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Prime Minister praises West Suffolk College after it wins accolade

The Prime Minister Theresa May has praised West Suffolk College after it scooped a top award for an innovative project combining maths, art, religion and science.

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One in six children miss out on secondary school places

The Good Schools Guide has predicted that more than 90,000 children in England will miss out on their first choice school on March 1, ‘National Offers Day’.

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Zoe Lucas who has completed two professional accountancy qualifications while an apprentice with Suffolk Housing

Suffolk Housing helps young people towards new careers through apprenticeship schemes

Three young people who have launched themselves towards fulfilling careers after joining Suffolk Housing as apprentices are encouraging others to follow their lead ahead of National Aprenticeship Week.

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Trinity Primary School has received an outstanding SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) report. It is the school's first ever report since it opened in September 2014.

Stowmarket school is rated as ‘outstanding’ in first ever inspection

A new school in Stowmarket has been praised as ‘outstanding’ in its first ever inspection.

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Vicky Neale

Funding is approved for Bury schools trust’s new STEM academy

The Government has approved funding to build a new multi-million pound school in Bury St Edmunds specialising in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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Headteacher Lawrence Chapman

Bury school is first to benefit from new transport model

A Bury St Edmunds school will be the first in Suffolk to benefit from a new transport model for pupils with special educational needs.

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Suffolk ‘not effectively’ meeting special educational needs of children, say inspectors

The special educational needs of many children and young people in Suffolk are not being effectively met, according to a new report.

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Brandon nursery is rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted

Brandon’s Teddy Bears Nursery School has been rated ‘inadequate’ by the education watchdog.

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Students studying media make-up and hairdressing modellled their creations and posed for photos at the Krazy Horse motorcycle showroom

Big hair, code breaking and a winning logo at West Suffolk College

Big hair, an Enigma machine, creating a logo for an environmental group and making the shortlist for a top award are among the recent activities and achivements at West Suffolk College.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

New pre-schools to be built in Stowmarket and Lavenham

New pre-schools will be built in Lavenham and Stowmarket for which Suffolk County Council will receive a contribution from the Department for Education .

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Fire liaison officer Andrew Sheldrick with students during their 'Firebreak' course.

Picture Mark Westley

Firefighters course is a team-builder for Mildenhall students

Budding firefighters have stoked the embers of confidence-building, teamwork and social skills through a series of practical activities.

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Amy Hayward, James Curtis and Imogen Hayward - Mr Curtis is organising a charity darts night in aid of Riverwalk School

Dad organises charity darts night in aid of Bury St Edmunds school

A charity darts night has been organised in Stowmarket and will take place on February 25.

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Geoff Barton

Bury St Edmunds headteacher wins top job at union in landslide election victory

Bury St Edmunds headteacher Geoff Barton has won the top job at a leading education union in a landslide election victory.

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Westley Middle School has received a 'Good' Ofsted rating

Bury St Edmunds school has the right recipe for success

A Bury St Edmunds school has the recipe for success after impressing education watchdogs and joining forces with an acclaimed chef.

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The 'sign2sing' event at Westgate Primary School in Bury St Edmunds.

Pupils in Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket enjoy signing and singing charity event

Pupils have been signing and singing this week to help vulnerable deaf children and adults.

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Bury St Eds RUFC legend Jerry Lowden (right centre) has passed away. PICTURE: Shawn Pearce

Bury RUFC legend Jerry passes away

Bury St Edmunds RUFC have confirmed the death of club legend Jerry Lowden.

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Bury St Edmunds pupils dance the day away

Bury St Edmunds pupils dance the day away

Sixteen boys from King Edward VI School at Bury St Edmunds took part in a boys’ day of dance alongside professional dancer Tom Hobden, of Dance East.

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Official opening of the new Skyliner Sports Centre and Gym by the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Julia Wakelam

Official opening of new community sports centre on Bury St Edmunds estate

A new community sports centre boasting a wealth of facilities on the site of a Bury St Edmunds secondary school has been officially opened.

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Will O'Reilly is the new student governor at West Suffolk College

Student governor is elected at West Suffolk College

A new student governor has been elected at West Suffolk College.

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Toby Green, aged seven, has made it through to the national final of the Voice Box joke competition.

Did you hear the one about the young comedian from Bury who is taking his joke to Parliament?

Did you hear the one about the young comedian whose joke is so funny he’s taking it to the Houses of Parliament? It’s a real crowd-pleaser.

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