News and Events

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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December 10, 2014

Apprenticeship Success for Melissa

Suffolk Student, Melissa Postma, was focused on a place at University however was not enjoying the school environment in the run up to her final exams so decided to look around to see whether she could go straight into the workplace. She realised that with few qualifications it would be difficult to gain work so […]

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December 5, 2014

Seckford Foundation appoints David Grant as new Governor

The Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment as a governor and as chairman of the Finance committee Mr David Grant, to succeed John Carrington, who stood down last month after seven years as a governor and the past two years as Finance Committee chairman. David trained as a chartered accountant, subsequently becoming a merchant […]

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November 18, 2014

Seckford Success at Great British Care Awards, Eastern Region Finals

We are delighted to announce that Cathy O’Brien, Registered Manager of Jubilee House is the winner of the Great British Care Awards “Dignity in Care Award” for the Eastern Region. She was presented with the Trophy at a gala dinner, held in Peterborough on Friday 14th November. We are also extremely pleased to have been […]

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November 14, 2014

Saxmundham Students make Human Poppy in remembrance, 100 years on

Students and staff of Saxmundham Free School spent Remembrance Day undertaking a range of commemorative activities as part of their ‘Why Do We Remember’ day, which saw students remember and reflect upon the sacrifices of all those who have fallen in conflicts around the world. Members of the Combined Cadet Force (pictured) laid a wreath […]

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October 21, 2014

Almshouse residents take up Mandy’s charity challenge

Mandy Hearle, from Woodbridge, is raising money for Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF) in her 'Mission Possible' challenge  in memory of 19-year-old Poppy Harvey, who in June 2010 suffered a fatal reaction to food. Mandy's year long challenge saw her join residents at the Seckford Almshouses in their weekly chair-based exercise class. The Almshouses team came […]

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October 15, 2014

Seckford Foundation sponsors ITFC Education Project for Local Schools

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy and midfielder Cole Skuse were at Coldfair Green Primary School, Saxmundham on Monday 13th October, to launch a brand new education initiative aimed at inspiring youngsters in literacy. The ITFC Education Programme, which has been created by-Ipswich Town Football Club and is sponsored by the Foundation, focuses on Key Stage […]

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October 8, 2014

Seckford Foundation Provides Stepping Stone to Workplace With New Apprenticeships

The Seckford Foundation is expanding its apprenticeship programme which provides the perfect stepping stone to the workplace. Two young apprentices are enjoying their first week with the Foundation in Woodbridge, where one will work with the maintenance team and the second will work on painting and decorating.  This expansion of the programme has only been made […]

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September 15, 2014

New Chief Executive of Aldeburgh Music at Woodbridge School Speech Day

Woodbridge School’s Senior School Speech Day took place on Saturday 13 September, and again the audience, and our guest speaker, Mr Roger Wright, the new CEO of Aldeburgh Music, were wowed by this remarkable celebration of achievement. As each pupil came up to receive their prize, Deputy Headmaster Michael Streat read a brief description of […]

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September 12, 2014

Staff Welcome Students at Ixworth Free School

The headteacher and staff welcomed their new students into Ixworth Free School this week as they mark the start of both a new term and a brand new school. The first two days had a carnival theme to settle students into their new school.  Through art, music and dancing students got to know one another […]

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