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Ipswich High School

Founded in 1878, Ipswich High School has a longstanding reputation for offering an exceptional education and experience to pupils aged 3 - 18. We tailor our curriculum and approach for each individual, challenging them and encouraging growth, enthusiasm and self-development. Starting in September 2018 Ipswich High School will be offering the Diamond Model of education. This model is seen as an approach which not only gets the very best from pupils, but also from teaching staff.


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ISC associations: ISA

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Boys and girls taught separately (diamond structure)

Size: 465

Ipswich High School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£6,010 to £12,127

Day fees per term:
£2,100 to £5,429

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
935 / 6055

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (81)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (6)

Sixth form: (9)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (356)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (22)

Sixth form: (58)

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Additional Information

Ipswich High School, is a vibrant day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 5-18, set in an idyllic 87-acre campus in Woolverstone on the banks of the River Orwell. With approximately 450 pupils, everyone at Ipswich High School is well known and nobody is left out. We have small classes of hard-working pupils and inspirational teachers who help to instil a love of learning; the results of which are exceptional academic outcomes year-on-year.

We are just as ambitious outside of the classroom and pride ourselves on the huge breadth of our co-curricular programme as well as offering a home-from-home boarding environment in our stunning newly developed boarding house.

Above all, our ambition is not to make our pupils fit a pre-defined view of what they should be. We believe in getting to know every pupil and using our school to inspire them to achieve more than they previously thought possible and to leave us believing there are no limits to what they can achieve, for themselves and for others.

Find out about scholarships for this school here.

Our Woolverstone Scholarship Programme is for our scholars from Years 7 -13, with scholarships being awarded in Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12.

The aim of this programme is to ensure that our scholars are able to continue to develop their considerable talents by providing them with additional support from staff across the Senior School. Academic Scholars are supported to complete independent scholar projects, whilst Sport Scholars, Music Scholars, Art Scholars, Dance Scholars and Drama Scholars will enjoy scholarship programmes designed by the relevant Head of Department. These scholars are also able to access the academic scholar projects should they wish to do so.

Scholarships are prestigious and are highly valued by university admission tutors. The accolade, kudos and sense of achievement is considerable for both the student and the school.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump sum payment discounts

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies