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A stakeholder group will be formed to assess the progress of new school transport proposals in Suffolk, it has been confirmed.

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A Newmarket secondary school has had double reason to celebrate after planning permission for its new library was granted – at the same time it received an £10,000 anonymous donation.

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Forest Heath District Council

Divisive plans to make cuts on free school transport in Suffolk have been given the go-ahead – but proposals for the decision to be reassessed have already been voiced.

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Gordon Jones

A school which claims it will lose hundreds of pupils if contentious plans for school transport cuts go ahead has made a final plea for councillors to “listen to the people of Suffolk”.

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Gordon Jones

Multi-million pound plans to create a pioneering institute of technology in East Anglia have leapt forward, it can be revealed today.

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Nikos Savvas

The mayor of St Edmundsbury opened a brand new £50,000 games facility at a Bury St Edmunds primary school this week.

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St Edmundsbury

Thousands of pupils were missing from Suffolk’s schools each day during the first term of this school year – with one in five absences unauthorised.

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Suffolk County Council

National and regional education bosses will join up with Suffolk County Council to form an action plan improving under-performing academies, it has been revealed.

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Gordon Jones

The headmaster of a private school near Bury St Edmunds urged educational leaders to consider the way intelligence is passed on through generations as he delivered his annual speech.

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Bury St Edmunds

The headteacher of a Haverhill school is stepping down from his role after a year in charge.

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More than half a million digital items have been borrowed from Suffolk’s libraries in just four years – illustrating a rapid rise in interest in internet borrowing for reading and listening.

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Schools which could be most affected by the school transport shake-up have branded the decision to recommend phased cuts as “ludicrous” and “damaging”.

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Matthew Hicks

A meeting with top level education bosses over concerns in performance at some Suffolk multi-academy trusts has been set for next week, it has emerged.

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Gordon Jones

Plans for sweeping cuts to free school transport have been recommended to go ahead in phases from September next year – despite 70% of people being strongly opposed to them.

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Suffolk County Council

A Suffolk school has hosted an exciting Chinese exchange – with students from a top Shanghai school invited to socialise with ‘buddy students’ in the UK.

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United Kingdom

Students at a school in Sudbury are getting creative in preparation for a national design competition.

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Sudbury

A Suffolk organisation campaigning for fairer access to post-16 education for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students is to form a pledge for schools and colleges in the region to sign up to.

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University of Suffolk

A new £70,000 fire simulator is set to revolutionise the way the brigade educates youngsters on safety, bosses have said.

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Rescue Service

A controversial consultation on Suffolk school transport cuts is claimed to have attracted more responses than any other in recent history – with results due to be announced this month.

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Gordon Jones

Singing and dancing schoolchildren took to the stage at the Suffolk Show to share all they had learnt about the evolution of farming.

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The new mayor of St Edmundsbury was among invited guests who celebrated the unveiling of an art exhibition at a Bury St Edmunds school.

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St Edmundsbury

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