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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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Lavenham Pre School
Katherine Eves manager with Kay Burcham, Mel Lavergata, Rachel Childs and Kati Iliffe.
Picture Mark Westley

Delight for Lavenham Pre-school as children embrace move to new nursery

A Lavenham pre-school is delighted with the success of its new building two months after it opened.

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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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Wells Hall Children in Need

ROUND-UP: Youngsters across Suffolk raise thousands for Children In Need

Everything from children wearing spotty clothes to school, cake sales, to teachers getting messy in a version of the I’m A Celebrity television show, took place to raise money for Children in Need.

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Pupils at St Gregory CEVC Primary School in Sudbury have been collecting money for Children In Need by creating their own
competitions, sales and fundraisers, using �1 each loaned from the school's PTA.




PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Sudbury school pupils show pounds of creativity for Children in Need

Youngsters at a Sudbury school were commended for their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, as they found unique ways to raise money for Children in Need using a loan of just £1 each.

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GREAT CORNARD
Thomas Gainsborough School, Wells Hall Road, Great Cornard
Thomas Gainsborough School has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted following
its 2017 inspection.
Picture Mark Westley

Delight for Thomas Gainsborough School after glowing Ofsted report

The headteacher at Thomas Gainsborough School has credited the collective effort of students, staff and governors in helping achieve a glowing Ofsted rating.

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Former Long Melford Primary School headteacher Paula Hagan.

Former Long Melford headteacher given lifetime ban for severe negligence

A headteacher has been banned from teaching for life after failing to meet health and safety procedures which put pupils and staff at risk.

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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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Opening of the Powling Nursery at St. Margarets Prep School in Gosfield, Essex. Pictured: Louise Laurie, Callum Douglas, James Cleverly and Elaine Powling.

MP opens new £250k nursery in Gosfield

A school was joined by its local Member of Parliament for the official opening of its new £250,000 nursery, named after a long-serving former principal.

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Pupils from St Joseph's Primary School visited the Material Recycling Facility (MRF) in Ipswich.

Sudbury school pupils inspired by visit to recycling plant

Youngsters from a Sudbury school were given an insight into the recycling process last week after pupil Darcy Hertz’s anti-litter logo won first place in a competition.

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Mike Parish, chairman of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust board of directors, presents the Headteacher Award for Excellence to Francesca Perkins-Taylor at the Thomas Gainsborough School awards.

Thomas Gainsborough School students recognised for successes

Students at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard have been rewarded for their successes and achievements in recent awards ceremonies.

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Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury has renovated its wildlife garden and outdoor educational space after a big fundraising drive. Pictured: Leonie Harvey, Lyndsey Oakes, Sarah Botterall, Claire Rice, Helen Arbon and Bev King.

Fundraising drive transforms Sudbury school’s wildlife garden

A primary school in Sudbury has officially cut the ribbon on its newly-rejuvenated wildlife garden, achieved with the help of a major fundraising drive.

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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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Lavenham, Suffolk. Official opening of Lavenham Pre-School Building with all of the village being invited to the grand opening of Lavenham Pre-School on Saturday which was built as a result of a �500,000 fundraising exercise by the village. Pictured is Lyn Gurling (centre left) opening the building. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

Lavenham celebrates opening on new £500,000 pre-school

More than 200 people came to watch village stalwart Lyn Gurling cut the ribbon to officially open Lavenham’s new pre-school building.

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Thomas Gainsborough School pupils' Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Sudbury students raise £500 for cancer charity

Hundreds of pupils from Thomas Gainsborough School took part in a Macmillan coffee morning on Friday to raise funds for the cancer support charity.

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St Gregory Chruch of England football team

Sudbury primary school shoot their way to glory

Youngsters tackled their way to first place at a football tournament last week.

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Ken and Anesta Newson, founders of The Bridge Project, Sudbury have a commemorative plaque unveiled in Gainsborough Street.

Sudbury charity founders honoured by plaque

The founders of a Sudbury social enterprise, which has been going for 22 years, have been honoured with a commemorative plaque placed on the wall in Gainsborough Street.

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Babergh's proposed boundaries

Babergh to discuss changes to ward boundaries

Proposals to reduce number of district councillors and make changes to ward boundaries will be discussed by Babergh District Council.

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Police. PICTURE: MARK BULLIMORE.

Drivers caught flouting laws in Halstead policing operation

Fifty-six drivers were stopped for failing to wear a seat belt as part of a road policing operation in Halstead last week.

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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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