3 Ivry Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3QW
10 reasons to choose Ipswich Preparatory School
Ipswich Preparatory School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 81. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Ipswich and one of the 6 best primary schools for 2 miles.
Ipswich Preparatory School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 months and 11 years. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has an academically selective admissions policy. It is the prep school to Ipswich School, an all-through school to age 18. Ipswich Preparatory School fees range from £4,235 (Rec) to £5,486 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Ipswich Preparatory School has two classes per year and an average class size of 16 pupils.
At the end of Year 6, most Prep School pupils move up to Ipswich School.
The Ipswich Preparatory School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and also includes PSHE, reasoning, French, Spanish, German, Russian. History, geography, science, and sometimes other subjects are taught in half-termly cross-curricular topics in pre-prep The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 4.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, languages, and computing throughout, and for science, art and DT from Year 3.
Sport at Ipswich Preparatory School
School offers over 15 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and extra-curriculum. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Ipswich Preparatory School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the English curriculum from Year 3. All pupils learn an instrument in class and up to half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Four choirs, orchestra and several instrument ensembles. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.45am to 5.30pm.
Find another school near Ipswich Preparatory School
St Margaret’s Church of England Primary School, Ipswich (0.8 miles); St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Ipswich (1.5 miles); St Mark’s Catholic Primary School, Ipswich (1.9 miles).
Ipswich School (0.2 miles); St Joseph’s College, Ipswich (2.1 miles); Ipswich High School (5.6 miles).
Northgate High School (1.8 miles); St Alban’s Catholic High School (2.6 miles); Kesgrave High School (4.5 miles).