Northgate High School, Ipswich

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Northgate High School
Type Community school
Headteacher David Hutton
Location Sidegate Lane West
52°04′19″N 1°10′51″E / 52.07191°N 1.18075°E / 52.07191; 1.18075Coordinates: 52°04′19″N 1°10′51″E / 52.07191°N 1.18075°E / 52.07191; 1.18075
Local authority Suffolk
DfE URN 124840 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1704
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

Northgate High School (previously comprising Northgate Grammar School for Boys and Northgate Grammar School for Girls) is a secondary school situated in north Ipswich, Suffolk, England. It is a co-educational comprehensive school, for ages 11–16, and 16-18 in the sixth form Department. It has approximately 1700 children on roll.[1]


Currently, the Headteacher is David Hutton, who was appointed in October 2009, taking over from former long-serving Headteacher Neil Watts, who retired at the end of the 2008/9 academic year. Mr Hutton had served previously as Deputy Head at the school.

The school also makes use of the Council-run Northgate Sports Centre, which has an Olympic standard running track.[2]


It was previously two schools: Northgate Grammar School for Boys and Northgate Grammar School for Girls. Earlier, it was Ipswich Municipal Secondary School.

Language College[edit]

Awarded Language College status in 1999, this was the first Language College designated in Suffolk. This development led to outreach work taking place in both the school's main feeder schools and across other schools in the county.[3]

Academic performance[edit]

In its most recent Ofsted inspection in May 2012, the school was graded as "Good" overall, with a number of individual outstanding grades.[4] GCSE results are consistently above the national and regional averages, and at A-Level it gets results similar to a grammar school: the fifth best in Suffolk in 2008. In 2013, the school was placed in the top 100 state schools in England.[5]

Notable former pupils - Northgate Grammar School (both parts)[edit]


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