Kesgrave High School

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Kesgrave High School crest.png
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Nigel Burgoyne
Location Main Road
Coordinates: 52°04′01″N 1°14′39″E / 52.06683°N 1.24412°E / 52.06683; 1.24412
DfE URN 136969 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1847
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

Kesgrave High School is a secondary school in Kesgrave on the northern edge of the town of Ipswich in the English county of Suffolk. The school has over 1500 pupils aged 11 to 18.

The school has been awarded Eco-school status[1][2] and has 20 solar panels on top of the technology block.[3] It has been awarded the Green Flag Award, becoming the first school in the region to have achieved such a feat.[1] A study for Sustrans noted that 61% of the pupils cycled to the school.[4] This is largely due to the installation of a large cycle lane through the housing estate and along the main road. The school actively encourages walking or cycling and provides bicycle storage facilities.[5]

The school has undergone extension in recent years, including the construction of a new Creative Media Department, a Communications block, a PE block and a sixth form block.[6] The school underwent further extension in the Summer of 2013 with the demolishing of the History block, one of the oldest blocks in the school, and the building of the new humanities block which was completed in April 2014.

Ofsted rated the as good following the most recent inspection. Prior to this, the school had been rated as outstanding.[7] Kesgrave High School was the first school in Britain to ban skirts for girls.[8][9]