Ipswich Prep School
3 Ivry Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QW, Suffolk
Co-educational Day Preparatory
|Headmistress||Ms Claire Jackson|
|Co-ed Age Range||4-11 years|
|Number of pupils||223|
|Day fees per annum||£11,775 - £14,469 per annum|
"The knowledge, skills and understanding of pupils develop strongly as they progress through the school, benefiting from excellent resources, a broad curriculum and highly supportive teaching."
"They achieve considerable success in gaining scholarships to senior schools, with several gaining academic and other competitive scholarships."
"Pupils of all ages demonstrate high levels of self-confidence and self-awareness. They are supported by the strong pastoral care they receive which engenders in pupils the knowledge that the school will support and encourage them to succeed in all they attempt." ISI 2022 Inspection Report - Excellent in all areas
Come and look around Ipswich Prep and you'll meet happy pupils and caring staff. Our ethos is based around the core values of care, passion, potential and communication and these values are evident in the tangible sense of excitement and fun that you'll notice when you visit. Good schools like Ipswich Prep are child-centred: they are places where children can have fun, be creative and express themselves whilst feeling supported and confident whatever the task.
You won't find our children cramming for SATs or worrying about their next assessment. Instead you'll find them bringing in a picture of a bee swarm they've spotted and explaining how it relates to their last biology lesson. You'll find them creating science experiments that fizz and bang with kitchen ingredients. Or you'll notice the beauty in their Hockney inspired Suffolk landscapes.
The curriculum is extensive and specialist teaching starts right from Nursery with PE, Music and Library sessions. French starts from Reception and later on we teach a language carousel. In Upper Prep specialist teaching extends to include Art, DT and Science. The co-curricular provision is deliberately jam-packed and covers anything from bushcraft, bingo and gardening all the way through to Fives, Skiing and Robotics.
Our Ofsted 'Outstanding' Day Nursery next door takes children from 3 months and most Prep children choose to move on to Ipswich School (ranked 7th in East Anglia by the Sunday Times).