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An eye-catching building which, though striking and affording fine views of the town, has limited play areas and no grass whatsoever. Pupils are taken over to the main school playing field to let...

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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, Mrs Amanda Childs BA MA, Dip Ed (late 30s). Previously deputy head of Alleyn’s Junior School, following a teaching career at various independent schools and an international school in Bangkok. Dedicated and determined to introduce the school to changed teaching practices, for example in teaching reading. Extremely au fait with all current educational fashions but steers her own course. Believes in clear boundaries and instilling in pupils respect for each other’s differences. Married to Martin, a journalist, and they have two daughters, both in the prep school.


Admission to the nursery is by registration. For reception and years 1-6 entrance assessment includes reasoning, English and maths. Children are also observed at play. Main points of entry are at reception, year 3 and year 5. Pupils come from a variety of schools and a...

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