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Pupils get close to the moon in Stowmarket

Pupils at Chilton Community Primary School, Stowmarket, reached for the moon last week when a pack of moon rock samples and meteorites visited the school.

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Mum Wendy Wright holding baby Sophie with daughter Ella, second right, and Cockfield Primarys school council

Teddy bears’ picnic raises money for neo-natal unit

When Ella Artiss-Wright told classmates about her baby sister being born prematurely, she couldn’t have guessed what they would do next.

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Representatives of the BTO in Thetford filming Year 9 pupils at Thetford Grammar School for a video podcast

Thetford pupils get their hands dirty for science

Students at Thetford Grammar School have been collecting data from soil samples to help uncover the impact climate change is having on birds across the UK.

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Culford School's headmaster Julian Johnson-Munday with guest of honour Air Marshal Sir David Walker , head boy James Barley and head girl Natasha Day.

Head of Culford School says ability to evaluate is more vital than ever

The importance of preparing young people to criticise and evaluate information is now more vital than just knowing things, the headmaster of Culford School has said.

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Rougham Primary School celebrate SIAMS report.

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School criticised by Ofsted feels ‘vindicated’ after ‘good’ church report

Leaders at a school which was rated ‘inadequate’ in a controversial Ofsted report say they feel vindicated after being judged as ‘good’ in a church inspection.

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South Lee School headmaster Mervyn Watch and pupils celebrate the inspection result

Inspectors rate South Lee ‘good and excellent’

The independent South Lee School has been graded as good and excellent in all areas of a new-style inspection.

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New owners will secure future of Thetford school

A newly-formed company – funded by China Financial Services Holdings (CFSH) – is in the process of acquiring one of Norfolk’s oldest schools.

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West Row Community Primary School

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Ofsted back head’s action to improve West Row School

Ofsted inspectors have downgraded West Row Primary School from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvement’ but admit changes in place were already making a difference.

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West Row Pre-School has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
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West Row Pre-school rated outstanding by Ofsted

West Row Pre-school has been raised from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors.

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Iceni Academy, Methwold.

Forced redundancy at Norfolk school

The ‘reorganisation’ of a Norfolk school has led to a member staff losing their job.

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Horringer Pre-School held a sponsored slide-a-thon towards its new pre-school building

Slide-a-thon in aid of Horringer pre-school’s new building

A campaign to raise £200,000 for a new pre-school building in Horringer has held its first fund-raising event.

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Great Whelnetham School's winning  jelly tower is measured at Suffolk Show

Great Whelnetham pupils do jelly well at Suffolk Show

Jelly bricks that didn’t wobble helped Great Whelnetham School win a £500 first prize at the Suffolk Show yesterday.

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Ian Cleland, chief executive officer of the Academy Transformation Trust (ATT)

Thetford primary schools move to new multi-academy trust

The Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) is to transfer sponsorship of its three primary academies in Thetford to a new West Norfolk-based multi-academy trust organisation.

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Students from St Benedicts School parade  six giant puppets through Bury St Edmunds Market  

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Bury students in the market for gigantic puppets

Art became larger than life when students from St Benedict’s Catholic School took to the streets with their market-themed puppets on Saturday.

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Westley Middle School getting creative with old plastic containers

Craft competition teaches caring for environment

Imaginations ran wild at a Bury St Edmunds school for the launch of a new competition.

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Elliot and Justyna Paterson with son Hugo, six, who got left on a school bus.
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Six-year-old locked on school bus

A bus company has lost a school contract after a six-year-old boy was left locked on a vehicle at its depot.

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Students at St Benedicts working on giant puppets

 for a market parade o n Saturday 
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Join St Benedict’s students to fly the flag for Bury Market

Six giant puppets will be paraded through Bury St Edmunds town centre on Saturday as a finale to a joint school and market art project.

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Stowmarket headteacher ‘unfairly dismissed’, rules tribunal

A Suffolk headteacher, who was sacked for manhandling a pupil, was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.

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Staff and pupils at Hardwick Primary School in Bury St Edmunds celebrate their good Ofsted report.
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‘Culture of high expectation’ helps Bury school maintain ‘good’ Ofsted

A culture of ‘high expectation’ has resulted in a Bury St Edmunds school maintaining its ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

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Mark Barrow will take over as head of Ixworth Free School from September 1, 2017

New headteacher for Ixworth Free School

The Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust has appointed a new headteacher for Ixworth Free School.

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