Announcements | 24th January 2020

Year 9 Consultation Evening

Appointments are available for you to meet with your child’s teachers on Thursday 13th February, 4:30 to 7:30pm.

You are able to book five minute appointment slots for each subject teacher using our electronic booking system. This is accessed here:

https://parents-booking.co.uk/ipswichacademy

Appointments with each teacher will last for five minutes. In order to login to the system, you will need the following information relating to your child as held in our database:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Date of birth
  • Register class

You will also need to enter the details we have on record for you. If you have recently changed your title or surname, for example, and not informed us, we will be expecting you to login with the details we have on record. The email address you enter is only used to receive a confirmation of your appointment. If the system gives you an error when you login, it will not be the email address that is the problem.

If you do not have access to the Internet, or experience any problems with using the system, please contact the school and ask to speak with Linda Winstone.

Some subjects may not be available or may be fully booked on the evening, if you would like to discuss your child’s progress in subjects not available please contact the school and we will arrange for the member of staff to call you.

We would like to invite you on the evening to fill out an Ofsted Parent View questionnaire to give your views on the school, this will be available on the night in the Senior Year Study Zone and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

Subject teachers will meet with you and your child on an individual basis to provide clear feedback on your child’s learning. You will also have an opportunity to review your child’s exercise books. As appointments are limited, if you are unable to see all of your child’s teachers then please contact the school via our email address to book a separate appointment at another time.

Following on from the consultation evening, on Thursday 30th April you will be invited to ‘Options Evening’. During the evening you will be able to visit each subject area to help your child decide which subjects they wish to take forward to GCSE.

Your child is required to attend, with yourselves.

Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Announcements, News | 8th January 2020

BBC Radio Suffolk interviews our new Principal

BBC Radio Suffolk had the opportunity to speak to our new Principal yesterday. Follow the link below and skip to 01:21:00 to hear the full piece. (Please note you may need to create a BBC account to access the media).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07xz2b8

Announcements, Press Releases | 22nd August 2019

Best ever GCSE results at Ipswich Academy

Results for students achieving between a grade 9 and 4 in English and Maths is 56%, up 12% on 2018. 19 students achieved the top grade 9 across a host of subjects including English, maths, languages, art and science.

Helen Winn, Principal at Ipswich Academy says:

“Ipswich Academy is incredibly proud of its year 11 students today. We have never had better results in the history of the school and it rounds off what has been an absolutely brilliant year for Ipswich Academy. All our staff work exceptionally hard to narrow the gap for disadvantaged children and these results are evidence that it’s paying off.”

Ipswich Academy achieved an Ofsted Good rating this year with Outstanding for leadership and management for the first time, making it one of the best in town.

The Ofsted report recognised that Helen and the other leaders in the school had ‘transformed the culture of the school’ and were ‘building strong and effective partnerships with the community’ ensuring pupils and their families have the best possible experience at Ipswich Academy, an achievement that has led to the school being oversubscribed for places in September 2019.

Announcements, Press Releases | 29th July 2019

New Ipswich Star article about our principal, Helen Winn

Meet the principal of one of Ipswich’s biggest schools

Announcements, Press Releases | 26th July 2019

Ipswich Academy featured in Ipswich Star

There was great coverage of our academy and Helen Winn the Ipswich Star. You can read the article here.

Announcements, Press Releases | 11th July 2019

Ipswich Academy Principal hailed as Educational Leader of the Year at Suffolk County Council Raising the Bar Awards

Paradigm Trust is pleased to announce Helen Winn, Principal of Ipswich Academy, has won the Educational Leader and Setting of the Year Award at this year’s Suffolk County Council Raising the Bar Awards. 

Helen was nominated for her unrivalled contribution to teaching and learning confirmed by achieving an Ofsted Good rating this year with Outstanding for leadership and management for the first time in the school’s history, making it one of the best in town.  

The report recognised that Helen and the other leaders in the school had ‘transformed the culture of the school’ and were ‘building strong and effective partnerships with the community’ ensuring pupils and their families have the best possible experience at Ipswich Academy, an achievement that has led to the school being oversubscribed for September 2019.

Helen Winn said: “I am thrilled to have won this award and want to pass on the credit to my amazing team and community, including the pupils, staff, parents and directors who have worked so incredibly hard to get us here.” 

Raising the Bar was set up by Suffolk County Council with the aim of improving levels of educational attainment across the county, and ensuring every child in Suffolk can achieve their full potential. The awards are designed to share best practice and highlight excellence across the education sector, rewarding those who have made an outstanding contribution to the furthering of this goal.

The winners were announced at a special celebration event in Ipswich’s Wherstead Park.

Announcements | 1st May 2019

Vacancies for teaching staff

Paradigm Trust is seeking applications from suitable qualified candidates for the following roles:

  • Art Teacher (Ipswich Academy)
  • PE Teacher ( Ipswich Academy and Piper’s Vale)
  • Lead Teacher/s (Ipswich Academy)

Full details of these roles can be viewed on our careers page:
Current Vacancies

Announcements | 3rd April 2019

Vacancy: Lead Science Technician

Lead Science Technician – closing date 25th April

We require a full-time Lead Science Technician, to start as soon as possible at Ipswich Academy.

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Please return all completed applications to hr@paradigmtrust.org.

Announcements | 28th March 2019

Ofsted success celebrated on BBC Radio Suffolk

Our Principal Helen Winn was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Suffolk. You can hear the interview by clicking on the link below.

BBC Radio Suffolk interview

Announcements | 17th January 2019

Ipswich Star feature

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Minimum £53,000 boost to schools in Ipswich Opportunity Area

Last updated January 17, 2019