Ipswich High School Association

The IHSA is the Parent Association of Ipswich High School. We have two aims: to foster a sense of community within the parent body through the organisation of social activities and secondly to support the school in a variety of areas. All parents and guardians at Ipswich High School are automatically members of the IHSA; there is no subscription and no need to apply to join.

The IHSA raises considerable funds throughout the year, to help the school purchase items that are beyond the normal operating costs of the school. Recently we have been able to purchase items such as a drone and Go-Pro, online sports portal, and a new sound desk for the Hayworth Theatre.

The IHSA Committee meets once a term and consists of about fifteen parent members, from all year groups, and are accompanied on the Committee by members of the School Senior Leadership Team and teachers. We hope that as members of the Association you will support our fund raising activities including the Bags2School collection, second hand uniform shop, Summer Fête, Christmas Fayre and our annual Quiz Evening.

IHSA Members

Chair – Suzanne Bourner-Clifton

Vice Chair – Tracy Ruffell

Treasurer – Liz Eddowes

Secretary – Penny Longford

Get Involved

The easiest way to get involved in IHSA activities is to come along!

We would love to see you at the AGM, Christmas Fayre, the Summer Fete or our Quiz Night. Or, perhaps you would like to help organise or assist at events?

If you are able to help in any way then please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you: ihsa@ipswichhighschool.co.uk.


Summer Fete

The Summer Fete is the IHSA’s biggest event of the year.

It takes place every summer and is always a hugely popular day out for the whole family. Bring friends and relations to relax in the beautiful grounds of Woolverstone Hall.

Christmas Fayre

The annual Christmas Fayre is held each December in the Sports Hall and is a fun afternoon for all ages.

There are many craft stalls to buy gifts from, games, carol singing and Father Christmas.

Quiz Night

We hold an annual quiz, which is always a very popular event. Included in the cost of the ticket is a ploughman’s supper and there is a licensed IHSA bar where wine, beer and soft drinks may be purchased.

Second Hand Uniform Shop

We run a shop selling second-hand uniform throughout the year, located in Woolverstone Hall and open on set dates during each term.

 Opening Times

  • Wednesday 14th February 3pm-4.30pm
  • Wednesday 13th March 3pm-4.30pm
  • Wednesday 1st May 3pm-4.30pm
  • Wednesday 12th June 3pm-4.30pm

Selling or Donating Uniform

If you would like to sell or donate any items they can be dropped off when the shop is open. All items must be labelled and your contact details included on the specified form.

We will accept:

Senior: Blazers, jumpers, sports kit, new style skirts and blouses, aprons, hockey sticks, tennis racquets, swimming costumes.

Prep: Blazers, new style skirts, pinafores and blouses, sports kit, swimming costumes, jumpers, aprons, hockey sticks, tennis racquets.

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