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Building work at the new Thurston Primary Academy - which will allow it to double the number of children it teaches - has got under way.

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Plans to revamp Suffolk’s children’s centre provision will go ahead, after a challenge by opposition parties was dismissed.

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Mary Evans

Teachers in Suffolk and Essex have called for an end to ongoing uncertainty over whether GCSE exams will be cancelled or delayed next year.

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See the excited faces in our gallery, as children set out on the first day of the new school year.

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One of the stories I remember hearing about my maternal grandparents is one that has stayed with me throughout my life.

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A controversial decision to revamp Suffolk’s children’s centres made earlier this week has been challenged by opposition councillors – and could be due a fresh debate.

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Penny Otton

Secondary school leaders have welcomed the government’s U-turn on face coverings as it gives them the “flexibility” to make the decisions which are best for their school – with one Ipswich headteacher making them mandatory.

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Suffolk Live

Radical changes to children’s centres provision in Suffolk have been given the final approval after more than a year in the pipeline.

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Mary Evans

Schools in the East of England had the highest number of individual confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country throughout June, it has emerged.

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Coronavirus

It can be a day of excitement and nerves, laughter and relief but GCSE results day has been particularly difficult this year.

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Thousands of high school pupils from across the UK are set to receive their GCSE grades today - so how have students in Suffolk fared?

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Public health chiefs in Suffolk are urging families to make sure their children are ready for the return of school in September after months away from the classroom during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Coronavirus

Suffolk education leaders say they are “delighted common sense has prevailed” after the government scrapped a controversial system which downgraded some hard-earned A-level and GCSE results.

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Prominent Suffolk headteachers are urging the government to scrap the ‘blatantly unfair’ algorithm which could severely impact students’ grades ahead of GCSE results day.

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Suffolk Live

Schools have spoken of their pride in their students on A-level results day following an “incredibly difficult year”.

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A route-by-route review of travel arrangements for more than 2,000 pupils in Suffolk who rely on public transport to get to school is being carried out by transport chiefs.

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Mary Evans

Students receiving GCSE and A-level results which they are not satisfied with have been urged not to panic this summer.

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Suffolk County Council

A-level students in Suffolk will be able to use mock exam results to progress to university, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

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With school pupils unable to take GCSE and A-level exams this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, results have had to be calculated differently.

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Mary Evans

Supply teacher agencies in Suffolk are making preparations for an increase in demand at the start of the new school year, education leaders have said.

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Suffolk County Council

Parents with fears about sending their child back to school in September have been urged to have a discussion with headteachers – but there are currently no plans to prosecute parents.

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Mary Evans

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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