Ipswich School A GSG School
- Ipswich School
- Head: Mr Nicolas Weaver
- T 01473 408300
- F 01473 400058
- E admissions@ips…suffolk.sch.uk
- W www.ipswich.suffolk.sch.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Suffolk
- Pupils: 783
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £13,137- £14,403; Boarding £21,462 - £26,643 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Pupils are encouraged, even pushed, to work hard. Whilst not an academic forcing house, there is no place for coasting. Conformity seems natural here, though, ’slight oddballs have been successfully integrated’; especially if......
What the school says...
At Ipswich School we offer our pupils a supportive environment that encourages them to enjoy learning, grow in self-confidence and acquire a wide range of worthwhile interests. We believe that school should be a happy place where pupils receive a broad education that fires their imagination and develops their personality. High academic expectations are complemented by the development of values and skills that give them firm foundations for adult life. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Boys taking English Literature at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
- Best performance by Boys taking Russian at an English Independent School (GCSE)
- Best performance by Girls taking Russian at an English Independent School (GCSE)
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What The Good Schools Guide saysPupils are encouraged, even pushed, to work hard. Whilst not an academic forcing house, there is no place for coasting. Conformity seems natural here, though, ’slight oddballs have been successfully integrated’; especially if...
Since September 2010, Mr Nicholas Weaver BA (late 30s). Read engineering at Jesus College, Cambridge. Previously deputy head (academic) at Portsmouth Grammar, and before that taught physics at the Leys School, Cambridge, the Royal Grammar School, Guilford, and Radley College. Tall, elegant, with an approachable, unruffled manner. He is keen to develop what he calls the ‘growth mind-set’ – a strategy for developing the potential of all pupils, with a particular eye on those identified as academically able. The Academic Excellence Programme is designed for this ‘elite’ group, although open to all comers. Changes to senior management structure have resulted in a more...
Special Education Needs
We are a selective school academically and one of our key criteria is to judge whether a boy or girl will be happy and successful at the school. We have a number of very able children who thrive here and receive support for special educational needs such as mild dyslexia. We do not offer specialist dyslexia support, though a few pupils receive this outside school. The main areas for support are in English and with general organisation. The usual recipients for help with English as an Additional Language are our overseas boarders (for whom it is included in the fees), though these lessons are also available for day pupils. As far as possible, pupils are not withdrawn from normal lessons for learning support or EAL. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Careers intervention used by this School
|Future Foundations||McKinsey Leadership Academy: practical work skills, networking, leadership etc etc|