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Head’s Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Ipswich High School’s website, which I hope gives a glimpse of what makes our school so special.

Founded in 1878, Ipswich High School has a longstanding reputation for offering an exceptional education and experience to pupils. 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.

With this in mind, from September 2018 we will be offering the Diamond Model of education. This approach not only gets the very best from pupils, but also from teaching staff, as they are able to tailor their professional techniques for girls and boys. The model offers the benefits of the single-sex classroom for ‘pre-teen and lower-teen’ students, whilst gaining from the social benefits of a co-educational school at other ages.

Our beautiful 84-acre campus is located in Woolverstone, just outside of Ipswich. The spacious site has superb facilities such as a theatre, ICT suites, a 25m swimming pool, Sixth Form suite, cookery rooms, dedicated music rooms and floodlit AstroTurf pitches. We capitalise on our outstanding natural surroundings; for example via our stimulating Forest and Beach School in the Prep School, offering a unique, proactive learning experience in an ever-changing environment. Our facilities are being constantly upgraded and improved with some exciting new additions to our campus planned in the coming years.

We provide a strong, vibrant and thriving educational community for children aged 3 to 18, allowing them to succeed and grow at all stages of their school education. 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, either at one of our Open Mornings or for a Head’s Tour.

Oona Carlin, Head of School

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