Welcome to Ipswich High School

Welcome to Ipswich High School; a vibrant day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-18, set in an idyllic 87-acre campus in Woolverstone on the banks of the River Orwell. With approximately 540 pupils, everyone at Ipswich High School is well known and nobody is left out. We have small classes of hard-working pupils and inspirational teachers who help to instil a love of learning, the results of which are exceptional academic outcomes year-on-year.

We are just as ambitious outside the classroom and pride ourselves on the huge breadth of our co-curricular programme, as well as offering a home-from-home environment in our stunning newly-developed boarding house.

Above all, our ambition is not to make our pupils fit a pre-defined view of what they should be. We believe in getting to know every pupil and using our school to inspire them to achieve more than they previously thought possible. We want them to leave us believing there are no limits to what they can achieve, for themselves and for others.

Mr Dan Browning, Head

Dan Browning Head at Ipswich High School

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Pupil in wood work class
Two girl students and one boy student laughing

There’s no limit to your potential at Ipswich High School

Founded in 1878, Ipswich High School has a longstanding reputation for offering an exceptional education and experience to pupils as a leading independent school in Suffolk. While tradition remains important to us, we are proud to be a forward-thinking school and take an innovative and personalised approach to our curriculum and enrichment offer.

Our Curriculum and Pastoral Care

A bespoke curriculum for every child and an unrivalled Enrichment Programme embedded within the school day means that our pupils are encouraged to pursue their passions and become the very best version of themselves.

We support each and every individual with incredible Pastoral Support which makes our school community stand out as a truly warm and inspirational community.

Unlock your potential

I am delighted to say that our parents and pupils are hugely positive about the school, and while these endorsements are extremely pleasing to me, I always urge those interested in joining the school to visit us for a Private Tour.

The Woolverstone Campus

Our beautiful 87-acre campus is located in Woolverstone, just outside of Ipswich. The spacious site has superb facilities, including a theatre, ICT suites, a 25m competition swimming pool, Sixth Form suite, cookery rooms, dedicated music rooms and floodlit AstroTurf pitches. Explore our campus and facilities in our Virtual Tour. We capitalise on our outstanding natural surroundings via our stimulating Forest and Beach School in the Prep School, offering a unique, proactive learning experience in an ever-changing environment.

Our first boarding house, The Dairy opened in September 2019 enabling us to educate pupils from further afield. This brand new boarding house, in a beautifully refurbished Grade II listed property, is an outstanding addition to our school. Our second boarding facility, The Barns, opened in January 2021.


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