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Children from a Bury St Edmunds primary school have decorated a wheel as part of a new art installation which celebrates a man from the town who won the world’s first cycle race 150 years ago.

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The Suffolk Young Chef of the Year competition which is this year being hosted at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds began this week.

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Fresh questions are being raised over Ofsted inspections of ‘outstanding’ schools after two establishments with the top rating have seen dramatic falls in the last month – more than six years after last being visited.

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A college restaurant in Bury St Edmunds has secured the highest possible accreditation available to them after impressing with “exemplary” standards and training.

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Nikos Savvas

MPs in Suffolk have called for a “complete culture change” in Suffolk’s crisis-hit special educational needs service, with demands that the problem “needs to be fixed”.

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An initiative designed to help reduce youth unemployment throughout the region has been launched by West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds.

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West Suffolk College

Health and education leaders at national level are to meet to decide how to turn round Suffolk’s failing special needs education service, it has been revealed.

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Care Quality Commission

A life-saving piece of equipment is now in place at a Haverhill primary school.

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The family of an autistic youngster who was left without appropriate specialist education for more than a year has described being pushed from “pillar to post” in the fight for proper schooling, following a latest critical report.

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Norwich

Calls for an independent review into failing special educational needs provision in Suffolk is growing today following renewed criticism by inspectors.

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An out-of-school club in Newmarket has been graded as inadequate by Ofsted after the education watchdog was not notified of changes to its committee.

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The NHS and Whitehall are set to decide the next steps for Suffolk’s ailing special educational needs provision, following a latest scathing inspection by health and education watchdogs.

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A village primary school in west Suffolk has been placed into “special measures” after it dropped from being ‘outstanding’ to ‘inadequate’ since its last full inspection.

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Suffolk County Council

Business students from West Suffolk College took part in a charity shop takeover project in Bury St Edmunds with the aim of boosting store takings.

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West Suffolk College

Plans to expand a host of Suffolk schools and build more than 10 new establishments by 2029 have been revealed by Suffolk County Council.

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Gordon Jones

A Haverhill primary school has become the first in the town to create a pool of young Dementia Friends.

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Some Suffolk schools are actively encouraging parents to educate their children at home, the county’s education boss has revealed amid a spike in the number of pupils being home schooled.

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Jack Abbott

A task force is set to be established later this year to come up with measures to tackle a shortfall of places for youngsters who cannot attend mainstream schools.

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Jack Abbott

Around 1,500 educational leaders and lecturers are expected to descend on Bury St Edmunds this summer for an international festival.

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Nikos Savvas

Making and launching rockets has got to be an activity that is just as fun for adults as it is for children.

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More than 100 students from a Suffolk school will take to the stage this week for a special performance of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR.

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Thurston Community College

Education

This year Suffolk County Council is working to Raise the Bar and improve educational standards in the county.

Here we want to champion those that are striving to drive up attainment and give our students the best possible start in life.

We also want to highlight those areas where improvement is still needed.

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