Ipswich Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Braziers Wood Road
11 - 18
Academy sponsor led
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The principal has been in post since July 2017. The school is part of the Paradigm Trust, which is a multi-academy trust with 10 trustees. The principal of Ipswich Academy reports directly to the chief executive officer of the trust. The academy is part of the Ipswich Opportunity Area. This is a network of local partners working together to increase social mobility in Ipswich. The school makes use of the following alternative education providers: Parkside Academy, Lindbergh Campus, Suffolk New College, Inspire Suffolk, EDLounge. The school is smaller than the average secondary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average. Inspection report: Ipswich Academy, 5–6 March 2019 Page 9 of 11 Information about this inspection Inspectors held meetings with the principal and other leaders and teachers across the school. They met with trustees and the chief executive officer of the Paradigm Trust, as well as speaking with the chair of trustees and a representative from the local authority. Inspectors visited parts of 47 lessons, sometimes accompanied by leaders, and reviewed the work of pupils in their books. They visited an assembly. Inspectors met with two groups of pupils. They also talked to and observed pupils during their social times. Inspectors reviewed a range of documentation, including leaders’ evaluation of the school and improvement plans. They looked at the school’s safeguarding records, information on pupils’ progress, attendance and behaviour and checks on the quality of teaching. Inspectors considered the 143 responses to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, the 17 responses to the free-text option and the 56 responses to Ofsted’s survey of the views of staff. Inspectors spoke with pupils during their free time and in arranged meetings and reviewed the 50 responses to Ofsted’s survey of pupils’ views. Inspection team Peter Whear, lead inspector Ofsted Inspector Kathryn Herlock Ofsted Inspector Susan Sutton Ofsted Inspector Lesley Daniel Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Ipswich Academy, 5–6 March 2019 Page 10 of 11 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance 'Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted', which is available from Ofsted's website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/complaints-about-ofsted. If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

Ipswich Academy Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

Ipswich Academy Reviews

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“Encourage learning”
"> My child loves the way that he is taught at Ipswich. He is encouraged to work and think for himself which has made him confident. A good school.
“Satisfied Parent”
"> Have some good teachers, lessons are small in numbers and my child enjoys going here.
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