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Preparatory Head's Welcome 

Thank you for your interest in Ipswich Prep School. The Prep School was established in 1883 with the aim of preparing children aged 7-11 for entry into the Senior School. In September 1996 the Nursery – Year 2 - building was opened and the new building for Years 3 – 6 was completed in 2006.

Whilst providing an excellent education for rising 3-11 year olds in our outstanding purpose built facilities, we also enjoy the closeness in proximity of Ipswich School and all the Senior School has to offer, including the use of the extensive sporting facilities, music and drama venues.

At Ipswich Prep School we offer pupils a supportive and happy environment that encourages the girls and boys to enjoy learning, grow in self-confidence and acquire a wide range of worthwhile interests. We believe that school should be a caring place where pupils receive a broad education that fires their imagination and develops their personality. At Ipswich Prep, high academic expectations are complemented by the development of values and skills that give the children firm foundations for adult life. 

Our curriculum is broad and balanced. It provides a learning environment across the age range where pupils develop their skills and personal qualities so that the children can move onto the Senior School as confident individuals. We aim to foster a passion for 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. Everyone’s happiness is considered essential in order for the children to make the most of the high quality education and opportunities on offer. Life at Ipswich Prep School is challenging and fun.

"...a secure and caring environment where each pupil is valued and nurtured to become balanced, confident, considerate and fulfilled people."  Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, June 2013

If you feel that your daughter or son would benefit from what we have to offer then please get in touch with us. There is no substitute to coming and finding out for yourself. We look forward to meeting you and showing you our wonderful school.

Amanda Childs