Students find out if they have made the grade

Hundreds of students have laid the foundations for a bright future after their A-level results were revealed yesterday.

County Upper School prizegiving 2017

Murrie Kybird (attendance; service to debating and public speaking society; Head student team); Holly Davies ( Governors shield for Senior sportsperson; attendance; Head student team); Alastair Smith (The Martlet Award); Amy Davies ( main school athlete) Jessica Gottgens ( main school debater); Claire Hole and Rose Bainbridge (Emerson Prize for all round academic achievement in Years 9 and 10 respectively); Sarah Burns ( Rebecca Roper Dance Shield; attendance; Head student team) and Ed Allan (Head Student team)

Prizes handed out as school recognises students’ hard work

A ‘fantastic’ year at a Bury St Edmunds school was brought to a close with a prize-giving ceremony on Friday.

Mandy Sands, Jacqui Watkins and Helen Ashe

New director for teaching school alliance

A teaching school alliance which helped a Bury St Edmunds school secure a ‘good’ Ofsted has appointed a new director.

The Pines Primary School proposed for  Red Lodge

Sponsors of new Red Lodge school revealed

The new primary school in Red Lodge will be run by Chilford Hundred Education Trust (CHET), Secretary of State for Education has confirmed.

Colette Burgess

West Suffolk College’s Colette takes top prize for BTEC teaching

West Suffolk College’s Colette Burgess has been crowned the Outstanding BTEC Teacher of the Year 2017.

Beth Easdown, 19, of Bury St Edmunds, who is trying to raise funds to go to The Drama Centre, in London

Beth launches bid to make her dream a reality

A Bury St Edmunds teenager is appealing for help to pay her fees at a top London drama school.


Ixworth Free School told to improve by Ofsted after first inspection

Ixworth Free School has been rated as ‘requires improvement’ in its first Ofsted inspection.

Final session of STEM Club at Rougham Primary School. They are making robot cars with John Parnum Stem Ambassador.
Picture: Mark Westley

Workshops prove a hit with inventive pupils

Pupils at a primary school in Rougham put their imaginations and technical abilities to the test by making some futuristic robot cars.

Jade Bailey, who gave a talk about body image to Mildenhall College Academy pupils

Pageant winner Jade visits Mildenhall College Academy

A former Mildenhall College Academy pupil and beauty pageant winner returned to the school last Wednesday to deliver an anti-bullying and pro-self worth workshop.

BURY: Westgate Primary School headteacher leaving
Westgate Primary School, Brooklands Close, Hospital Road
Jim Cleaver, headteacher at Westgate Primary School, is leaving at the end of term.
Picture Mark Westley

Headteacher Jim prepares to say goodbye to Westgate Primary School

As schools close for the summer, pupils are not the only ones moving on to new pastures.

Nancy Cushing started Tadpole Tunes, a Bury toddler music group, in 2007 and is stepping down after 10 years, with her two classes today being her last. 
Picture: Mark Westley

Founder of Tadpole Tunes steps down but successful East Anglian pre-school music group continues to grow

The founder of Tadpole Tunes, who set up the pre school music business 10 years ago, is stepping down.

Mum Rebecca Cutter with her son Charlie Cracknell. Picture: Mark Westley.

Mum left in ‘limbo’ over school place

A mum who faced a schools place disappointment is feeling more optimistic after the Bury Free Press got involved.

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Pupils and staff at Tollgate Primary School, in Bury St Edmunds, celebrate receiving a 'good' Ofsted report.

‘Considerable improvement’ at Bury St Edmunds school leads to ‘good’ Ofsted

A Bury St Edmunds school which has been through significant changes and improvements in recent years has been praised as ‘good’ by Ofsted.

Havebury asked the primary school children in Great Whelneatham to design their dream home and the winning design picked by the judges would be used for the hoardings whilst Havebury continues to develop its Great Whelnetham site.

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Pupils’ pictures take pride of place at new homes development

Eye-catching art produced by primary school pupils is now emblazoned across hoardings on a 23-home development.

Westley Middle School's cast of School of Rock

Westley Campus becomes the School of Rock

Preparing to put on a musical at The Apex is a big event, especially when you are the first school in Suffolk to be licensed to put on Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s School of Rock.

Thurston College Lower school production of Spinning Tales

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Characterful tale will unfold in college’s production

A cast of characters from fairy tales and fables and a mystery figure leading forces of evil against a kingdom is the storyline for Thurston Community College’s production running tonight and tomorrow.

Gee Wizz Charity Auction at the newly opened Lacy, Scott & Knight Auction house Bury St Edmunds.

Charity auction at Lacy Scott & Knight’s raises £7,000 for Riverwalk School

Children with special needs will be whisked away to a range of interactive experiences thanks to a charity auction by auction house Lacy Scott & Knight.

Chilton Community Primary School student 
Maria Eidell and Sophie Meadows hold a meteorite sample 
Picture Mark Westley

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.

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.

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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