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St Alban's Catholic High School

St Alban's
Catholic High School

Transition to High School


New School Prospectus

St Alban's Catholic High School is a thriving and inclusive community that welcomes all students and parents. Take a look at our new prospectus to learn more about our school. We have chosen to keep our prospectus digital to support our school's eco vision.

Open Mornings October 2023

St Alban's will be hosting our next round of open mornings to give prospective parents and pupils the chance to see and experience the school as a live learning environment. Parents of Year 6 and 5 pupils are invited to tour our school and meet some key staff members. Please book enough spaces for the number of people who will be attending the tour. For example, if one parent and two children are attending, please book three spaces.

Monday 2nd October 9.10-10.25am

Tuesday 3rd October 9.10-10.25am

To book a school tour, please click the button below.


Open Evening Wednesday 20th September 2023 

We are excited to write to you to invite you to our 2023 Open Evening. We are looking forward to parents, carers and year 6 pupils visiting the site, meeting staff and students and seeing for themselves just how proud we are of our school. 

Come and tour the school from 5.30-7.30pm. Headteacher's address at 6.30pm.

Year 5 Creativity Days

Thank you to year 5 pupils and staff from Trimley St Martin, St Mark's and Clifford Road primary schools for attending our annual Creativity days. Over 100 pupils took part in art, PE, computing, RE and social science activities. Well done to our staff and year 10 helpers for helping put on two fantastic days. 

Why apply to St Alban's

Our caring, Christian environment is both warm and nurturing for pupils and parents alike. We welcome applications from families across Ipswich, as we are a non-catchment school. We are the only non-private school in Ipswich, where parents and students are able to choose to join our school family.

Can my children apply for St Alban's? Click here to see our admission FAQ's and dispelled 'Myths' 

Helping your child prepare to move to secondary school

Transition is a part of life we all deal with in our own ways. To try to make transition easier for both children and parents, communication is vital. It is important parents can be involved in this process alongside their children, and so we aim to make this a positive experience for all involved.  Our aims and outcomes for this programme are:

  • Preparation for change
  • Confidence building
  • Compliment their learning, social and intellectual development
  • New working experiences and environments
  • Working as a team

Running alongside the visits to primary schools by the Head of Year that already take place during year 6, this new transition programme gives parents the opportunity to meet some of the key staff within the Transition Team who will be supporting the children in the change from primary to secondary school.  

Getting Ready to start Secondary School

Starting secondary or high school can be both exciting and a little bit scary for you and your child.

As parents and carers, preparing for this change and making sure that your child feels able to take the step from primary school can feel difficult.

However, there are many ways in which we can help our children -and ourselves – feel ready.

Find some helpful information and practical tips from Place2Be click here