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There’s celebrations taking place at a special school in Sudbury this week after it maintained its “outstanding” rating following the latest Ofsted inspection.

Public health teams in west Suffolk are struggling to recruit school and visiting nurses, Suffolk County Council has reported.

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A motion for a full council debate over controversial plans to shake up free school transport has been voted down – despite youngsters as young as 11 making representations in person.

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Education bosses in Suffolk have said a culture of parental preference has left more than 82% of the county’s schools with unfilled places, while the most popular are continually oversubscribed.

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The headteacher of a Sudbury special school has hailed the “team effort’ of staff after it was found to be ‘outstanding’ following a short inspection by Ofsted.

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More than 80 students across all year groups at a Sudbury secondary school took part in three sell-out performances of We Will Rock You last week.

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More than 97% of students in Suffolk will get a place at one of their preferred secondary schools, the county council has confirmed.

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Almost 600 schools in Suffolk and Essex have announced closures or partial closures today after a night of heavy snow showers. Check here to see if your child’s school has been forced to close for the day.

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Students from four west Suffolk secondary schools were handed a rare opportunity to quiz the Bank of England’s deputy governor last week.

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A music technology student from Sudbury will gain a unique insight into the industry next month with a work experience placement on Kylie Minogue’s tour.

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Thurston twice ground to a halt yesterday as parents took to the roads to protest the council’s plan to cut free school transport.

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Parents of pupils across west Suffolk have warned of extra traffic on the roads tomorrow as a demonstration against proposed school transport cuts takes place.

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The competition last ran in 2016 and sees primary and junior schools battle it out to collect as many tokens as possible in order to win the top prize of £5000 which they can spend on sports equipment.

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A drive to help primary schools in Suffolk unlock thousands of pounds for vital sports equipment is being launched.

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Opposition to school transport cuts has taken a dramatic turn this week, as leading Conservative councillors have openly criticised the Tory-led consultation.

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We have put together a Suffolk school league table based on revised Progress 8 and GCSE results for 2017 published by the government today. See how your school performed and where it ranks in Suffolk.

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Budding young artists from Thomas Gainsborough School in Sudbury will see their work go on public view thanks to a partnership with a town museum.

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Staff at a west Suffolk primary school are celebrating following a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted five years after being placed in special measures.

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A new sixth form college in Bury St Edmunds which will open its doors to 700 students next year has unveiled its logo.

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A Great Cornard student will put her literary knowledge to the test after progressing to the area final of this year’s Book Mastermind.

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A decade of a life-changing course at West Suffolk College has been celebrated with a number of former students returning for a special tea party.

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Education

This year Suffolk County Council is working to Raise the Bar and improve educational standards in the county.

Here we want to champion those that are striving to drive up attainment and give our students the best possible start in life.

We also want to highlight those areas where improvement is still needed.

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