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Friday, June 21, 2019

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.

History students were selected to visit the site of one of the most harrowing pieces of modern history.

A Norfolk school had to turn away more than half its capacity as it proved to be the most popular in south west Norfolk.

More than 100 schoolchildren from across Norfolk joined forces to take part in an anti-bullying project that aims to support pupils who have been targeted by bullies.

Health and education chiefs in Whitehall say there are no plans to use intervention powers for Suffolk's ailing special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) service.

Fresh calls have been made for an independent review of Suffolk's special educational needs service, as concerns surrounding a task force have been raised.

Plans to borrow millions of pounds to develop new specialist education places in Suffolk has been given the green light by council leaders - with the first cohort of new places to be ready for September 2020.

A group of schoolchildren from mid Norfolk recently took part in a money academy session.

A shake-up of specialist speech and language services for children - which could see three centres closed - aims to support more of the 2,300 youngsters in need of help, education chiefs claim.

A Norfolk nursery says it is determined to re-establish its reputation following a critical Ofsted report.

Nine secondary schools in Norfolk have more than one in five of their places for the new intake in September unfilled, figures reveal.

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