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Yesterday, 09:00

Bosses at St Helen’s Primary School in Ipswich are set to proceed with a formal interview with the Department for Education in the new year over plans to create a free school in the former Co-op department store in Carr Street.

Wed, 18:29

New head of Suffolk Business School at the University of Suffolk has been appointed

Wed, 11:00

A public drop-in session will be held at St Helen’s Primary School on Thursday for people to find out more about plans to create a new free school in Ipswich.

Tue, 20:00

An Ipswich primary school is leading the way when it comes to recruiting trainee teachers, thanks to a pioneering graduate internship.

Tue, 10:28

Hissing cockroaches, giant larvae and other interesting insects paid a visit to a Suffolk primary school as a prize for pupils for winning a national “bug hunt” competition.

Mon, 20:00

Youngsters at a Suffolk primary school renowned for their skills crafting 3D printable objects have been hailed by British astronaut Tim Peake for their work, after being given a special audience with him.

Mon, 16:33

A mental health nursing graduate has become the first to be honoured with making the “vote of thanks speech” at Suffolk’s annual graduation ceremony.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A cast of 15 sixth-formers took on the classic morality tale, Everyman, in its recent adapted form by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Inspire Suffolk has backed the Ipswich Star’s campaign to get every local school signed up to the Daily Mile campaign – after a study found English children are among the least active in the world.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Playtime smiles are back on the faces of children at a Suffolk school.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Primary school performers took to the stage at one of Suffolk’s top theatre venues for their adaptation of a Shakespeare classic.

Monday, November 21, 2016

A school in Bury St Edmunds is celebrating a ‘good’ report by Ofsted inspectors after it dropped to ‘requires improvement’ two years ago.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A school in Ipswich has finally come out of special measures nearly two years after an Ofsted inspection in which it was judged inadequate.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

An apprenticeship training agency could be established in Suffolk to offer young people greater opportunities.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pupils, parents and staff at an Ipswich primary school have welcomed their new headteacher in style.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Primary schoolchildren across Ipswich are singing their hearts out thanks to the creation of a new community choir.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The future young stars of the engineering and science industries from schools across Suffolk gathered at Trinity Park this week, as part of a drive to get girls interested in STEM subjects.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Suffolk’s education chiefs have been accused of failing children with special needs after it emerged some were being sent to private institutions hundreds of miles away.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Deadline approaches for community cash bid

Monday, November 14, 2016

Proposals to convert an Ipswich primary school into an academy have prompted concerns from many parents who fear its recent improvement could be put at risk.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Games expert and designer is new visiting professor for University of Suffolk

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thousands of pounds raised by a school’s sponsored walk in honour of a pupil battling leukaemia has been donated to charity.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Top musicians who have worked alongside the likes of The Libertines and Linkin Park will be bringing their skills to Ipswich for the launch of a new rock school.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The University of Suffolk has appointed a leading computer science academic as its new deputy vice-chancellor.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

One in three year six pupils in Ipswich is overweight or obese, latest government figures have revealed.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

As part of a drive to tackle childhood obesity and offer more for its pupils, Heath Primary School in Kesgrave has been taking part in the Daily Mile since September.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

An online fundraising page has been set up to help the Thomas Wolsey School create a sensory cabin.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A special school in Ipswich rated outstanding by Ofsted has been cleared after “serious concerns” over safeguarding or leadership were raised.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Governors and headteachers at four high schools have been buoyed by responses to plans over forming a multi-academy trust – and are due to make a decision next week.

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