• Exam Results 2014

    A Level A*-C increases to 82%

  • Exam Results 2014

    A Level ALPS score of 3.33

    Read the results HERE

    GCSE 5A*-C

  • Past Pupil
    Bob Grainger - Physiotherapist with PhysioFixx
  • Past Pupil
    Evelyn Wright - Author
  • Past Pupil
    Revd Andrew B Royal Minister Maidstone URC
  • Past Pupil
    John Baker - Farmers Weekly Farm Manager Of The Year
  • Past Pupil
    Ian Field - Lawyer at Allen and Overy
  • Past Pupil
    John Stammers - Chair of HealthEast CIC
  • Past Pupil
    Mark Royal - England Bowls Team
  • Past Pupil
    AJ Brewster - Author
  • Past Pupil
    Robin Youngs - Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon
  • Past Pupil
    Dominic Tweddle - Director General of the National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Past Pupil
    Mark Oldfield - Baritone Singer
  • Past Pupil
    Murray Clayson - Taxation Specialist
  • Past Pupil
    Tom Monger - Musician Florence and the Machine
  • Past Pupil
  • Past Pupil
    Simon Christey-French - Head Chef at the Pearl Restaurant, London
  • Past Pupil
    Diamaid MacCulloch - Prof, Author, TV Presenter
  • Past Pupil
    Kerry Ellis - Actress
  • Past Pupil
    Fiona Hammacott - Soprano

Stowmarket High School - Welcome


Stowmarket High School is a happy and successful school where students are encouraged to grow in confidence and to achieve the very best of which they are capable. We take pride in creating a learning environment where every member of the community is valued and respected.

We aim to be a school where everyone is inspired to become the best they can be and every student receives the best we can provide in teaching, learning and guidance to become well-educated, caring and independent.



Year 11 Prom
Please click HERE for information about this year's Year 11 prom.


New Headteacher

Dave Lee-Allan has joined us!

We hope that you will soon have an opportunity to meet our new Headteacher, who said, “I am honoured to be entrusted with the leadership of Stowmarket High School at such an important stage in its history. The determination from the staff and the governors to build upon the work of Mr Penn was something that inspired me to apply for the role. I look forward to working with the entire school community to achieve the very best for the young people of Stowmarket."



Top Sixth Formers at Willis!

In February  ten Year 13 students went to Willis, in Ipswich, at their iconic black building on Friars Street,  to participate in their ‘Employability Day’.  The students took their Curriculum Vitae’s with them and prepared for an intensive day. These are all students who are destined to get well above three C grades at A level and who are looking for Higher Apprenticeships, professional training or employment rather than university. The Year 13 ‘Ready4Work’ group were all put through their paces refining their letters of applications, CV’s and interview techniques.

Particularly useful was the knowledge they gained from understanding what major employers look for and the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of job application. The major presentation to other students was done by Bradley Durrant and Haydn Smith working with high level Willis staff. Willis were very pleased with Stowmarket High School sixth formers saying,” We were very impressed with the group as a whole and very much hope that we will receive some applications for the Willis School Leaver Programme!  Students felt activities were useful and the constructive feedback was very beneficial.”

Willis, the world’s oldest insurance broker, is one of the UK’s top 20 companies and offers opportunities for good A level students in Ipswich, London, New York and Dubai. Stowmarket High School’s Sixth Form has had a successful partnership with Willis for eight years and is looking to continue the contact into the future.  Willis operates on every continent with more than 18,000 employees in over 400 offices. 
Photos HERE

Pictured are Amerox

  Sensational Showcase Event!

Three of the acts from this event have been asked to join the Gig in the Garden two-day music festival on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July at Wicks Farm,
Mendlesham, IP14 5SX.
Amerox, Troubled Attack and The Aspinall Sisters will appear on 2 stages!  Fantastic job folks - well done.

Students and staff put on a fabulous Showcase Event at The John Peel centre on Monday 16th February.
A packed audience were treated to a dazzling array of talent by students and staff who performed songs, dances, poetry and drama.  On display were examples of jazz, rock, pop and comedy.
The free to attend event raised money for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and the evening raised over £150 for this charity which is dear to the school.
See the photos HERE

Pictured are Graham and Opal  Guess Who Came to Lunch!
Sandra and Graham Waspe, our local Guide Dogs charity workers, joined students for lunch on Thursday 12th February to promote the charity for which we will be raising money.
The stars of the day were, of course, Opal, Graham's guide dog, and Edward, who has now retired and is 12 years old.  Edward developing inoperable cataracts and had to have both his eyes removed but he still enjoys visits and walks, despite being a little slower than he once was.
Please support us in fund raising.  We would like to be able to sponsor a puppy to help people like Graham.

   School's Local Offer

Special Education Needs and Disability Information
 Cup  Parents' Evenings

This year we are using an online booking system so that you can make appointments directly - no relying on sons and daughters to get the forms in!  We will send out emails and letters with a guide so that you can access the system.  So far, with our first 2 evenings parents and staff have found the system much easier.  If you do have any problems accessing the system we are here to help!
Simply log on at:
Videos Help HERE

KS4 German Conference

Well done to Oscar Coussins in Year 10, who was successful in gaining a place at the first German Conference for KS4 students held at Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge on Saturday 31st January.  In addition to talks and workshops given by teachers from the host school, there were presentations from representatives of the University of Cambridge, the University of Essex, Routes into Languages East and the Goethe Institut London on topics such as studying abroad and careers with German.  “It was a really enjoyable day and opened my eyes as to how useful it can be to have a language on your CV,” said Oscar.


Denmark Trip


Denmark Trip

Nine Stowmarket High School Sixth Form students have recently returned from a successful visit to The English House, Hirtshals, Denmark. The English House is part of the Danish School Service, which offers schools alternative educational workshops.

See their story here:  Denmark Trip

Work Experience  

Work Experience

Year 10 students are due to go out in May for two weeks of work experience.  We are now in the process of allocating places so if your son or daughter has not yet done so make sure they get their forms in!



How to help your child revise

 We have decided to hold an early evening revision session for Year 11 pupils, on: 
Thursday 23rd April 2015 starting at 6.30pm ending at around 8.00pm.
The session will focus on revision skills for all subjects and will be delivered by a variety of teachers.  The night is aimed at parents only.  The session will offer practical tips and approaches that you can use with your son/daughter at home, particularly with the fast approaching GCSE exams in mind.

For access to Go4Schools click the logo above.

Transition Newsletter

School Transition Update February 2015>


Budding Author

We are delighted that Brandon Cook, in Year 10, has written a superb short story which we are serialising here on the web site.  Please click on the links to follow the story as it unfolds.
Poisoned Soul Part 1
Poisoned Soul Part 2
Poisoned Soul Part 3
Poisoned Soul part 4
Poisoned Soul Part 5
Poisoned Soul Part 6

AJ's Legacy:

Aiden Thomas Jones was only 20 when he was tragically killed by a drink driver on May 1st 2009.

Aiden had his whole life ahead of him and his death left the family heartbroken and totally devastated. They decided as a family to help them come to terms with Aiden’s death theywould like to set up their own charity.

AJ’s Legacy was formed and their aim is to help young people in Stowmarket and the surrounding areas.

Their aim is to help young people with special needs in Stowmarket and the surrounding area. Since AJ’s Legacy was set up in 2011 they have been able to help a number of families as well as the Stowmarket Saturday ASD Club.

See what they do here:

AJ's legacy


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