In May 2012 the Department for Education announced that it had approved the application of the Seckford Foundation to open free schools in Saxmundham and Beccles, following campaigning by groups of parents in both towns. Saxmundham and Beccles Free Schools were opened in September 2012 under the umbrella of the Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust. More information on SFFST and the Foundation’s future aspirations may be found here.
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GIVES IXWORTH FREE SCHOOL THE GO-AHEAD!
The Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust has been asked by members of the community of Ixworth to develop an application for a Free School in Ixworth on the site of the Ixworth Middle School. On the 22 May 2013, we were very excited to be told by the Department for Education that our “application to establish Ixworth Free School has been successful as the Secretary of State has decided it should proceed to the next stage of the free schools process. This is a significant step towards opening your school in September 2014."
More information on the news of the success of the application to open Ixworth Free School can be found in the press release below.