One of the biggest regrets you may have in your gardening life is planting English Ivy. It is extremely invasive. I'm not talking about just covering fences as it will take over plants, pots, and it may also do structural damage to your home. Even if the fence isn't close to your house, you will have to worry about it getting to your house, and rather too soon it will. If your house is all brick, you may be lucky enough to get just minimal damage. But otherwise, the cost of the repairs from English Ivy damage is high. You will not make any friends of your neighbors, especially if you share the fence or the fence you intend to use is close to their property.
If you want to know more details about how invasive it is, do a google search for "invasive English Ivy".
Depending on how high the fence is and the sun exposure, you would be much better off planting something like grape vines, and you get to eat the rewards.
"Love all God's creatures, the animals, the plants. Love everything to perceive the divine mystery in all." -Fyodor Dostoyevsky