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School bus petition signed by three times more people than have filled in county’s consultation

A petition against Suffolk’s school transport changes has been signed by more than 6,600 people yet only 2,099 have taken part in the county council’s consultation on it.

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Lakenheath is halfway between two schools

School bus protesters urged to give views to county consultation not just social media

People worried about changes to Suffolk’s school transport are being urged to take part in the consultation instead of just signing petitions or posting on social media.

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Burwell pre-school where five-year-old was locked alone for two hours closes after Ofsted ruling

A Burwell pre-school closed its doors on Tuesday after Ofsted cancelled the owner’s registration to provide childcare.

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Woodpigeons were the most common birds at schools in Suffolk last year
  Picture: Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com)

Schools flock to take part in Big Birdwatch

Children are standing by their binoculars ready to take part in the annual RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch.

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West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds

MPs backing WSC bid for East Anglian technology institute

East Anglian MPs are backing the West Suffolk College-led bid to create an institute of technology in the region.

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Mildenhall College Academy

Call for Mildenhall Academy’s ex-pupils to inspire future generations

Former students of Mildenhall College Academy who went on to higher education are being asked to go back to school.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Controversial school transport plans to go to public consultation

Controversial plans which could see 3700 children lose their free school transport in an attempt to cut spending will go to public consultation next week.

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Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Councillors reconsider Suffolk’s school transport proposals next week

The stalled consultation on free school transport in Suffolk should restart next month with the public being asked to consider three options.

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Steven Palmer, site manager at Morgan Sindall, left, with Nichola Connor and Stuart Tinsley of Chilford Hundred Education Trust at The Pines Primary School, Red Lodge

Chance for parents to find out more about Red Lodge’s new school at road show

Red Lodge’s new primary school is on schedule and the trust behind it is holding a roadshow event in the village tomorrow.

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West Suffolk College principal Nikos Savvas

East to bid for tech institute

West Suffolk College is leading an East Anglian bid to get funding to create an institute of technology to train future technicians and engineers.

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'We will do better' pledges embattled Newmarket nursery

'We will do better' pledges embattled Newmarket nursery

The owner of a Newmarket nursery has pledged he and his staff will do everything in their power to improve it in the wake of a second damning report by government inspectors.

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Mildenhall College Academy students Molly Watkins, Tyler Walton, Breanna Poolton and Risala Chowdhury with their awards
Picture: MCA/Daniel Todd

Mildenhall College recognises its top students

The achievements of more than 100 students over the year were celebrated at Mildenhall College Academy’s annual Awards Evening.

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Two weeks left to apply for school places

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

Picture Mark Westley

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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