We create extraordinary futures

Register for our Open Morning on 28th September 2019 and our Sixth Form Information Evening on 1st October 2019

Ipswich School - where passion creates success.

Every teacher at Ipswich School is passionate about educating younger people.  They know the key to a successful education is sharing their passion and capturing the imagination of those they teach.   

That is the essence of an Ipswich School education.

Join us from 9.30 to 12noon at our Open Morning on Saturday 28th September 2019. This includes the Lodge Day Nursery, Ipswich Prep, Ipswich Senior School and its Sixth Form. Meet our teachers, tour our facilities and find out what an Ipswich School education is all about. To find out more click one of the sections below.

Your future begins here

- The Lodge -

Amazing staff; amazing facilities

- Prep School -

Caring for children, encouraging learning

- Senior School -

Educating individuals, releasing potential

- Sixth Form -

Encouraging independence, building futures

We are very proud of our academic success which is one of the key features of Ipswich School.  Our pupils realise their potential. By the time children leave the Prep School they are generally about a year above national expectations, with some working considerably higher than this.  In the Senior School our GCSE and A Level results are outstanding and we are normally at the top of local results tables.

Choosing a school is probably one of the hardest decisions parents have to make.  Whether you know Ipswich School already, or perhaps are choosing an independent school for the first time, we firmly believe that we create extraordinary futures for all our pupils.

What people say?

Your Questions Answered

Most frequent questions and answers

You can arrive at any time, but if you want to hear the the Head’s talk at the Prep aim to be here by 9.30am, and Headmaster’s talk at the Senior School aim to be here by 10.00am.

There is ample free parking on our playing fields, right in the centre of the Senior School and also in the grounds of the Prep School; we also have additional parking on other sites right next door.

Absolutely. Pupils tell us that a highlight of the school day is our wonderful lunches and our catering team have got some real treats on offer at Open Morning.

The whole school – that includes the Lodge Day Nursery, The Prep School, the Senior School and the Sixth Form. You will have the opportunity of a tour of all our sites.

Of course there is. We understand what it means to have young children and there is a fully staffed creche at the Prep.

We have something really exciting for them to do when they go round the school. We’ll tell them more when they arrive (we don’t want to spoil the surprise).

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The Lodge

At The Lodge Day Nursery we offer exceptional childcare provision for children aged 3 months to 3 years. Based in the heart of Ipswich, we are a happy, nurturing haven. Our children are excited and inspired every day by caring professionals.

Open Morning

Just a few metres away from the Prep School, the Lodge Day Nursery is also hosting its Open Morning on Saturday 28th September. Look around the outstanding facilities in our beautifully converted Victorian town house. Children can read some of our wonderful books with members of the team, enjoy the play facilities in our garden or play with our bumper selection of toys, while parents can talk with Room Leaders. Come and visit to see how the Lodge leads the way in nursery provision.

Prep School

Ipswich Prep is supportive and caring and makes education an adventure. We encourage girls and boys to enjoy learning and grow in self-confidence. have the very best in sport, drama and music provision. We offer a marvellous range of subjects taught by the very best teachers. We like to push boundaries, and subjects include Russian and Latin. We are also very proud of our co-curricular programme which supports mainstream lessons, is highly relevant to life today and is great fun. There is no better place for children to develop a lifelong love of learning than Ipswich Prep School.

Open Morning

The Prep open morning is for children and their parents and showcases everything from Reception to Year 6.  Speak to teachers and current pupils, and meet Prep Head, Amanda Childs. Tour our purpose-built facilities and see our multi-level play areas and specialist teaching rooms for Art, Science and Music. Find out how Prep pupils enjoy bushcraft, fencing, ski-ing, horse riding and loads more. Learn about our Life Skills programme and the importance we attach to personal development.  There’s plenty on offer for children of all ages at our open morning, including badge making, colouring, marshmallow toasting among many others. There’s also a chance to have a go on our Virtual Reality system. See for yourself how Ipswich Prep School turns potential into reality

Senior School

At Ipswich School passion creates success. Our pupils achieve excellent exam results and in 2019 almost 22% of exams were at the very top grade 9. We offer triple Science, combined Science or even double Science GCSE for those wanting to take an additional non-science subject. We offer extensive Modern Language GCSEs, including the highly popular Russian GCSE, which always raises eyebrows on CVs. There’s also Drama GCSE, top quality English and Maths teaching, and humanities with an impressive track record of success. Alongside this we have outstanding sport, music and drama and a wide variety of co-curricular activities which our pupils adore. At Ipswich School we make sure that pupils realise their potential.

Open Morning

Our Open Morning is an opportunity to get a really good understanding of the Senior School.  It’s for pupils, and their parents, looking at joining us at any stage from Year 7 to Year 12. Try out some of our outstanding sport, music and drama facilities. Learn more about our leading co-curricular programme with everything from the cadet corps, to chess and the Chapel Choir. Tour the whole school site and meet Headmaster, Nicholas Weaver.  Younger visitors will enjoy taking part in our Mission to Space task and win a prize if they can solve the puzzles. Talk to the Admissions team about the many sponsorships and bursaries we offer, find out about our entrance exams and discover why Ipswich School pupils have an extraordinary future.

Sixth Form

Everyone who comes to Ipswich School Sixth Form says that it is a wonderfully welcoming community, where students from all backgrounds feel at home. The newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre is a dedicated space for all sixth formers, including study rooms, computing facilities, a lounge area, coffee bar and even a grand piano. Supportive teachers, passionate about their subjects, help pupils gain the best A Level results. We also offer a wonderful range of co-curricular activities, the centrepiece is The Edge, starting in September 2019, which is a sector-leading initiative series of modules covering financial literacy, the law, civic responsibility, cooking, among others, and even a leadership qualification.

Open Morning

Our Open Morning will give you the opportunity to meet Ben Cliff, Head of Sixth Form, and the rest of the pastoral team.  You can also meet all our A Level teachers along with students studying their subjects and tour our Sixth Form Centre. 

Sixth Form Information Evening

We are holding our Sixth Form information evening on Tuesday 1 October 2019. Here we go into far more detail about our Sixth Form.  You are very welcome to attend both events, but if you are interested in joining in Year 12 and can only make one of them, we would suggest that the information evening is the best one for you.