We stretch and challenge our more able students both in the classroom and beyond the curriculum with our Academic Excellence Programme. Various competitions, conferences and seminars are organised departmentally. A lecture series – the Ipswich School Open Lectures – takes place each year and is focused on topics that students find fascinating. Most of the lectures are presented by sixth form students. There is also a weekly ‘Athenaeum’ discussion group led by students which is well attended and seen as a highlight of the week.
Everyone is invited to attend our series of lectures throughout the year which take place at 4.30pm and last around an hour.