Thanks to the generous and ongoing support, these are just some of the projects that Ipswich School has been able to realise:
2019 Present – Bursaries
Through regular giving, single gifts, legacies and grants more than £290,000 has been given to support bursary places at Ipswich School this year. This vital funding means that the School can provide places to children for whom coming to Ipswich School would otherwise prove impossible.
It is our ambition to enable more children to benefit in this way, and ultimately enable every child with potential and passion to take up a place at Ipswich School.
2018 – New lighting in School Chapel
Unveiled in November 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of armistice, the School chapel hosted a flock of doves to commemorate those that served in the Great War.
With thanks to a very generous OI, who donated the lighting that illuminated those doves.
The lighting will remain in the chapel for years to come.
2016 – New Music School
The new Ipswich School Britten Faculty of Music opened its doors to pupils and staff in September 2015 and was officially opened in March 2016 by one of the project’s patrons, Julian Lloyd-Webber. There is no question that without the wonderful generosity of the Ipswich School Community this fantastic facility would not have been possible.
2016 – The Lingwood Pavilion
Pupils playing sport at the Westwood Boarding House are now able to benefit from a lovely new pavilion thanks to a generous donation by Old Ipswichian Nigel Lingwood.
The pavilion has changing rooms for home and away teams, a kitchen area, plenty of tables and chairs for pupils and supporting parents to use, and a viewing balcony – most important to keep an eye on those winning moves!
It also provides a useful base for the rest of the School including the Prep School when they are carrying out outdoor learning and bushcraft activities – such as building fires and cooking sausages.
Mr Lingwood chose to support the project as it was close to where he spent a lot of time whilst he was at school here, and hopes that many pupils will enjoy the new building.
2016 – New Audio Equipment in Great School
Thanks to your generosity, Ipswich School was able to purchase brand new audio equipment at a cost of £9,000 which was installed in Great School, benefitting not only the outstanding drama and music performances that the School puts on every year, but for other uses such as presentations, talks and other events.
Support for projects such as this brings real benefits to our pupils and makes a tangible impact on the day-to-day life of the School.