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"I am forever grateful to Ipswich School for transforming my life and future prospects"

Baker Kagimu (OI 2013-2018)

We are incredibly grateful to Baker for sharing his thoughts on his time at Ipswich School after being awarded a full bursary. Thank you Baker, we wish you the best of luck in your next endeavour!

"To me, Ipswich School is a leading school offering an all-round, first-class environment fit for students to reach their full potential. Through the generosity of Ipswich School and the benefactors who make the bursary programme possible, I was able to attend Ipswich School. Something which I would have not been able to do, without the support of a bursary or scholarship.

When transitioning to Ipswich School, the expectation of strong academic performance became immediately clear to me. The teachers regularly went above and beyond to understand the pupil’s needs, strengths, and areas of improvement. Whilst the seriousness of the students was clear through the attitude of success (through hard work) being an expectation rather than an aspiration.

The facilities Ipswich School offers regarding sporting activities is first-class and I leveraged the opportunity by playing rugby and football during my time at the school. This provided a chance for me to gain sporting skills which I used outside of school, and I carried on to university.

Regarding non-sporting co-curricular activities, the school offers a breadth of options. I thoroughly enjoyed Chapel Choir which involved singing in notable places including St Paul’s Cathedral and Snape Maltings. CCF was also an asset in my development, giving me a platform to build my communication and organisational skills.

With the generous support of my teachers, most importantly Steve Blunden, and the all-round excellent education I received during my time at Ipswich School I was able to continue onto UCL to study Civil Engineering.

I am forever grateful to Ipswich School for transforming my life and future prospects. I would encourage all people who are able to contribute to Ipswich School’s Development efforts to consider supporting the School. Thank You."

Baker Kagimu
(OI 2013-18)



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