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Some Suffolk schools are actively encouraging parents to educate their children at home, the county’s education boss has revealed amid a spike in the number of pupils being home schooled.

Wed, 20:20

Sex offences reported in schools are on the rise, new statistics indicate – with cases in Essex higher than national trends.

Wed, 05:30

An Ipswich primary school which faced losing its sponsor following a torrent of criticism from Ofsted has taken “effective action” to improve, according to inspectors.

Mon, 16:00

Fresh proposals are being unveiled for the expansion of an Ipswich college – just weeks after planners gave a state-of-the-art technology hub the green light.

Mon, 15:33

Ipswich primary students at Handford Hall school saved the planet in their recent self-penned production at Sir John Mills theatre.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin says an immigration system ‘based on fear and penalties’ makes it more difficult to find out someone’s real age - after an adult asylum seeker posed as a pupil at an Ipswich school last year.

Friday, February 15, 2019

A task force is set to be established later this year to come up with measures to tackle a shortfall of places for youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools.

Friday, February 15, 2019

The long arm of the law was a little shorter than usual when children as young as four donned officers’ uniforms and high-visibility jackets at school.

Friday, February 15, 2019

The latest phase of an office development that’s part of the University of Essex’s Knowledge Gateway research and technology park is now fully let.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A group of girls aged 12 and above will be taken to one of the region’s major technology centres in a bid to encourage them to see career opportunities in science and engineering.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A campaign by the Department for Education encouraging people to get into teaching is to visit Ipswich this week, amid concerns for teacher shortages in the county.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A bid has been launched by an academy trust for a new secondary school planned for the 2,000-home Adastral Park development to be a free school.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

More than £1million of government cash is being pumped into the training and development of teachers in Ipswich, it has been revealed.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Four art students have collaborated in their penultimate exhibition, bringing together moving imagery, installation pieces and live performance.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

It’s one of the contradictions of Brexit Britain that while the numbers of international students at the University of Essex has increased significantly since the EU referendum, the numbers of British students choosing to learn a modern foreign language there has fallen sharply.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Children across the UK - including some from East Anglia - are planning to miss school this Friday as part of a country-wide youth protest demanding action on climate change.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

It is often said that many young people are yet to learn about the hardships of life.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

First images for the new special school planned for the former Holywells High School site in Ipswich have been unveiled, as a planning application has now been lodged.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Sitting alongside Martin Luther King and Emily Bronte in assembly at one Ipswich school this morning was a want-to-be paediatric consultant, an aspiring midwife and a handful of Olympic hopefuls.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Leaders at a Suffolk and Norfolk land college say they are upbeat - in spite of a highly critical government report pouring salt on their wounds after two damning Ofsteds.

Friday, February 8, 2019

An innovative music mentoring project will run a one-to-one scheme with 50 Ipswich youngsters to combat low school attendance levels.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Young people as young as five are being taught from an early age about the importance of their mental health thanks to a charity’s new work in schools.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

A Suffolk and Norfolk-based land college is to undergo a full structural review ‘looking at all options’ following two damning Ofsted reports.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A Suffolk primary school has installed dozens of solar panels in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint - following a push by eco-minded pupils.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

An innovative multi-million pound technology teaching hub featuring a tie-up of colleges across Suffolk have moved a step closer.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Plans to tear down dated buildings at one of Ipswich’s key secondary schools and rebuild it with a fit-for-purpose teaching space have been approved.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A pupil referral unit in Bury St Edmunds which supports vulnerable children across west Suffolk has joined an education trust.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Ipswich school pupils have spoken about the potential risks they face online as experts called for concerted action to keep young people safe.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A north Suffolk academy trust has been ordered to justify the high salaries of its top-paid staff.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Following the success of our Sports Equipment and Books For Schools campaigns in 2018 we are delighted to announce a new partnership with CreativeHUT that will allow us to provide LEGO Education resources to schools across the county.

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