"Providing a foundation for life"

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Message from the Headteacher

'The school is successfully providing an academic atmosphere where excellence is prized’ 

Ofsted 2014

As we head towards the end of a busy, rewarding and enjoyable second year at Beccles Free School, I am pleased to see our students remain focused on learning.  Our Year 9 students have already taken their examinations, whilst our Year 10 students are preparing to sit their examinations over the coming few days.

Prior to half term, we were visited by two Ofsted Inspectors who spent two days in school observing lessons, looking at data, policies, school work and seeing how we operate.  Their report has now been published and can be viewed by following the link on this website.  We were delighted that the inspectors noted, for example, that:

The behaviour of students is outstanding’ ;

‘Behaviour in the classroom is exemplary’ ; and that

Students display a thirst for knowledge and in many cases were seen to demonstrate a love of learning.’

It is extremely rewarding that external bodies are able to see for themselves what we have always known. We are extremely proud of our school and wonderful students, whose attitude to learning, their relationships with each other and their teachers embodies the core ethos of our school.  Beccles Free School will continue to provide the highest standard of education in order to provide our students with a ‘foundation for life’.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our parents/carers for the continuing support they provide to the school and students. 

I list below the events that will be taking place over the final half term of this academic year:

  • Y10 Mock Exams                            w/c 16 June 2014
  • Visit to Norfolk Show                      26 June
  • Minsmere Visit (Year 10 GCSE)         27 June
  • School Sports Day at SFS                30 June
  • Carlton Hall BBQ                             2 July
  • Y6 Transition                                 9 July
  • Sports Day at Woodbridge               9 July
  • Rewards visit                                  11 July
  • Friends Summer Fair                        12 July
  • Enrichment week                           w/c 21 July
  • Year 6 Transition week                   w/c 21 July
  • PCP 6 and reports                          w/c 21 July
  • End of Term                                  24 July 

John Lucas


 Prospectus 2014-15

Beccles Free School - Equalities Duty - Action Plan

 Beccles Free School - Statement of Inclusion


Beccles and Saxmundham Free Schools are proud members of the Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust. Please click here to visit the Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust website.

The Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee whose registered office is at Marryott House, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4JJ. It is registered in England and Wales with company number 08077362 and is exempt from registration with the Charity Commission. 

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For more information about Beccles Free School or to apply for a place, please call 01502 526640 or email us

Beccles Free School
Church Lane
Carlton Colville
NR33 8AX

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