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Pupils from Newmarket’s All Saints’ primary school are Centre Front Runners

Newmarket’s All Saints’ Primary School is one of eight local schools involved in the Front Runner programme run by the town’s National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House. Pupils in Years 2, 4 and 6 have worked over six sessions with performance poet, Justin Coe, in activities which are aimed developing writing skills and understanding of text. The children have even taken inspiration from the horses stabled in the Rothschild Yard.

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West Row Community Primary School

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Ofsted back head’s action to improve West Row School

Ofsted inspectors have downgraded West Row Primary School from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvement’ but admit changes in place were already making a difference.

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West Row Pre-School has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
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West Row Pre-school rated outstanding by Ofsted

West Row Pre-school has been raised from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors.

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Lisa Tweed

New head for Newmarket’s Houldsworth Valley primary academy

Newmarket’s Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy will be welcoming a new headteacher later this year.

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Exning school arts award

Warrior queen to feature in Exning school mural

Warrior Queen Boudicca will feature in a new piece of artwork to commemorate new buildings at Exning Primary School.

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Weatherall school, Soham

Soham pupils dig up history of school site

Pupils in Soham have unearthed evidence that people were living on the site of their school more than 2,000 years ago.

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Gadget Drive is a new charity that is part of Cash in Your Gadgets. It takes unwanted  old laptops and mobile phones and other electrical devices from schools and organisations and gives them money in return before repairing and then recycling them.
 Pictured: Ashley Payne, manager-founder, Gary Ward business manager, Georgia Beavis, customer service, Jordan Mynott, warehouse manager, Hannah Sowden, customer service manager and Gadget Man.
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New funding stream for schools is borne of technology

A business based near Haverhill has launched a new service that can help schools raise thousands of pounds from their old mobile phones, laptops and other gadgets.

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Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project (NAGBP) involves developing a long term education programme where we work with every year group at the school to give them an educational experience linked with racing and/or thoroughbred breeding. The project is funded by Godolphin, and delivered by Racing to School with other industry partners.
Students from the Academy have a photography day at the Craven meeting.
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Newmarket pupils get the racing picture

Students from Newmarket Academy got the chance to see the town’s Rowley Mile racecourse through the camera lens as part of the school’s Godolphin Beacon project .

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Wildawood school

Chippenham forest school plants seeds of learning

Down in the woods near Chippenham children are getting a first-hand taste of the natural world .

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2016/17 ICE Scholar Tomas Jonaitis at work in the ICE development kitchen

Rougham cook school launches 2017/18 scholarship

A Rougham-based cook school is encouraging talented young chefs to apply for its next available scholarship position.

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Tim Coulson has been appointed the new CEO of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust

New CEO announced for Samuel Ward Academy Trust

Respected educationalist Dr Tim Coulson is to become the new chief executive of Samuel Ward Academy Trust.

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Teacher Wang Yan with Westfield Primary Academy pupils during a Shanghai maths master class in January

Samuel Ward Academy Trust achieves ‘research school’ status

A West Suffolk-based education trust is celebrating after becoming the first official ‘research school’ in the East of England.

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Competitors Noah Kline, Benn Hobbs, Andrew Varghees, Reece Bright and Joshua Dove with their rocket cars

Winning trip to Bloodhound is rocket science

A new generation of rocket engineers gathered at Mildenhall College Academy on Wednesday to take part in a national competition.

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People at a meeting of pre-school providers were asked to stand up if they thought Suffolk's new funding scheme would  adversely affect them

West Suffolk pre-school providers show their fears for the future at meeting

Providers of pre-school services across West Suffolk showed their fears for the future at a meeting on the county’s new funding formula.

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The proposed site for the new Red Lodge School enclosed in red. St Christopher's School is marked with a red star.
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Work starts next month on Red Lodge’s new school

Work should start next month on a new £7.6 million primary school for Red Lodge and academy trusts have been invited to apply to run it.

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Chloe Trainer and Jamie Bruce apprentice winners

Top awards for local trainees

Two talented apprentices from Burwell and Cheveley have won awards for their outstanding performances at college and at work.

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New kitchen at Burwell Village College primary

Top marks for new kitchen at Burwell Village College

Pupils at Burwell Village College primary school are now enjoying meals prepared in a state-of-the-art kitchen built as part of the £5.5 million project to refurbish and extend the school.

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Kettlefield Primary Stem Club

Science club finds the right formula

Pupils at Kettlefields Primary School are taking a lead in science, technology, engineering and maths. For the past couple of years school governor, Tim Owen, has run an inventors’ club at the school.

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Exning Stepping Stones

Grant will help take learning outdoors

Children at Exning’s Stepping Stones nursery school will be using the natural environment to enhance their early learning thanks to a donation from their local district councillor.

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