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Thu, 17:58

There were smiles and tears of joy at Thetford Grammar School as students and their parents opened their highly anticipated A-level results.

Three mental health teams are set to be created which will go into schools and offer mental health support, thanks to a £2million cash boost.

A family's continued fundraising in memory of a loved one has now raised more than £15,000 for a Bury St Edmunds-based hospice.

A nursery worker who has supported hundreds of families is celebrating 20 years in her post.

A Norfolk high school is finishing its summer term a day early due to hot weather.

Suffolk County Council's cabinet approved the new model for specialist speech and language education at its Tuesday meeting, which will focus on earlier intervention.

Plans to shake-up children's centre provision in Suffolk will go to the public from September, after it was agreed for consultation this afternoon.

Fresh fears have been raised over the impact plans to close some of Suffolk's children's centre will have on rural communities - with some areas set to share just one or two centres.

Plans for a major overhaul of children's and family services in Suffolk - which could save up to £1million - are set to be presented for public feedback.

School pupils in Thetford have been thrown into the world of opera as they prepare to perform at Norwich Theatre Royal.

A school for children with special needs could triple in size to allow 22 more students to become residential.

West Suffolk College was the top provider in the country for adults taking GCSE English last year, latest figures have revealed.

Campaigners over changes to speech and language education services in Suffolk have said they still have unanswered questions, following the unveiling of latest plans.

Education chiefs have warned that schools in Suffolk deliberately encouraging poorly performing pupils to quit school for home education are being monitored.

Three speech and language schools in Suffolk which had been earmarked for closure are set to be converted to specialist units attached to mainstream schools, education chiefs have said.

More than 800 children in Suffolk are being taught at home according to new figures - including eight confirmed cases in one year where schools pressured parents to home educate so as not to bring down school results.

Hundreds of Suffolk families will be boosted by free meals for their children this summer, after the government pledged £1million for the county.

Key education issues in Suffolk such as special educational needs, catchment areas and home schooling will be put under greater scrutiny thanks to a series of new task forces.

An Olympic athlete gave a masterclass to hundreds of budding athletes at a town's first Sports Fest.

Social care services for children in Suffolk have been hailed by independent inspectors as being of an "exceptionally high standard" after being just one of a handful in the country to get the top rating.

Former students from a Suffolk secondary school are being asked to go back to the classroom to inspire current students to career confidence and academic success.

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Music lessons can often fall victim to under-resourcing at rural primary schools, with a lack of teachers and funds for equipment.

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