Welcome To Seckford Education Trust

A Welcome From Our CEO – Mark Barrow Here at Seckford Education Trust (SET) our mission is to deliver the very best education to each and every young person across each of our schools in Suffolk. Each school is designed to be deliberately small, allowing us to really get to know every student as well

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. Mark BarrowChief Executive Officer On joining Seckford Education Trust (SET) in 2017 as Headteacher of SET Ixworth School, Mark brought a

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. J. S. Fletcher, Mr. R. Finbow and Miss Amanda Burton (Chair of the Trust Board). The members agree the Trust’s Articles of Association, which include

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 2019/20 – view Annual Report and Financial Statements 2018/19 – view Beccles Free School’s Supplementary Funding Agreement


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: SET Maidstone Infant School and SET Causton Junior School, both situated in Felixstowe.