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Almost four in 10 primary school pupils in Suffolk are struggling to reach expected standards in reading, writing and maths, it has emerged.

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Major plans to boost Suffolk's literacy are in the pipeline, as the county's education chiefs aim to team up with a leading charity.

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Today we're inviting schools to sign up to our brilliant new Plant to Plate initiative - in which they can win thousands of pounds of gardening products.

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A Suffolk children's nursery is celebrating after winning its fourth successive "outstanding" rating from Ofsted.

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New data shows the primary schools with the best and worst 'progress' scores in 2018/2019 - with Suffolk pupils continuing to lag behind the rest of the country.

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Plans to revamp Suffolk's children's centres - which could see two closed - are not about saving money, council leaders are insisting.

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If you go down to Onehouse woods today, you might be in for a big surprise - as this is the place where children learn not in the classroom, but by climbing up muddy banks and trees.

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A key project to raise educational standards in Suffolk is "not null and void" council chiefs insist, despite fears that spending has plummeted.

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Fresh fears have been raised over specialist speech and language provision in Suffolk, after education chiefs refused to discuss plans following the announced closure of one facility.

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Parents of children aged three or four have just over two weeks left to apply for a primary school place for September 2020 - here is all you need to know.

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Schoolchildren in Suffolk are taking part in a scheme using robotics to encourage interested in science and technology.

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The first 10 new specialist units under £45 million plans to boost special educational needs in Suffolk have been announced.

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More than half of the 'outstanding' education establishments inspected by Ofsted in Suffolk this year have declined in standards, it has emerged.

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Catering students at West Suffolk College served up a winner at a prestigious charity event.

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A new state of the art science, technology, engineering and maths centre in Bury St Edmunds which is hoped to create the UK's own Silicon Valley has been officially opened.

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Seven out of 10 Suffolk schools are getting less money per pupil than five years ago - with a total funding shortfall over £20million, it has been claimed.

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The 'outstanding' Suffolk schools that have not had full inspections from Ofsted for more than 10 years have been revealed.

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Serious and widespread failures have been identified following Ofsted inspections at three children's homes in Suffolk, with issues ranging from wardrobes tied together with string to police intervention needed to manage behaviour.

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Culinary arts students at West Suffolk College have had cordon bleu advice from two of the region's best.

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Three Suffolk state schools - Farlingaye, Thomas Mills and St Benedict's RC School - have been ranked in the top 20 in the region by The Sunday Times.

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Children from schools across Suffolk were able to experience what life was like for soldiers during the First World War in an innovative project launched by a leading mental health charity.

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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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