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Getting to Woodbridge

Woodbridge School is nestled within the historic Suffolk town of the same name, just a short walk from the ancient guildhall and market square. Conveniently located on the A12 to the north-east of Ipswich, it’s easily accessible via the UK’s motorway, road and rail networks.

Addresses

Woodbridge School & Sixth Form

Address: Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4JH, UK

Woodbridge School Prep

Address: Church Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1DS, UK

 

Travel to Woodbridge

By road

The School is two minutes’ drive from the nearest junction with the A12. 

Approaching from Ipswich, take any route to the A12 heading north from the A14. Continue until you reach the ‘Dobbies Garden Centre’ junction with the B1079 and take the turning into Woodbridge, following the brown sign to the windmill. After 300 metres, you’ll join Burkitt Road; the Senior School entrance is a short distance up the road on the left. 

Approaching from Cambridge and the Midlands, take the A14 eastbound to Ipswich, then skirting the town, over the Orwell Bridge until you reach Junction 58. There, take the A12 northbound – directions then as per Ipswich above.

Approaching from Colchester, take the A12 northbound until you reach the A14 at Ipswich (Junction 55). There, head eastbound to Junction 58, where you head northbound again on the A12. Directions then as from Ipswich above.

Approaching from Lowestoft, take the A12 southbound until you reach the ‘Dobbies Garden Centre’ junction with the B1079 (don’t take the previous Woods Lane junction). Directions then as per from Ipswich, above.

Approaching from the North, follow the A1 until Junction 22 with the A14 near Huntingdon and then head east to Cambridge and onwards. Directions from Cambridge/A14 as above. 

Approaching from London and the South, take the M25 until Junction 28, then take the A12 heading north-east. Bypass Chelmsford and Colchester – directions from Colchester as above. 

By train

Trains run hourly from Ipswich on the East Coast line to Lowestoft, stopping at Woodbridge’s own mainline station, with regular services via Ipswich to/from London Liverpool Street, Norwich, Cambridge and Peterborough. The station is a 10 minute walk from the School through Woodbridge town centre.

By bus

All bus services from outlying Woodbridge areas stop in the town centre, with service numbers 70 and 70A stopping on Burkitt Road, close to the School entrance.

By air

Several major airports are within easy reach of Woodbridge, all offering regular scheduled flights from around the UK, Europe and international destinations. Journey times by road from each are approximately: 

  • Stansted 1 hour 20 mins
  • Norwich 1 hour 30 mins
  • Southend 1 hour 30 mins
  • London City 1 hour 50 mins
  • Luton 2 hours
  • Gatwick 2 hours 10 mins
  • Heathrow 2 hours 15 mins

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