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Fri, 12:46

A top Suffolk independent school has had to send students home after a burst water main close to the grounds.

Fri, 05:30

Fashion and textiles students from West Suffolk College have joined forces with Sudbury-based Stephen Walters & Sons silk mill to work on a project producing sustainable fashion.

Wed, 16:01

Most of us have it drilled into us to always carry a pen and note things down from an early age. But now a school in Ipswich has taken the unusual step of banning writing tools for the day - in a bid to get students to think outside of their comfort zones.

Wed, 13:31

The headteacher of Stowupland High School in Suffolk has stepped down.

With this year's General Election taking place in December for the first time in decades and Brexit being the big issue for this year's polls, the 2019 vote is shaping up to be different to most.

Tue, 08:33

He might've been teased for looking like a girl - but this schoolboy proved growing his hair was a "really cool thing to do" after 1million people watched him cut his blonde locks to donate to charity.

Mon, 18:09

A major shake-up to bring about "rapid improvements" at an Ipswich primary school is under way after it was criticised by inspectors.

Mon, 16:00

A Suffolk school aims to create a positive "ripple effect" when it holds an inspirational talk for parents aimed at tackling the "downward spiral" of mental ill health amongst young people.

Friday, November 8, 2019

A school once graded as "inadequate" has been praised by inspectors for a remarkable turnaround.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Do you want to book a holiday over the coming year? If so, you may need to check the school holiday dates for Suffolk and Essex.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A school has pledged to plant a tree for every new pupil joining the school over the next seven years - to help make the environment they will inherit greener and cleaner.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has described special educational need (SEN) provision in Suffolk as "failing".

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Ipswich school pupils are set to benefit from an additional share of £18 million in funding thanks to a scheme aiming to help the UK's most disadvantaged areas.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Suffolk's MPs have united in calling for changes to government guidance on school transport, which have led to problems in the county.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Changes to a controversial school transport policy in Suffolk have not been ruled out in 2020, as a 'lessons learnt' study is due to be published in the New Year.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Tomorrow school children from reception classes across Ipswich will appear in our annual first class photo supplement.

Monday, November 4, 2019

In her latest column Clare Flintoff, chief executive at ASSET Education - an education charity trust that runs 14 primary schools across Suffolk - says that children have some wonderful things to say.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

College students were given real-life work experience as they helped to build glamping pods at a farm near Ipswich.

Friday, November 1, 2019

A nursery near Woodbridge has been warned it isn't doing enough to keep children safe.

Friday, November 1, 2019

A team of budding young barristers from Ipswich are preparing to compete in a national competition which will see them pit their legal wits against other wannabe lawyers from Suffolk schools.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Students in Ipswich are inviting anyone with stories to tell about life in the Royal Air Force to come and put them on the record as part of a national archiving scheme.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Plans to shake up land-based learning in Suffolk and Norfolk by de-merging Easton and Otley College and putting its campuses under the wings of further education (FE) institutions in the two counties are set to go ahead after a strong thumbs-up.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A struggling Suffolk college has made "insufficient progress" in maths and English skills - but has made "reasonable progress" in all other areas, inspectors said.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The number of parents appealing school transport decisions has undergone a sixfold increase as a result of controversial changes introduced this year.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Proposals for a new standalone sixth form block at a Suffolk high school have been approved, which will help the school meet soaring demand for places.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A website advertising a fake university in Queen Street has been shut down after it attempted to scam thousands of pounds from overseas students looking to obtain a degree in Suffolk.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Plans for a new sixth from centre which would create 140 new school places have been recommended for approval by planning officers.

Monday, October 28, 2019

One in nine school pupils in Suffolk repeatedly miss classes, it has emerged.

Friday, October 25, 2019

A nursery in Trimley St Mary near Felixstowe has been placed in special measures by Ofsted over concerns about children's safety, it has emerged.

Friday, October 25, 2019

An impressive giant structure built out of 750 beer crates has been attracting delighted children in Ipswich town centre.

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