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

News, Press Releases | 7th January 2020

New Principal appointed at Ipswich Academy

Former Olympic Triathlete Abbie Thorrington has been appointed Principal of Ipswich Academy. She is poised to build on the school’s recent successes to ensure its pupils develop through meaningful opportunities to be successful and enjoy all aspects of their lives.

Abbie, who is currently Assistant Principal at Ipswich Academy, will take over in June from current Principal Helen Winn, whose successful leadership led the Paradigm Trust school to achieve its best ever GCSE results in August. Eight years on from the 2012 Olympics, Abbie’s hard work and dedication to teaching has paid off as she secures the top job in the acclaimed Ipswich secondary school.

Bill Holledge, Chief Executive of Paradigm Trust, comments:

“Abbie has been a key part of the leadership team which achieved strong results in summer 2019, as well as having been recognised by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ for leadership and management.   She has demonstrated excellence and ambition in her role as Assistant Principal, building a strong rapport with both our pupils and the wider community. We are delighted to give her the opportunity to continue her work as Principal.”

Abbie Thorrington, newly appointed Principal at Ipswich Academy, says:

“I am incredibly honoured to take on the role of Principal at Ipswich Academy.  I grew up in Ipswich and have always been a part of its community. Since retiring from athletics I have been able to utilise that experience, including the dedication and resilience developed through training, to support my teaching career here.  I have big ambitions for the pupils of Ipswich Academy and, as we enter another Olympic year, will do everything in my power to make all our pupils’ dreams a reality.”

A recent Ofsted report recognised that Ipswich Academy leaders, including Abbie Thorrington, 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. The school is currently oversubscribed for places.

News, Press Releases | 26th September 2019

BBC Radio Suffolk feature

Our recent achievements were featured on BBC Radio Suffolk

Listen to what they had to say

News, Press Releases | 26th September 2019

Ipswich Star article celebrating our success

“We work to ensure that every child’s future is determined by their talent and hard work” – read the full story in the Ipswich Star  

News, Press Releases | 18th September 2019

East Anglian Daily Times feature

The East Anglia Times today ran a feature celebrating the amazing success of out Ipswich Academies:

EastAngliaTimescutting

News | 29th August 2019

GCSE results featured on ITV

Last updated August 29, 2019