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  • Ipswich High Junior School
    Woolverstone
    Ipswich
    IP9 1AZ
  • Head: Mrs Eileen Fisher
  • T 01473 780201
  • F 01473 780985
  • E admissions@ihs.gdst.net
  • W www.ipswichhighschool.co.uk
  • A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 3 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Suffolk
  • Pupils: 147
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £7,839 - £9,648 pa
  • Open days: Autumn, Spring & Summer terms or by personal appointment at any time.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Ipswich High School

What says..

Sensible attitude to homework – 40 minutes for year 4 and upwards, reading encouraged for all. Houses used largely for friendly competition in sport and the arts but also encourage good behaviour. ‘If anyone is really naughty, they lose a house point...'

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What the school says...

Ipswich High Junior School is a happy and supportive community where girls work hard and enjoy a wide variety of activities. Embedded in the curriculum is a Scandinavian Educational approach, which encourages children to explore and learn outdoors. With over 80 acres of beautiful parkland for study and play, we are able to provide innovative teaching styles, and allow children to take risks in a safe and controlled environment. The Head of Juniors, Eileen Fisher is trained as a Forest School practitioner. Wrap around care is also available before and after school.

During the summer of 2014, the Junior School has undergone a redevelopment with a new exterior, bespoke learning resource centre and brand new playground. The classrooms are light and colourful, with interactive whiteboards, computer network access, and drinking water in each classroom.

The Woodland Pre-Prep has also undergone a complete refurbishment and now boasts the most modern classroom equipment, including smart table and interactive whiteboards. The outside space has been developed to allow for a seamless transition between internal and external learning. Pupils love to spend time in the well our resourced library and modern ICT Suite. The large hall is used throughout the day for assemblies, performing arts, clubs and rehearsals. Junior school pupils also make full use of the professional quality Hayworth Theatre, competition standard Ganzoni Swimming Pool, sport hall, and all weather pitches. Member of GDST.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2009, Mrs Eileen Fisher BEd. Previously deputy principal (juniors and early years) at St Margaret’s School, Edinburgh. Married, with a teenage family and two dogs. Down-to-earth and fun. Has an infectious enthusiasm, whether speaking about the new library, her recent training to deliver the forest school programme or a liking for the colour pink (very evident). Chair of GDST junior heads’ and appreciates the support this network gives. ’We can share ideas and concerns – what works and what doesn’t, without worrying about giving the game away,’ she says. Teaches her own subject, English, and also maths.

Entrance

Informal assessment for those joining in reception (nursery is non-selective), informal tests in maths and English managed during a visit to the school thereafter. All pupils assessed for SEN.

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