"Providing a foundation for life"

Welcome to the Saxmundham Free School website!

Message from the Headteacher

It is with great pride that I welcome you to the Saxmundham Free School website. I hope this website will give you an insight into our enthusiasm for learning, our community spirit and our commitment to constantly improving as a school.

I am extremely pleased and excited having been appointed as the Headteacher of Saxmundham Free School. This is a school that is full of potential and has a clear focus on ensuring that every student achieves the very best they can. One of my main roles is to secure a foundation from which all members of Saxmundham Free School can achieve. I aim to promote excellence, equality and high expectations in everything I do and everything we do as a school.

Our main focus at Saxmundham Free School is learning. Where learning and teaching is seen as the core purpose, with a shared belief amongst staff and students that all lessons should engage empower and excite. This in turn will enable all students to achieve and make progress to the very best of their ability.

Important though academic success is; it is just one aspect of life at Saxmundham Free School. We wish for our students not only to fulfill their academic potential but also to develop their talents for the creative arts, sport and leadership. Our mission is underpinned by the 6 Cs to Success – Commitment, Cooperation, Community, Confidence, Challenge and Celebration.

I am very proud of our students and the staff at Saxmundham Free School. It has a tremendous ethos in which students feel valued, their achievements are recognised and they feel safe to achieve. I would invite you to come and visit the school and see this for yourself as a prospective parent/carer.

This term we will be adding events to our website as they are confirmed.

Sports Fixtures:

  • 24 March 2014 – Y7 & Y8 Hockey Match v Beccles Free School (H 9.00am)
  • 25 March 2014 – Y9 &Y10 Boys Football v St Felix School (H 2.30pm)
  • 25 March 2014 – Y7, Y8 & Y9 Girls Football v Alde Valley (A 3.30pm)
  • 26 March 2014 – Y7 & Y8 Football Match v Beccles Free School (H 2.30pm)
  • 31 March 2014 – All Years Table Tennis v Beccles Free School (H 9.00am)
  • 03 April 2014 – Y9 & Y10 Girls Hockey v Beccles Free School (H 2.00pm)

​Future dates:

  • 24 March 2014 – Kitchens of the Globe theme Bangladesh
  • 26 March 2014 – National Day of Bangladesh
  • 26 – 28 March 2014 – The School Production 'Hairspray'
  • 27 March 2014 – Parent Focus Group at 5pm
  • 03 April – Y8 Written Reports to Parents
  • 04 April 2014 – Tournament of the Minds
  • 04 April 2014 – End of Spring Term
  • 16 April 2014 – Science Revision Master class – new date for all Y10 students
  • 22 – 23 April 2014 – Professional Development Days
  • 23 April 2014 – St Georges Day
  • 24 April 2014 – Students return to Saxmundham Free School
  • 30 April 2014 – Careers Fair
  • 30 April 2014 – Post-16 Pathways Evening
  • 01 May 2014 – Y8 Progress Evening – change of date

If any prospective parent/carer would like to visit the school then please do not hesitate to contact the school on 01728 633910 or via the email address enquiries@saxmundhamfreeschool.org.uk.

Please visit the Saxmundham Free School blog for the latest news about our school.

Thank you again for your continued support of the school. We are very grateful for the support that parents/carers, families and the local community have provided in helping us to provide an enriching and challenging curriculum.

David Lees



Prospectus 2014-15

Saxmundham Free School - Equalities Duty - Action Plan

 Saxmundham Free School - Leaflet

Saxmundham 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. 

Contact Us
If you have a question about Saxmundham Free School or wish to make application for admission to the school, please get in touch.


All correspondence should be directed to:
01728 633910 or via email

Saxmundham Free School
Seaman Avenue
IP17 1DZ







For all press enquiries please call Mary Rudd on 07831 719573