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Our Spring Open Day on 23 April 2020 has been postponed. We will update this page when a new date has been set.

Ipswich School - where passion creates success.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, our Spring Open Day on Thursday 23 April 2020 has been postponed.

We hope to welcome visitors to our school again as soon as we can. If you would like to contact our Admissions Team we will happily discuss your child’s situation via email.

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.

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

Our pupils realise their potential.  It might be academically.  It could just as easily be in sport, music or drama. Or in one of the many activities we offer from the Prep right up to the Sixth Form.  Whatever they do, they will flourish at Ipswich School.

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

For the Senior School it is best to arrive at 9.30am and the Headmaster is speaking at 11.00am. For the Prep you can arrive between 1.30 and 3.00pm.

There is ample free parking on school premises nearby and also in the grounds of the Prep School.

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.

Certainly. There is a fully staffed crèche 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 Day on Thursday 23rd April. 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 Day

The Prep open day 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 doors will be open to you on Thursday 23 April. Pupils will be on hand to take you round the classrooms and Mr Weaver, our Headmaster, will give a short presentation during the morning.

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

We are opening our doors to you on Thursday 23 April. Tours will be given by pupils and Mr Weaver, our Headmaster, will give a short presentation during the morning.