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  • Ipswich Academy
    Braziers Wood Road
    IP3 0SP
  • Head: Ms Abbie Thorrington
  • T 01473 550040
  • E [email protected]
  • W ipswichacademy…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Suffolk
  • Pupils: 951
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 5th March 2019
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 18th October 2016
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

As a school which is part of the Learning Schools Trust (LST) partnership of Academies, we believe that young people are capable of amazing things and it is our job to see that they are given the right opportunities, facilities and support to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Students are at the centre of everything we do.
We have developed a very exciting and new approach to learning which is designed to meet the varied and different needs of each individual student within the Academy.
We believe that all students are different and that they learn in different ways and at different rates.
The core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, ICT and languages will be delivered using a specially developed STEPS Curriculum where students will be encouraged to work at their own pace, with their teachers having set goals for them.
They will also benefit from a thematic, problem-solving approach in other curriculum areas where they will develop the personal learning and thinking skills that will enable them to become successful learners at school but also throughout their lives.
We also offer a full range of ex-curricular provision including sport, the arts and activities such as The Duke of Edinburgh Award.
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Interpreting catchment maps

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

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Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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