Sport at Ipswich High School

The Ipswich High School PE Department fosters an inclusive approach to sport, delivered with a diverse choice of sporting opportunities. In addition, the PE Department aims to develop a culture in which all pupils will be inspired to enjoy, engage and compete in physical activity. A key focus for the Department is raising the standards of achievements for all pupils across the age and ability range, leading to whole school improvement in a variety of sports. Aspiring and elite athletes have the opportunity to further enhance their skills and performance with a tailored individual programme.

Staff in the PE Department at Ipswich High School come from a variety of sporting backgrounds and include experienced coaches, Olympians and international competitors. The school has wide expertise across a number of sports with hockey, swimming, triathlon and athletics to name just a few.

With the provision of high-quality facilities and resources, we aim to further develop a culture in which all pupils are inspired to enjoy, engage and compete in physical activity. Ultimately, pupils are challenged to raise their attainment, extending their potential and develop a life-long active healthy lifestyle.

The school has exceptional sports facilities including a 25m indoor swimming pool, AstroTurf pitches, indoor and outdoor courts and a fitness suite. With an 87-acre campus, many sports take place on site as part of the curriculum and Enrichment Programme.

These excellent facilities help our pupils achieve their full sporting potential, whether during PE lessons or extra-curricular activities that are embedded in our school day.