News and Events

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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September 18, 2015

Suffolk apprenticeship programme helps young people Springboard to success

As students embark on a new term at school or set off for college or university this month, the Seckford Foundation is reminding young people that further education and classroom-based learning are not the only pathways available. The Foundation’s Seckford Springboard apprenticeship programme, which launched in 2013, is an alternative stepping-stone to employment, providing young […]

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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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