Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar is Suffolk’s response to tackling levels of educational attainment in the county.

Raising the Bar

We know that a focused effort is required to raise attainment in order to meet the needs of all children and young people, and close the gap between pupils in Suffolk and nationally.

Raising the Bar is everyone’s business - we all have a part to play in supporting young people to gain the skills and qualifications that will help them to be successful in the future.

The Raising the Bar Awards 2015 were held at Ashlar House in Bury St Edmunds on June 25, visit the Raising the Bar Awards website to read about the awards ceremony, the winners and finalists. 

All pages in this section

About Raising the Bar

How Suffolk County Council plan to improve education attainment in Suffolk through Raising the Bar.

Our strategy

Read the School Improvement Strategy and find out how key stakeholders can play a role in Raising the Bar.


Details of the Raising the Bar Challenge Fund and Community Fund, and other education funding opportunities.


New initiatives introduced by Raising the Bar aimed at improving educational attainment in Suffolk.

People and stakeholders

Information for stakeholders in early years, schools and businesses; plus what support is offered to parents and students in Raising the Bar.

News and social media

News and bulletins from Raising the Bar and how to get the latest using social media.

Raising the Bar Awards

Where to find out about the Raising the Bar awards in Suffolk, including the award categories.

Post Ofsted Action Plan

Read the Post Ofsted Action Plan, produced following the Ofsted inspection of School Improvement Services at Suffolk County Council in January 2015.