Seckford Trust

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The Seckford Trust (or Seckford Foundation) is a charitable trust founded in the 16th century by Thomas Seckford[1] that remains active to this day.[2] The trust is based in and operates in the area of Woodbridge, Suffolk.[2] The trust operates the Woodbridge School,[3] a co-educational boarding school founded in 1577 with over 900 students of ages four through eighteen. It also operates Seckford Almshouses,[4] the Deben Family Centre,[5] and other facilities, and gives grants to needy individuals and deserving organizations.[6] In 2006, it opened a theatre within the grounds of Woodbridge school called the Seckford Theatre.[7]


  1. ^ J. H. Baker, ‘Seckford, Thomas (1515/16–1587)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 29 April 2007
  2. ^ a b Revell, Phil (23 April 2002). "Education: Poor little rich schools: Is it right for elite schools to use charitable status to win public money?". The Guardian. UK. p. 2. 
  3. ^ Masey, Anthea (1 October 2003). "Eastern promise ; The beauty of East Anglia inspired Constable and charms Londoners. High-speed links now allow more people to live the rural idyll and benefit from top schools and country life an hour from London, says Anthea Masey". Evening Standard. p. 12. 
  4. ^ B.J. Harrison (2002). "About Woodbridge, Suffolk UK". The Rotary Club of Woodbridge Suffolk UK. Archived from the original on 8 February 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2007. 
  5. ^ "Deben Family Centre". The Seckford Foundation. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2007. 
  6. ^ "Darn o'R Gofrestr Ganolog Elusennau a gynhelir gan y Comisiwn Elusennau ar gyfer Cymru a Lloegr". The Charity Commission. 2005. Retrieved 15 April 2007. 
  7. ^ "Drama at WS". The Old Woodbridgians Website. Retrieved 15 April 2007. 

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