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Ipswich School 11 Plus (11+) Entrance Exam Information 2024


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Ipswich School is an independent school located in Ipswich, Suffolk. The Senior School occupies the main school site and is settled in Grade II listed buildings, which are a distinctive example of Victorian architecture.


Pupils in the Lower School are taught English, maths, French or Spanish, art, DT, Classics, drama, geography, history, philosophy, religion and ethics, Principles of Science, swimming and PE.


The co-curricular programme comprises Music, Sport, Drama and Club activities, whilst trips outside the UK have included journeys to India, Peru, Ethiopia, Ecuador and Borneo. Recently, the school became one of the first in the country to organise trips to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, where pupils explored the Silk Route cities of Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara.


The school fully invests in elevating pupils’ self-confidence, skills and aspirations whilst carefully guiding them throughout their educational journey. Underpinned by attention to the whole person, its philosophy enables pupils’ growth into articulate adults with strong moral and cultural awareness.


Ipswich School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Information 2024


Address: Henley Road, Ipswich, IP1 3SG

County: Suffolk

Admissions info: or 01473 408300

School type: Independent co-ed day and boarding school 

Number of students: 850 (approx.)

Open day: April

11+ Exam date: January/February of Year 6

11+ Exam type / Board: School’s own


Open Events for Ipswich School 11 Plus (11+) Entry


The school holds Open Morning in spring and autumn. The event includes pupil-led tours of facilities and a presentation from the Headmaster. You can book a spot online, through the school’s website.


If you are unable to attend Open Morning, you can schedule an individual tour on another day with the Admissions Office. You can view the school’s exact location on the map below:




Ipswich School 11 Plus (11+) Admissions


Application forms for Year 7 entry can be accessed through the school’s website. Upon receipt, the school will request a confidential report from your child’s present school. 


The entrance exam is held in November of Year 6, aiming to assess your child’s academic potential. All candidates sitting the entrance exam are automatically considered for Academic Scholarships.


Acceptance of a place is confirmed with a payment of a deposit. It also involves your commitment as a parent or guardian to uphold the School Rules and Regulations, which are sent to the parents of all successful 11+ candidates.


Ipswich School 11 Plus (11+) Scholarships and Bursaries


The Queen’s Scholarships, in honour of Queen Elizabeth I, can be worth up to half the fees and are awarded on the basis of exam performance. Sports, Music and Art Scholarships are also available. For more details, please click here


Ipswich School provides financial assistance (means-tested bursaries) to families in need. Applicants should demonstrate strong academic or all-round ability in order to be considered. Bursaries are reviewed annually and may vary in value, depending on changes in the household’s financial circumstances. 


Ipswich School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Format


The Ipswich School 11+ entrance assessment consists of the following papers:


  • English
  • Mathematics 
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning 


The English paper assesses your child’s comprehension and writing skills. They will be allowed to spend 30 minutes on Section A (reading) and 30 minutes on Section B (writing).


The maths paper tests problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills.


The Non-Verbal Reasoning assessment is designed to test the ability to understand, interpret and problem-solve, testing logic and intelligence rather than knowledge. 


Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Ipswich School 11+ entrance examinations.


How to Prepare for the Ipswich School 11 Plus (11+) Exam


Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the Ipswich School exams, which can help boost their confidence in the lead up to the big day. They cover all the question types that could be asked in the entrance exam and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.


Once you devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 11+ exam preparation, you will be able to remove unnecessary stress from the preparation process and make it more manageable for your child.


We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.


Our practice tests are age-appropriate, yet still challenging, corresponding perfectly with the demands of a competitive independent school’s 11+ entrance exam. They are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.


Please see below our recommended packs to help you prepare your child for the Ipswich School 11+ entrance exam.


Ipswich School 11 Plus (11+) Exam Practice Papers

NOTE: The following English and Mathematics practice tests are in standard format, which means that students need to write in their own answers rather than choose from a list of multiple-choice options. This matches the 11+ Exam format used by the school.



We strongly suggest the following packs for successful preparation for the Ipswich School 11+ English paper. They will help your child further develop their reading, comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, grammar and inference:




11+ English Pack 1


11+ English Pack 2


11+ English Pack 3


11+ English Pack 4


11+ English Pack 5


11+ Inference Skills Pack 1


11+ Inference Skills Pack 2


11+ Poetry Comprehension


11+ Complete Comprehension Guide


11+ Reading Workbook




11+ Complete Writing Guide


11+ Writing Prompts


11+ Rewrite & Improve


11+ Spelling Pack 1


11+ Spelling Pack 2


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We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of the Ipswich School 11+ maths test:


Full Practice Tests


11+ Mathematics Pack 1


11+ Mathematics Pack 2


11+ Mathematics Pack 3


11+ Mathematics Pack 4


Skill Specific Practice


11+ Problem Solving Pack 1


11+ Problem Solving Pack 2


11+ Mental Arithmetic 


11+ Algebra


11+ Angles & Degrees




11+ Estimation & Place Value


11+ Factors & Multiples


11+ Fractions, Decimals & Percentages


11+ Measurements


11+ Money


11+ Operations


11+ Perimeter, Area & Volume


11+ Position & Direction


11+ Probability


11+ Properties of Shapes


11+ Ratio & Proportion


11+ Reflection, Rotation & Symmetry


11+ Sequences


11+ Special Numbers


11+ Speed, Distance & Time


11+ Statistics


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Non-Verbal Reasoning 


To further develop your child’s Non-Verbal Reasoning abilities ahead of the Ipswich School 11+ entrance examination, we suggest that you make use of the following packs that cover all the key question types:


Full Practice Tests


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 2


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 3


11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 4


Skill Specific Practice


11+ Analogies


11+ Classes Like


11+ Classes Unlike


11+ Extended Series


11+ Figure Classification


11+ Figure Matrices


11+ Horizontal Codes


11+ Series


11+ Triangle Matrices


11+ Triangle Series


11+ Star Matrices


11+ Vertical Codes




11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning Masterclass


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This interview guide covers all the key concepts your child needs to be aware of for the 11+ Interview:


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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in Ipswich School 11+ exam past papers. The information provided about Ipswich School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.


Other entry points for Ipswich School:


Click here to learn about Year 3 entry via the 7 Plus (7+) Exam

Click here to learn about Year 4 entry via the 8 Plus (8+) Exam

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