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Generous donation in memory of lifelong artist supports primary school's outdoor art project

13 September 2021
Generous donation in memory of lifelong artist supports primary school's outdoor art project

Generous donation in memory of lifelong artist supports primary school's outdoor art project

13 September 2021

The school received a donation in memory of Roy Saunders, who wanted to support student art – and thank the school where his grandson attended.


Mayor applauds end-of-term student art exhibition at Thomas Gainsborough School

29 July 2021
Mayor applauds end-of-term student art exhibition at Thomas Gainsborough School

Mayor applauds end-of-term student art exhibition at Thomas Gainsborough School

29 July 2021

The return of a popular school art exhibition – postponed last year due to the pandemic – has been declared a sweeping success.


Football fever at primary school raises more than £1,400 for community defibrillator

07 July 2021
Football fever at primary school raises more than £1,400 for community defibrillator

Football fever at primary school raises more than £1,400 for community defibrillator

07 July 2021

Pupils got into Euro 2020 football fever to help raise money for a community defibrillator, which would also be available for local community use.


Student art exhibition set to spread across town centre

25 June 2021
Student art exhibition set to spread across town centre

Student art exhibition set to spread across town centre

25 June 2021

The exhibition, originally held two years ago, will return with over 200 pieces of art exhibited in 46 shop fronts, cafés and vacant retail units.


School student applauded after going seven years with 100 per cent attendance record

09 June 2021
School student applauded after going seven years with 100 per cent attendance record

School student applauded after going seven years with 100 per cent attendance record

09 June 2021

Ben Lowe, 18, earned praise for not missing a single day of school from the age of 11, up to his two years studying A levels at the school.


Creative endeavours during Covid-19 lockdown earn top award nomination for Suffolk school

27 May 2021
Creative endeavours during Covid-19 lockdown earn top award nomination for Suffolk school

Creative endeavours during Covid-19 lockdown earn top award nomination for Suffolk school

27 May 2021

The school has spoken of its delight, after being shortlisted in the final eight in the Creative School of the Year category in the TES School Awards.


School's new head boy and girl pledge to increase sporting and volunteering opportunities for students

14 May 2021
School's new head boy and girl pledge to increase sporting and volunteering opportunities for students

School's new head boy and girl pledge to increase sporting and volunteering opportunities for students

14 May 2021

Charlie Wilson and Evie Prager have been appointed to the roles, with both stating that they wanted to carry on the good work of their predecessors.


New headteacher praises support of school community ahead of return of pupils next week

04 March 2021
New headteacher praises support of school community ahead of return of pupils next week

New headteacher praises support of school community ahead of return of pupils next week

04 March 2021

Helen Yapp’s first full day in her new role as acting headteacher ended with Prime Minister Boris Johnson sending the country back into lockdown.


PE teacher completes two marathons in support of Prostate Cancer charity

09 February 2021
PE teacher completes two marathons in support of Prostate Cancer charity

PE teacher completes two marathons in support of Prostate Cancer charity

09 February 2021

Ross Myhill said the challenge had also helped with his mental health, after the country entered its third enforced lockdown since last March.


New school headteacher praises support of students, staff and parents after 'whirlwind' month

03 February 2021
New school headteacher praises support of students, staff and parents after 'whirlwind' month

New school headteacher praises support of students, staff and parents after 'whirlwind' month

03 February 2021

Ros Towns’ first day at her new school ended with the country going back into lockdown, which she admitted brought some very early challenges.


Primary school celebrates achieving Eco-Schools Green Flag status

29 January 2021
Primary school celebrates achieving Eco-Schools Green Flag status

Primary school celebrates achieving Eco-Schools Green Flag status

29 January 2021

Pupils and staff were recognised with the award after a number of green initiatives, such as a ‘switch-off’ fortnight and organised litter picks.


Headteacher at Suffolk school set to step down at Christmas after nine years in role

07 October 2020
Headteacher at Suffolk school set to step down at Christmas after nine years in role

Headteacher at Suffolk school set to step down at Christmas after nine years in role

07 October 2020

Wayne Lloyd has paid tribute to the fabulous support he has received from staff and students, describing his headship as an honour and a privilege.


A-levels 2020: Thomas Gainsborough School pays tribute to achievements of pupils after challenging year

13 August 2020
A-levels 2020: Thomas Gainsborough School pays tribute to achievements of pupils after challenging year

A-levels 2020: Thomas Gainsborough School pays tribute to achievements of pupils after challenging year

13 August 2020

The students have been praised for earning some top grades, in the face of having their exams cut short, due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Thomas Gainsborough School pupils support Step Up For Our NHS fundraiser

23 June 2020
Thomas Gainsborough School pupils support Step Up For Our NHS fundraiser

Thomas Gainsborough School pupils support Step Up For Our NHS fundraiser

23 June 2020

The school signed up to the fitness fundraiser, involving more than a dozen schools and almost 1,000 participants, in aid of NHS Charities Together.


Glemsford art teacher 'over the moon' after success at national competition

28 April 2020
Glemsford art teacher 'over the moon' after success at national competition

Glemsford art teacher 'over the moon' after success at national competition

28 April 2020

Trudy Harman, who teaches at Glemsford Primary Academy’s nursery, submitted a pastel drawing of her dog, Fergal, for the Jackson’s Painting Prize.


Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury describes 'relief and joy' after good Ofsted rating

17 January 2020
Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury describes 'relief and joy' after good Ofsted rating

Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury describes 'relief and joy' after good Ofsted rating

17 January 2020

Staff, students and the school community were left delighted by the recent report, which included an outstanding rating for personal development.


Thomas Gainsborough School becomes first in Suffolk to win Heritage Schools Award

14 January 2020
Thomas Gainsborough School becomes first in Suffolk to win Heritage Schools Award

Thomas Gainsborough School becomes first in Suffolk to win Heritage Schools Award

14 January 2020

Year 9 students at Thomas Gainsborough School were praised for working with partners on the development of the Sudbury Silk Stories project.


Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard recognised at Suffolk Sports Awards

07 December 2019
Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard recognised at Suffolk Sports Awards

Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard recognised at Suffolk Sports Awards

07 December 2019

Thomas Gainsborough School was named the Secondary School of the Year in the 2019 Suffolk Sports Awards, organised by Active Suffolk.


Recycling scheme launches at Sudbury school to raise pupil awareness

14 November 2019
Recycling scheme launches at Sudbury school to raise pupil awareness

Recycling scheme launches at Sudbury school to raise pupil awareness

14 November 2019

A recycling scheme with a difference has been launched at Woodhall Primary School in a bid to increase activity – and awareness – in the playground.


Long Melford wellbeing firm partners with schools to provide mental health support

16 October 2019
Long Melford wellbeing firm partners with schools to provide mental health support

Long Melford wellbeing firm partners with schools to provide mental health support

16 October 2019

The schools set to benefit include Thomas Gainsborough School, Wells Hall Primary School, Woodhall Primary School, and Glemsford Primary Academy.