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Ixworth Free School secures grant for new sports facilities

Ixworth Free School has secured funding for improvements to its sports courts from the Garfield Weston Foundation. A grant of £65,000 will contribute towards the costs of transforming our current sports area into a secure all-weather court.

The ambitious project will see the current tarmac playground replaced with a multi-sport, all weather, synthetic play area, with Dulok fencing and floodlighting. The new court will increase the School’s capacity to provide high-quality sport and exercise delivery to its students.

The new court will allow the School to drive ahead with its plan to become a central hub for community-based sport and recreational activity, with the facilities open to local community groups and primary schools.

Mark Barrow, Headteacher of Ixworth Free School said: “We want to truly support our local community here at Ixworth and beyond, and these new sports facilities will help us to do that. It is a very exciting development for all local people!”