Ibstock Place School

Welcome to Ibstock Place School

Outstanding A Level and Pre-U results in 2015

We are delighted to announce a set of outstanding A Level and Pre-U examination results.

Over a third of our Upper Sixth Form cohort attained three or more A* or A grades, setting a new IPS record of which our pupils may feel justifiably proud. Overall (and prior to re-marks), 55% of our A Level entries were graded at A* or A. In terms of UCAS points, our pupils have attained an average of 408 points and as a consequence they have opened the doors to many of the country’s leading universities including Oxford, Imperial, Durham, Bristol, Bath, Exeter and St Andrew’s.

Several pupils’ achievements deserve special note: Isabella Stettler attained three A*s and an A and she takes up a place to read Medicine at Imperial College, whilst Marcus Dashper’s three A*s take him to St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford to read History where he will join Jake Solomon, who starts his degree in English Literature at Somerville College this Autumn. Another of our pupils Oxford bound is Sofia Gomezllata Marmolejo who will read Experimental Psychology at St Anne's College, where she joins her brother Esteban who went up to the same college last year to read Mathematics. Outgoing Head Boy, Zach Ward-Elms, achieved the rare distinction of scoring 100% across the entirety of his A Level in Mathematics. Anthony Cullen and Tilda Rawls are among a tiny minority of candidates nationally to have been graded at Distinction 1 in their CIE Pre-U examinations in Mandarin and Art and Design, respectively.

Similarly impressive was our pupils’ performance in the Extended Project Qualification. Two thirds of last year’s Upper Sixth took this demanding course and an unprecedented 70% of them attained an A* or an A. In so doing, they have demonstrated an exceptional ability to learn independently and to think critically. We are confident that the skills they have developed at IPS will stand them in good stead as they move into higher education.

We are immensely proud of our pupils. Their examination results are a just reward for the hard work and resilience which they have shown over the last two years. We look forward to hearing about their ongoing success at university.

Stop press - Superb (I)GCSE results

Determined not to be outdone by our Sixth Form, our (I)GCSE pupils have also attained some formidable examination results this summer. Overall, 79% of our entries were awarded either an A* or an A grade. Especially strong performances were recorded in Mathematics, Biology, Physics, History, Italian, Music, Religious Education and Mandarin – in all of them, over 90% of candidates attained the top two grades. No fewer than 21 pupils achieved an extraordinary eight or more A* grades and, as with our Sixth Former Leavers, we are immensely proud of their achievements.


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 in 2015-2016. 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. You may also find it useful to consult the Admissions Information Guide 2015-2016.

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