Ibstock Place School

Welcome to Ibstock Place School

HMC welcomes IPS

We are delighted to announce the news that, following a four-day accreditation visit to the Senior School by a specialist team of three highly experienced head teachers, Mrs Anna Sylvester-Johnson, Headmistress has been formally ratified as a member of the Headmasters’ and Headmistress’ Conference (HMC). HMC is a professional Association of heads of the world’s leading independent schools and IPS will now be counted amongst its ranks and represented alongside the likes of Brighton College, Eton College, Harrow School, St Paul’s School and Wellington College. HMC members have consistently exemplified excellence in education and are founded on “a commitment to the benefits of an holistic educational experience; academic excellence coupled with a strong emphasis on pastoral care and exceptional co-curricular opportunities.”

We are confident that membership of HMC will bring many important benefits in the future. For example, we know that the organisation promotes and protects the independence of its schools; encourages and shares innovation; offers a forum for discussion of national and international educational issues; and strives to influence policy and public opinion with regard to the independent sector.

It is pleasing to be able to offer both current and prospective parents the quality assurance that our work has the rigorous professional endorsement of the HMC.


The Headmistress Welcome to Ibstock Place School and we do hope that this website provides you with a flavour of our distinctive and successful School. In saying that, nothing compares with a visit, so we do encourage you most warmly to arrange an appointment to visit the School during one of the Open Days and Events. Visits may be organised by completing the online form on our Request to attend an Open Day page, or by emailing or telephoning the Registrar. Please refer to the Admissions Guide for Entry in September 2018 for guidance on the separate processes of admission to the Prep School, the Senior School, and to the Sixth Form, including key dates.

Let me say that Ibstock Place School has a passionate belief in all pupils receiving a challenging and inspirational education: the enthusiastic and ambitious staff attach great importance to the development of pupils’ individuality and their having regard for tolerance, courtesy and respect. IPS pupils are able to find their strengths whether it is becoming the promising musician, the meticulous scholar, the outstanding sportsman or the talented artist. The School sees its responsibility as ensuring that the accomplishments of our pupils reflect their talents and interests and as they leave Ibstock Place School they do so as creative, resilient and empathetic adults.

We look forward to meeting you in the future.

Anna Sylvester-Johnson
Headmistress