Uncategorised | 19th August 2019

GCSE Results 2019

GCSE results will be available for collection from 10:00 on Thursday 22nd August. If you would like someone to collect results on your behalf, you will need to provide written permission, and they will need photographic ID.

Announcements, Press Releases | 29th July 2019

New Ipswich Star article about our principal, Helen Winn

Meet the principal of one of Ipswich’s biggest schools

Announcements, Press Releases | 26th July 2019

Ipswich Academy featured in Ipswich Star

There was great coverage of our academy and Helen Winn the Ipswich Star. You can read the article here.

Uncategorised | 24th July 2019

Open Evening – Thursday 3rd October 2019

We invite year 5 and year 6 students to our open evening on Thursday 3rd October 2019, 6.00pm-8.00pm. Come and see all the amazing subjects we have to offer in our fantastic school.

Announcements, Press Releases | 11th July 2019

Ipswich Academy Principal hailed as Educational Leader of the Year at Suffolk County Council Raising the Bar Awards

Paradigm Trust is pleased to announce Helen Winn, Principal of Ipswich Academy, has won the Educational Leader and Setting of the Year Award at this year’s Suffolk County Council Raising the Bar Awards. 

Helen was nominated for her unrivalled contribution to teaching and learning confirmed by achieving an Ofsted Good rating this year with Outstanding for leadership and management for the first time in the school’s history, making it one of the best in town.  

The report recognised that Helen and the other leaders in the school 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 at Ipswich Academy, an achievement that has led to the school being oversubscribed for September 2019.

Helen Winn said: “I am thrilled to have won this award and want to pass on the credit to my amazing team and community, including the pupils, staff, parents and directors who have worked so incredibly hard to get us here.” 

Raising the Bar was set up by Suffolk County Council with the aim of improving levels of educational attainment across the county, and ensuring every child in Suffolk can achieve their full potential. The awards are designed to share best practice and highlight excellence across the education sector, rewarding those who have made an outstanding contribution to the furthering of this goal.

The winners were announced at a special celebration event in Ipswich’s Wherstead Park.

Uncategorised | 19th June 2019

Year 10 subject consultation evening

Appointments are available for you to meet with your child’s teachers on Thursday 11th July, 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

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


Appointments with each teacher will last for five 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:

  • 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. Additionally there will be an opportunity for you to discuss year 11, including preparation for post-16, with Maled Akhlak and Victoria Addis.

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 their parent/carer. Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Uncategorised | 23rd May 2019

Year 11 half term intervention

Please find attached here the intervention sessions for year 11.

Uncategorised | 22nd May 2019

Last teacher training day – 1st July 2019

Our last teacher training day for the 2018-2019 academic year will be Monday 1st July 2019. The school will be closed on this date and students will be at school as normal on Tuesday 2nd July 2019.

Uncategorised | 20th May 2019

Year 7 Residential 19th/20th July 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding to take all year 7 students on an overnight residential visit to Essex Outdoor Centre Mersea.

Travelling by coach, we will leave school at 10.30am on Friday 19th July and return to school on Saturday 20th July at 3.30pm, traffic permitting. However, the return time will be confirmed nearer the date.

During their stay at the Essex Outdoor Centre Mersea students will take part in team building activities and adventure courses, which have been designed to build confidence, develop new skills and engage students in their learning.

Students will be provided with an evening meal on the Friday evening, as well as breakfast and lunch on the Saturday. Students will need to bring a packed lunch with them on the Friday. Students entitled to free school meals will be provided with a packed lunch. Further information will be sent to you closer to the time.

Please complete the attached parental consent form, found here, and return to Miss Ring in the SYSZ by Friday 7th June.

If you have any questions regarding the contents of this letter, please do not hesitate to contact Kyra Bartum at the school.

Uncategorised | 7th May 2019

Next Parent Focus Group meeting

The next Parent Focus Group meeting is on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 9:30am, or 6pm.

Please find attached the agenda here.

Last updated May 15, 2019