School in Great Finborough is rated ‘excellent’

A school in Mid-Suffolk is celebrating this week after receiving a glowing report from inspectors.


Bury St Edmunds nursery welcomes West Suffolk Hospital chief for reading fun

The Bury St Edmunds Busy Bees had a special visitor for the start of their themed enrolment week on Monday.

Shakespeare opportunity for Suffolk students

Shakespeare opportunity for Suffolk students

Suffolk Schools are being invited to work with Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on its 2017 Shakespeare Takeover Programme.

Year 7 pupils did a project on space and Mars during which they communicated with aerospace engineer Andrzej Stewart  
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Horringer Court pupils examine life on Mars

Pupils at Horringer Court Middle School have been looking at life on Mars with the help of an expert.

Suffolk primary school place application deadline looms

Suffolk primary school place application deadline looms

The deadline is fast approaching to apply for a Suffolk primary school place for the 2017/2018 school year.

BURY: County Upper School's charity presentation

Bury St Edmunds school’s Christmas charity appeal raises £15,403

From a sky dive to ice skating and even balloon popping, County Upper School’s fund-raising ambitions soared for its Christmas charity appeal.

Max Ream, aged 8, has organised a collection of gloves, hats, scarves and warm clothing Bury Drop-In. 

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For young Max, Christmas is a time to help the homeless in Bury St Edmunds

For most children, the run-up to Christmas is about guessing what presents Santa will bring them but for one young boy it is a time to help the less fortunate in Bury St Edmunds.

Lakenheath Community Primary School KS 1  Christmas  play rehearsal
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Pupils take to the stage for festive shows

Pupils at schools across West Suffolk have taken to the stage for a variety of colourful festive shows.

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Innovative project at West Suffolk College shortlisted for award

A unique scheme for students at West Suffolk College which combines maths, art, religion and science has been shortlisted in the prestigious Times Educational Supplement (TES) FE Awards.

Headboy Matt Jones, 13 and headgirl Abi Longhurst, 13, with a cheque for  all money raised for local charities

Pupils at Bury St Edmunds school make more than £6,500 in super fast fund-raising drive

An annual super fast fund–raising drive by pupils from a Bury St Edmunds school has raised more than £6,500 for local charities.

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Students enjoy new school’s first ever Christmas lunch

Festive cheer came to Suffolk’s newest school after more than 200 students joined together for Christmas dinner – just three weeks after arriving in their new building.

Millie Eddy is thinking of a career as a speech therapist after seeing how dementia effects speech
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Charity praises youngest group of befrienders

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Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory for all secondary school pupils

Ministers consider mandatory porn lessons

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory in all schools, in a move that would see pupils learning about online pornography, sexting and the issue of sexual consent.

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Pupils are aiming to achieve a Fairtrade award

Pupils create delicious cakes for Fairtrade award

As part of their work to achieve a Fairtrade award, pupils at the Bury All-Through Trust’s Westley campus baked cakes using Fairtrade products.


Stour Valley hosts Christmas concert

Stour Valley Community School hosted its annual Christmas concert last Wednesday.

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Thurston College team praised by Crystal Palace footballer Jonny Williams

Crystal Palace and Wales footballer, Jonny Williams, who is on loan to Ipswich Town, visited Thurston Community College.

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Teachers are ready to tread the boards in community panto

Teachers at Barrow Primary School are swapping the classroom for the stage as they prepare to tread the boards in their community panto.

Lee Walker is the new headteacher at King Edward VI School, in Bury St Edmunds. He is pictured with outgoing head Geoff Barton and pupils. Picture by Mark Westley.

Top Bury St Edmunds secondary school appoints new headteacher

The newly appointed headteacher of a top Bury St Edmunds school says he is ‘relishing’ the chance of working with its staff, students and parents.

Clare Powell cooks under the watchful eye of a judge

Haverhill school chef serves up a prize-winner

A Haverhill ‘dinner lady’ has received a highly commended prize in the East of England LACA School Chef of the Year 2017 competition.

Thomas Gainsborough School YOPEY Befrienders

Befriending scheme’s link to second school

Another school in the Sudbury area has teamed up with a small Suffolk charity to help tackle the UK’s biggest killer – dementia.

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