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!


Multi Academy Trust Update

On 1st July, Ivanhoe College joined the LiFE Multi Academy Trust and its schools; Bosworth Academy, The Winstanley School, Kingsway Primary, Braunstone Frith Primary, Countesthorpe Academy, Ashby School and Ibstock Community College, The vision and values of LiFE are based on a commitment to a co...

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Ivanhoe Awards Night

Despite the fact that we had to hold them virtually, we felt it was so important to recognise the hard work of our students across all year groups. All students across the school should feel incredibly proud of everything they have achieved in challenging circumstances. Students that had been no...

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Using Board Games for Computational Thinking

Using board games to support your child in developing their Computational Thinking. Computational Thinking is an essential skill set for 21st Century learning and working. Computational Thinking is not about thinking like a Computer, it is about problem solving so that a final solution could be c...

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Generous Donation

Many of our parents (and former Ivanhoe students) will fondly remember that many years ago Ivanhoe was used as a site for a Summer School, offering wonderful experiences for young people and childcare for families. It had come to light that there was still money in their old bank account and Alis...

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Brilliant Club

This year a selection of students from Year 7 and 8 have been taking part in a ‖scholars programme’ in conjunction with Cambridge University. The scholars programme provides pupils with an experience of university through tutorials from a university PhD tutor. Bridget from Year 7 said, ...

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Uniform Update

School Uniforms Please take time to familiarise yourself with the Ivanhoe Uniform standards on our website: We will expect all students returning in Autumn to have full correct uniform, including correct shoes and P.E. kit. All of our uniform suppli...

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Ashby Rotary Club Young Artist 2021

Ashby Rotary Club Young Artist 2021

Over lockdown the ADT department set a competition on behalf of the Ashby Rotary Club to find the Young Artist...

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Year 7 Photography Competition

Year 7 Photography Competition

As part of Mental Health Awareness week our Year 7’s were invited to take part in a Nature themed photograph...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week


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National Reading Quiz

National Reading Quiz

Congratulations to our Year 8 and 9 teams who jumped in at late notice to take part in the live National Lit...

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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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