Ipswich Grammar School, founded in 1863, is a non-denominational school for boys. The school excels in the education of boys and is at the forefront of modern educational practice in boys’ education. Strong academic, co-curricular and life skills programs underpin the school, which has strong family values and offer a safe and supportive environment.

Facilities: Three sporting fields on campus, 50-metre heated pool, fitness centre, new sporting complex, new junior school, new Early Childhood learning centre, tennis centre with eight courts, precinct of the arts, first-class recreation, dining and accommodation facilities for boarders.

Electives Year 8: English, English Enrichment, German, Japanese, Drama, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Advanced Mathematics, Social Sciences, Art, Music, Speech and Drama, Graphics, Manual Arts, Health and Lifestyles, Physical Activities, Excellence in Sport, Computer Keyboarding.

Electives Years 9 and 10: English, German, Japanese, English as a Second Language, Geography, Modern History, Australian Studies, Advanced or Ordinary Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Science, Business Principles, Graphic Design, Art, Music, Speech and Drama, Health and Lifestyles, Human Movement, Excellence in Sport, Workshop Skills, Manual Arts.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English, German, Geography, Modern History, Ancient History, Economics, Legal Studies, Mathematics A, B and C, Trade and Business Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Multi-strand Science, Accounting, Graphics, Art, Music, Extension Music, Speech and Drama, Senior Physical Education, Excellence in Sport, Information Processing and Technology, Business Studies, Design in Art, Industrial Skills, English Communication, Physical Recreation and Aerospace Studies.

Sport: GPS sports — rugby union, cricket, cross-country, track and field, volleyball, soccer, sailing, swimming, tennis, basketball. Other sports — Australian Rules, hockey, rugby league.

Extracurricular activities: Public speaking, debating, drama, Interact, band and orchestra groups, choir, fencing, chess, Tournament of Minds, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

Welfare and personal development: Extensive outdoor education and life skills programs, anti-bullying program. Staff members include a guidance officer, a student counsellor, Year masters and form teachers.

Special features: First secondary school in Queensland, academic excellence, broad-based curriculum, computing and music studies to Year 12, charter buses servicing southern and western suburbs of Brisbane, boarders’ bus service. A variety of subjects is available for study via supervised distance education. School-based apprenticeships and traineeships are available.

Famous ex-students: Professor Raymond Dart (anatomist and physical anthropologist), Sir Llew Edwards, Dr John JC Bradfield (builder of Sydney Harbour Bridge), Craig McDermott (test cricketer), Kerod, Kevin and Steven Walters (rugby league), David Wilson (rugby union), Roy Emerson (tennis), Nick Politis, Sir Harry Gibbs (Chief Justice), six Rhodes scholars.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Boys

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: -
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1150 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: contact the school
  • Address:Darling Street, Ipswich 4305
  • Phone:07 3280 1300
  • Fax:07 3280 1311
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Public speaking, debating, drama, Interact, band and orchestra groups, choir, fencing, chess, Tournament of Minds, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

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