Schools & Support in Education

An overview of educational options and admissions processes for children in Suffolk, plus support for governors, pupil welfare and improving school standards

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Academies and Free Schools

How Suffolk County Council is responding to the development of Academies and Free Schools

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School admissions

Provides everything you need to apply for a school place and access to school admission policies

  1. Admissions: Applying for a school place for 2014/2015 (current school year)
  2. Admissions: Applying for a school place in 2015/2016
  3. Catchment Area Lists
  4. Education admission appeals and permanent exclusion reviews
  5. School Preference Advice Service - help for parents and carers
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Introducing Children and Young People's Services

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Aims to provide an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development for young people aged 14 - 25 years

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Education Other than at School (EOTAS)

The support provided for children and young people who cannot attend mainstream education

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Free school meals

Food for thought – Suffolk schools are missing out on £5 million – they need your help!

  1. Free school meals - FAQs
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General information

Everyday school life, transport, school performance and educational support for children, young people, parents and carers

  1. Home education
  2. Free school meals - is your child eligible?
  3. Help with the cost of your child's education
  4. School catering
  5. School closures
  6. School complaints procedure
  7. School crossing patrols
  8. School transport
  9. County music service
  10. Walking and cycling to school
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Learning and Improvement Service

Information on the Learning and Improvement Service of Suffolk County Council

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Out of school & holiday activities

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Raising the Bar

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Raising the participation age (RPA)

An explanation about why all young people will be staying in education or training until they are 18 years old

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School Organisation Review

Find out more about how the School Organisation Review is playing a key part in the raising of academic attainment across schools in Suffolk

  1. **Latest news**
  2. Bury St Edmunds Reorganisation
  3. Information for parents and carers
  4. Information for staff and governors
  5. SOR background and archive
  6. SOR consultations
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School governors

An overview of the different types of governors, their roles and responsibilities

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School term & holiday dates

Find out the dates your child is expected to be in school and when the school holidays take place

  1. Term dates 2012 - 2013
  2. Term dates 2013 - 2014
  3. Term dates 2014 - 2015
  4. Term dates 2015 - 2016
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Schools in Suffolk

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Teaching in Suffolk

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The parent hub - help and advice for parents and carers

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Youth support

Information, advice and support to help you and your child make informed choices about what’s happening in their life and make plans for the future

  1. Suffolk Youth Offer
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e-safety information and advice

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