New uniform celebrates forty years of girls at Ipswich School

Forty years after the first girl joined Ipswich School, the new Year 7 girls at the school welcomed in a new uniform this autumn.

The uniform is being introduced in the Senior School over the next few years, so that parents don’t need to buy the new style until their daughters need a new size.  It consists of a bespoke striped suit in grey and blue, with an optional sky blue pullover, and a blue shirt for Lower School pupils (Years 7 and 8) and a white shirt for Middle School pupils (Years 9 to 11), and is worn with black tights rather than socks.  Sixth form pupils continue to wear smart suits.

Mrs Cura, Senior Deputy Head (Pastoral) said: “The uniform was introduced following a long consultation process involving pupils, staff and the Parents’ Forum.  Our girls can now be clearly identified as Ipswich School girls and we hope they will wear the uniform with pride.  The Year 7s certainly looked very smart when we saw them all in their new uniforms for the first time.”

Ipswich School has been co-educational since 1974 when the first girl joined the Sixth Form to study maths and science, followed by a further five girls the following September.  Now the school has almost 400 girls from the Nursery to the Sixth Form.

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