Westwood, Ipswich School’s boarding house, is a Victorian mansion set in wooded grounds, just a 5 minute walk from the main school site. The majority of our boarding students come from overseas but we also have a small number of UK boarding students and overall the significant majority of students are British pupils. All boarders benefit from a friendly, home-from-home experience combined with the best of British schooling.
In September 2020 we will have a new Upper Sixth Boarding House, also within minutes of the main school. This will be a modern, attractive space for Year 13 pupils, with ensuite facilities, providing an experience similar to a university hall of residence. You can download a copy of our Sixth Form Boarding leaflet for more details.
If you would like to make an enquiry about applying for a place at Ipswich School, we ask prospective families, students or agents working on their behalf, 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
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.
An application form is available here.
To find out more about boarding at Ipswich School please email Mrs Laura Trainer on firstname.lastname@example.org
A video showing our boarding facilities is available here.
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