Announcements | 19th November 2015

Family Awareness Day – UCS Ipswich – Saturday 27th February 2016

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and their parents/carers are invited to University Campus Suffolk to find out more about studying a degree at university. Higher education may seem a long way off but the choices made at school do affect options at 16 and 18.

This is a free event, which runs from 11.30am – 3pm and a fantastic opportunity to learn more about university and to meet with current UCS students. During the event students will take part in a fun programme of activities, while parents learn more about the benefits of higher education and student finance.

A tour of the campus and a free buffet lunch will be provided for all attendees. Students and parents can find further information and book a place via this link:

For further information students and parents can email

Family Awareness Day 27 February 2016

Announcements | 13th November 2015

Year 11 students debut as theatre critics!

Three of our Y11 students have published an insightful critique of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Absent Friends, which was recently performed by London Classic Theatre at the New Wolsey Theatre. The full review is available here. Well done all!

Announcements | 11th November 2015

What work – Suffolk

Suffolk County Council, in conjunction with the National Careers Service and The Source, have produced a really useful overview guide relating to employment opportunities, both locally and further afield.

What Work – Suffolk 2015-16

Announcements | 10th November 2015

Senior year study centre opens Monday 16 November

In order to support our Y11-14 students as they work towards qualifications, we are making the sixth form area available as our ‘senior year study centre.’ As of Monday 16 November, the study centre will be open from 7:30am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Grab and go breakfast will be available – at no charge – for students who wish to study/revise before lessons start. Fruit and water will be available throughout the day. We will develop the centre further over the coming weeks – watch this space for updates! All suggestions welcome – from students, parents and carers!

Announcements | 6th November 2015

Revised detention arrangements

From Monday 9 November, students who have detentions will be expected to make their own way to the detention venue at the end of the school day; they will no longer be collected by staff. Any students who fail to attend or successfully complete a detention will be internally excluded the following day or the next day they attend school if absent.

Announcements | 2nd November 2015

Inspection outcome – September 2015

Ofsted has recently completed a monitoring inspection of Ipswich Academy. The report is available from the Ofsted web site.

Announcements | 29th October 2015

Train to Teach Roadshow – Tuesday 10 November 2015 at Trinity Park, Ipswich

Paradigm Trust/Ipswich Academy are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Train to Teach Roadshow event on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at Trinity Park, Ipswich. The event will be open to the public between 5 and 8pm. Information will be available as to the primary and secondary opportunities available within Paradigm Trust, both in Ipswich and in London. Information concerning our subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) offer  will also be available.

Further information, including booking, is available here.

Diary date – Paradigm Trust will also be exhibiting at the Chelmsford event (24 November) and the Norwich event (11 February 2016).

Announcements | 16th October 2015

Cross country success!

14 students represented the academy in the annual Schools Cross Country Championships held at The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook. Selection to represent the school took place during PE lessons, where all pupils were timed over a 2.5km course as part of their fitness training module.

At the actual event, effort levels from all the students were fantastic, with some students representing the academy for the first time. Top honours go to year 7 students Archie Exworth and Luke Warren, who qualified for the County Championships. Well done to Archie and Luke in particular, and to everyone who took part. Thank you to staff for organising and encouraging.

Announcements | 16th October 2015

Opportunities to join Ipswich Academy staff team at all levels

We have a number of vacancies for teachers who are seeking to make an outstanding contribution. You will need to be open to fresh challenges, have high energy and commitment levels and work to the highest standards. The rewards are excellent, with performance-related pay for the best teachers.

Teachers with leadership and management experience, NQTs and subject leads are welcomed. Specifically:

  • Head of Modern Foreign Languages
  • Lead teacher in English
  • English teachers

There are also Leadership and Management opportunities for the right candidate. We would also like to hear from primary colleagues with experience in KS2, as we strive to attain substantial improvements in standards across the school.

We are also looking for paid graduate interns e.g. for the English Department.

If you are excited by the chance to prove yourself, earn more and be part of a successful Trust, please contact us to arrange a meeting to discuss the vacancies. In the first instance email

October advert

Announcements | 14th October 2015

Train to teach with Paradigm – applications open on 27 October

We offer initial teacher education (primary and secondary, all subject areas) through our salaried School Direct programme. As a trainee teacher you will have access to invaluable school and classroom experience that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience you will need to become an excellent class teacher.

This programme is for graduates and career changer graduates wishing to train to become teachers. We are also able to offer parallel, salaried training opportunities for strong candidates (secondary only) who do not have a degree but who can demonstrate clear aptitude and desire to develop a teaching career. We would consider applications for salaried training places from school leavers who have, or are predicted to achieve, strong A levels (or equivalent) and can demonstrate an interest in, and experience of, working with children and young people.

More information is available here.

Last updated October 14, 2015