Announcements | 13th February 2020

Year 11 consultation evening

Appointments are available for you to meet with yoru child’s teachers on Thursday 12th March, 4:30 to 7:30pm. On arrival, you will be given your child’s Spring mock results. A timetable for half term intervention, which we would encourage students to attend in preparation for their summer examinations, is attached here.

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

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.

Your child is required to attend, with yourselves.

Many thanks for your ongoing support.

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

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.

Uncategorised | 4th December 2019

Year 8 subject consultation meeting

Appointments are available for you to meet with your child’s teachers on Wednesday 18th December 2019, 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

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

  • 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.

Uncategorised | 27th November 2019

2019 GCSE Certificate Collection

Students who left Ipswich Academy in the summer of 2019 may collect their GCSE Exam Certificates on Monday 2nd December or Thursday 12th December from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. 

Students who are unable to collect their certificates may nominate someone to collect them on their behalf by providing a letter giving authorisation to collect. The nominated person must bring a form of identification.

Uncategorised | 26th November 2019

Vacancy: Principal at Ipswich Academy

For more information on this and other positions within Paradigm Trust, please head over to our careers webpage.

Uncategorised | 8th November 2019

Year 11 consultation evening

Appointments are available for you to meet with your child’s teachers on Thursday 28th November, 4:30 to 7:30pm. On arrival, you will be given your child’s Autumn mock results.

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

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.

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.

Your child is required to attend, with yourselves.

Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Uncategorised | 1st October 2019

Year 11 GCSE Progress Evening 6:00pm to 7:30pm Thursday 10th October 2019

Year 11 is now in full flow and the first mocks are fast approaching, taking place from Monday 14th October to Friday 1st November 2019. At Ipswich Academy we want to ensure students have the best possible opportunity to succeed and strongly believe talking face to face with you is the best way to provide this support.

To facilitate this, we are warmly inviting you and your son/daughter to the year 11 progress evening with hot supper from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Thursday 10th October 2019.

The programme for the evening commences with a welcoming talk from the Principal and I providing you with an overview of what to expect during year 11. The core subject teams will also be presenting information on their subject areas including effective revision techniques, use of the year 11 study area and resources.

We very much look forward to seeing you on Thursday 10th October 2019.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Yours faithfully

Maled Akhlak
Head of Progress


Year 11 GCSE core subject information evening

5.55pm – arrival and greeting in main hall from:
Mrs Winn – Principal
Mr Akhlak – Head of Progress

6.10pm – supper in the blue area
6.45pm – carousel of presentations from English, mathematics and science

English – grey arena
mathematics – red arena
science – blue arena

6.45pm – presentation 1
7.00pm – presentation 2
7.15pm – presentation 3
Staff from each subject area will also be available in each arena for discussion about your son/daughter’s progress so far.

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
Last updated September 26, 2019