Turnaround as Great Cornard school rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

A Great Cornard school previously deemed to ‘require improvement’ has been rated good in all areas in its latest Ofsted inspection.

Ormiston Sudbury Academy held a special arts festival for pupils within its academy partnership. ANL-160512-170740001

Arts collaboration for Ormiston academies

Students and staff from five Ormiston Academies Trust schools across the country have launched a collaborative initiative to enhance performing arts education.

Thomas Gainsborough School YOPEY Befrienders

Befriending scheme’s link to second school

Another school in the Sudbury area has teamed up with a small Suffolk charity to help tackle the UK’s biggest killer – dementia.

Shovels at the ready: TGS pupils get ready to plant their trees. ANL-161130-084408001

Pupils planting for future generations of school kids

More than 280 students have planted their own legacy inside their own school grounds after a unique partnership with a leading conservation charity. Thomas Gainsborough School linked up with the Woodland Trust and local groups and businesses to further enhance a wooded area.

Sudbury-based West Suffolk College students celebrate their GCSE results. ANL-161129-174941001

Top grades for mature students at West Suffolk College Sudbury

West Suffolk College in Sudbury recently celebrated the success of its students following top results in English and Maths.

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Stour Valley Community School teacher Dan Stephens won the Most Dedicated STEM Teacher award at the national STEM Inspiration awards. ANL-161125-154433001

CERN trip for Clare teacher named ‘most dedicated STEM teacher’ in the country

The winners of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Inspiration Awards 2016 were announced on Thursday at the House of Lords, with a Clare-based teacher recognised for his achievements.

Philips Avent staff with pupils at Glemsford Primary Academy enjoying the new story garden. ANL-161122-122420001

Business and school partnership celebrated as Glemsford primary school opens its story garden

Young literary lovers at Glemsford Primary Academy have begun seeking inspiration from a ‘story garden’ thanks to a partnership with a local employer.

School caretaker, Gary Aitken gets gunked by staff and pupils at Long Melford Primary school to raise money for Children in Need ANL-161118-170042009

From cake sales to caretaker gunging for children in need

Schools nurseries and businesses were busy finding and impressive array of ways to raise money for Pudsey last week as part of BBC Children in Need.

John Watts is concerned for the future of education as he feels teachers and particularly heads are under too much pressure. ANL-161115-153543009

Former headteacher has concerns over the job

A former headteacher has expressed his concerns over the future of education as increasing numbers of teachers and headteachers leave the profession early.

Christmas Card Competition in Sudbury

Pictured; Winner Safiye Orman (10) from Pot Kiln Primary School ANL-161115-202330009

Christmas card competition

Safiye Orman has been announced as the winner of the Sudbury Mayor’s Christmas card competition 2016.

Jasmine Batliss-Dagg (centre) pictured with Joanna Williams and Emma Mobbs from Wardale Williams at the recent award ceremony. ANL-161115-160125001

Cornard pupil picks up science award after top grades

A high achieving science student has been honoured during a special award ceremony.


St Gregory’s claims top spot in Beat the Street

Local residents, businesses, community groups and schools came together to celebrate Sudbury and Great Cornard travelling 52,000 miles for Beat the Street.

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New era in supporting young people with special educational needs

An academy trust is celebrating a new era in supporting young people with special educational needs after launching a series of initiatives in Bury St Edmunds.

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Store expands for new drugs service

Sudbury’s Boots the Chemist on Market Hill has expanded to offer a new medicine dispensing service which is set to grow further in the future, according to store manager Michael Wall.

Stoke College students Freya Evans, Rosie Packford and Sam Newton with their collection buckets at the firework display ANL-160811-172848001

College’s firework display pulls in the crowds and supports charities

Stoke College celebrated Bonfire Night early this year with a firework display in their parkland in Stoke-by- Clare on Thursday night.

Cathy Durrant, head of pastoral support; Colin Shaw, vice principal student and learning Support; Nicola Urquhart; Calvin Marshall, director of learning support; Coryn Sparrow, learning support manager. ANL-160811-152604001

Mother of missing Corrie McKeague appeals to students at West Suffolk College for information

The mother of missing Corrie McKeague has made a heartfelt plea to staff at West Suffolk College to talk to their students in a bid to help find her son.

Mini paralympics held in former Bury St Edmunds student’s memory

Mini paralympics held in former Bury St Edmunds student’s memory

A group of disabled children from Bury St Edmunds competed in a mini Paralympics in memory of former King Edward VI School student Emma Holloway.

Thomas Gainsborough School, Great Cornard. ANL-150709-161525009

UPDATE: Controlled explosion carried at a Great Cornard school

A controlled explosion was carried out at a school in Great Cornard last night.

Joanna Williams, who works for local optical group Wardale Williams, with branches in Halstead, Haverhill and Sudbury, visited St Andrew's School in Great Yeldham and carried out coloured overlay assessments on a number of children. ANL-161031-141846001

Children see benefit of special eye tests

Children from St Andrew’s primary school in Great Yeldham are seeing the benefit of a visit by an optometrist, a health care specialist trained to examine defects in vision.

A sponsored Babyballet Danceathon in aid of the charity Tommy ANL-161017-190233009

Budding ballerinas’ charity danceathon

Budding ballerinas hopped, skipped and jumped during their weekly class to raise money for charity last week.

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