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West Suffolk’s apprenticeship students are amazing, says minister

The first minister with ‘apprenticeships’ in his title wants to make them as prestigious as going to university.

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King Edward VI School is celebrating 10 years of its China Partnership Programme. Thirty four students and staff from Shanghai are visiting them. Pupils lined the street and performed Oliver as the visitors walked to the school ANL-160926-163336009

Musical welcome for Chinese students at Bury St Edmunds school

When a group of Chinese students arrived at a Bury St Edmunds school, they were invited to ‘consider yourself at home’ as they received a musical welcome.

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Launch of new multi-academy trust for primary schools

Four Suffolk primary schools have joined forces to launch the Tilian Partnership, a federation comprising the schools in Gislingham, Palgrave, Bardwell and Old Newton.

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Members of King Edward VI's advanced leadership programme who will travel to Shanghai in mid-October for 10 days

Bury St Edmunds school celebrates 10-year partnership with China

A Bury St Edmunds school is celebrating a decade-long partnership with Shanghai, China.

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Richard Lister, vice chancellor of the University of Suffolk.

University boss tells Suffolk business leaders they must help guide students’ learning

The vice-chancellor of the UK’s newest university has told Suffolk business leaders of their vital role in shaping the institution’s future direction.

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New headteacher at Wickhambrook Primary Academy Ros Towns pictured with pupils Ruby Loryman, 9, Jayden Perfect 9, Mitch Smith 10, and Maya Hattam 10.

New headteacher joins Wickhambrook Primary Academy as it becomes part of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust

The new headteacher of Wickhambrook’s village school is heading up a new era for the school and its pupils.

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Heads of School revealed at Framlingham College

The Heads of School at Framlingham College for 2016/17 have been revealed.

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Celebrations for Roald Dahl's birthday - South Lee School

Schools celebrate popular author’s 100th birthday

Fantastic Mr Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Danny, the Champion of the World were among the books children chose characters from for Roald Dahl Day.

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Headteacher Vicky Neale

Applications open for Bury St Edmunds STEM Academy

Applications to the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust’s new technical academy opened on Monday.

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New sixth form agreed for Bury St Edmunds college

A new multi-million pound sixth form college is to be built in Bury St Edmunds after it was given the green light by the Department for Education today.

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Geoff Barton to stand down as head of King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds

Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds today announced he is stepping down from the role he has held for the past 15 years.

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Pupils at the newly-opened Sybil Andrews Academy

Making history as new Bury St Edmunds school opens its doors

Opening a new school on a temporary site is not without its challenges, but for Sybil Andrews Academy principal Andy Prestoe the ‘logistical jigsaw’ has paid off.

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Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Forget fast cars, earning loads of money or even finding love - schoolchildren aged between five and 16 believe the secret to being a successful grown-up is being “happy”.

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Charitable trip takes students to Malawi

Charitable trip takes students to Malawi

Culford sixth formers have just returned from their eighth trip to Malawi where they worked on charity projects to help some of the poorest people in the region.

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GCSEs boost for schools in Suffolk

More of Suffolk’s 16 year olds achieved expected levels of GCSE attainment in English and maths this year, it has emerged today.

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Sarah Liming, Pauline Tully, Katia Matless and Sara Aimes had fun with GCSE maths at West Suffolk College

Success for students taking GCSE maths and English at Bury St Edmunds college

There were tears of joy at West Suffolk College as hundreds of students received their GCSE results today.

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GCSE Results - St Benedicts

Pictured: Alex Brenthall (5a*, 5a, 2b, c), Ryan Gladden (2a*, 8a), Augusta Jedrzejowska (11a*, 4a) and Elena Saiu-Bell (11a*, 3a) ANL-160825-104249009

PICTURES: Pupils celebrate strong GCSE results

Pupils are celebrating a strong set of GCSE results - with some schools scoring their best marks in years.

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Methwold Iceni Academy student David Vincent who gained two A*, one Distinction*, 5 As, one B, one C and a Merit in his GCSE results.

Methwold’s Iceni Academy show GCSE improvement

The Iceni Academy at Methwold are celebrating improved GCSE results this year.

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A-level students at St Benedict's

A-LEVEL RESULTS: St Benedict’s celebrates its best ever results

St Benedict’s Catholic School, in Bury St Edmunds, is today celebrating its best ever A-level results.

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Patrick Davis pictured with his English teacher, Mrs Wingham

A-LEVEL RESULTS: Thetford Grammar and Thetford Academy celebrate successes

Twenty seven students sat A-levels at Thetford Grammar School with a 99 per cent overall pass rate and 81 per cent at A* to C.

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