Year 9 Entrance and Scholarship Exams - Tuesday 7 March and Wednesday 8 March 2017

The entrance exams for Year 9s starting in September 2017 will be on Tuesday 7 March 2017 for all candidates and Wednesday 8 March 2017 for Queen’s (Academic) Scholars only.

There will be exams in Reasoning, English and Maths for all candidates.  Refreshments are provided on both days. Pupils are asked to bring in their language workbooks on exam day to indicate the level of language studied.

Pupils applying for an Academic Scholarship will spend two days doing tests and will also have interviews with the Headmaster and Head of Middle School during the time that they are with us.

Scholarships
Queen’s (Academic) – pupils also sit papers in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, a Modern Foreign Language, Philosophy, Religion and Ethics, Geography, History and Latin plus a Maths extension paper    
All Rounder – additional information in support of an All Rounder application should be submitted by mid-February 2017
Art – a portfolio should be submitted by 13 January 2017 and those pupils shortlisted will have an assessment in the Art Studio on 26 January 2017
Music – scholarship forms to be submitted by 9 January 2017 and those pupils shortlisted will be invited to audition week commencing 16 January 2017

Common Entrance – this is arranged by their current school at the beginning of June. However, those Common Entrance candidates wanting an Art or Music Scholarship can apply for these and still sit the Common Entrance tests in June. Those Common Entrance pupils wanting a Means-Tested Bursary have to sit the entrance exams in March as all awards are agreed in March.

Means-tested Busaries - financial assistance available for families who could not otherwise afford the school fees. Bursaries are reviewed on an annual basis and take into account both income and assets.

A school report is requested from a pupil's current school in February.

Offers, including the results of the scholarships and bursaries, are made in early March. The Headmaster likes to meet all pupils and parents prior to making an offer.

Common Entrance candidates who have applied for Art or Music Scholarships will be given the outcome of their scholarship application with the condition that they pass their Common Entrance exams in June.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office on 01473 408300 or admissions@ipswich.school

Year 12 September 2017 Entry

Any student who is new to Ipswich School and who is interested in applying for a scholarship to the Sixth Form for September 2016 entry, please ensure that you make your application to us as soon as possible.

Queen’s (Academic) and All-rounder Scholarships are available.
Queen’s (Academic) Assessments will take place on Saturday 19 and Saturday 26 November 2016 – students will write an essay, be taken on a tour and have interviews with the Headmaster and Head of Sixth Form.
All-Rounder Assessments will take place on Saturday 19 and Saturday 26 November 2016  - students will write an essay, be taken on a tour and have interviews with the Headmaster and Head of Sixth Form. These scholarships are for students who do well academically and contribute outstandingly to sport, drama or music, etc.
Music - submission of a form by 11 November 2016 then those shortlisted will be invited to audition later in November

Sport- submission of a form by 11 November 2016 then those shortlisted will be invited to audition later in November
Means-tested Bursaries are also available for families who could not otherwise afford the school fees. Bursaries are reviewed on an annual basis and take into account both income and assets.

Please note – a school report and predicted GCSE grades are requested from students’ current school at the end of November. Experience shows that success at A Level follows for those who have achieved at least A grades at GCSE in the subjects that they wish to study, or in related subjects. We do accept pupils into the Sixth Form with lower grades than this, as long as they are above an absolute minimum of six C grades, with B grades in relevant A level subjects.

Offers, including the results of the scholarships and bursaries, are made at the beginning of December 2016 and students will have until the end of January 2017 to accept the place. Offers are conditional on GCSE results and places are confirmed in August.

If you have any questions or would like further information about scholarships and means-tested bursaries please contact the Admissions Office on 01473 408300 or admissions@ipswich.school