Sport at Ipswich School

Ipswich School aims to create an environment that instills passion in sport. We have superb sporting venues at Henley Road, Westwood and Notcutts. In 2015 we opened Ipswich School Sports Centre at Rushmere (ISSC), a multi-million pound training venue offering first class sports and events facilities. Read more about girls' cricket, boys' cricket, girls' hockey, boys' hockey, rugby, netball, and athletics.


Sport is very much at the core of what Ipswich School is about, and for many of our pupils it has become a passion.

We are involved in a wide range of sports, the main ones being rugby, football, hockey, cricket, netball, rounders, tennis, athletics, sailing and fives. We also have teams representing the school in show jumping, cross country, golf and gymnastics among others. 


Sports News

We have three main sports sites in addition to those on the school premises at Henley Road.

Ipswich School Sports Centre, Rushmere - IP5 1DE
There are three brand new hockey pitches at Ipswich School Sports Centre, Rushmere. Two are in the Olympic blue/pink colours and one is in green. There are also six netball courts which convert to tennis courts. Two hockey pitches and four netball courts will be floodlit. All of this will make Ipswich School Sports Centre one of the best school hockey and netball facilities in the country.

Click here to watch a time-lapse video that shows how the most recent two hockey pitches (one blue and one green) were constructed over the summer.

Notcutts - IP1 4NR
Extensive grounds with rugby, football, cricket and rounders pitches and a grass athletics track

Westwood - IP1 3RH
The boarding house has a hockey pitch which converts to tennis courts in the summer

Our sports programme aims to encourage enjoyment with a sense of purpose.


Recent sporting success

- Two former students of Ipswich School are in the England men's hockey squad (one of whom played for England in the 2010 Commonwealth Games while still in his Upper Sixth year) both of whom were 2012 Olympians

- Two recent students are currently in the England under 21 women's hockey squad and a further former student is in the under 18 squad

- Two current Sixth Formers are in the Essex Cricket Academy

- Eight current students are in the Northampton Saints Elite Player Development Group

One of our recent leavers has been awarded a Sky Sports sponsorship in athletics


Tournament Positions

Tournament Positions During School Year (2015/16)

Girls Cricket
U13 Girls Finish 3rd In Combined Midlands and East Regional Finals
U15 Girls Finish 2nd In Combined Midlands and East Regional Finals
U13 Girls Win Suffolk Lady Taverners Indoor Tournament
U15 Girls Win Suffolk Lady Taverners Indoor Tournament
U13 Girls Win South Suffolk Indoor Tournament
U15 Girls Win South Suffolk Indoor Tournament

Boys Cricket
U12 Boys Win Suffolk Cup
U14 Boys Win Suffolk Cup
U15 Boys Finish Runners Up of Suffolk Cup

Boys Hockey
U13 Boys finish 4th in Country at Nationals
U16 Boys Winners of Regional Finals
U13 Boys Runners Up at Regional Finals
U13 Boys Crowned County Champions
U14 Boys Runners Up at County Finals
U18 Boys finish top 6 in the Country at National Indoor Tournament
Regional U18 Boys Indoor Hockey - Champions 2015
County U18 Boys Indoor Hockey - 2015 Winners
County U16 Boys Indoor Hockey - 2015 Runner Up

Girls Hockey
U18 Girls finish top 6 in the Country at National Indoor Tournament
Regional U18 Girls Indoor Hockey - Runners Up 2015
County U18 Girls Indoor Hockey - 2015 Winners
County U16 Girls Indoor Hockey - 2015 Runners Up
County U13 Girls' Hockey (Outdoor)- 2015 Runners Up
County U16 Girls' Hockey (Outdoor)- 2015 Runners Up

1st XV Reach last 16 of Nat West Vase Competition

Table Tennis
U16 Boys come 3rd Place in County Finals
South Suffolk U16 Boys Table Tennis - 2015 Runners Up

Midland Fives Tournament at Repton - 2015 Plate Competition Winners

U13A Girls win Ipswich High Netball Tournament
U12A Girls win St Joseph's College Netball Tournament
U12B Girls win Northgate Netball Tournament

District U14 Girls' Netball - 2015 Winners
District U16 Girls' Netball - 2015 Runners Up
District U19 Girls' Netball - 2015 3rd Place

Belinda Pennington named U18 Performance Points Side Saddle Champion

Ipswich School Crowned Suffolk Schools Golf Association Championship Winners

Sports Sponsors

Hockey - Seven Management
Rugby - Searon Logistics
Cricket - Christchurch Land Acquisition Development
Football - Morrisons Freight

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