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Prep school campus, opened just over 20 years ago, still looks shiny and new. Architecture inspired by the maritime history of Ipswich – each floor known as a ‘deck’ - marvellous vista of Ipswich parks, museums, galleries, football stadium and even the Orwell Bridge from the ‘top deck’ viewing platform. ‘All of which are learning resources our children benefit from,’ says head...

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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. Our curriculum provides a learning environment where pupils develop their skills and personal qualities so they can move onto the Senior School as confident individuals. We aim to foster a love of learning that will last a life time.

The School has a great deal to offer our pupils in art, music, drama and sport. The enthusiasm for these is evident. Our co-curricular activities encourage the children to experience something new and widen their horizons.

From Nursery through to Year 6, you will find a caring atmosphere where the children are valued for who they are. Everyones happiness is considered essential in order for the children to make the most of the high quality education and wide range of opportunities. Life at Ipswich Preparatory School is challenging and fun.
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Since 2009, Amanda Childs BA QTS MA, Dip Ed (mid 40s). Previously deputy head of Alleyn’s Junior School, following a teaching career at various independent schools and an international school in Bangkok. Married to Martin, a journalist, and they have two daughters, both went through the prep school. Forward-thinking and committed to maintaining a high staff-to-pupil ratio, high teaching standards and a jam-packed list of clubs. ‘The opportunities for learning are so wide here, just as they are at Ipswich School - our pupils can be who they want to be and take part in any activity that enthuses them.’ Parents appreciate her presence: ‘She is always available to meet with parents and is present at the prep gate most mornings to greet children and parents arriving at the start of school,’ said a...

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Special Education Needs

The school has a Learning Support Teacher and Learning Support Assistant who look after the needs of individual pupils throughout the school, aged 3 - 11. Support sometimes takes the form of individual lessons, or small group work, and is tailored to meet the needs of each child requiring help. Generally, support is offered to develop skills in English and Maths, but if necessary behavioural or organisational support is given. The school offers support to 'able pupils' mainly through differentiation in the classroom.

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