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. 

Reflecting on Ibstock's 130th anniversary, Headmaster Christopher Wolsey said:

'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! '

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

Save the date: Saturday 22 June 2024

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