Support and Advice
If you have any concerns or worries about your child, be it about their progress at school or their general well-being, please do get in touch. The names of staff that you might wish to contact to are listed in the staff section of the school website.
- If you have questions relating to a specific subject area, please make contact with the relevant Subject Leader.
- If you would like to speak to someone concerning Special Educational Needs, please make contact with our Special Needs Coordinator.
- For more general queries, please make contact with your child’s form tutor or Head of Year in the first instance.
You might also find the information from the following organisations useful. It is organised into four sections: Support for You as a Parent or Carer; Supporting Your Child’s Well-being; Welfare and Financial Advice; Government – Local and National.
Information on pregnancy, birth and babies; work, money and law; relationships, parenting and separation from a fathers' perspective.
Parenting and family support
Telephone helpline: 0808 800 2222
Fatherhood Information Centre
National Information Centre on fatherhood
National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society supports the parents and carers of children who have a confirmed diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.
Lighthouse (Domestic Abuse)
Lighthouse (formerly Ipswich Women’s Aid) provides a 24-hour helpline (answer phone may operate at times). Advice, support and/or temporary accommodation for women (and their children) experiencing abuse in their personal or family relationships.
Tel. No: 01473 745111
Suffolk Family Carers
Help with information, support and advocacy
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) works across the UK tackling child sex abuse and providing advice
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Telephone: 0800 800 5000
Advice on a wide range of issues including digital, sex and relationships, health and well-being, family life and education.
Relate – The Relationship People
Advice on family life and parenting
Suffolk Mental Health
Mental Health Services for Children and Young People in Suffolk
Suffolk Mind Mental Health Directory
Suffolk Mental Health Directory provides information for anyone who wants to know what services exist to help someone improve their mental health and wellbeing.
A UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Ipswich and District Citizens Advice Bureau
Ipswich and District Citizens Advice Bureau information, advice and advocacy service. Offering specialist help in the areas of Debt, Employment and Welfare Benefits.
Sixth Form Bursary
In September 2011 a new system of financial support for sixth form students was introduced, designed to target those students most in need of financial support in post-16 education. Funds are distributed directly to schools and colleges. For more information about the scheme, download the letter and application form below. Application forms and accompanying evidence should be submitted at the beginning of the Autumn term.
Suffolk County Council - Children, Families and Learning
Provides information, advice and assistance for families, children and young people aged 0-19 years
Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits
Information about Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits
Community Services Directory
Community Services Directory with details of local clubs, activities, organisations and services
Ipswich Borough Council
Ipswich Borough Council website
Public Services Information
A wide range of public services information
Suffolk County Council
Suffolk County Council website