News and Events

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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July 13, 2016

Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk opens extension to Jubilee House care home in Woodbridge

The Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lady Clare Euston, has unveiled a plaque at Jubilee House Care Home in Woodbridge to mark the creation of six new bedrooms. Jubilee House, which is situated in the grounds of the Seckford Almshouses on Seckford Street, now provides residential care for up to 25 older people. Before unveiling the plaque, […]

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July 6, 2016

Beccles Free School declared World Champions at RoboCup 2016

A team of students at Beccles Free School have been crowned junior world champions after defeating hundreds of school teams globally at the RoboCup 2016 World Championships. The world-class computer coders, in Years 7 to 9 at Beccles Free School, returned from the RoboCup in Leipzig, Germany, with their trophy earlier today (July 5). This […]

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July 1, 2016

Seckford Almshouses is recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by national inspector

The Seckford Almshouses in Woodbridge, which provides accommodation and care for older people, has received high praise from national inspectors for its “caring”, “compassionate” and “extremely well-led” service after being rated ‘Outstanding’ in a recent report. Following an inspection of the Almshouses by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on March 30, the inspector praised the […]

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March 24, 2016

Beccles Free School RoboCup team crowned national champions, again!

Beccles Free School, on Castle Hill in Beccles, has been crowned national RoboCup champions for a second year running. The team of students, aged between 12 and 14, have won the honour of representing England at the World Championships again, after defeating over 50 primary and secondary school teams from across the country at the […]

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March 14, 2016

Mentors needed to help young people in Suffolk achieve success

The Suffolk based Seckford Springboard initiative, which aims to help young people into further education, training and employment, is calling on local people across the county to volunteer as a mentor in their area. The mentoring scheme is open to anyone who has some time and expertise to share with people aged 25 and under […]

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March 14, 2016

Seckford Foundation Director Arrested…for Charity!

On the morning of Friday 11 March 2016, three policemen interrupted a meeting at Woodbridge School in order to “arrest” Graham Watson, Director of the Seckford Foundation. The charge? He had been seen wearing odd socks out in public! This may seem like an innocent enough crime, but in reality is extremely serious. In Mr Watson’s position […]

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February 29, 2016

Lord-Lieutenant marks official opening of school’s £4.4 million refurbishment

The Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lady Clare Euston, has unveiled a commemorative plaque at Ixworth Free School during the grand opening of its new facilities. The opening event on February 25 celebrated the end of a two-stage, £4.4 million refurbishment programme which has been ongoing since the school opened in September 2014. Ixworth Free School, part […]

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February 19, 2016

Seckford care team shine at the Suffolk GEM awards

Staff at Seckford Care in Woodbridge, who run the Seckford Almshouses, Day Club and Jubilee House care home, have scooped an award for ‘Communication’ at the ‘Going the Extra Mile’ (GEM) awards, organised by Suffolk County Council and the Suffolk Safeguarding Adults Board. The team, who were also shortlisted in two other categories, picked up […]

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January 19, 2016

Lord Lieutenant officially opens new day club for older people in Woodbridge

The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lady Clare Euston, has officially opened a new day club in Woodbridge which will provide care and activities for local older people. The new Seckford Day Club, which is run by Seckford Care, moved to the Octagon Hall in Woodbridge Methodist Church at the end of 2015 from its original […]

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December 11, 2015

MP Visits Ixworth Free School As Refurbishment Programme Nears Completion

Students at Ixworth Free School welcomed Matthew Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, on Friday (27th November) for a special tour around the school’s new facilities. The school opened in September 2014 as part of the Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust and has been undergoing an extensive £4.4 million refurbishment programme to accommodate growing student numbers […]

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December 11, 2015

STEM subjects encouraged with new bursaries at Woodbridge School Sixth Form

Students wishing to study STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) at Woodbridge School now have more opportunities following the creation of a new bursary fund for its Sixth Form pupils. The first bursaries have been awarded to two students, Emelia Cole and Jamian Stephan, who both began studying A-level chemistry, physics and maths this […]

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