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Schoolchildren unveil art celebrating Framlingham Castle’s conservation project

Schoolchildren in Framlingham have unveiled unique pieces of art at Framlingham Castle, in celebration of the historical site’s ongoing conservation and visitor improvement project.

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PICTURES: Spirit of generosity drives Red Nose Day across the Diss Express area

PICTURES: Spirit of generosity drives Red Nose Day across the Diss Express area

The spirit of generosity was alive and well across the area last Friday, as people found creative ways to raise money for Red Nose Day.

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Class of the Week - Aslacton Primary School.


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

CLASS OF THE WEEK: Aslacton Primary School

Today’s class of the week is the owl class at Aslacton Primary School, which includes 16 reception children and eight Year 1 pupils.

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Stradbroke Primary School has been ranked in the top 3 per cent of schools nationally for pupil progress.



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Laxfield and Stradbroke schools ranked in top three per cent nationally for progress

A pair of north Suffolk schools earned the highest praise from central government, after they were both ranked in the top three per cent nationally for progress.

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Map of schools in north Suffolk (and south Norfolk) set to face cuts to their income, according to the National Union of Teachers.

Suffolk’s small schools face cuts under new funding formula, NUT claims

Suffolk schools will face cuts in their income under the Government’s proposed National Funding Formula (NFF), the National Union of Teachers (NUT) claims.

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Diss, Norfolk. Archbishop Sancroft High School librarian Sharon Ellis and pupils are collecting books at Diss Publishing Bookshop, after their school library received �400 grant from The Siobhan Dowd Trust, pictured from left Niamh McDonald, Lily Kirk, Michael Glover and Sharon Ellis. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

Big boost for Harleston school library after receiving £400 grant

The librarian of a Harleston school says she cried with joy when he learned her library would be boosted by a £400 grant for new books.

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Members of Diss and Harleston Business Forums, as well as eight Year 9 students from Archbishop Sancroft High School, were given a tour of Westminster by South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon.

Local business forums and Archbishop Sancroft High School students get a flavour of Westminster after tour with South Norfolk MP

Members of Diss and Harleston Business Forums have been getting an insight into life at Westminster after they were given a tour of the Houses of Parliament by South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon on Monday.

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The Year 7 English students of Attleborough Academy with TENGroup Chief Executive Dick Palmer and the schools Assistant Principal Carmina McConnell.

Attleborough Academy students make the news in annual BBC School News Report

Students of Attleborough Academy quite literally made the news last week — creating stories in a newsroom-style environment in collaboration with the BBC.

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St Mary's C of E Junior Academy Long stratton is hosting a Healthy Habits event for parents and pupils, in partnership with South Norfolk Council, to promote healthy living.

Long Stratton launches ‘Healthy Habits’ scheme aimed at tackling childhood obesity

A new health initiative intent on helping tackle childhood obesity has launched in Long Stratton, after statistics had revealed this area contained the highest levels of obesity in south Norfolk.

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Diss-based start-up business Bedrock Learning has launched a fundraising campaign on Crowdcube to help expand its services.

Photo of co-founders Olivia Sumpter and Aaron Leary,

Diss start-up Bedrock Learning seeks investment to narrow ‘language gap’ in schools

The Diss-based creator of an online learning resource is set to launch a new pitch for investments today, with the goal of expanding into “the go-to literacy solution for schools”.

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Thorndon, Suffolk. Class of the Week - Ark Class at Thorndon CEVCP School. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

CLASS OF THE WEEK - Thorndon CEVC Primary School

Children at Thorndon Primary School have been going back in time this half-term and learning about significant individuals who have influenced the world.

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Mad Science Roadshow at Alburgh with Denton Primary School, as part of the Harleston schools cluster's activities for British Science Week.

Harleston schools cluster broadens horizons for British Science Week

Children in the Harleston schools cluster are experiencing new forms of science education this month, in a variety of events organised by the local high school with the support of grant funding.

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Diss High School sixth-form school trip to Dorset, April 1984. Photo submitted by Peter Perkins.

MEMORY LANE: Putting names to faces of Diss High School students of 1984

In January, we shared a photo from Peter Perkins, a former deputy director of Diss High School’s sixth form centre.

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Class of the week - Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham's CEVA

CLASS OF THE WEEK - Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School, Framlingham

This week, we feature classes CH and KM from Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School in Framlingham.

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Pupils from Wilby CEVC Primary School are teaming up with the Hoxne Village Voices Choir for a concert

Wilby pupils to join Hoxne choir for concert in aid of Royal Voluntary Service

Pupils and staff at Wilby Primary School are lending their voices to a big charity choir concert this month, in support of isolated and vulnerable elderly people in local communities.

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The Foxes class at Pulham Primary School, pictured with staff and representatives of Oxfam, have raised more than �420, which will help pay for a classroom in Africa. Submitted photo.

Pulham Primary School Foxes sending a cow to Africa after charity cycle

The Foxes class at Pulham Primary School are sending a cow to Africa — thanks to their efforts in a sponsored bike race.

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School places.

One in six children miss out on secondary school places

The Good Schools Guide has predicted that more than 90,000 children in England will miss out on their first choice school on March 1, ‘National Offers Day’.

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Class of the week - East Harling Primary School

CLASS OF THE WEEK - East Harling Primary School and Nursery

Today, the Reception Class of East Harling Primary School takes their turn as the Diss Express Class of the Week.

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Attleborough student Jack Spall, an 18-year-old Team GB taekwondo athlete.

Teenaged taekwondo star of Attleborough gains sporting ambassador role

A teenaged Team GB athlete of Attleborough aims to help inspire a new generation of sporting stars, after taking on a new sporting ambassador role for young people.

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Suffolk ‘not effectively’ meeting special educational needs of children, say inspectors

The special educational needs of many children and young people in Suffolk are not being effectively met, according to a new report.

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