Virtual School Tour

Welcome to the Ivanhoe Virtual Tour, for prospective new students.

As you can imagine, with the current situation, we cannot physically invite you into the school building for our Open Evening this year. But we are still keen to showcase, for you, all that Ivanhoe has to offer, and extend to you a very warm welcome.

We have put together a selection of videos for you to watch with your child. We hope that these will answer questions you may have about the school as a whole and to give you some short introductions to what our subject departments have to offer.

We would recommend that you start with the introduction from our Headteacher, Mrs Alison Allford.

The deadline to apply for a secondary school place is 31st October 2021. You can apply for your place on the Leicestershire County Council Website by clicking this link - secondary school admissions. 

You can see the full Ivanhoe admission details including catchment area map by clicking here. 

If you have any further questions about the school, which are not answered by these videos, please take a look at our comprehensive website. 

If you need further assistance please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Amanda Gray by email at


Welcome from our Headteacher - Mrs Allford


Welcome from Mr Stevenson - Our Year 7 Head of Progress


Student Voice

The 'Student Voice' is very important at Ivanhoe. In usual circumstances we have an active student council, who focus on issues important to our students. In the past this has included implementing more outdoor seating for students through fund raising and pushing for the recycling of old uniforms when we made the change. Most recently their effort to reduce single use plastics in school - in particular the 'Water Bottles, not Bottled Water' campaign,  has seen the canteen stop selling bottled water, saving up to 1200 bottle each week.

In addition our Year 9 House Leaders work hard to set an example for our younger students, as well as organising interhouse competitions and charity days during the school year.

Lets hear from some of our students in this video. (click the picture)


Our Curriculum

At Ivanhoe we have a vision for our curriculum:

On their 'journey to excellence' students have the right to a curriculum which; 

  • Provides rich and exciting learning opportunities. 
  • Prepares them to be active, independent, successful and enthusiastic lifelong learners.
  • Prepares them for life as responsible citizens in a diverse, modern society.

To do this we provide a wide range of high quality learning experiences and creative learning activities which engage students, stimulate their imagination and allow for rapid acquisition of knowledge and skills. We push for high levels of achievement and good behaviour whilst meeting the needs, aptitudes and interest of all students. 


Click each picture to hear more from our Head's of Departments.

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We can't wait for you to start at Ivanhoe!


Year 8 Kimmy Cantrell Final project

Year 8 Kimmy Cantrell Final project

Our Year 8's have been working on a portraiture module which culminated in the making a mask inspired by the A...

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Safer Internet Day 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021

With young people spending more time than ever online, it is even more important that we ensure they ...

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Interhouse Competition Launched

Our PE department have launched the Activity Tracker Competition - for the X and Y halves of each year to compete against each other to win the most points for their team. Watch this video to find out all about it. ...

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Holocaust Memorial Day

As part of our studies in BV, Mrs Wild has put together this presentation all about Holocaust Memorial Day. Students will be watching this as part of their lessons this week, and will be asked to take part in a design challenge. (See below) We have already received some fantastic examples which may ...

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Weekly Assembly 20/01/2021

Whole school assembly from Mr Bellmore - Weds 20th January 2021 ...

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Whole school assembly 13/01/21

Click here for thie week's assembly from Mrs Allford - dated 13/01/21 ...

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How to use your games console to access remote learning

How to use your Games Console to access Ivanhoe Remote Learning This information is for guidance only, ICT support are not able to support with any specific technical problems in following this guidance. Using a games console is not a perfect solution to remote learning needs but they c...

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Reading Assembly Feb 2021

This week's assembly from Mr Bonsell is all about the importance of reading. Here from some inspirational local people about why reading is important to their jobs as well as wellbeing. ...

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