St Ivo School

Welcome to St Ivo School!

Our ethos is about fulfilling potential, ensuring that everyone who comes to our school achieves everything of which they are capable - nothing is more important to us than that.  We are also a friendly, welcoming school, where students work hard and achieve great things, every day!

The key to young people fulfilling their potential is that they receive an outstanding education, which is the sole aim of our school.  Our key aim, as staff, is to ensure that we are providing all our students with that outstanding education.  Another key aspect is to create the conditions in which young people can flourish, so working together to ensure great teaching is a high priority.  From the students, we expect a superb attitude to their learning, extraordinarily hard work every day and outstanding behaviour.

Of course, examination results matter, but St Ivo School is about much more than examination results.  It is about providing students with a broad, balanced and enriching experience of school life, in a caring environment, that will help them develop as confident, active citizens of the 21st century, who can make their own contribution towards making our world a better place.

We are an open school; if you would like to come and see us, please do contact us.  We would love to see you!

Useful links:

Uniform: information pack and benchmarking information

DfE performance tables

School Improvement Plan

Self Evaluation Form

Ofsted reports: May 2014, January 2015, June 2015 letter & action plan, December 2015

Parent handbooks: Year 7 - 11, Sixth Form

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Booklet for current the Year 9. The choices form to be submitted by Monday 29th February is also available as a separate document for easy printing.

Sixth Form Prospectus. The application form is available as a separate document for easy printing. Our entry requirements booklet is also now available. Please note that in addition to the subjects in the prospectus, we are looking to offer Level 2 Sports Development Programme and A Level Classical Civilisation - details can now be accessed here. Parents/carers and students may also wish to refer to information regarding A level changes on the curriculum changes page.

Governors' News

Please see the Governors' page for latest news items, which include:

  • Governors' Annual Meeting for Parents/Carers
  • Community Governor vacancy
  • Dates of Governor meetings
IVO News

Week beginning Monday 8th February - Week A

Dance Dash

The Dance Department is proud to present the school's first ever Dance Dash! On Friday 18th March, a group of St Ivo dancers will be dashing around St Ives performing in locations including primary schools and the town centre. This event in being held as part of the school's fundraising for Sport Relief. Exact timings to follow, but in the meantime you can sponsor the event at

Year 9 Curriculum Evening

The Year 9 Curriculum Evening takes place on Thursday 11th February.  Year 9 is a very important time for students as they make their option choices for Year 10.  The evening will be in two parts – at 6.00pm there will be a talk in the hall by Miss Morrison, Deputy Head (Curriculum), to explain the process in making option choices.  This will be followed by an opportunity for parents and students to visit departments to find out more about the courses offered at Key Stage 4.

Ivolution DVDs are back on sale!

If you haven't already purchased a copy of the DVD from our amazing dance show you can do so until Monday 22nd February on ParentMail (will be at the very bottom of the list of items).

The Taming of the Shrew

Congratulations to all those involved in making this production such a success!

You can read a full review from Mr Perry, Head of Drama, here.

The Governors' Annual Meeting for Parents/Carers

Thank you to everyone who attended this event. A copy of the presentation can be accessed here.

St Ivo School is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with registered number 07703797.
The registered office is St Ivo School, High Leys, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6RR. Telephone number 01480 375400.
St Ivo School's VAT registration number is 127125733.