Welcome to Ipswich Academy

Hello and welcome! My name is Amanda Phillips CBE and I am the Principal of Ipswich Academy/Executive Principal of Paradigm Trust. The first thing I want you to know is that I feel especially privileged to be the principal of this fantastic school. The children who come to this school are eager learners and hard working.

We are clear about our vision; we are clear about how we are going to achieve this; and we are very clear that we want parents/carers to work with us. We believe that great communication and support between parents/carers and our staff is key to a child’s successful school experience.


It’s important that your child attends school every day and on time. Every day matters, every minute counts.


We are an inclusive school, which means that we feel that every child should be able to participate in every aspect of school life with a sense of belonging and a sense of being valued.

We do this by using a nurturing approach and through activities which promote social skills and emotional development, all within a safe, affirming and consistent environment. Please click here for more information about how Paradigm Trust schools support young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Last updated May 15, 2016