Sixth Form Admissions

Sixth Form

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Your first step towards an Ipswich School education

We are here to help you through every step of applying at Ipswich School. We will make sure that you have all the information you need to help you make this important decision about your child’s next step in their education. Do visit us, meet our staff and pupils and find out what makes Ipswich School the school of choice.

Senior School Admissions team
Mrs Laura Trainer – Admissions Manager and Ms Philippa Palmer – Admissions Officer, Telephone: 01473 408300, Email:

Virtual school tours

We’d love to welcome you to a personal virtual tour of our school. You’ll be able to meet our Admissions Team and Nicholas Weaver (Headmaster of Ipswich School), so you can find out how we create extraordinary futures. Just email and we’ll be in touch to arrange your tour.

Give us a call

If you have any questions about a place at Ipswich School, our admissions staff are here to help. They are available on Tuesday morning or Thursday afternoon for you to phone in for some advice. Call 01473 408328 between 9.30-10.30am on Tuesdays, or between 2.30-3.30pm on Thursdays.

Sixth Form entry requirements

Entry to Sixth Form is dependent on GCSE grades, an interview with the headmaster and a school report.

To be successful, we like to see grade 7s in the GCSE subjects a student wishes to take at A-level or in relevant subjects, with at least six grade 6s overall. We do accept students whose grades do not quite reach this level, but in such cases we will consider carefully, on an individual basis, if our Sixth Form is the right match for the student.

Application forms can be obtained from the Admissions team (Tel: 01473 408300). Receipt by us of the completed application form will be taken as permission to send for a confidential report from the pupil’s present school, as part of the normal admissions process. Parents or guardians should therefore advise the pupil’s present head teacher that they are making an application to Ipswich School.  The school year begins in early September and it is highly desirable that new pupils should join us then.  Occasionally pupils are admitted to the school in the Lent and Summer Terms. It is our policy to ensure equitable treatment of all pupils.


Sixth Form scholarships are awarded for academic excellence, for exceptional musical talent and for an all-rounder who will do well academically and contribute outstandingly in other areas of school life such as sport, art or drama. Assessments for our academic and all-rounder scholarships take place on Saturday 9 or Saturday 16 November 2019. Sports Scholarships are also available. Our very top academic scholars are known as Queen’s Scholars in honour of Queen Elizabeth I. Those candidates shortlisted for a sports scholarship will be observed in the sport of their choice.  Further details on the scholarship assessment process are available from our Admissions team and offers are made in early December.

A number of Ipswich School means-tested bursaries are available.

School Rules

Acceptance of a place involves a commitment by the parents or guardians to uphold the School Rules and Regulations. These are sent to the parents of all successful candidates and are also available on request from the Admissions Office.