Ibstock Place School

Welcome to Ibstock Place School

Information for External Candidates attending either Prep School Entrance Assessments or Senior School Entrance Examinations on Saturday 20 January 2018

We very much look forward to welcoming candidates for Prep School Entrance Assessment or Senior School Entrance Examinations on Saturday 20 January.

To view information about arrival and collection arrangements for 11+ candidates please see immediately below. For candidates attending 12+, 13+ and 14+ examinations, and arrangements for the Prep School Entrance Assessment, please scroll further down this page.


11+ Candidates arriving by car

External 11+ candidates applying for entry to the Senior School and arriving by car may turn into the Main Gate on Clarence Lane. The Main Gate will be open in the morning (only) from 07.45 for candidates who have been instructed to register at 08.00 and from 08.45 for candidates who have been instructed to register at 09.00. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN THE RESPECTIVE TIMES INDICATED.

You will be directed to drive along the front of Clarence Wing and stop to allow your child to get out of the car. Please ensure that your child has his or her pencil case and any equipment he or she needs, as previously advised, and that nothing is left behind in the car. Parents should not leave their vehicles during the candidate drop off. Prefects will greet and escort your child through to Registration in the Refectory. You will be asked to drive on and exit School via the Priory Lane Gate. Please note that you may only turn left when making this exit.

Please refer to this map for further guidance

11+ Candidates arriving on foot

If arriving on foot, you may enter either via the School Gate nearest Roberts Hall on Danebury Avenue or via the Visitors Car Park on Clarence Lane. If using the latter, your child will be met and escorted from Main Reception. If walking along Clarence Lane to enter School, please do not enter through the Main Gate where cars may be trying to turn in. Registration will take place for all external 11+ candidates in the Refectory.

Please refer to this map for further guidance

(NB. Current IPS Prep 6 candidates applying for entry to the Senior School should make their way on foot to Roberts House for their Registration via Theatre Gate at the time advised in previous correspondence.)

11+ Candidate collection

Collection time of candidates will depend on the time of Registration, as set out below. Please note that for those collecting by car there is no parking anywhere on site. You are strongly advised not to drive into Danebury Avenue but instead to park in the Richmond Park car park nearest Roehampton Gate, or on Bank Lane, or environs.

For 11+ candidates who registered at 08.00:

Collection of External 11+ candidates with surname A to K will take place at 12.15 in The Refectory (13.00 for those candidates with Extra Time.)

Collection of External 11+ candidates with surname L to Z will take place at 12.15 in Roberts Hall. (13.00 for those candidates with Extra Time.)

For 11+ candidates who registered at 09.00:

Collection of External 11+ candidates with surname A to K will take place at 13.15 in The Refectory (14.00 for those candidates with Extra Time.)

Collection of External 11+ candidates with surname L to Z will take place at 13.15 in Roberts Hall. (14.00 for those candidates with Extra Time.)

It is essential that parents are punctual for candidate collection.

Please access either collection point on foot via the School Gate nearest Roberts Hall on Danebury Avenue. You are asked to move speedily to the exit once you have collected your child so that we may ensure the collection process runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible for all.

Please refer to this map for further guidance


12+, 13+ and 14+ Candidate arrival and collection

Parents of candidates applying for 12+, 13+ or 14+ entry are advised to park in the Richmond Park car park nearest Roehampton Gate or on Bank Lane, or environs. Candidates should then make their way with their parents on foot to the Theatre Foyer for Registration, using the gate on Danebury Avenue nearest the Theatre for access. All 12+, 13+ and 14+ Entrance Examinations will be taken in the Theatre.

Collection of 12+, 13+ and 14+ candidates will be from the Theatre Foyer at the time advised in previous correspondence:

13.15 for 12+, 13+, 14+ candidates with standard time

13.30 for 12+, 13+, 14+ candidates with extra time

Please refer to this map for further guidance


Information for candidates attending the Prep School Assessment Day on Saturday 20 January 2018

Parents of candidates applying for entry to the Prep School are advised to park in the Richmond Park car park nearest Roehampton Gate, on Bank Lane or environs. Candidates should then make their way with their parents on foot to the Theatre Gate on Danebury Avenue. Please note this is the first School gate on the left on Danebury Avenue. This will be open from 08.30.

Collection of candidates will be from Macleod House at the time advised in previous correspondence.

Please refer to this map for further guidance


Congestion

Please allow sufficient time for arrival and collection at School. You are requested to prevent congestion on Danebury Avenue by avoiding this no-through road and instead parking in nearby Richmond Park (which has a café), on Bank Lane, or environs.

While the Entrance Examination and Assessment Day will conclude significantly earlier, parents may wish to note that Richmond Park's Roehampton Gate is locked at 4.30pm.


Pushchairs and Dogs

Due to Health and Safety reasons dogs are not allowed anywhere on the School grounds.

We regret we are also unable to accommodate children's pushchairs within School buildings due to the need for infection control. Visitors bringing pushchairs onto the campus will be requested to leave them outside Main Reception or by the School gates and do so at their own risk. School is unable to accept responsibility for loss or damage to pushchairs while left on the campus.


Ibstock Place School shortlisted for TES Senior School of the Year

We are proud to report the exciting news that Ibstock Place School has been shortlisted for Senior School of the Year in the prestigious TES Independent School Awards 2018. The shortlisted schools are: Brighton College; Ibstock Place School; King Edward’s School, Birmingham; King’s High School, Warwick; Latymer Upper School; Leicester Grammar School; Notre Dame Senior School; and Reigate Grammar School.

The emergence of IPS as a significant force within London’s independent sector over the last decade has been deeply impressive. The election of Mrs Anna Sylvester-Johnson, its Headmistress, to the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference in Spring 2017 marks the culmination of an extraordinary ten-year journey for the School.

In 2007, the Senior School roll was stable but static; public examination results and pupil achievements were secure but unspectacular, the curriculum serviceable but fundamentally conservative. Today, the picture is very different. Pupil numbers have increased by over 30% and applications to the Senior School now outnumber places by six to one. 80% of this year’s Upper Sixth have an offer from at least one Russell Group university and public examination results have improved significantly; twelve years since the creation of its Sixth Form, the School has become a permanent fixture amongst the Top 100 independent schools for both A Level and GCSE results, while Value Added analysis for the last three years locates the School within the top 50 nationally.

The TES 2018 Awards Night will be held on Thursday 8 February 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel.


Headmistress's Welcome

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