Welcome to Ipswich High School
Welcome to our unique and inspirational school. We put the happiness of our pupils at the heart of everything we do and strive to provide an exceptional education for every individual.
Adventure Awaits 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 private 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.
The Diamond Model
We welcome boys and girls from age Reception – 18. We offer the Diamond Model of education – an approach which allows us to teach some subjects in single-sex classes whilst maintaining the benefits of a coeducational environment. Please see Diamond Model for more on this unique approach.
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.
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 Grade II listed property is an outstanding addition to our school, with additional, brand new boarding facilities taking shape for 2021.
Start your Adventure
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 Private Tour.