Announcements | 17th January 2019

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Announcements | 8th January 2019

Year 11 information

Please find on this page a selection of information for year 11 students and their parents/carers

Intervention schedule

Announcements | 19th November 2018

Paradigm Trust is seeking teachers and support staff at all levels to join Ipswich Academy

In September 2015 Ipswich Academy became the fourth school to become part of Paradigm Trust. There are a number of vacancies for teachers who are seeking to make a significant contribution. You will need to be open to fresh challenges, have high energy and commitment levels and work to the highest standards. The rewards are excellent, with performance related pay for the best teachers.

Teachers/support staff with leadership and management experience, NQTs and subject leads are welcome to get in touch to make an application. We would also like to hear from primary colleagues with experience in key stage 2. Opportunities are also available for paid graduate interns.

If you are excited by the chance to prove yourself, earn more and be part of a successful Trust, please contact us to arrange a meeting to discuss the vacancies. In the first instance email

Announcements | 17th November 2018

ResearchEd Conference

Helen Winn, Naomi Shenton and Ben Rogers from Ipswich Academy spoke at an educational conference, researchED, today.

Please find below the presentations:

Announcements | 12th November 2018

Year 8 consultation evening

Appointments are available for you to meet with your child teachers on Thursday 13th December 2018, 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

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

Appointments with each teacher will last for five minutes. Booking will be on a first come, first served basis and the booking system is now open.
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.

Students are required to attend, with their parent/carer.

Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Announcements | 4th October 2018

Letter from our recent Ofsted monitoring inspection

Dear parents and carers,

On 13th September, we had an Ofsted monitoring inspection visit.  I have attached the letter which I have received from HMI Adrian Lyons who led the inspection.

Students, staff and parents/carers should be incredibly proud of the comments that are made in the letter.  The progress that we have made is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone in our school community.

The letter is overwhelmingly positive so I have extracted some key messages which really stand out.

“Senior leaders and the multi-academy trust (MAT) are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement in order for the school to become good.”

“Behaviour has been transformed.  Your school is a calm place where disruption is rare.”

“Relationships between leaders, staff and pupils ensure a highly productive atmosphere for learning and a positive ethos around the school.”

“A consistent approach to the delivery of lessons is apparent across the school.  Year 11 pupils consider this to be one of the major improvements in recent years.”

“You have maintained a broad curriculum at key stage 3 and at key stage 4.  A wide range of courses meet the needs and interests of pupils and enable them to achieve well in their chosen options.”

HMI monitoring inspection letter 01/10/18

We have had a very positive start to term with students showing a great attitude to their learning.  We need to make sure that all students have excellent attendance so that they continue to make rapid progress.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the letter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

A copy of the full letter can be found here: Monitoring Letter Oct 18

Yours faithfully,


Helen Winn

Announcements | 19th September 2018

Open Evening for Years 5 and 6

We would like to invite all year 5 and 6 pupils to the Ipswich Academy Open Evening at 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm on Thursday 4th October. It will be a great opportunity for you and your families to see the fantastic things we do at the academy.

I will be making addresses at 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm to welcome you to our school.

Our students and teachers from all departments will be available talk through our curriculum with you and there will be activities for everyone to get involved in.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Yours faithfully,


Helen Winn

Announcements | 17th September 2018

Kit list for year 11 bootcamp

The essential kit list for year 11 boot camp is below. All year 11 students going have been issued with a paper copy.

Announcements | 5th September 2018

Welcome back!

Dear parent/carer,

I hope that everyone has had a good summer break.

We are really looking forward to welcoming back all of our students on Monday 10th September.  I would like to extend a special welcome to our new year 7 students and parents/carers.  I am sure that they will settle into Ipswich Academy life very quickly!

I would also like to congratulate last year’s year 11 who achieved some fantastic GCSE examination results this year.  We wish them all the very best in whatever they decide to do.

Following my letter at the end of last term, I remind you that we will not be allowing students to use their mobile telephones or other devices on site at any time of the school day including breaks and before or after school.  If you would like your child to carry a mobile telephone for safety reasons, it should be switched off and placed in their school bag before they enter site in the morning.  Any telephones, devices or headphones that are seen or heard will be confiscated until the end of the school day.  If a child has a device confiscated more than once in the school year, it will be kept until the end of the week.  I have already told the students about this but we will be very clear with them about the rules in their assemblies so that they do not inadvertently use their mobile telephones. I am sure that this decision will have very positive results including students’ improved communication and social skills and a reduction in issues involving social media.  Many schools have adopted this approach and have found the benefits to be great.

We look forward to working with you this year towards your child’s ongoing success.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We will always get back to you.

Thank you, as ever, for your support.

Yours faithfully,


Helen Winn

Announcements | 30th August 2018

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