Ipswich School is the top school in Suffolk (Sunday Times Parent Power). Founded circa 1399 it has a longstanding educational heritage and is the only school to be mentioned in one of Shakespeare’s plays. Our students achieve excellent examination results and progress to top Russell group universities. But, whilst our academic results are consistently outstanding, this is anything but an ‘academic hothouse’. This is a happy, supportive and busy school where students develop intellectual curiosity, a spirit of service and lifelong friendships. We provide a boutique boarding experience within an outstanding British co-educational independent school.
Boarding at Ipswich School
We have two small boarding houses: Westwood and Anglesea Heights. Westwood boarding house is a Victorian mansion set in wooded grounds, just a 5 minute walk from the main school site. This houses our Year 9 – 12 boarders, girls and boys. Anglesea Heights is set in historic grounds in the centre of Ipswich. Shared facilities in the Sixth Form Boarding House include a warm and welcoming lounge, TV room, kitchen, IT suites and music rooms. All rooms in Anglesea have ensuite toilet and shower facilities. The majority of our boarding students come from overseas but we also have a growing number of UK boarding students and overall the significant majority of students are British pupils. We are located near the heritage Suffolk coast within an hour of London Stansted. All boarders benefit from a friendly, home-from-home experience combined with the best of British schooling.