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The Alumni Association of Ipswich High School

The IHS Alumni Association was founded in 2018 to keep old students throughout our 140 year history in touch with one another and to support the school. The IHS Alumni Association is open to former pupils, former parents, Old Girls and Old Boys and is free to join.

We publish a termly e-bulletin with information about our latest news and events. If you are an alumnus, Old Girl or Old Boy who is not on our mailing list but would like to receive them in the future, do please complete our online form below or contact the Alumni Office.

The Old Girls’ Association

Every female student who studied at Ipswich High prior to September 2025 is invited to join the Old Girls’ Association (OGA). The ‘old girls’ are a diverse and far flung group of individuals who are always welcome back at the school. Each year, the OGA holds a Spring Lunch and an AGM.

If you aren’t yet a member but would like to join, please contact: Charlotte Godfrey, Membership Secretary.

The OGA has a Facebook page to rekindle lost friendships, share memories, advertise OG events, and generally keep the conversation going.

The Old Boys’ Association

From 1951 to 1990, Woolverstone Hall was a home to Woolverstone Hall School, a secondary grammar boarding school for boys.

To help connect with past Woolverstone Hall pupils more effectively, the OBA has a Facebook group to rekindle lost friendships and share memories of their time at the school.

Supporting Ipswich High School

We are incredibly grateful to the donations and support that Ipswich High School receives from alumni, staff, parents and friends of the school. This support helps us to fund talented students via bursaries and scholarships.

If you are interested in supporting the school please do contact the Alumni Office.

Alumni Stories

Ipswich High School alumni go on to do incredible things. Our former students include award-winning authors, Olympians, scientists, business people and many more.

We love to know what our alumni have achieved after leaving Ipswich High School and hope to feature alumni stories on the website, if you would like to be involved please get in touch.


The OGA has their School News archive online and it is now available in a searchable, digital format.

The OBA of Woolverstone Hall School have two online archives chronicling the history of Woolverstone Hall School.

The GDST Alumni Network

Any former GDST student or current student up to September 2018 GDST pupil, can become a member of The GDST Alumni Network.

You can learn more about the network by visiting the GDST website.

Alumni Admissions

As a former student you may be interested in the School’s Admission process for your child or grandchild, if so, please see our admissions pages. We are always happy to welcome new generations of Ipswich High School families.

Donations & Legacies

Making a Donation

There are a number of ways that you can donate to Ipswich High School. If you would like to discuss donating in confidence, please contact Lucy Beavon, Director of Marketing and Communications on 01473 780201.

Donate by Post

Please make cheques payable to “Ipswich Education Ltd” and send with details of your donation to Lucy Beavon, Ipswich High School, Woolverstone, Suffolk IP9 1AZ.

Legacy Donations

Some choose to donate to the school via a donation in their Will. This support is gratefully received and can help to ensure that future generations of pupils will benefit from an Ipswich High School education.

If you would like to know more about leaving a legacy, please contact Lucy Beavon, Director of Marketing and Communications on 01473 780201.