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Britannia Primary School’s football team are cheered by their classmates while carrying their Southern Championship trophy that earned them a place at the finals in Wembley.

Ipswich Town may have failed to reach the play-offs – but a Suffolk primary school will today realise a dream and play at Wembley in a national cup final.

09:05
Police evacuated Gusford Primary School in Ipswich after a bomb threat. It was later confirmed to be a hoax

Parents have praised an Ipswich primary school for its quick action after a hoax bomb threat yesterday morning.

10:00
Pupils from Kyson school, Woodbridge take time out from usual lesson to build dens.

Suffolk primary school pupils ended their half term with a two day den-building adventure this week transforming piles of rubbish into creative constructions complete with drawbridges, furnishings and secret tunnels.

Yesterday, 10:00
St Mary's pre-school celebrates outstanding Ofsted rating with tea party for pupils, staff and families.

Celebrations were had at St Mary’s Pre-School in Ipswich yesterday as it marked its second outstanding Ofsted rating in a row.

Thu, 15:43
Consultation on the future of a four-school federation begins next month

A federation of four rural Suffolk schools could be broken up, little more than a year after being put together.

Thu, 12:00
UCU National Executive Member Steve Sangwine of Essex picketing

University staff in Suffolk and Essex took part in the first of two planned days of strike action yesterday, in a dispute over pay.

Wed, 17:00
Pupils at Bealings Primary School plant seeds as part of Rocket Science experiment

The impact of microgravity and radiation on the growing of seedlings is being investigated in an experiment which has seen pupils at Bealings Primary School turn to scientists.

Wed, 11:19
Pupils from Great Barton C of E Primary Academy choosing the plants they will planting in their Show Garden at the Suffolk Show.

Primary school pupils from across the county will be showcasing their skills in gardening and landscape design at this year’s Suffolk Show.

Tue, 14:00
Rushmere Hall Primary School pupils Lana Inniss, Charlotte Aldous and Lottie Layton designed the school's  Pigs Gone Wild pig.

The beauty of wildlife was captured by pupils at Rushmere Hall Primary School when they designed their entry for the Pigs Gone Wild art trail.

Tue, 12:22
Royal Hospital School pupils Nick Sims, Libby Parker, Harry Hindley, Fergus Atkins, Dominic Curtis, Lauryn Marshall, Connor Ryan, Anna-Marie Khan and Fraser McGready with Sir Ben Kinsley

Pupils from the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook were among those who headed to Trafalgar Square on Monday to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of Jutland.

Mon, 10:30
Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

More than 3,000 Suffolk pupils took unauthorised days off to go on family holidays in just one term, the EADT can reveal.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Stock education photo

A new middle school in Bury St Edmunds has been approved by the Government – to the dismay of headteachers and governors at existing schools in the town.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
There is an upbeat atmosphere at Benhall St Mary's Primary School in Saxmundham this week

Teachers at one Suffolk primary school have found a new way to inspire children and encourage them to take a positive attitude to their learning.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Ipswich Mayor Glenn Chisholm lays down a track with South Street Kids at their media hub in Ipswich.

A project which helps youngsters in one of the most diverse and deprived areas of Ipswich has hailed the success of the project so far, just months after securing funding to launch a children’s radio show.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Question Mark at UCS in Ipswich

Ipswich Waterfront is set to become home to a full university on August 1.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Jon Platt. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Suffolk’s largest teaching union has broadly backed calls urging parents not to remove children from school for term-time holidays after a father’s landmark legal victory against a £60 fine.

Monday, May 16, 2016
UCS said it had not been made aware of any staff participating

Staff and lecturers from universities in Suffolk and Essex have been called upon to join strikes set to take place across the country later this month, which could impact on students’ exams.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Jon Platt. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

A father who refused to pay a fine for taking his six-year-old daughter out of school for a family trip to Florida has won a landmark High Court ruling which looks set to force education chiefs to consider changing the law.

Friday, May 13, 2016
The theme for this years Suffolk Farming School of the Year competition is pigs and during the semi-final at Trinity Park on Tuesday 10th May ,pupils took take part in a number of interactive workshops where they will learned more about the animals and pig farming. East Primary with their pig,Eddie.

The three finalists of the Suffolk Farming School of the Year Competition 2016 have been named.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Graham White, Suffolk NUT

Teaching unions in Suffolk have welcomed the government’s decision to scrap plans forcing all state schools to become academies, but have warned that further unrest is likely.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
National Nurses Day at UCS Waterfront building on Monday

Careers in nursing in the spotlight at UCS

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Gorseland Primary School, Martlesham Heath.

Plans for three primary schools in Kesgrave and Martlesham Heath to form a multi-academy trust have fallen through.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Right Reverand Martin Seeley, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, officially opens Trinity Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School.

Celebrations have been held to mark the opening of the first new church school in Suffolk for 40 years.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Suffolk Farming School of the Year 2016 semi-finals. Sandlings Primary School looking at the JCBs.

Around 100 pupils battled it out at Trinity Park yesterday to reach the final of the Suffolk Farming School of the Year competition.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Pupils at Sprites Primary School, hold up their artwork showing their junior pig named Mudlet as part of Pigs Gone Wild project.

Junior pig Mudlet has been getting up to mischief in his new home - Sprites Primary School.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Official opening of the outside classroom which was conceived by former head of Woodhall Primary School Lesley Farrow who died after falling from a horse.

A primary school which lost its “inspirational” headteacher last year has been rated inadequate by government inspectors.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
David Ellesmere in front of the buildings that the council have just purchased on the Ipswich waterfront.

Ipswich is on course to match its record number of apprenticeship starts this year after more than 600 were created in the last five months.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Andrew Cowan, CEO at Stansted (left), with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Transport minister Lord Ahmad was at Stansted last week to mark the first anniversary of the airport’s education centre - Aerozone.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Steve Ransom, taken in 2006

Liz Nice remembers her Suffolk New College colleague Steve Ransom, of Trimley, who died suddenly last week, aged 45.

Monday, May 9, 2016
Stock school picture

Children have been told “you are far more than a test score” by teachers at a west Suffolk school as they enter SATs week.

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