ISSC is a multi-million pound training venue which is part of Ipswich School offering first class sports and events facilities. The site was first developed as a sporting facility back in 1977 by Willis Faber and following a period of private ownership and investment it was taken over by the School in 2012. One of the key requirements for the site was the continued community participation in sport. Situated just 10 minutes outside Ipswich and close to Woodbridge and Felixstowe it has hosted tournaments for Suffolk Netball, Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis and has been a Junior Regional Performance Centre for Hockey. The site continues to be used by local clubs and organisations so please do contact us to discuss your requirements for sport and other activities and become part of the best facility of its kind in the area.

If you have any questions about hiring out our facilities please don’t hesitate to contact us on or phone Mandy Camilleri on 01473 272525.

If you would like to hire out any of our facilities at our Rushmere site, please complete the booking form and email to or send it via post to: ISSC Rushmere, The Street, Rushmere St Andrews, Ipswich, IP5 1DE.

Click here to view ISSC’s terms and conditions.

Click here to view ISSC Rushmere risk assessments.

Sports facilities to hire

  • 3 artificial hockey pitches including 2 floodlit
  • 6 netball courts including 4 floodlit
  • 6 tennis courts including 4 floodlit
  • 2 grass football pitches
  • 1 indoor netball court
  • 1 indoor hockey pitch
  • 5 badminton courts
  • Extensive changing rooms
  • Car and coach parking

Other facilities to hire

  • Meeting/conference room with overhead projector (x seats)
  • Additional bar area
  • Viewing gallery
  • Outdoor viewing terrace
  • Licensed bar/lounge for up to 120 people
  • Café available for private functions