The Alumni Association of Ipswich High School

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

Please complete the form below to become a member of the Association, receive termly e-newsletter updates from the school and allow us to contact you in the future. Each e-newsletter sent will give you the option to ‘opt out’ of future communications and your data will be used for alumni communications purposes only. We are committed to keeping your records as accurate and up-to-date as possible. Please contact us if any of your details change.

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The Old Girls’ Association

Every female student who studied at Ipswich High prior to September 2018 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 mail: 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 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 for 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 pupils via 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 pupils 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 have 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.

Ipswich High School is not responsible for the content of external sites.

The GDST Alumni Network

Any former GDST pupil, or current pupil up to September 2018, 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 pupil 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 Elizabeth Hill, Head of Finance and Operations on 01473 201004.

Donate by Post

Please make cheques payable to “Ipswich Education Ltd” and send with details of your donation to Elizabeth Hill, 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 donation, please contact Elizabeth Hill, Head of Finance and Operations on 01473 201004.