News and Events

August 17, 2015

Woodbridge School students celebrate best A-level results in over a decade

Students and staff at Woodbridge School are celebrating outstanding results in A-Level examinations this summer, with 64% of students achieving at least one A grade and 39% achieving at least one A*. Of the 91 students that sat A-level exams at Woodbridge School this year, 87% achieved A*-C grades and over a quarter secured at […]

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July 27, 2015

World-class achievement for Beccles students at Robotics World Championships in China

A team of six students from Beccles Free School in Suffolk are second best in the world, after an outstanding performance representing England at the RoboCup CoSpace Robotics World Championships, the world’s largest robot competition, held last week in Hefei, China. The RoboCup Junior league, which attracts hundreds of primary and secondary schools globally, develops […]

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June 24, 2015

Woodbridge welcomes Royal visitor to mark 500th anniversary of Thomas Seckford

A special commemorative plaque was unveiled in Woodbridge on Wednesday 10 June by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester, in celebration of 500 years since the birth of the town’s famous benefactor, Thomas Seckford, in 1515. The Duchess’ visit was planned by The Seckford Foundation who, through their provision of education and care of […]

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June 9, 2015

Almshouse WWII veteran honoured with prestigous Ushakov Medal

94 year-old Patrick Warren, a resident at The Seckford Almshouses in Woodbridge, has finally received further recognition for his efforts in World War Two with a special medal presentation that took place on Friday 29 May. Patrick was presented with the Ushakov medal by Suffolk Coastal MP, Therese Coffey, during a coffee morning event at Jubilee […]

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June 1, 2015

Beccles Free School students are national RoboCup champions

Students at Beccles Free School, on Castle Hill in Beccles, are the best in the country when it comes to computer programming a robot. They have won the honour of representing England in the World finals of the CoSpace Robotics competition, RoboCup. The group of students are now fundraising for their trip to the RoboCup […]

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May 28, 2015

Seckford Foundation carries forward Benefactor’s legacy as it celebrates 500th anniversary

The Seckford Foundation, has celebrated 500 years since the birth of its benefactor, Thomas Seckford, with a Founders Day event held on 24th May. The Founders Day service was held at St Mary’s Church, Woodbridge and attended by over 120 people with connections to the charity. It was followed by a Reception at The Abbey, […]

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May 8, 2015

Royal Visit to mark Quincentenary of Thomas Seckford’s birth

We are delighted to announce that HRH The Duchess of Gloucester will visit the Seckford Foundation to mark the Quincentenary of Thomas Seckford’s birth. Her visit will give us the opportunity to bring Her Royal Highness up to date with the range of activities undertaken by the Foundation.  She last visited the Foundation in September […]

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May 8, 2015

Woodbridge to celebrate Thomas Seckford 500th anniversary

The Woodbridge and wider Suffolk community are invited to celebrate the town’s most famous benefactor, Thomas Seckford, in an evening of music and entertainment at St Mary’s Church on Friday 15th May. The event will be the first in a series of celebrations this year to mark the 500th anniversary of Thomas Seckford’s birth in […]

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April 30, 2015

Seckford Foundation appoints new trustees

The Foundation has announced the appointment of two further trustees, Judi Newman and Jeston Na Nakhorn. Judi has worked across the charitable and public sectors in local, national and international organisations as a fundraiser and philanthropy advisor for the past 20 years. She was previously the Development Director for the Suffolk Community Foundation, where she […]

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January 27, 2015

Seckford Foundation Governor becomes “honorary freeman of Woodbridge”

One of the Seckford Foundation governors, the Reverend Canon Kevan McCormack has been bestowed the great honour of becoming one of only 12 “honorary freemen of Woodbridge”. Reverend McCormack started his community work in Woodbridge when he was made rector of St Mary’s Parish Church in 2001. He is also honorary chaplain to Ipswich Town […]

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December 18, 2014

New Head Appointed for The Abbey

Woodbridge School has announced the appointment of John Brett as the new Head of The Abbey, the preparatory department of the School, from September 2015. Mr Brett spent ten years as director of music at King’s Hall Prep School in Taunton and then at Thomas’s Prep School in Battersea and during that time completed a […]

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December 17, 2014

Christmas Carols at the Almshouses

On Wednesday 10 December 2014, the Chamber Choir of Woodbridge School brought the festive spirit with them to the Seckford Almshouses, when they visited for a Christmas Carol Service. The Choir, conducted by Miss Claire Weston, sung through a beautiful repertoire of songs, including a highly impressive rendition of “Still Nacht” (Silent Night) in its […]

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