Haverhill, Newmarket and Great Cornard teachers blaze an educational trail in Suffolk

A group of eight teachers who passed a rigorous training and research programme nine months ahead of schedule have been hailed as “trailblazers”.

Woodpigeons were the most common birds at schools in Suffolk last year
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Schools flock to take part in Big Birdwatch

Children are standing by their binoculars ready to take part in the annual RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch.

West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds

MPs backing WSC bid for East Anglian technology institute

East Anglian MPs are backing the West Suffolk College-led bid to create an institute of technology in the region.

Headteachers Together - Christine Inchley, left, Headteacher at Stour Valley Community School, and Rebecca Loader, right, Headteacher at Clare Community Primary School

Suffolk primary school applications deadline approaches

Parents and carers have until January 15 to make their application to secure their child’s place at a Suffolk Primary, Infant, Junior or Middle school for September 2018.


Suffolk County Council wants to hear your views on proposals for free school transport

Suffolk County Council is now holding a public consultation as it looks to find a long-term solution to providing affordable home to school transport.

Ashdon Parish Council chairman, Phil Player, and Ashdon Primary School pupils with one of the road signs

Ashdon school pupils and parish council combine to improve road safety

Pupils at Ashdon Primary School are feeling a great deal safer following efforts by the Ashdon Parish council.

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge with pupils from Clare Primary School and Stour Valley Community School

MP impressed by progress at Clare schools

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge visited Stour Valley Community School recently and met with staff and pupils from both Stour Valley and Clare Primary.

Samuel Ward Academy

Assurance made over the future of Haverhill sixth form

Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill has written to parents and called a meeting in order to calm fears that its sixth form is to close.

Castle Manor Academy students with their head teacher, Vanessa Whitcombe.

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Haverhill school alumni urged to help students’ university chances

Former students of Castle Manor Academy in Haverhill are being urged to help boost current students’ chances of going to university.

The Colourbox Montessori Nursery in Haverhill. Picture: Simon Punter

Haverhill nursery building sells for £890,000 at auction

The highest priced paid at the final Cheffins property auction of the year was £890,000 for the Colourbox Montessori Nursery on Haverhill Research Park which offered a rental income of £61,065 per annum.

The Mayor of Haverhill, Cllr David Roach, joins AgaTubaja (furthest right), a Stepping Stones staff member and two other Polish mums at the coffee morning

Haverhill coffee morning brings Polish community together

Heavy snowfall could not deter more than 50 people from enjoying a Polish Christmas coffee morning at a Haverhill pre-school on Sunday.

Mark Jones at Samuel Ward Academy

Poignant tribute to ‘talented’ teacher

A former teacher at a Haverhill school who died in a car crash has been remembered for his ‘wicked sense of humour and talent’.

The entrance to Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill

Redundancy blow for staff at Haverhill school

Almost 17 staff, including seven full-time teachers, face redundancy at Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill.

Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Controversial school transport plans to go to public consultation

Controversial plans which could see 3700 children lose their free school transport in an attempt to cut spending will go to public consultation next week.

Suffolk County Council's headquarters at Endeavour House, Ipswich

Councillors reconsider Suffolk’s school transport proposals next week

The stalled consultation on free school transport in Suffolk should restart next month with the public being asked to consider three options.

Samuel Ward Academy extension

New Haverhill school building will be one to ‘inspire’

A major new building project has been revealed for Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill.

The Mayor of Haverhill, Cllr David Roach, Golden Apples business services director Eve Wheeler (centre) and nursery staff on board the Game Wagon that visited the nursery on the day it was officially opened under its new management

Haverhill day nursery’s new owner sets out her ambitions

The new owner of a Haverhill nursery has emphasised her commitment to providing every child with the best early education and care possible.


Extra holiday week proposed for Haverhill schools

The chief executive of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust has said that proposals to reduce the academic year at its schools by one week will not happen if the majority oppose it.

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Haverhill school’s charity auction will raise money for Help for Heroes

Students at Samuel ward academy in Haverhill are holding a charity auction on November 29 to raise funds for Help for Heroes, the chosen charity of Cavell House.

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