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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 May 2006, 15:25 GMT 16:25 UK
Views sought on education review
Suffolk County Council
Suffolk County Council is reviewing its education system
Suffolk residents are being asked for their views on the future education of children and young people.

Suffolk County Council is reviewing how best its schools can serve residents in the county.

The options could include the abolition of middle schools and a move to a two-tier system throughout Suffolk.

A council spokeswoman stressed that nothing was set in stone and the review aimed to look at ideas put forward by local people.

As part of the consultation process, the council's Policy Development Panel (PDP) will meet local people at Mildenhall College of Technology on 8 June between 1800 and 2100 BST.

'Significant review'

There will be other meetings across the county.

Councillor Patricia O'Brien, the council's portfolio holder for children, schools and young people's services, will be one of the panel members at Mildenhall.

Ms O'Brien said: "This review of school organisation is the most significant issue affecting education in Suffolk in the past 30 years.

"We need to take a good look at how the school system is working and whether it will provide the very best education for our children over the next 30 years.

"I encourage everyone to take an interest in this review and to take part in the consultation. We want to hear everyone's views."

The consultation runs until 4 August.

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