Starting the journey of a lifetime

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We do hope that this website provides you with a flavour of our distinctive and successful School.

We have a passionate belief in all pupils receiving a challenging and inspirational education. Our ambitious and enthusiastic staff also 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 to become 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.

On this website you may find a dedicated page with a number of specially created resources which we hope will help you to get a better picture of the School and hear more about all that we have to offer. We cordially extend An Invitation to a Virtual Open Day for a wealth of information for you to watch, listen to and read.

We look forward to meeting you soon and warmly welcoming you personally to School.

Christopher J Wolsey

Open Days

Achieving impressive academic results

Our School has a proud record of academic achievement and our pupils’ outcomes in public examinations are excellent. Unsurprisingly, results of such a calibre are reflected in our Sixth Form pupils’ destinations for Higher Education. Our pupils move on to study at the world’s top universities.

Examination Results

Be inspired

Through teaching which challenges and inspires, a broad curriculum and a supportive pastoral system we develop and nurture the qualities that lead to successful and fulfilled lives.

Discover our Aims and Ethos

School of Dance

Exciting opportunities are available in the Dance School, including a Summer School and a wide variety of classes offered during term time. Follow the link below for further information.

Dance School

NT Live

We are delighted to be a partner in the NT Live programme which screens outstanding drama and musical performances from London’s West End and South Bank direct to the IPS Theatre. We extend the warmest of invitations to the local community to share the experience with us. Please follow the link to view our forthcoming screening programme and make a booking.

Make a booking


Each academic year we offer a number of Open Day events for prospective pupils and parents to visit the School. At these events, parents are able to meet Mr Wolsey, the Headmaster, members of the Teaching Staff, and speak to pupils.


The "Stocks"

We now have a separate dedicated website for our alumni and through this and other social media networking services, such as Twitter, we hope to continue contact with Stocks and share events and news of interest to all. Please follow the link below to connect with the Stocks' community:

Stocks Connect

What's happening

Term dates

What our Leavers say

What the Inspectors say

"Pupils throughout the school demonstrate intellectual rigour and have the confidence and determination to excel in and out of the classroom."

ISI Inspection Report 2016

"The effectiveness of governance, leadership and management is excellent at all levels."

ISI Inspection Report 2016

"The school’s innovative ‘Mindset’ programme promotes habits of persistence, clarity of thinking and risk taking, and is highly effective in strengthening pupils’ learning skills."

ISI Inspection Report 2016
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What Tatler says

"Christopher Wolsey took up the Headship in January 2021, and parents praise his 'energy and vision' and reinforcement of the school's academic rigour."

Tatler Schools Guide 2022

"Pastoral Care is superb and J-D Price, Deputy Head (Pastoral), is 'incredible', with one parent affirming: 'I feel as though my children are in a safe and happy school environment'"

Tatler Schools Guide 2022

"Ibstock Place 'has a lovely feel, combining the old original buildings with the airiness of the new school, and the calm outside space of the orchard."

Tatler Schools Guide 2022

"Lower Sixth pupils now do weekly activities with local partner schools"

Tatler Schools Guide 2022

The Good Schools Guide says

“Striking combination of space, style and success makes this a contender for ‘most transformed school’ award. Makes a regular appearance on more SW London parents’ long lists than ever before.”

Good Schools Guide 2022

“Having witnessed a lunchtime house quiz (maths problems set in German and French requiring translation before being solved), we got the message loud and clear. If you want an easy academic option, this ain’t it. Bring the right attitude and school will add the value.”

Good Schools Guide 2022

“Just contemplating the range of activities – let alone doing them – is exhausting. Activities - pitches, concert halls, running tracks-worth of them, are so numerous that they stretch out of the week and into Saturdays.”

Good Schools Guide 2022
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Where next?

Choosing Co-education
Examination Results
Sixth Form
Inspection Reports
The School Day
Our School
Pastoral Care
History of the School
Entry to Senior School
Achieving Academic Excellence
Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships