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Headteacher Toni Kittle has begun a new role at Westfield Primary Academy.

Starting secondary school can be one of the most daunting times in a young person's life - but these pupils were quite literally having a ball - as they were given a disco to welcome them to Suffolk's Thomas Gainsborough School.

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Parents in Suffolk can now apply to secure a place for their children at schools for September 2020.

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Journalists of the future will begin cutting their news teeth on a new course at West Suffolk College.

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The day to day experience for parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) has yet to change more than six months after a damning report, according to campaigners.

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A cash-strapped Suffolk council which has already been forced to make severe cutbacks is facing a seven figure black hole in its school spending, it has emerged.

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Suffolk's education chief has said he has apologised to parents who have been directly in touch with him over school transport problems.

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A £3.5billion cash injection planned for schools across England is 'too little too late', according to a Suffolk union.

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Parent campaigners against controversial changes to school transport have vowed to keep up the pressure on under-fire education chiefs, calling for urgent changes to the policy.

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More than 900 applications for home to school transport in Suffolk are yet to be processed despite the fact term starts in less than two weeks time.

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Students from Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard, near Sudbury, have had their work showcased in a special exhibition in Colchester.

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Pupils with special needs are significantly more likely to be suspended from mainstream education than their peers, new figures show.

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A vice principal has lashed out at those who claim A-levels are being "dumbed down" - as early figures suggest the pass rate in Suffolk has dropped in the past year.

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After two years of hard work, thousands of A-Level students will today find out their results and whether they made it into their top choice university. But how did schools in West Suffolk perform?

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Exam results aren't the only thing students will be picking up this Thursday - as the king of peri-peri chicken is giving out free food to celebrate the big day.

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Three mental health teams are set to be created which will go into schools and offer mental health support, thanks to a £2million cash boost.

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Suffolk's poorer pupils are lagging further behind their peers in the formative years of their education, new figures show.

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Nearly 400 children from 14 primary, secondary and special schools across Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk came together to take part in a Shakespeare-inspired playmaking festival.

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An annual arts exhibition showcasing the work of GCSE and A-level students has been supported by the local mayor.

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The number of temporary exclusions at Suffolk schools is at its highest in a decade - soaring by more than 1,500 in just five years.

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A Suffolk lecturer who is a double Bafta nominee has just launched a new spy computer game.

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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.

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