Ibstock Place School

Welcome to Ibstock Place School

Drop off and collection arrangements for 11+ Candidates attending interview on Tuesday 2 January and Wednesday 3 January 2018

We look forward to seeing 11+ candidates invited to attend interview on Tuesday 2 January and Wednesday 3 January 2018. Parents should refer to their previous correspondence for interview timings and to this map which makes clear the drop off and collection arrangements for candidates on these days.

Arriving by car

Please note that there is no parking on site, but candidates may be dropped off by car. You will be directed to drive through the Main Gate on Clarence Lane and then along the front of Clarence Wing. Here you will be requested to stop to allow your child to get out of the car at the drop off zone. Parents should not leave their vehicles during candidate drop off. Staff will greet and escort your child to be registered. 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.

Arriving on foot

If arriving on foot, you may enter either via the Theatre Gate on Danebury Avenue or via the Visitors’ Car Park on Clarence Lane. If using the latter, please be aware of traffic turning into the School's Main Gate. Your child will be met and escorted to Registration from Main Reception. Registration for all candidates takes place in the Theatre.

Collection: Roberts Hall – Pedestrian access only via Danebury Avenue

Please note that collection of candidates is on foot from Roberts Hall. Rather than driving into Danebury Avenue, parents should park in Richmond Park which is adjacent (using the car park nearest Roehampton Gate), or in nearby Bank Lane, and make their way to Roberts Hall at the appointed collection time. Please check Richmond Park's gate closing times on the day.

Tuesday 2 January
Drop off: 12.45
Collection: 15.30 (15.45 for candidates with Extra Time)

Wednesday 3 January
Drop off: 08.30 (Please do not arrive before 08.20)
Collection: 11.15

Drop off: 11.00
Collection: 13.45

Drop off: 13.45
Collection: 16.30 (16.45 for candidates with Extra Time allowance)


12+, 13+, 14+ Interviews on Wednesday 10 January 2018

We look forward to welcoming 12+, 13+ and 14+ candidates attending interview on the afternoon of Wednesday 10 January. Parents should refer to their previous correspondence for interview timings. Parents and candidates should kindly report to Main Reception at the front of School on Clarence Lane in the first instance. Please note that there is no parking on site but nearby Bank Lane or Richmond Park offer convenient locations to park from which School is only a short walk away. Parents are invited to wait in the Ballroom in Main House, where refreshments will be provided, while the interview takes place.

Please refer to this map for directions.


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