About the school . . .

"I was involved in so many things at Ivy Bank. As well as playing hockey and rounders for the school teams I played the piano for one of the school productions and appeared in another. I was also in a choir which achieved great success in local competitions and which appeared in local Music festivals. Having done well at GCSE and A Level I am now studying medicine at University."

Laura Jackson. Nottingham University

"Ivy Bank provided me with a truly comprehensive education, in which academic achievement paralleled personal development. I enjoyed a good relationship with the staff, who were both very enthusiastic and dedicated. The school also gave me the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of worthwhile experiences."

Simon Platt. B.A. (Hons) University of Sheffield Postgraduate Diploma, University of Glasgow.

"During my five years at Ivy Bank I've had many varied opportunities; some of them have been unique to our school. I hosted my own radio show on IBFM which enabled me to interview celebrities and appear on T.V. It was a once in a lifetime experience.

I know that the teachers have really helped me to fulfil all my potential."

Clair Plane. Head Girl.

"While I was at Ivy Bank I was involved in all of the extra curricular activities that I could be. This meant lots of Sport and Music after school. I always found the teachers helpful and friendly and you could get help with work when it was needed. I have got very happy memories of the time that I spent in the school."

Joanne Hudson. H.Sc (Hons) Loughborough University (Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry).

"At Ivy Bank my daughter gained a wealth of experience which equipped her to move on to university. We hope our son will follow in her footsteps.

I have enjoyed taking part in the regular PTFA Committee Meetings, which are not limited to organising fund raising and social activities. School issues are discussed and, as a parent, I find this flow of information and ideas gives me a real insight into my child's education."

Carole Cropper.

"From the moment that we set up The Technology Advisory Panel I was impressed by the openness of everyone at the school at the school, both students and staff. We have explored many areas of involvement which I believe have been mutually beneficial. A large number of our apprentices were actively involved in the excellent Technology Day and our senior personnel have been involved with school and factory visits. I can only see this relationship going from strength to strength."

Ian Barker. Business Projects Manager. Lucas Body Systems.

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