Ilketshall St Lawrence School

Welcome to Ilketshall St Lawrence - Ilketshall St Lawrence is a happy, lively and productive community where children, staff, governors and parents work together and where all our achievements are celebrated. We value the children as individuals and encourage them to take care of each other, learning and respect for each other and their surroundings. We have a supportive atmosphere with a real family feel. 

50 things to do while you are at Ilketshall - checklist compiled by the children, families and staff of Ilketshall

Welcome to Ilketshall


Summer fete fun

When sports day was finished we enjoyed the summer fete. Games, refreshments and endless fun! It was a joy to see the whole school community enjoying time togehter in this special way

Sports day magic

Superb fun was had by all at Ilketshall's sports day. It was a treat to see the children working together as a team and celebrating eachother's success!

Beccles Rugby Club visit for taster sessions

Key stage two children had a wonderful afternoon enjoying workshops with some of the experts from Beccles Rugby club

The Bohemain Choir from Czech Republic visits 

The Bohemian Choir visited us today. They worked with the children and then performed in assembly - a beautiful and magical musical experience for everyone!

Young Voices performing at the O2 in London

Our Young Voices choir journeyed to London to join thousands of children in the O2 to sing together in one giant performance - such a magical experience!

Ilketshall relaunches the Daily Mile 

With the help of Active Suffolk, we launched the Daily Mile in the snow today. We have been set the challenge of running to London and back (in distance) by the end of term - will we do it??

A very merry christmas dinner!

Christmas dinner altogether in the hall, smiles on every face, magic!

Whole school trip to see the Panto

The whole school headed off to Lowestoft to watch the Marina Theatre's production of Aladdin - a magical experience for all!

Reverend Collyer talks to us about Christmas

Reverend Collyer talked to us about the magic of Christmas Eve night in assembly today

The Mayor of Beccles pops in

Christine Wheeler, the Mayor of Beccles, popped in to assembly today to answer our questions about her role in the community

Ilketshall wins award at the Suffolk Education Awards

Ilketshall won the Wellbeing Award in the Suffolk Education Awards 2023 for our outstanding work towards wellbeing across the school community

Eco Council launch the Cut Carbon Campaign

Our Eco Council launched this campaign in assembly this morning. Nine challenges were set for families to complete by the end of November!

Unsung heroes performance

Eagle Owls performed their Unsung Heroes song to the school today. The song is about a local hero the children researched at Lowestoft Archives and a local composer then worked with them to write the song. They will be singing the song again at Snape Maltings at the end of the month

District Councillors pop in to Ilketshall

Local district councillors, Anthony Speca and Toby Hammond, spent time talking the children about their roles and explaining how each of them can make a difference

MacMillan Coffee Afternoon

MacMillan Coffee Event at Ilketshall raises over £200. A cuppa and cake in the sunshine - beautiful! 

Primary Science Quality Mark

Ilketshall has now been awarded the PSQM Gilt award for our Science curriculum across the school - superb!

Sports Day magic

Ilketshall enjoyed a fantastic sports day followed by the school fete - a day of fun and smiles!

Arts Week at Ilketshall

Ilketshall enjoyed an amazing Arts Week in July. With visits from local artists, high school bands, dance troops and even a Broadway star!

Hilltop adventures

Barn Owls enjoyed an amazing trip away to the Hilltop adventure centre, two days of activities and fun! Precious memories were made!

Ilketshall celebrates the Coronation in style

Families and friends joined us to celebrate the Coronation today

Ilketshall rocks at Easter

We all rocked this afternoon in our Easter Rock Concert - thanks to everyone in our RockSteady bands! 

The Great British Spring Clean

Ilketshall's Eco Council have been out tidying around the school grounds this morning as part of the Great British Spring Clean this week 

Red Nose Day fun morning

Pupil Voice set up and ran a fun morning for the whole school to celebrate Red Nose Day 2023

Saving money with the NatWest team

Key Stage 2 have been looking at the different ways to save money with the team from NatWest bank. 

Ilketshall learns more about waste

Ilketshall is learning more about the dangers of littering in some fantastic recycling workshops today from the Suffolk Recycling Centre 

Author Ian Brown visits Ilketshall!

Ian spent time with every class today, inspiring us all to have a go at writing our own stories - amazing! 

Ilketshall's first rock concert

We all rocked in school today as we enjoyed our first Rocksteady concert, so lovely to see the bands playing together - amazing!

Babushka Brilliance!

Tawny Owls and Little Owls amazed us all with their Christmas production of the heart warming tale of Babushka

WildEast school pledge

Ilketshall has taken the WildEast school pledge to rewild part of our school grounds. The planting has begun and it looks amazing!

London 2012's James Dasaolu visits Ilketshall

100m sprinter James Dasaolu visited Ilketshall for the morning and put us all through our paces - such an inspirational role model!

Pupil Voice organise a Macmillan coffee afternoon

Our Pupil Voice team planned and run a Macmillan coffee afternoon. A cuppa and cake was enjoyed by everyone and over £200 was raised - amazing!

BBC Blue Peter Gardener visits Ilketshall

Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins spent the day in school. He worked with every class and gave us some great ideas for our garden areas

Ilketshall is awarded the Eco Flag

Thanks to the hard work of our Eco Council Ilketshall now has the Eco Flag! Superb news!