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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
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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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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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