Boarding

Ipswich School is predominantly a day school, but it does have boarding facilities.  

The boarding house is at Westwood, a Victorian mansion set in wooded grounds within walking distance of the main school campus. Westwood has a welcoming atmosphere and numbers are limited to fifty 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.

As a largely day school, we offer a wonderful opportunity for our small number of full-time overseas boarders to mix with English pupils and to enrich the culture of the school.

"Boarders and staff demonstrated easy relationships, where cultural differences are warmly celebrated.  Older boarders naturally and willingly help new members of the community."  Independent Schools Inspectorate 2014

As well as full time boarding, we offer weekly boarding where pupils stay at Westwood on Monday to Thursday (or Friday) evenings. This is ideally suited to those who would otherwise have long journeys to school, or who would enjoy a boarding life during the week and link this with family life at weekends. Occasional boarding allows pupils to book a night at Westwood if parents are away, or if they are staying on at school for an activity.