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Double success for unique school

PUBLISHED: 15:10 17 June 2003 | UPDATED: 14:00 03 March 2010

TEACHERS at a unique school in Ipswich are celebrating after receiving two awards for their educational achievements.

Parkside Learning Support Centre, in Spring Road, caters for pupils at GCSE level who have dropped out of mainstream education for a variety of emotional, rather than behavioural, reasons.

TEACHERS at a unique school in Ipswich are celebrating after receiving two awards for their educational achievements.

Parkside Learning Support Centre, in Spring Road, caters for pupils at GCSE level who have dropped out of mainstream education for a variety of emotional, rather than behavioural, reasons.

Headmaster Stuart Bailey said: "The children that come to us have been unable to access mainstream education either due to deep anxiety, phobia or illness. Other have been severely bullied in their previous schools."

MP Chris Mole will be formally presenting the 'School Achievement Award' in a ceremony at the school on Friday.

The award is given to schools that have made an outstanding contribution to education in a particular area by the Department for Education and Skills and it is the second year that the school have received it.

The 'Healthy Schools Award' was also given to the school last month for its exceptional standards of teaching in personal, social and health education.

Mr Bailey has also been invited by Prince Charles to attend a reception and garden tour at Highgrove next month in recognition of his achievements in his two years at the school.

Mr Bailey said: "It is wonderful to get this sort of recognition and to know that we are able to help these children move forwards in their lives and prepare them for future."

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