International Admissions

About Ipswich School

While Ipswich School is predominantly a day school we do have a small, well established boarding house located within 200m of the school campus. Our boarding house offers the perfect opportunity for our small number of full-time overseas boarders to mix with English pupils and to enrich the culture of the school. The majority of our boarding students come from overseas, particularly Hong Kong, China, Russia, Malaysia, mainland Europe and Nigeria, however we also have a small number of UK weekly boarding students. 

Our boarding house, Westwood, is a Victorian mansion set in wooded grounds and gardens within walking distance of the school. Westwood has a welcoming atmosphere and numbers are limited to 50 Senior School girls and boys, giving the boarding community a strong sense of identity. The accommodation is modern and our staff foster a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Westwood is well resourced with games and music practice rooms, and one of the school’s all-weather sports pitches is located within the gardens.

To find out more about boarding at Ipswich School please email Mrs Laura Trainer on ljt@ipswich.school and details about fees are available here.

Contact Us

Ipswich School

A video showing our boarding facilities is available here.

Other useful information includes exam resultsterm dates and our recent ISI Inspection report.  A copy of our prospectus and essential information is available here

Next steps

If you are interested in progressing your enquiry, we ask prospective families/students to send us the following details for us to make an initial assessment. We will then confirm whether a formal application should be submitted after reviewing the following:

1) two years’ school reports, with teacher comments if possible
2) Details of hobbies, interests, achievements 
3) Comment regarding English language capabilities 

An application form is available here.

Entry in Year 9 or 10

For entry to Year 9 (i.e. for pupils who will be 14 years old in the year from September to August) or Year 10 (i.e. for pupils who will be 15 years old in the year from September to August), we require students to sit entrance tests in Maths, English and Non-verbal reasoning, if they perform well in the tests, they are invited to attend an interview, this can be undertaken by Skype if required. We also welcome visits to the School and we would be delighted to welcome you if you plan to visit the UK. 

Entry in Year 12

For entry to Year 12 (i.e. for pupils who will be 17 years old in the year from September to August) we do not require students to sit entrance tests, they are invited to attend an interview, this can be undertaken by Skype if required. We also welcome visits to the School and we would be delighted to welcome you if you plan to visit the UK

Uniform Guidelines

Details of the school uniform are available here