Welcome to the Prep School

Located within our beautiful 87 acre campus, our Prep School is a remarkable place for your child to start their educational journey. With kindness at the heart of
our ethos, our small classes of enthusiastic pupils and inspirational teachers result in a love of learning, happy pupils and outstanding academic progress. In our Prep School we educate pupils from Reception to Year 6, crucial years in the lives of our children. We strive to support the curiosity of learning and to make pupils’ first steps into education an inspiring and purposeful experience, equipping them for their future, whatever they choose to do.

It is our incredibly welcoming and friendly community that sets us apart. We provide a supportive and caring environment, where we inspire our pupils to achieve
more than they previously thought possible. We do this by providing them with the widest possible range of experiences both inside and outside of the classroom, to broaden their minds and create new opportunities for every pupil to thrive.

As well as an exciting curriculum and specialist teaching from Reception to Year 6, our pupils have a full and exhilarating programme of daily enrichment activities, taking their learning beyond the classroom. Our location, surroundings and first-class facilities provide an unrivalled learning environment and we make use of our environment every day, with weekly swimming lessons in our on-site swimming pool, as well as Forest School and Beach School.

Please do come and visit us to experience life in our Prep School, to see exactly how we can help your son or daughter grow and flourish.

Lisa Finch, Head of Prep School

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Prep School


Use our admissions portal to make your enquiry.  This will provide us with all the information we need at this stage and a member of the admissions team will be in touch with you shortly.

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The School Day in Our Prep School

Our Prep School pupils start their day at 8:35am for registration and the day ends at 4:15pm. School ends at 3:25pm on Friday. We offer Wraparound Care before and after school. You can find out more on our dedicated Wraparound Care page.

At the end of the school day, pupils who travel on the school coaches are accompanied to their respective coach by the staff on duty while others are collected from the Prep School.

Please email the Prep School Receptionist on p.receptionist@ipswichhighschool.co.uk if at any time you wish to change the person who regularly collects your child, or if there is any change to normal end of the day arrangements.


We welcome children in the September after they have turned four and operate a three-term school year.

Reception: Pupils must attend five full days of compulsory education.

At the end of Reception, your child will then automatically progress to Year 1 and carry on through the Prep School.