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Two weeks left to apply for Suffolk secondary school places

Parents and carers have two weeks to apply for their child’s place at a Suffolk secondary school for September 2018.

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Cllr Gordon Jones, cabinet member for childrens services,education and skills

Suffolk waits while free school transport plans are ‘refined’

Suffolk County Council is taking another look at its proposals for changes to its free school transport system.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk’s consultation on free school transport put on hold

The planned consultation on the future of free school transport in Suffolk, which should have started on Monday, has been postponed.

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Matt Hancock at Fairstead House nursery opening

MP opens new facilities at Newmarket nursery

Newmarket’s MP opened a new room in an independent nursery to help ensure that it can cope with the increased demand from parents.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk Cabinet approval of school transport consultation blocked by opposition

Yesterday’s decision by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet to go ahead with a free school transport consultation has been ‘called in’ by opposition councillors.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Free school transport consultation backed by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet.

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet today approved a three-month consultation on the future of free school transport.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

3,700 Suffolk students could lose free school buses

Suffolk County Council plans to consult parents on a ‘fairer’ school transport policy which would see 3,700 pupils losing their right to free transport.

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NEWMARKET ACADEMY GCSE Results

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Students celebrate GCSE successes in Newmarket, Mildenhall, Soham and Ely

Newmarket Academy’s school principal, Nick Froy, has spoken of his delight after students achieved “excellent” GCSE results. Results in English and maths improved by 14 per cent. In English 80 per cent of students achieved the new grade 4, equivalent to a C grade with 60 per cent getting grade 5, equivalent to a B. Overall the number of students achieving five good GCSEs, including English and maths, went up eight per cent to 54 per cent.

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Ceri Foster with parents Gayle and Gordon

Ceri shines as A level students in Newmarket, Mildenhall and Ely celebrate results

Eighteen-year-old Ceri Foster, from Newmarket, who two years ago was one of the best- performing GCSE students in the country achieving 10A* and two As as well as a special qualification in maths, equivalent to an A-level, has had continued success at A-level.

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Ditton Lodge retirement of deputy head Mrs Horwood

Farewell to long serving Ditton Lodge primary school deputy head

Pupils at Newmarket’s Ditton Lodge Primary School will be welcoming a new deputy head when they return for the new term next month.

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Cheveley Acorns

Cheveley pre-school may fold unless new committee members and fundraisers are found

A village pre-school is fighting to survive according to organisers and will fold unless it can find more volunteers to join its committee and help with fundraising.

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Suzanne Pearson, sharing parenting

Newmarket parenting group celebrates £310k Lottery grant

A Newmarket organisation which offers support and advice to parents has received a Lottery grant of more than £300,000.

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The Pines Primary School proposed for  Red Lodge

Sponsors of new Red Lodge school revealed

The new primary school in Red Lodge will be run by Chilford Hundred Education Trust (CHET), Secretary of State for Education has confirmed.

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All Saints primary school

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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