Ipswich Academy

Suffolk, United Kingdom

Location: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Ipswich Academy

Ipswich Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form in Suffolk, serving students from the age of 11-18. The secondary school, situated in Ipswich has approximately 709 students on record. It belongs to the Paradigm Trust, along with four other primary and secondary academies. 

Formerly Holywell High School, Ipswich Academy converted to academy status in 2010. The Learning Schools Trust invested £16 million into a new building at the school, which opened in 2013, with facilities including a 3G sports pitch area. It belongs to the Paradigm Trust, along with four other primary and secondary academies.


Helen Winn

Values and Vision

Ipswich Academy believes that all children are entitled to a good education. It’s aim is for all individuals to develop the necessary skills and experience to achieve to the best of their ability and succeed during their time at the school. A strong partnership with parents is vital to the school in order for them to fully succeed this goal. The secondary school follows three core values: community, high expectations and independent learning. Ipswich Academy encourages students to play an active role during their time at the school and develop their skills in leadership and teamwork, running incentives such as a pupil ambassador scheme and a pupil council.


“Pupils say that the school is a safe, friendly place to be. They speak positively about the recent improvements made, and the quality of care, guidance and support provided for them. A broad, balanced curriculum provides pupils with a wide choice of academic subjects and some vocational learning.”  

View Ipswich Academy’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 0SP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1473 550040