Welcome To Seckford Education Trust

A Welcome From Our CEO – Jonathan Taylor Our vision is to deliver a World Class Education locally for our pupils. Our Schools are relatively small which allows pupils to be well known and cared for. Strong relationships are a strength of all our Schools. In April 2023 we established a partnership arrangement with the

Trust Leadership

Trust Leadership Team The Trust Leadership Team (or TLT) is the first tier of operational leadership of the Trust, dealing specifically with strategic issues affecting the whole organisation. Members of the group are: Mr Andrew FellExecutive Headteacher SET Ixworth Mr Fell has considerable headship experience, most lately as the highly successful Headteacher at Old Buckenham

Our Trustees

Our Trustees

Governance The Seckford Education Trust is a not-for-profit charity. We are required to have members as stated in the Companies Act 2006. The current members of the Trust are Mr Philip Norton, Mr Peter Rout (Chair of the Trust Board) and Ms Sandra Dinneen. The members have due regard of the Trust’s Articles of Assocation,

Key Documents

This page contains key reports, useful policies and financial documents relating to the Seckford Education Trust. If you have any questions or queries about any of the documents in this section please contact us. Annual Report and Financial Statements 2021/22 – view Annual Report and Financial Statements 2020/21 – view Annual Report and Financial Statements 2019/20


The Trust Board and Local Advisory Bodies take seriously their statutory responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010 as amended by SI 2012/2962 and the Education (Non-Maintained Special Schools) (England) Regulations 2011 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies

Seckford Education Trust (SET) was set up in 2012 to help local communities to establish and run a number of academies in Suffolk and East Anglia. The Trust was established by the Seckford Foundation which is a long established charity dedicated to the education and welfare of young people and older people in Suffolk.

In response to local community requests, SET opened three secondary schools: SET Beccles School, SET Ixworth School and SET Saxmundham School. All three schools are thriving and the number of students choosing to attend has increased steadily since opening. In July 2019 SET welcomed two primary schools to the trust: Maidstone Infants and Causton Juniors, both situated in Felixstowe. In August 2022, the primary schools merged on to one site to become SET Felix Primary.