News and Events

January 21, 2019

An insight into Ixworth Free School from one of our students

My first term at Ixworth Hello, my name is Hannah and I am 11 years old and I joined Ixworth Free School in September 2018, I am in year 7. I have absolutely loved my first term at Ixworth free School; it has been the greatest experience of my life so far. I never would […]

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December 11, 2018

Ixworth students inspired by visit from Paralympic and Deaflympic athletes

Students at Ixworth Free School have enjoyed an inspiring, action-packed day with Paralympic swimmer Ryan Crouch, who competed in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, and elite deaf football player Fil Kamps who competed in the World Cup and 2017 Deaflympics. The athletes’ visit on December 6 was followed by the School’s annual Achievement Evening, where […]

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October 16, 2018

Ixworth Free School secures grant for new sports facilities

Ixworth Free School has secured funding for improvements to its sports courts from the Garfield Weston Foundation. A grant of £65,000 will contribute towards the costs of transforming our current sports area into a secure an all-weather court. The ambitious project will see the current tarmac playground replaced with a multi-sport, all weather, synthetic play […]

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September 9, 2018

Ixworth Free School welcomes visit from local MP and Minister Matt Hancock

It was an exciting start of term at Ixworth Free School as Matt Hancock, Member of Parliament for West Suffolk and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, visited students on Friday 7 September. Mr Hancock enjoyed a tour of the school before meeting students and holding a Q&A session with Year 10 and […]

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August 23, 2018

Beccles, Ixworth and Saxmundham Free Schools celebrate GCSE results 2018

All three schools in the Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust have been celebrating their 2018 GCSE results today. James Wellesley Wesley, Chair of Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust, said: “We are delighted to see students at all three schools achieve strong performances across the range of subjects but particularly so in traditional academic subjects. English, […]

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October 13, 2017

Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust celebrates all 3 schools in top 10 position

The Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust (the Trust), which runs Beccles, Saxmundham and Ixworth Free Schools, is celebrating its Progress 8 performance table positions with all three schools in the top 10 out of 92 secondary schools in Suffolk for the progress all students have made since age 11. The league table position follows the […]

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October 5, 2017

Regional award recognises dignity and compassion at Seckford Care

Seckford Care, which includes the Seckford Almshouses very-sheltered accommodation and Jubilee House care home in Woodbridge, has been recognised at the annual Suffolk Care Awards. The regional awards presentation was held at Trinity Park in Ipswich on September 29, with the aim of shining a light on Suffolk’s best examples of adult social care. Seckford […]

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August 24, 2017

Beccles, Ixworth and Saxmundham Free Schools celebrate GCSE results 2017

All three schools in the Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust have been celebrating their 2017 GCSE achievements. James Wellesley Wesley, Chair of Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust Board, said: “We are very pleased with the progress that students have made across Beccles, Ixworth and Saxmundham Free Schools where all three schools are celebrating their results […]

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July 28, 2017

‘Outstanding’ residential care praised by CQC at Jubilee House in Woodbridge

National care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has given the highest praise to Jubilee House care home in Woodbridge, which is run by the Seckford Foundation, for providing ‘Outstanding’ residential care with an “extremely compassionate, attentive and caring” team. Jubilee House is one of only a very small number of residential care homes in […]

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June 30, 2017

Donation to Woodbridge Library supports town’s young people

The Seckford Foundation has donated £1,000 to create a new permanent collection of informative books for young people at Woodbridge Library. The donation is in recognition of former Farlingaye High School headteacher Sue Hargadon, who retired last year after almost 20 years of outstanding contribution to the School and wider community. The Sue Hargadon Collection […]

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June 21, 2017

Seckford Foundation partners with university to launch rural research on Suffolk Day

Young people experiencing income deprivation whilst living in rural parts of Suffolk are at risk of feeling ‘locked in’ and disconnected from education and employment opportunities, new research commissioned by Suffolk charity, the Seckford Foundation, has found. The research, which was conducted by the University of Suffolk, looked at the challenges faced by young people […]

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April 20, 2017

New Governor Appointments

Following the retirement of a number of governors in recent months the Foundation has made some new governor appointments. They are Jill Gibbs, Bryan Laxton, Sarah Holsgrove, Dr. Geoff Holdcroft and Graham Kill. Jill steps up from the Care Committee, where she has been a co-opted member for the past two years. She is a […]

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