Ipswich Prep Admissions


‘Forward-thinking and committed to maintaining a high staff-to-pupil ratio, high teaching standards and a jam-packed list of clubs.’ Good Schools Guide

About Ipswich Prep

Children learn best when they are happy – it is that simple. That is why our ethos is based around four core values, and of these, why care, is the most important. Contact us to find out more about the Prep School’s happy and vibrant atmosphere, where every child will achieve their full potential.

Read our prospectus

School tours

We offer individual tours of the school with our Admissions team – you can book online here. If you would like to discuss more about an individual tour please email prepadmissions@ipswich.school.

Open events

On Thursday 17 November 2022 we will be holding a Reception Class coffee and tour morning. This is a great opportunity to meet the Reception team and take a tour of the Lower Prep ahead of applying for your child to join our Reception classes in September 2023. You can register your place online here.

Preparatory School Entry

If you would like to apply for a place, please complete the application form to formally register your child with us. Once we have received your form we will then contact you to progress your application.

Places are now open for 2023 entry. Where places are available, we are able to accommodate mid-year entry.

Registration Procedure

All parents wishing to register their children for the Preparatory School can use this application form. A non-refundable registration fee of £50 is payable (or £25 where there is a sister or brother already in the school).

When a place is offered in the Prep (Reception – Year 6), parents will be asked to complete the acceptance form and pay an acceptance fee of £200. Upon payment of this fee, the place is formally reserved and the usual notice periods for withdrawal apply. The acceptance fee is payable only once and is refunded at the end of the last term a pupil is at Ipswich School (including the Senior School).

Moving on from the Prep School

Our children achieve their full potential – this may be academic accolades, musical performances, or representing the school in sport. They develop resilience and a portfolio of interests that enable them to thrive as individuals. Whilst most children progress to Ipswich School, we take great care to ensure that the next school suits each individual child.

For all Prep Admissions queries please contact Mrs Kate Frankland, Prep Admissions Manager on 01473 281302 or email prepadmissions@ipswich.school