part in their sports day representing the four nations of the UK.

Pupils, staff and relatives enjoy the day at the Framlingham school

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Rebecca Sherwin

Rebecca Sherwin is poised to take her first step on the international ladder and is excited at the prospect of representing her country in the pool.

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