Boarding

Senior School

Ipswich School has attractive boarding facilities called Westwood, a Victorian mansion set in wooded grounds, just a 5 minute walk from the main school site. Westwood has a welcoming atmosphere with only 50 boarders, helping maintain the strong family-feel that we’re proud of. We welcome both boys and girls from Year 9 and above and we offer a wonderful opportunity for our small number of full-time overseas boarders to mix with British pupils and to enrich the culture of the school.

The accommodation is split between the main house and two separate blocks; our girls and junior boys are based in the main house and our senior boys live in the blocks. Our Head of Boarding lives on site, joined by two other resident tutors. The boarding house is well-resourced with a games room and music practice rooms. We also have one of the school’s astroturf pitches located within the recently restored Westwood gardens.

In addition to full time boarding, we offer flexible boarding arrangements. Weekly boarding is available and we reserve some spaces so that day pupils are welcome to stay in the boarding house for short periods. Weekly boarding is an excellent option for pupils living some distance away and a particularly popular option for sixth formers, providing an opportunity for pupils to experience living away from home before moving on to university.

Sixth Form Boarding at Ipswich School

We have a new Sixth Form Boarding House opening this summer, which is set in historic grounds in the centre of Ipswich.

Shared facilities in the Sixth Form Boarding House include a warm and welcoming lounge, TV room, kitchen, IT suites and music rooms. All rooms in the boarding house have ensuite toilet and shower facilities. There is a bed and desk and plenty of storage in the room with a noticeboard which students can decorate to their own tastes.

Please download a copy of our Sixth Form Boarding leaflet to find out more.


As a largely day school we offer a wonderful opportunity for our small number of full-time overseas boarders to mix with British pupils and to enrich the culture of the school. Our boarding provision also provides
a safety net should family circumstances change.