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International Enrolments


Educating confident young women for the world


Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School is proud to have the trust of our many international parents to develop and nurture their daughter’s academic and personal development in our vibrant, multicultural community.

IGGS girls benefit from highly experienced teachers, a rigorous academic curriculum and personalised learning. As an IGGS student, your daughter will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources and cutting-edge technology. We also offer an extensive range of bespoke electives and more than 50 co-curricular activities.

Every IGGS girl is special to us. Girls who choose to study at IGGS have the opportunity to do so in a safe and nurturing environment, where their academic and personal wellbeing are our highest priorities.

Our recently renovated Cribb House is a modern, well-equipped home away from home for girls from all around the world who flourish in our stable, supportive boarding community.

At IGGS we encourage self-reliance and productive study habits to help our students make a smooth transition into higher education. Many of our girls go on to study at top universities and enjoy successful, high achieving careers.


English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)

Applicants whose first language is other than Standard Australian English (SAE) will be required to undertake an English proficiency test. The purpose of such assessment is to further explore whether the applicant’s English language skills are appropriate for their nominated Year Level of entry and whether the level of support required fits within the level of staffing and resources the School is able to provide.

Students should note that if their language proficiency is below that outlined, they may be required to undertake an intensive English language course before beginning mainstream studies.

The following table shows the language requirements by Year Level according to the EALD Measurement Tools accepted by Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School:

Year Level Year 7/8
IELTS Score 
NLLIA Bandscale*
AEAS Score 
Each score is reviewed independently

Year Level Year 9/10
IELTS Score 
NLLIA Bandscale*
AEAS Score 
Each score is reviewed independently

Year Level Year 11
IELTS Score 
NLLIA Bandscale*
AEAS Score 
Each score is reviewed independently
 *NLLIA Secondary Years ESL Bandscale


ESL Support for Overseas Students

Ipswich Girls’ and Junior Grammar School provides an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher to help students develop their competence in English. All students whose first language is not English incorporate ESL lessons into their learning program. Advice is available to students from the Dean of Studies or Head of Personalised Learning on the most suitable program for each individual. At the commencement of each year, all ESL students, under the direction of the School’s ESL Teacher, undertake English Language Testing to ensure that the level of proficiency in English is still appropriate for their Year Level.  Students should be aware that English competence may influence their results in other subjects.

School Accreditation

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School is an approved school under the Accreditation of Non-State Schools Act, 2001 and the Education Services For Overseas Students Act (ESOS), 2000. Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School is bound by the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 under its registration on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). The CRICOS Provider Number is: 00533D.

Information, Policies and Links for International Students:

Pre-Enrolment Information

2019 Schedule of Fees for Full Fee Paying International Students

International Students Refund Policy

Complaints and Appeal Policy

Course Progress Attendance Policy

Deferment Suspension and Cancellation Policy

IGGS Policy on Entry Requirements

Student Code of Conduct

Student Transfer Policy

Welfare and Accommodation Policy

International Admissions Information:

If you have any questions or require further information about enrolling your daughter as an International Student please contact our Enrolments Registrar:

Ms Fiona Rowell
Enrolments Registrar
Tel: +61 (07) 3454 4401

Living in Ipswich

Ipswich is a beautiful city in south-east Queensland known for its architectural, natural and cultural history.

Situated on the Bremer River, is it approximately 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane.

Home to 190,000 people, Ipswich enjoys warm summers (December to February) and mild winters (June to August).

Ipswich Facts

Location: South-east Queensland
Closest city: Brisbane (approx. 40km)
Ipswich’s time zone is GMT +10:00
Population: 190,125
Traditional owners: Yagara peoples