Announcements | 18th June 2018

Agenda for Parent Focus Meeting

Wednesday 27th June 2018

0930 and 1800

  1. Student leadership
  2. The school day and extra-curricular activities
  3. Key stage 3 assessment
  4. AOB

As agreed by Academy Council.

Announcements | 5th June 2018

Ipswich Star news story

Please click the link below to read a story in the Ipswich Star:

Paradigm Trust eyes Ipswich Academy, Piper’s Vale and Murrayfield school as destinations of choice

Announcements | 11th May 2018

Vacancy – Physical Education Teacher

We are offering a unique opportunity to teach PE across our secondary and primary schools in Ipswich. The Trust is looking for committed, talented and enthusiastic teachers of physical education. Application documents are listed here:

Completed application forms should be returned to:

Announcements | 10th May 2018

Year 8 Consultation Evening

Appointments are available for you to meet with your child’s teachers on Thursday 24th May 2018, 4pm to 7pm.

You are able to book five minute appointment slots for each subject teacher using our electronic booking system. Please access the booking system here:

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.

In order to login to the system, you will need the following information relating to you 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 Miss Ring.

Some subjects may not be available 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.

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.

Announcements | 4th May 2018

Summer Term Knowledge Organisers

Please find below the knowledge organisers for the summer term:

Announcements | 17th April 2018

Vacancy – Exams Invigilators

Exams Invigilators – closing date Monday 23rd April at 9am

We are seeking Exam Invigilators for Ipswich Academy who can assist conducting examinations effectively. Paradigm Trust is looking to appoint individuals who are reliable and punctual, flexible, confident, firm but fair, and comfortable under pressure.
Please click to access:

Please return all completed applications to

Announcements | 12th April 2018

Vacancy for Accounts Payable Clerks – closing date Monday 23rd April at 1pm

Due to the relocation of our finance function, Paradigm Trust is looking to build an Accounts Payable team responsible for all aspects of end to end Accounts Payable. We are seeking to appoint a number of Accounts Payable Clerks to be based at Ipswich Academy.

Please click to access:

Announcements | 29th March 2018

Easter revision timetable

Ipswich Academy will be shut for the first week of the Easter break.

Date Subject Time
Monday 9th April ICT (targeted intervention on coursework) Appointments
Tuesday 10th April Product design

Art (exam plan)

9am – 3pm

10am -12.30pm

Wednesday 11th April Health and social care (exam preparation)

Geography (9 mark questions)

French (speaking and listening exam)

9am – 3pm
Thursday 12th April History (exam preparation) 10am – 2pm
Friday 13th April English Literature (Poetry cluster – 5 key poems for comparison) 9am – 12pm
Saturday 14th April Separate Science (calculations in chemistry) 10am – 1pm

Announcements | 29th March 2018

End of spring term letter

Dear parent/carer,

As we come to the end of another successful term at Ipswich Academy, there are a few updates that I would like to share with you.

The Board of Directors of Paradigm Trust has announced the appointment of Bill Holledge as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Trust.  Bill has been the Chief Operating Officer and acting CEO for the last nine months.

In other news, we have had lots of exciting and inspirational visitors to the academy who have enjoyed working with our students.  Our visitors have included influential local women who celebrated International Women’s Day with our year 10 students, a drama group which delivered a very special day of activities on the holocaust and a patisserie chef who trained our catering students to make the most incredible desserts.  We have taken part in sports fixtures and our Ipswich Academy drummers, iDrum, gave an outstanding performance at Snape Maltings. Please follow us on Twitter @IpswichAcademy where you will find daily updates of the extensive activities which are taking place.

Year 11 students continue to work hard before school, after school, during weekends and holidays.  They will be starting their examinations next term and the whole school community wishes them well.

So that we can continue to maintain high standards of behaviour, we will be further tightening our behaviour procedures after Easter which will include staggered after school detentions.  We had fantastic movie and supper evenings this week to reward the vast majority of students who have behaved well all term; we look forward to a similar reward at the end of next term. Also, I have had the pleasure of issuing a number of Principal’s Awards for exceptional performance and contributions to the academy or community.  If you would like more information on our rewards and behaviour procedures, please contact Abbie Thorrington.

Thank you, as always, for your ongoing support.  I hope that you have a lovely break.

Yours faithfully,

Helen Winn

Uncategorised | 27th March 2018

Exams Invigilators vacancies – closing date Friday 6th April at 4.30pm

We are seeking Exam Invigilators for Ipswich Academy who can assist conducting examinations effectively. Paradigm Trust is looking to appoint individuals who are reliable and punctual, flexible, confident, firm but fair, and comfortable under pressure.

Please click to access:

Last updated April 3, 2018