Ipswich Academy | 24/08/2020

Updated: Appeals procedure for summer 2020 exams

Due to recent changes around GCSE grades for the academic year 19/20, we have adapted our process with regard to results and appeals. You can view this document here or by going to our policies page.

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.

Ipswich Academy, Paradigm Trust | 20/08/2020

Students excel in English and Maths at Ipswich Academy

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.

Paradigm Trust | 20/07/2020

Ipswich Star report: Paradigm Trust chosen to run new Ipswich Special School

We are delighted to have been chosen to open a new, purpose designed Special School in Ipswich. We have a chance to really help these young people reach their full potential, having done so with such success at our other establishments. Click here for the full feature in the Ipswich Star.

Paradigm Trust | 19/07/2020

Paradigm Trust to open new school on Woodbridge Road for Suffolk children with communication and interaction needs

At Paradigm, we pride ourselves on ensuring all pupils have every opportunity to meet their potential which is why we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the provision for a new school for children in Key Stage 2 – 4 with communication and interaction needs in Ipswich.

The school which, will have 60 children, is due to open in September 2022 in a new building on Woodbridge Road. This will be our fourth Ipswich School, alongside Ipswich Academy, Piper’s Vale and Murrayfield Primary Academies, all of which have achieved great academic progress and community support since coming under our care.

As a Trust, through our partnership with UK specialist Phoenix School in London, we already offer a very high level of expertise in special educational needs within our existing school network and this new school will be designed to work as an extension of this, providing more focused support for children learning with communication and interaction needs. 

This is fantastic news for both the children of Ipswich and the town , as it will mean that, for the first time, children with communication and interaction needs in Ipswich will have bespoke provision in a school available to them in their local community. 

The new school is being funded through the Government’s free schools programme.

Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | 16/07/2020

RSHE engagement results

Please click on the following documents to view the RSHE engagement results:


Ipswich Academy, Paradigm Trust | 24/06/2020

Addressing the ‘digital divide’

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.

Ipswich Academy, Paradigm Trust | 22/06/2020

Ipswich Academy’s new Principal

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.

Click here to read the full article.

Ipswich Academy, Paradigm Trust | 16/06/2020

Ipswich Star feature on secondary schools reopening

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.

Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy | 02/06/2020

Ipswich Star feature Piper’s Vale pupils returning to school

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.


Culloden Primary Academy, Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | 21/05/2020

Free School Meal vouchers – update

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.  

Last updated May 21, 2020