A councillor has warned that government plans to pay for special needs education via deficit funding could amount to a "toxic magic money tree".

Half a million pounds has been pledged by Suffolk Highways for fresh road markings and signs outside schools ahead of a changeover in parking laws.

Suffolk County Council

A new state primary boarding school in Norfolk - set to be the first of its kind - has been given the go-ahead by councillors.


Education chiefs are to form a task force to revamp a key strategy which aims to raise educational standards in Suffolk.

Suffolk County Council

Youngsters with special educational needs in Suffolk are being excluded three time more than their peers, new data revealed.

Thousands of school children from across the county are to come together for a week of sporting competition.

The number of penalty notices issued to Norfolk parents for taking their children out of school without permission hit has hit a record high.

New management has been announced for a Norfolk school.

A catalogue of errors have been found in the launch of a controversial new school transport policy last year, a new report has found.

Suffolk County Council

Three Norfolk high schools will soon be under new management after being switched to different academy trusts.

Thousands of parents across Suffolk are waiting to find out whether their child will be able to attend their first-choice school.

Students are set to get an eco-friendly dining hall as their school is given the go-ahead to demolish its current building.


Wages for top managers at academy chains have soared by a quarter, despite a funding crisis gripping the region's schools.

Fears pre-school education in Norfolk is facing a "dangerous" funding gap have been raised after £2.5m of early years money was set aside for other education priorities.

Suffolk education campaigners have welcomed plans for Ofsted to scrap its inspection exemptions for 'outstanding' schools - but raised fears that some may not have been assessed in 17 years.

Suffolk County Council

Areas of "rural deprivation" are affecting Norfolk's children's struggle to achieve basic skills, a councillor has warned.

A village primary school has been found to be 'inadequate' in an Ofsted report which says pupils receive "poor quality of education".

Major plans to boost Suffolk's literacy are in the pipeline, as the county's education chiefs aim to team up with a leading charity.

Suffolk County Council

An annual 35-year-old sporting event welcomed 150 pupils from across mid Norfolk to Dereham.

Plans to revamp Suffolk's children's centres - which could see two closed - are not about saving money, council leaders are insisting.

Suffolk County Council

A key project to raise educational standards in Suffolk is "not null and void" council chiefs insist, despite fears that spending has plummeted.

A headteacher has been banned from teaching indefinitely after he failed to protect two pupils suffering neglect.

New school places will still be provided in growing areas, a council has insisted, despite data forecasting an education funding shortfall of almost £74m.


Rising numbers of families are seeking help for children with special needs, but thousands are being denied assistance, a national investigation has found.


Political and economic changes in the UK over the past decade have hit private education schools. But despite recent closures independent schools in Norfolk believe the market is still strong. Bethany Whymark reports.

The first 10 new specialist units under £45 million plans to boost special educational needs in Suffolk have been announced.

Suffolk County Council

More than half of the 'outstanding' education establishments inspected by Ofsted in Suffolk this year have declined in standards, it has emerged.

Christmas has come early to pupils at The Bishop's CE Primary Academy in Thetford after being gifted a host of computer equipment.


A warning has been issued to the parents of schoolchildren in Norfolk that there has been an increase in Norovirus cases.

Safety checks are needed on the roofs of almost 60 schools across Norfolk - to establish whether they could be at risk of collapse.

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