Your Future Begins Here

Ipswich Preparatory School

Turning potential into reality.

At Ipswich Preparatory School we provide children with a supportive environment that encourages girls and boys to love learning, grow in self-confidence and acquire a wide range of worthwhile interests.  The Prep School is in three sections: Early Years (4 to 5 year olds), Lower Prep (5 to 7 year olds) and Upper Prep (7 to 11 year olds).

Your future begins here

Caring for children and encouraging learning

Children at the Prep School are happy.  They are happy because they enjoy their lessons.  They have a full and exciting programme of activities.  And they are taught by people who are genuinely interested in them and know them really well.

Pastoral care is outstanding. It’s centred on the form teacher who spends a great deal of time with their pupils. We can call on a host of other experts and resources if needed. With everyone keeping an eye out for your child you can be sure that that they are in the best possible hands.

Upper Prep

The Upper Prep is for children aged 7 – 11 years. Children in Years 3 and 4 are taught by their form teacher for most lessons. From Year 5 children increasingly move from room to room and are taught by specialist teachers for subjects such as music and science.

Early Years and Lower Prep

The Early Years and Lower Prep is for children aged 5- 7 years. Children are taught by their form teacher and emphasis is placed on the acquisition of numeracy and literacy, as well as having fun!


At Ipswich Prep School we place key importance on the pastoral care of our pupils, staff and parents. Care is one of our four core values at

Ipswich Prep Admissions

Our Prep Admissions Manager, Mrs Kate Frankland, can arrange a tour of the Prep School and a meeting with the Prep Head, Claire Jackson. She can guide you through the admissions process and also explain our entry requirements.

Prep Co-curricular

The co-curriculum is central to the Prep and adds breadth and variety to children’s time at school. More than anything it ensures that school is always fun and full of adventure.