Announcements, Resources | 28th February 2016

Guidance for parents/carers on eSafety

Please click here to access the fourth edition of Digital Parenting, a publication which helps young people and their families to get the most out of digital technologies, as well as dealing with any challenges that they might bring.

Announcements | 22nd February 2016

Academy closed for staff training – Monday 22 February 2016

The academy is closed today, Monday 22 February, for staff training. Y11 students are required to attend, as previously communicated, to complete their science controlled assessment.

Announcements | 11th February 2016

Y11 science controlled assessments – Monday 22 February 2016

All Y11 students must attend the academy on Monday 22 February in order to complete their science controlled assessment. Further information is available here.

Announcements | 10th February 2016

New music clubs at Ipswich Academy

LIVE//BEATS will meet every Thursday after school to create and rehearse contemporary percussion-based music.

Music tech drop ins – every Friday after school the macs will be available to anybody who would like to use them to make music.

Click here for more information.

Announcements | 4th February 2016

Y11 updates

Y11 is a critical and intense time. It is crucial that students, parents/carers and staff work together closely, from the start, so that achievement is high. There are now fewer than fifty days before the first summer examinations begin.

The following documents have been posted to parents/carers:

Announcements | 4th February 2016

Subject consultation meeting for Y11 students, parents/carers – Thursday 25 February, 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.

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

Announcements | 2nd February 2016

Ofsted monitoring visit report

Two Ofsted inspectors attended Ipswich Academy on 20-21 January 2016, for the academy’s termly monitoring visit. The visit was a resounding success and the report from Ofsted is available here.

Announcements | 27th January 2016

First millionaire word reader of the year achieved at Ipswich Academy!

Ipswich Academy uses Accelerated Reader to as a key tool to encourage reading for pleasure and build reading stamina. Our students read books, takes online quizzes, and get immediate feedback. Students respond to that feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.

Today, for the first time this year, a student has passed the ‘million words read’ benchmark! Many congratulations to Sarah Lee in 7 WAL! Well done!

Further information on Accelerated Reader is available from the Web site.

Announcements | 26th January 2016

Important information for parents/carers of Y11 students

We have a range of arrangements in place to support Y11 students with science over the next few weeks, and beyond. Please click here to see the letter which has been posted today.

Announcements | 21st January 2016

Ipswich Academy student scoops West Suffolk College award

Ipswich Academy student Joanna Tibbs registered her interest with West Suffolk College at the Skills Show in August 2015 and was entered into a free £50 prize draw. Joanna, 16, spoke to West Suffolk College regarding their accountancy apprenticeship. Joanna has also now applied for Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business with West Suffolk College.

Click here for the story.

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Last updated January 21, 2016