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Ormiston Sudbury Academy has announced that it will be closed to all Year 7 pupils on Thursday (November 19) after a member of tested positive for coronavirus.

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Schools across Suffolk and north Essex have, at some stage this term, been forced to send children home to isolate after coronavirus cases have been confirmed.

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Suffolk Live

Around half of pupils at a large primary school in Bury St Edmunds are currently self-isolating after two members of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

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Suffolk Live

Suffolk schools hit hardest by Covid-19 are in desperate need of financial support as additional costs are stretching already-tight budgets to breaking point, it has emerged.

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Mary Evans

A series of improvements are set to be made to Suffolk’s ‘alternative education’ provision, which councillors say will be “life-changing” for families.

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Mary Evans

A £220million boost to support the poorest children and families through Christmas and Easter has been welcomed in Suffolk - after footballer Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign.

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An anti-racism group has been launched across Suffolk and East Anglian schools - with one leader saying primaries and secondaries are not “squeaky clean” and must do more to tackle discrimination.

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Suffolk’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) services has been recognised with a national award for supporting teenagers.

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Mary Evans

Hundreds more youngsters are being educated at home in Suffolk since the start of the school term, according to new figures.

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Mary Evans

Sponsor trusts have been announced for two new special schools being built in Suffolk under £45million plans to create hundreds of new places.

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Mary Evans

Families in Suffolk have shared their experiences with health and education watchdogs as part of a national investigation into the impact of Covid-19 on youngsters with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) – a survey which will then determine future improvements in education.

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Mary Evans

A Suffolk headteacher has said that it could take years to evaluate the impact missing school during the coronavirus lockdown has had students in Suffolk.

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More than 1,200 school pupils and 160 teachers in Suffolk have had to self-isolate because of potential coronavirus risks, new data has revealed.

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Mary Evans

Hundreds of laptops have been dished out to children in Suffolk to help them while learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mary Evans

There are little more than 10 days left to secure your child’s place at your first choice secondary school for September next year - but how do you apply?

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Graduation ceremonies for more than 1,700 students at the University of Suffolk will be postponed due to Covid-19.

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University of Suffolk

Almost half of children permanently excluded from school during 2019-20 had special or additional educational needs, new figures have revealed.

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Suffolk County Council

Proposed school admission rules in Suffolk for 2022/23 have been published, with measures to help prevent twins being sent to different schools among the proposals.

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Mary Evans

Eight schools and colleges in Suffolk have had to contend with cases of coronavirus since returning to the classroom in September.

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Coronavirus

Nearly 60% of parents said they are worried about the size of their children’s class bubbles in Suffolk and Essex amid coronavirus fears – with more than half calling for face masks to become compulsory in schools.

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Coronavirus

With staggered start times, face coverings and class ‘bubbles’, school days across Suffolk and Essex have become very different to what children and parents are used to – how have you found it so far?

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Suffolk Live

Education

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