News and Events

July 8, 2014

Saxmundham Free School Wins Praise In First Ofsted Inspection

A free school which opened less than two years ago has won praise in its first Ofsted report which is published today (June 30). Students, staff and governors at Saxmundham Free School will be celebrating the good news in the report which follows an inspection on May 21 and 22. The report grades the school […]

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July 8, 2014

Evensong and Picnic Mark Stephen Cole’s Retirement

Since Stephen Cole announced his retirement at the start of the academic year there have been a number of occasions and events marking his 21 years as Headmaster of Woodbridge School. The rendition of A Gaelic Blessing, sung  at the end of the senior school carol service by scores of former members of the Chamber […]

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July 8, 2014

Retiring Headmaster Leaves School After 21 Years

After 21 years in charge of Woodbridge School, Stephen Cole has walked the corridors for the final time as Headmaster. Under his leadership, admissions have grown, academic levels have risen, and there has been national success for pupils in many sports, chess, drama, Young Enterprise Scheme, the Combined Cadet Force, and notably choral and orchestral […]

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June 19, 2014

Good News for Beccles Free School from Ofsted

Beccles Free School faced widespread opposition from political leaders and other school heads who believed that the town was the wrong place for such an establishment. But students, staff and governors silenced their critics after receiving both good and outstanding results. The school, run by the Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust, opened in Carlton Colville, near […]

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June 16, 2014

Woodbridge School Student is Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet

Rob Smith, a student at Woodbridge School and a member of the School’s Combined Cadet Force, has been honoured by being appointed one of the Lord Lieutenant’s cadets for 2014. In that role he is required to accompany Lord Tollemache, Suffolk’s Lord Lieutenant, on official visits and appearances, including occasions when members of the Royal […]

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June 16, 2014

Seckford Foundation hosts annual Police Cadets parade

The Annual Parade of the Suffolk Constabulary Volunteer Police Cadets took place in the Dome at Woodbridge School on 16 March. There are four units of volunteer police cadets across Suffolk, based in Martlesham at Police HQ, Ipswich, Lowestoft and Bury St Edmunds, comprising a total of 100 cadets aged between 13 and 18. A […]

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June 16, 2014

Seckford Foundation Gives Grant to Rural Youth Bus Project

A charity which runs a rural youth bus to help young people in Woodbridge is to benefit from a £4000 grant from The Seckford Foundation. Just42 is a charity which supports young people facing challenging times.  Their mobile youth centre bus visits local communities providing a safe place for friends to meet with a range […]

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June 16, 2014

Seckforde Street to Seckford Street Cycle Ride 2014

The annual bike ride from Clerkenwell to Woodbridge took place on 21 June in brilliant sunshine, with a gentle breeze, clear roads, plentiful food and hardly any punctures. 2014 marked a return to glorious weather and smiley faces – apart from the hills. A record number of Woodbridge School pupils  – 17  – took part, […]

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June 16, 2014

Seckford Foundation Provides Grant to Seckford Explorer Scouts

Members of a Suffolk scout unit are able to enjoy the benefit of some new equipment for camping trips thanks to a grant from the Seckford Foundation.  The Seckford Explorer Scout Unit  has used the £800 grant to buy five two and three man tents and four new stoves. Scout leader Dave Sanders said “We […]

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June 16, 2014

Nikola King appointed Headteacher of Ixworth Free School

The Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust has announced that Miss Nikola King will be the headteacher of Ixworth Free School. The school will open its doors in September this year pending a funding agreement with the Department of Education. It will hold 600 pupils and will be located in the site of the former Ixworth […]

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