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 - 18th September 2017 from 4:30pm, Woolverstone Hall


Christmas Fayre

The Christmas Fayre is on Friday 8th December 2017 in the the Sports Hall and is a fun afternoon for all ages. There will be many craft stalls to buy gifts from, games, carol singing and Father Christmas.

Quiz Night

This will take place on Saturday 17th March 2018. It 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.

Summer Fete

The summer fete is being held on Saturday 23rd June 2018 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. Christmas Fayre


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 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.
  • Senior: PE kit,

We will accept old style uniform:

  • Senior: Blazers, jumpers, new style skirts and blouses, aprons, hockey sticks, tennis racquets, Swimming costumes
  • Prep: Blazers, new style skirts, pinafores and blouses, swimming costumes, jumpers, aprons, hockey sticks, tennis racquets

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 20th September 2017 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 18th October 2017 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Wednesday 22nd November 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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