Celebrating 130 Years

Celebrating 130 Years

Ibstock Place School celebrates its 130th anniversary this year, having first opened its doors in 1894.

Ibstock has an incredibly rich history dating back to the late 1800s. Founded on the educational principles of Fredrich Froebel, which were considered radical for his day, emphasis on the learning experiences of young children and engendering free thinking are still central to our School ethos today. 

For more information on our School’s history including our official online archive, please visit our History page.


Headmaster Chris Wolsey reflected on 130 years of Ibstock Place School:

'Ibstock has come such a long way since Mrs Bailey declared, in 1894, her ambition to found a demonstration school to showcase the ideas of Friedrich Froebel. We’re delighted that, through 2024, we shall be able to celebrate a proud history which champions both co-education and the value of a genuinely holistic view of education, one which is academically rigorous and yet which also provides our pupils with so much more beyond. We are determined that 2024 will be another vintage year for us! '

Celebrating 130 Years

We have a number of special events planned throughout the year.

Stay tuned for more details on our festivities as we celebrate this wonderful milestone in our School’s history!


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