Our schools (including nursery classes) will be open only to vulnerable children and the children of critical workers from 5 January, with other children being provided with remote learning.
The government’s updated list of critical workers (key workers) and vulnerable children who can access full-time education provision in the case of restrictions on education is available here.
if your child is vulnerable, or if you are a critical worker, please let us know and we will do our best to provide continuing on-site provision for your child.
Paradigm Trust confirmed its arrangements for opening its schools in September 2020. Our arrangements are available here.
Please click to read: NHS letter to parents dated 23rd September 2020 regarding Test and Trace
The Government has produced guidance on ‘What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak.’ This guidance has been translated into the following languages:
Please note that the appeals process has been written with the information that we currently have and it could be subject to change if the Government makes further changes.
Results for students achieving between a grade 9 and 4 in English and Maths at Ipswich Academy is 62%, despite an unprecedented final year due to the coronavirus lockdown. They will officially receive their results in school from 9am this morning.
Abbie Thorrington, Principal at Ipswich Academy says:
“All the staff at Ipswich Academy want to say a big thank you to our year 11 students, their families and our wonderfully supportive community today. Navigating such an important year in their education through the coronavirus lockdown has been testing for all of us but their hard work, strength and resilience is demonstrated by the results today. They have all been amazing, we are incredibly proud and will continue to support them as they move into the further education of their choice.”
In line with Government policy, due to the coronavirus lockdown, GCSE grades have been awarded by the school with the support of the official exam regulator Ofqual. Year 11 students have been learning remotely with support from Ipswich Academy and their teachers since schools closed on 20th March.
Ipswich Academy was rated Good by Ofsted with Outstanding for leadership and management last year. The Ofsted report recognised that the 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.
Please click on the following documents to view the RSHE engagement results:
The Ipswich Star has published a report on the ways in which Ipswich academy is bridging the ‘digital divide’.
You can read the full report here.
Abbie Thorrington is today taking up the position of Principal at Ipswich Academy. This is the start of an new exciting chapter for the academy. The Ipswich Star have published a feature which you can read by clicking the link below.
The Ipswich Star has written a feature on the secondary schools in Ipswich that are reopening.
The social distancing measures that have been put in place is largely thanks to the hard work and dedication of all staff at Ipswich Academy and other schools in the area.
Read more about this here.
The Ipswich Star have featured the news of pupils from Y6 at Piper’s vale returning to school yesterday. Please click below to read the article.
Current government guidance is that vouchers for pupils who are eligible for free school meals will not be issued for the half term break. Given this, we will not be issuing vouchers next week. If government guidance changes we will issue vouchers as soon as we can.