Cabinet minister visits Ipswich school

CHILDREN'S secretary Ed Balls MP paid a visit to Ipswich today to tour a school being heralded as a leading light in the area.Accompanied by Ipswich MP Chris Mole, Mr Balls toured Stoke High School, a specialist technology school to get the low down on its success.

CHILDREN'S secretary Ed Balls MP paid a visit to Ipswich today to tour a school being heralded as a leading light in the area.

Accompanied by Ipswich MP Chris Mole, Mr Balls toured Stoke High School, a specialist technology school to get the low down on its success.

He also took in a school performance of Oliver Twist.

Mr Balls said: “Chris Mole has been saying to me for some months since I got this job that it (Stoke High) is a school I really should come and see.

“It is a very impressive school with a good headteacher and very good inspection results from Ofsted.

“It shows just what can be done.”

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Stoke Park School was judged by Ofsted to be an outstanding school in November 2006 - the first high school in Suffolk to achieve this status.

It has been a specialist technology school since 2004.