Ipswich School has attractive boarding facilities at Westwood, a Victorian mansion set in wooded grounds about 200 metres from the school campus. Westwood has a welcoming atmosphere and numbers are limited to 50 boarders, most of whom are older students with many in the Sixth Form. There is a real community in the boarding house with a strong sense of identity. The accommodation is comfortable and our staff foster a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The boarding house is well-resourced with games and music practice rooms, and one of the school’s astroturf pitches is located within the recently restored Westwood gardens.
We offer flexible boarding arrangements. Full boarding and weekly boarding are both 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.
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, and an opportunity for pupils to experience living away from home before moving on to university.