The IHSA is the Parent Association of Ipswich High School. We have two aims: to foster a sense of community within the parent body through the organisation of social activities and secondly to support the school in a variety of areas.

The IHSA raised more than £12,000 last year, which was spent on things that wouldn't otherwise be provided for the girls. Over the past few years, the IHSA bought musical instruments and cameras for the Junior School, equipment for the PE department and items for the DT department. This year the committee have agreed to fund the installation of a new long jump pit, soft seating for the Junior School's SEN reading room, barres for the ballet club and Raspberry Pi computers for the TechKnow Girls club.

The IHSA isn't just a small Committee of people, it is every parent, grandparent and teacher who helps fundraise for the school, whether you donate to the Second Hand Uniform Shop, run a stall at the Christmas Fayre or bake cakes for a sale. If you need to contact IHSA please e-mail ihsa@ihs.gdst.net

Chair Kate Hughes
Vice Chair Erica Bryan
Treasurer Caroline Chambers
Secretary Georgina Bailey

Committee Meeting Dates:

Committee Meeting - 27th April 2017 from 4:30pm, Woolverstone Hall


Our social events are great fun, and all parents are warmly invited to take part in them.

Fashion and Fizz Evening 6:30pm 11th May 2017. Hayworth Theatre and Sports Hall. Tickets include a glass of fizz and canapes on arrival.
Summer Fete 24th June 2017 from 12pm - 3pm. It is always a hugely popular and great family fun day out. Bring friends and relations to relax in the beautiful grounds of Woolverstone Hall.

Fizz and Fashion Shopping Evening

We are holding a fun fizz and fashion shopping evening on 11th May to raise funds for an outdoor classroom for the junior school.Suffolk based company Dream On will be presenting a fashion show with their fabulous spring/summer collections.

Appealing to all ages and modelled by our students, parents and teachers. There will also be an opportunity to shop for clothes, accessories and beautiful gifts. The event will be open for browsing from 6:30pm with a glass of fizz and canapes on arrival. There will be two seatings for the fashion show at 7pm and 8:30pm.

Tickets cost £20 and can be purchased from the junior and senior school receptions or from Dream On - 01379 678483 or www.dream-on.co.uk.

Quiz Night

This is always a very popular social evening. Tickets are priced at £12 and this includes a ploughman's supper. There will be a licensed IHSA bar where wine, beer and soft drinks may be purchased. All profits raised benefit the school. We suggest teams of 8 people but smaller groups may be joined together, where possible, to make up teams.

Please complete the form below and return with a cheque made payable to IHSA, marked for my attention, this event is always so well supported, your early return to book a table is recommended!

Click on the link below to download the necessary form for tickets.

What you can do:

The easiest way to get involved in IHSA activities is to come along!

We'd love to see you at the AGM, Christmas Fayre, the Summer Fete or our Quiz Night.

Or, perhaps you would like to help organise or assist at events? Or could you spare an hour to man the second-hand uniform shop?

If you are able to help in any way then please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you:


Second Hand Uniform Shop:

We run a shop selling second-hand uniform throughout the year. The shop is located in Woolverstone Hall and will be open on set dates during each term.

Taking on board the School's uniform changes the IHSA has needed to adjust what it accepts for sale in the Second Hand Uniform Shop. Therefore with effect from Easter 2016 we no longer take in from the old uniform:
  • Senior: cardigans, blouses, skirts and all coats.
  • Prep: blouses, grey pinafores and skirts, summer dresses and all coats.

We will accept old style uniform:

  • Senior: PE kit, blazers, jumpers, aprons, hockey sticks, tennis racquets, Swimming costumes
  • Prep: Blazers, swimming costumes, jumpers, aprons, hockey sticks, tennis racquets

All changing uniform items are now priced at £5 or less. All itemscan beworn until July 2017 and new style uniform and items listed above are accepted as normal.

If you would like to sell or donate any items they can be dropped off when the shop is open. All items must be labelled and your contact details included on the specified form.

Click on the links below to download the necessary terms and conditions, forms and labels.

Second Hand Uniform Terms and Conditions

Shop Opening Times

Date Time
Wednesday 26th April 2017 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 24th May 2017 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 21st June 2017 3:30pm to 4:45pm

100 Club:

The IHSA 100 club is run for the benefit of the girls at the school with 50% of the proceeds returned to the members as cash prizes each month. For an investment of £18 per year, you can support a very worthy cause while enjoying a realistic chance of winning a prize.

You can pay at any time of the year and the payment is pro-rated over the ensuing 12 months. To join the 100 Club, please download the application form below:

Join the 100 Club

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Woolverstone Hall Mugs for Sale:

Ipswich High School Association has a number of limited edition Sophie Allport fine bone china mugs for sale. The mugs were designed exclusively for the school in celebration of our China Anniversary at Woolverstone Hall in 2012.In the same year, Sophie designed an exclusive range for The Golf Open, Wimbledon 2012 and the Queen's Jubilee, so the mugs are in fine company!

The Woolverstone Hall mug features our iconic Grade II listed Palladian building, along with subtle inclusions of life in and aroundourmagnificentschool , including the Berners' monkeys, the Minerva owl, the Woolverstone Rose, the statue of Diana, and of course the extraordinary view of the River Orwell.

The fine bone china mugs are on sale throughout the year and are available from the Second Hand Uniform Shop.