Announcements, Resources | 9th January 2016

Support materials from Suffolk County Council – choosing option subjects

Getting Started contains information and advice on choosing your GCSE options, progression routes, employability skills and work in Suffolk, as well as links to useful resources to support young people with their options. Getting Started is designed to get young people thinking about their future and developing their employability skills.

Starting Out is a guide for parents/carers which explains their child’s options, the learning routes and qualifications available, and what support they can expect to receive.

Announcements, Resources | 20th December 2015

Student achievement guide for parents/carers

The way in which schools report on student achievement has changed. Schools no longer make judgments in terms of national curriculum levels.

Please click here for a brief guide to the arrangements which are now in place.

Announcements | 10th December 2015

At Ipswich Academy we are committed to educating our students about the benefits and the risks associated with their digital life

Please click here for further information.

The Thinkuknow site is particularly helpful and there is a specific section for parents/carers.

Announcements | 8th December 2015

How2become website – careers guidance

How2become is a specialist web site which provides guides to a wide range of careers selection processes, including for the emergency services, as a firefighter, police officer or paramedic. It also provides guides to becoming a train driver, prison officer, airline pilot or taxi driver.

Announcements | 7th December 2015

Subject consultation meeting for Y8 students, parents/carers – Thursday 17 December, 3:15-6:15pm

The booking system is available here.

Appointments with each teacher will last for ten minutes. All meetings will take place in the school hall. Booking will be on a first come, first served basis and the booking system is now open. The number of appointments will, initially, be limited to five for each student to ensure that all parents/carers are able to participate. Nearer to the time, if additional appointments are available, we will release these into the booking system and notify you.

In order to login to the system, you will need the following information relating to your child, as held in our database:

  • child’s first name
  • child’s surname
  • child’s date of birth
  • child’s 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 Mrs Winstone.

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.

Unfortunately, Mr Cook and Mrs Perry are unable to be present on this occasion. If your child is taught by Mr Cook or Mrs Perry, you will receive information as to his/her progress, either via letter or telephone.

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

Announcements | 1st December 2015

Important Y11 information – winter examination timetable and booster lesson schedule

Please find – linked below – a number of key documents relating to Y11 students:

Announcements | 30th November 2015

Dates for your diary

Please click here for important dates for the remainder of the academic year.

Announcements | 29th November 2015

Top links to careers websites

Announcements | 23rd November 2015

Parent/carer consultation dates for the remainder of the academic year

More information will be communicated nearer the time but please note the following dates for parent/carer consultation meetings for the various year groups:

  • 17/12 for Y8 – 1515-1815
  • 11/2 for Y10 – 1515-1815
  • 24/3 for Y9 (including options presentation) – 1530-1800 and then 1830-2100
  • 26/5 for Y7 – 1515-1815

Additional meetings will be set up for parents/carers of Y11 students, on an ‘as needed’ basis.

We intend to use an online booking system to enable parents/carers to make appointments to meet with subject teachers. Provision will also be made for parents/carers who are not able to use the online system to make appointments.

Announcements | 19th November 2015

Family Awareness Day – UCS Ipswich – Saturday 27th February 2016

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and their parents/carers are invited to University Campus Suffolk to find out more about studying a degree at university. Higher education may seem a long way off but the choices made at school do affect options at 16 and 18.

This is a free event, which runs from 11.30am – 3pm and a fantastic opportunity to learn more about university and to meet with current UCS students. During the event students will take part in a fun programme of activities, while parents learn more about the benefits of higher education and student finance.

A tour of the campus and a free buffet lunch will be provided for all attendees. Students and parents can find further information and book a place via this link:

For further information students and parents can email

Family Awareness Day 27 February 2016

Last updated November 19, 2015