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Art Exhibition at Ixworth Free School

On 21 April 2016, Ixworth Free School played host to the Free Schools Trust Art Exhibition. It was the latest instalment in the Cross Trust Competitions calendar, which brings the three schools in the trust, Beccles, Ixworth and Saxmundham, together to compete in a. More

Beccles Free School RoboCup team crowned national champions, again!

Beccles Free School, on Castle Hill in Beccles, has been crowned national RoboCup champions for a second year running. The team of students, aged between 12 and 14, have won the honour of representing England at the World Championships again, after defeating over 50. More

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. More

Suffolk’s Free School students bring science to life at annual competition

Students from Beccles Free School are celebrating after being crowned ‘Cross Trust Champions’ in an annual science competition. The Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust ‘Fame Lab’ competition saw Year 7, 8 and 9 students from Beccles Free School compete against those from Saxmundham and. More

Beccles RoboCup champions share wisdom with younger students

Robotics champions at Beccles Free School have been sharing their expertise with younger students at a new after school coding club. The team won the national RoboCup competition in June 2015 before representing England at the Robotics World Championships in China, where they scooped. More

Cross Trust Competition – Lightning Chess

On 8 December 2015, the latest Cross Trust Competition, Lightning Chess, saw Beccles and Saxmundham students travel over to Ixworth in a bid to be crowned Cross Trust Champions! Each of the schools were split up in to Year group teams, so there were 4. More

A taste of Japan comes to Suffolk Free Schools

Students at Ixworth, Saxmundham and Beccles Free Schools enjoyed a special day of school meals with a difference, as part of the Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust ‘Kitchens of the Globe’. Students were encouraged to try an exciting Japanese menu which included dishes such. More

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. More

Winter Games Cross Trust Competition

On 18 November 2015, Beccles Free School welcomed students from Ixworth and Saxmundham as they hosted the ‘Winter Games 2015’, Cross Trust Competition. The ‘Winter Games’ is an endurance event, which incorporates various skills from sports that the students play at school during the. More