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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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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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