Our Schools

The Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust was founded by the Seckford Foundation in 2012.

Three schools are part of the Trust: Beccles Free School, Ixworth Free School and Saxmundham Free School.

All the schools in the Trust have been founded as a result of community demand.

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Beccles Free School

Beccles Free School opened in September 2012 on a temporary site in the town of Carlton Colville near Lowestoft. Carlton Colville Primary School had moved out of it’s building to the old middle school site in the town, providing an opportunity for Beccles Free School to be sited in Carlton Colville until its permanent site in Beccles became available in September 2014. At that time, the school moved to the old Beccles Middle School site.

Beccles Free School is an 11 – 16 non-selective school and is led by Mr Nigel Youngman (Headteacher) and the Chair of the Local Advisory Body is Mr Aidan McHugh.

Information on the origins of the Beccles Free School logo can be found here.

 

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Ixworth Free School

Ixworth Free School opened on the site that was previously occupied by Ixworth Middle School, on 1 September 2014. The school initially accepted students in Years 7 – 9 (with Year 10 from September 2015 and Year 11 from September 2016).

Ixworth Free School is led by Mr Mark Barrow (Headteacher) and the Chair of the Local Advisory Body is Mrs Emma Barber.

Information on the origins of the Ixworth Free School logo can be downloaded here.

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Saxmundham Free School

Saxmundham Free School opened on the site of the old Saxmundham Middle School which closed in the summer of 2012. The school opened in September 2012. Since opening the school building has had significant investment and in October 2013, opened its new Creative Arts Centre.

Saxmundham Free School is an 11 – 16 non-selective school led by Mr David Lees (Headteacher) and the Chair of the Local Advisroy Body is Mrs Sarah Pastor.

Information on the origins of the Saxmundham Free School logo can be downloaded here.

To find out more about an individual school, please click the link to the right of this page to visit the school’s website.