Principal Helen Winn was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Suffolk. You can hear the interview by clicking on the link below.
Ipswich Academy was inspected recently by Ofsted, and we are pleased to report that the academy is now judged as GOOD, with an OUTSTANDING judgement for leadership and management.
Congratulations to staff and pupils!
The report can be viewed by clicking here.
Year 9 students at Ipswich Academy took part in an interactive mental health production today called, ‘In Harms Way’.
Students gained an insight into the different ways mental health can affect young people and how to gain help and support.
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One of the values of the Paradigm Trust is:
Community -Working together; learning from, and supporting, others.
Student ambassadors from Ipswich Academy put this value into action by visiting Murrayfield Primary and Piper’s Vale Primary academies last week to talk to their student councils about fundraising ideas for the Elmer Project.
Helen Winn, Naomi Shenton and Ben Rogers from Ipswich Academy recently spoke at an educational conference, ResearchED.
Please follow the links below to see their presentations:
Ipswich Academy students today had the wonderful opportunity to meet writer Andy Briggs to learn about his books and the creative writing process.
On 13th September, Ipswich Academy had an Ofsted monitoring inspection visit. Below is a link to the letter received from the HMI inspector who led the inspection.
Students, staff and parents/carers should be incredibly proud of the comments that are made in the letter. The progress that has been made is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at Ipswich Academy.
The letter is overwhelmingly positive. Here are some of the key messages:
“Senior leaders and the multi-academy trust (MAT) are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement in order for the school to become good.”
“Behaviour has been transformed. Your school is a calm place where disruption is rare.”
“Relationships between leaders, staff and pupils ensure a highly productive atmosphere for learning and a positive ethos around the school.”
“A consistent approach to the delivery of lessons is apparent across the school. Year 11 pupils consider this to be one of the major improvements in recent years.”
“You have maintained a broad curriculum at key stage 3 and at key stage 4. A wide range of courses meet the needs and interests of pupils and enable them to achieve well in their chosen options.”
A copy of the full letter can be found here: Monitoring Letter Oct 18
Ipswich Academy students recently received their GCSE results. They made good progress, in line with national benchmarks, and this is a testament to the extremely hard work of our students and staff, as well as the support of parents/carers and the local community.
On Friday 20th July, Ipswich Academy took four coaches of Year 7 and Year 10 students to Boulogne-sur-Mer in Northern France. Highlights included a trip to a chocolate factory where students made their own chocolate and a visit to Nausicaa, Europe’s largest sealife centre.
Students ordered food in French, and it was good to see the older students supporting the Year 7s.
Students were very enthusiastic, even at 4am, and their conduct throughout the trip was excellent. They were a credit to Ipswich Academy and Paradigm Trust.
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