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The 2017 primary school SATs results have been published today, but can you answer some of the English and maths questions they faced? Have a go here.

A children’s literacy charity has begun working with schools in the county to help support children who have fallen behind with their reading.

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Schools in Suffolk are continuing to improve and gradually beginning to claw up the performance tables, bosses at the official education watchdog Ofsted have said.

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More schools in the region - mainly in Essex - have been affected by the snow and ice, with dozens remaining closed for the day,

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A number of schools have already announced plans to close across Suffolk and north Essex this morning after snowy weather hit the region.

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Headteachers claim potential cuts to free school transport in Suffolk will hit pupil outcomes and lead to teacher job losses.

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Teacher training provider, Mid-Essex Initial Teacher Training (ITT), based at Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form, is outstanding in all categories, according to education watchdog Ofsted.

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Adult learners at West Suffolk College’s Sudbury centre have been praised for their “determination, resilience and hard work” following a successful set of GCSE English and maths results.

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The teacher recruitment crisis in Suffolk has been underlined by a fall in training course applications and concerns over younger teachers increasingly quitting.

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The building of a new Samual Ward Academy, in Haverhill, is set to start next March with a finishing date set for Spring 2019.

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A large west Suffolk school which converted to academy status has achieved an improved Ofsted rating.

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More families could get one of their preferred secondary schools if they were able to list more choices when applying for places, research has found. Should it therefore increase in Suffolk?

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Students at Ormiston Sudbury Academy recreated an old photograph to commemorate 40 years since its sixth form began.

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Schools across East Anglia are being urged to enter a national science competition with prize money available to support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) teaching.

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Thousands more days of school absences are being lost to unauthorised family holidays in Suffolk and Essex.

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Increasing numbers of parents are applying online for a Year 7 place for their children. Find out everything you need to know about how to apply for secondary schools in Suffolk for September 2018.

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We have put together a Suffolk school league table based on provisional Progress 8 and GCSE results for 2017 published by the government this morning. See how your school performed and where it ranks in Suffolk.

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Children from Bardwell, Gislingham, Palgrave and Old Newton primary schools, along with staff, parents, clergy, friends and diocesan representatives, have marked the first anniversary of the Tilian Partnership Multi Academy Trust.

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A Sudbury primary school’s outdoor space has been transformed after receiving a £12,000 grant from the town’s Tesco store.

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Essex libraries have launched a checklist to help parents and children get the most out of their local library.

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Church leaders are delighted with progress in their schools, which they say are committed to providing high standards of education rooted in Christian values.

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Education

This year Suffolk County Council is working to Raise the Bar and improve educational standards in the county.

Here we want to champion those that are striving to drive up attainment and give our students the best possible start in life.

We also want to highlight those areas where improvement is still needed.

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