Pre-Prep & Junior School

Woodland Pre-Prep and Junior School

Our Woodland Pre-Prep is for girls aged 3-5 years old and includes our Reception class. We are committed to providing a unique, fun and inspirational curriculum for each child, within a stimulating environment that enables girls to develop a broad range of intellectual, creative, practical, physical

Our Junior School from age 5 upwards, provides a broad, innovative and stimulating curriculum to support and challenge our pupils, with a wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer. We nurture every child, providing opportunities for each girl to discover and develop their unique talents and abilities in a culture of achievement and recognition.

Why choose us?

There are many good primary and Prep schools in Ipswich to choose from, however, we believe we offer a truly unique and special environment in which girls can flourish. The Ipswich High School for Girls Junior School, including our Woodland Pre-Prep provides our pupils an opportunity to be individuals, develop a true love of learning and fulfil their potential. Our Junior School in Woolverstone near Ipswich provides one of the best primary school environments in East Anglia.


Our curriculum is broad and stimulating and is taught by skilled, passionate and experienced staff who work tirelessly to create a supportive and happy community which we believe is unique among Suffolk primary schools. The team in the Prep-Prep and Junior School aims to promote an enthusiasm for learning and encourages an inquisitive nature by inspiring pupils to explore their own interests alongside the formal curriculum. We feel this approach is unmatched across primary and prep schools in Ipswich, Suffolk or Essex. Find out more about the Junior School curriculum.

Our vision to nurture the whole child is complemented by our all girl environment and that this puts us ahead of other Ipswich schools. Our calm and focused all girls environment allows the students to give undivided attention to their academic and extracurricular pursuits. The girls who attend our Junior School leave with lifelong friendships and a unique perspective. Find out more about the benefits of all girls education.

Our Campus

Both the academic and enrichment (extra-curricular) programme is made possible by our amazing 84 acre riverside campus, which offers facilities that are unique among Ipswich primary schools. We are a 'Forest School' meaning that we use our rural, woodland setting to inspire our girls via hands on learning experiences in a natural environment.

Our expansive campus allows the students to learn and explore in safe a controlled environment. These facilities are shared with the older student giving the members of the Junior School the opportunity to interact with the older girls in a way that unique among primary schools in Ipswich. Exposure to these positive role models from an early age assists us to bring out the best in every student.

Moving through the School

As our Junior pupils move up into the Senior School in Year 7, it is clear to see how their education has helped them to achieve their potential, explore their interests and build confidence. We are proud of the girls at our school and believe we play a key role in giving them the skills and attributes to continue to be successful in their education. We help to shape successful, innovative and creative young girls in our Junior School with a real passion for learning.

The Girls' Day School Trust

As a member of the Girls' Day School Trust (GDST), we are committed to offering a high quality education for girls at a very competitive cost in line with the principles of the Trust. This network of leading girls' schools ensures our staff collaborate and learn from each other and gives our girls opportunities to take part in exciting Trust-wide events and initiatives. Find out more about the GDST.

Visit Us

If you are looking for a Pre-Prep, Prep or primary school in Ipswich for your daughter, we believe that Ipswich High School for Girls would be a fantastic choice. We welcome visitors to the school so that parents can see what we offer first hand.

Please Book a Tour and experience the positive atmosphere of one of the best primary schools in Ipswich.