News and Events

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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December 12, 2016

Young people urged to take part in survey on rural issues in Suffolk

A new survey has been launched urging young people across Suffolk to share their views on rural issues. The survey is part of a project called Young Flourish, which stems from FLOURISH, the Rural Summit for Suffolk, held on 11 October at Trinity Park. The Summit was put together by four local charities: The Seckford […]

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November 28, 2016

Seckford Foundation hosts annual Police Cadets parade

On Sunday 6 November, The Seckford Foundation hosted the annual Suffolk Police Volunteer Cadet Parade, at Woodbridge School. The parade was a chance to celebrate all the good work the cadets had been doing over the past year and also served as a pass out ceremony for new recruits, to mark the end of their […]

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October 19, 2016

County’s key influencers debate rural poverty at Flourish Summit

Suffolk’s leaders in business, public and voluntary sectors were brought together on Tuesday 11th October to debate and discuss the county’s growing issues of rural poverty. The Flourish Summit was organised by the Seckford Foundation in partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk Agricultural Association and Community Action Suffolk. The four voluntary organisations were brought together […]

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