We have been celebrating with students today, as they collected the best set of results in the academy’s history.
- Students have made more progress than the national benchmark.
- 48.4% of students achieved A*-C grades in both English and mathematics. This is a marked improvement compared to 31% last year.
- 83.6% of students have made expected progress in English. This compares very favourably to last year’s national average of 69%. 41.1% of students made more than expected progress in English – compared to 30% nationally.
- 61.1% of students have made expected progress in mathematics. This is a major improvement compared to last year (33%).
- 39.2% of students have achieved A*-C grades in five subjects (including English and mathematics). This is a significant improvement compared to last year’s figure of 24.4%.
Amanda Phillips, our Principal, commented: We would like to congratulate our students on their GCSE results this year, which are the result of an enormous amount of work carried out by staff, students and parents/carers to raise standards in a very short period of time. I am delighted by the massive steps that we have achieved since September of last year, and results show that our efforts are paying off. However, we know this is just the beginning and there is still a lot to be accomplished at Ipswich Academy, but we are confident we will continue to see enhanced results year on year.
We have been advised that the school uniform shop, PMG, is out of stock of:
- PE tops
- sew on badges.
New supplies are expected to take up to six weeks, with some items not expected until the end of October.
The uniform shop is sending the school a list of students who have uniform on order so that we will be aware of those affected and will, therefore, adopt a flexible approach. There is a small supply of ties in school which can be purchased for £5.50. Please speak to Linda Winstone regarding this, or if you have any other uniform-related concern.
We apologise for any inconvenience which this may cause.
GCSE results can be collected from the SYSZ between 10:00 and 12:00 on Thursday 25th August. Any monetary rewards will be given out with certificates once queries have been confirmed and all textbooks returned. There will be a variety of staff present on the day to help you as well as careers advice and light refreshments.
Please find, below, links to a range of letters which were sent home with students, today.
- London Extravaganza letter to art and design group
- London Extravaganza letter to English and drama group
- London Extravaganza letter to geography group
- London Extravaganza letter to history group
- London Extravaganza letter to music group
- London Extravaganza letter to PE group
- London Extravaganza letter to science group
Please click here to read the letter.
Information for parents/carers of students who will join Ipswich Academy in September 2016 – transition days 7 and 8 July
A letter with information for your child, and a timetable for the transition days, has been posted to your home address. If you have not received this, please contact the school and we will arrange to re-send the documents.
Your child will need to arrive at school by 8.45am when they will be met by their new form tutor. The day finishes at 3.00pm.
The children will take part in a variety of activities over the course of the two days along with team building activities.
We ask that you provide your child with a packed lunch and that you ensure that they wear their primary school’s full uniform. Packed lunches will be provided by the school for children eligible for free school meals.
There will be a parents’/carers’ meeting at 2.15pm on Thursday 7th July.
Information for students who will join Ipswich Academy in September 2016 – transition days 7 and 8 July
We are looking forward to meeting you on the 7th and 8th July at Ipswich Academy.
A plan for the two days has been posted to your home address. You will be taking part in art and music lessons on the two mornings and team building activities in the afternoon. You must wear your full primary school uniform on both days.
When you move to Ipswich Academy you will find that you are in a different tutor group (class) to the friends you had at primary school. Some students worry that they will find it hard to make friends. Do not worry. Your form tutor will encourage you to make friends through activities that you will do in tutor time. In no time at all, you will find that as well as having your friends from primary school, you have also made a lot of new friends.
Ipswich Academy is going to be a lot bigger than your primary school. In order to help you move around, you will have a tour on your transition days and another tour on your first day of school. You will also be provided with a map of the school, and on the first few days at Ipswich Academy staff will be with you to show you around. If you get lost, ask an adult or a student where to go. They will take you to where you should be.
Please write any questions you have in the space on the timetable which has been posted to you and bring them with you. Your form tutor will answer them.
Please see the letter, below.
Please see, below, the letter that has been provided to all students.
We have an energetic and forward thinking science faculty which is looking for a lead technician with a passion for supporting good science in schools. Good management, technical skills and an awareness and working knowledge of health and safety best practice are essential.
The Lead Science Technician will organise and execute the delivery and development of technical services in order to support the science curriculum in the academy for all students.
Candidates with a physics subject bias are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants should have working experience supporting a department in biology, chemistry and physics.
Further information and an application form are attached.
Completed applications should be returned by email to Gina Garwood, HR Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants must have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and if successful will be required to comply with the Trust’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
Salary: Scale 5, Point 22 £20,253 to Point 25 £22,212 pro rata
37 hours per week (weeks per year to be confirmed)
Required as soon as possible
Closing date: 1 July 2016