Haverhill school’s GCSE results attract national attention

The record-breaking GCSE results at a Haverhill school are to be featured in a national publication.

St Felix Primary School  children from receptio nand teaching assistant Debbie Boreham look at the damage to the Forest School area.
Picture; Mark Westley

Haverhill school’s Forest School blighted by vandalism

Vandals are repeatedly damaging a wooded area used for Forest School activities by a Haverhill primary school.

LITTLE WRATTING: School has gone from 'inadequate' Ofsted to 'Good' with 'outstanding' features
Broadlands Hall School, Haverhill Road
Students with Paul Gardner. lead teacher, Lucinda Steed HTLA, Georgia Cooke LSA, Sam Munro Lead Teacher and Mel Thomas LSA. 
Picture Mark Westley

Special school near Haverhill turns things around to impress Ofsted

A school for boys with special educational needs has turned things around to earn a ‘Good’ with ‘outstanding’ aspects rating from Ofsted, less than three years after being deemed ‘inadequate.’

James Cleverly MP (left) with head teacher Mary Nicholls and chairman of governors, Chris Cadman, at the unveiling of the new name for Stanley Drapkin Primary School, Steeple Bumpstead Primary School. Picture by Steve Barton.

Steeple Bumpstead school returns to the future

Braintree MP James Cleverly was in Steeple Bumpstead last Friday to officially unveil the new name for the village’s primary school.

Staff and students join the project team from Cocksedge Building Contractors outside the new building at Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill. Picture: Gooderham PR.

State-of-the-art new classrooms added to Haverhill school

Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill has undergone a massive extension after being awarded £2.1 million from Suffolk County Council’s capital programme.

Chief executive of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust,  Dr Tim Coulson

School trust needs ‘to be held to account’ claims parent

A parent of one of the 83 pupils effected by Samuel Ward Academy Trust’s (SWAT) decision to withdraw free school transport has raised concerns about its financial management.

Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Suffolk Cabinet approval of school transport consultation blocked by opposition

Yesterday’s decision by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet to go ahead with a free school transport consultation has been ‘called in’ by opposition councillors.

Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Free school transport consultation backed by Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet.

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet today approved a three-month consultation on the future of free school transport.

Vicky Hogg, the new head teacher at Clements Primary Academy in Haverhill, with pupils Michaela Davis, Amari M-Barki and Jessie Lee

Head teacher delighted to have taken over at Haverhill primary school

A Haverhill head teacher has spoken of her delight at “coming home” after starting at Clements Primary Academy.

Kath Just has resigned as the head teacher at Samuel Ward Academy.

Head teacher resigns from Haverhill academy

Not much more than one year after joining Samuel Ward Academy as its new principal, Kath Just has stepped down.

Boyton End, Suffolk. Mia Huckstep, 13 is one of 84 kids who now have to pay for their transport to Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill after the school suddenly ended the agreement to provide it for free. Pictured are Leela and Mia Huckstep.


New hope for Samuel Ward Academy pupils’ in free school transport wrangle

Parents faced with having to pay for the first time for their children to travel to Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill could have a new lifeline.

Tears of joy for one GCSE student at Samuel Ward Academy

Haverhill students do well in GCSEs

Students at Castle Manor Academy in Haverhill are celebrating their highest ever GCSE results today with 62 per cent of students reaching the new threshold of a level 4 in Maths and English.

Joy and relief on A levels results day at Samuel Ward Academy. Picture by Russ Bennett

Haverhill academies shine on A-level results day

A level students at Haverhill’s two academies have once again produced some outstanding results.

Leela Huckstep and her daughter Mia, 13, who is being denied free transport to Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill. Her walking route to school from their home in Boyton End would take her across fields. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Parents continue their fight for free school transport

The parents of a Samuel Ward Academy student refused free transport to school are continuing their fight for a change of decision amid ‘baffling’ county council policies.

Westfield Primary Academy School head teacher, Nicky Tyler,  with  pupils and executive principal Darren Woodward

Lottery windfall will bring more family support to Haverhill school

Westfield Primary Academy School in Haverhill has welcomed a Lottery windfall that will provide more support for families.

Stour Valley Community School students

Inspectors offer up praise for science subjects after visit to Clare school

Ofsted inspectors have praised the science subjects being taught at Stour Valley Community School in Clare for being ‘a beacon of excellence.’

Children keep busy with an activity at the Groundbreakers Holiday Club at St Mary's Church, Haverhill

Fun and education combined at Haverhill church’s holiday club

St Mary’s Church in Haverhill held its Groundbreakers Holiday Club for children earlier this month.

The entrance to Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill

Parents challenge Haverhill school’s decision to end free transport

A parent of one of 84 students told last month that they must start paying for previously free transport to a Haverhill school has criticised both the county council and the school.

Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill

Haverhill school’s £921,000 budget deficit will be wiped out, says Trust

The trust running Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill says it expects to wipe out a £921,000 budget deficit at the school within three years.

Year 3 Linton Height Junior School pupils Cassie and Erin serve up ice cream

Enterprising Linton pupils serve up a summer treat

More than 60 Year 3 pupils at Linton Heights Junior School served ice cream to parents and friends, raising £195 for the school as part of a Business and Enterprise Project.

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