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Sixth formers have study/tutor rooms at the top of Wolverstone hall, the main building, with spectacular views. ’We are so lucky to be at the top; the climb is a bit aerobic, but worth it.’...

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Founded in 1878, Ipswich High School has a longstanding reputation for offering an exceptional education and experience to girls. We tailor our curriculum and approach for each individual, challenging her and encouraging growth, enthusiasm and self-development.

Our beautiful 84 acre campus is located in Woolverstone, just outside of Ipswich. The spacious site has superb facilities such as our theatre, ICT suites, a 25m swimming pool, recently refurbished Sixth Form suite, cookery rooms and floodlit AstroTurf pitches. We also capitalise on our outstanding natural surroundings, our woodland provides an outdoor learning area for the Junior School and the pond and parkland are used for scientific research.

We welcome girls from across Suffolk, Essex and South Norfolk, many of whom travel to school using our extensive coach network. We are proud to develop girls who are inspirational, respectful, courageous, ambitious and have real integrity.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Sixth formers have study/tutor rooms at the top of Wolverstone hall, the main building, with spectacular views. ’We are so lucky to be at the top; the climb is a bit aerobic, but worth it.’


Since September 2013, Ms Oona Carlin BSc, studied biochemistry at Imperial college, London. Previously deputy head at Putney High (GDST) and before that head of chemistry at the Royal Masonic School. Early 40s, elegant, but not over-polished, and approachable. Having a wide experience of different schools, including two years at the English school in Bogota, Columbia, she is convinced about the benefits of a girls’ school, ’Leadership opportunities and a free unfettered choice of subjects,’ plus of course all the benefits of belonging to the Girls’ Day School Trust for networking purposes in the long term. Going down well with parents,...

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