Ilford County High School

Headteachers Welcome

Ilford055You will find a warm welcome here at ICHS whether you are one of our existing students
or if you are considering joining us in the Sixth Form.

ICHS is a high achieving boys grammar school, we work alongside our students to ensure they make excellent progress and achieve their very best grades. If you decide to join us here at ICHS you will take a full and active role in our school community embracing our values of integrity, courtesy, hard work and success.

At ICHS, we offer a full range of A Level subjects. Many of our students opt to study mathematics and the sciences but we also offer a wide range of Humanities, Arts and Language subjects with the advantage of small classes and specialist staff. Our team of specialist and highly qualified staff will help guide and support you as you undertake your A Level journey. Our excellent facilities combine both the traditional with the modern.  Science and Product Design are taught in brand new, purpose built laboratories and workshops, courses are well resourced and the sixth form has its own dedicated canteen and study facilities.

Here at ICHS we recognise the importance of developing a range of transferable skills alongside excellent academic performance. Our VESPA and IMPACT Skills programme and a broad range of extracurricular and volunteering opportunities will help you prepare for life beyond school, whether that is at university, undertaking a modern apprenticeship or in the workplace. As you would expect from an academic Sixth Form we have a well-developed UCAS application programme, which is tailored to the individual needs and aspirations of each student. Students are prepared for university entrance very carefully, with additional specialist advice and guidance laid on for students embarking on courses such as medicine, law and those considering Oxbridge applications. Our destination information demonstrates that our students go on to study at a range of prestigious universities and undertake a wide variety of courses. Students leave ICHS as well rounded, kind, resilient young men with confidence and an ability to take on any challenge they may face in the future.

Entry to our Sixth Form is based on academic attainment. We are a community school and welcome young men from all walks of life to apply to join our thriving community. The pastoral support we offer our students is superb with many of our students keeping in touch long after they have left the school. Welcome to our Sixth Form!​

Rebecca Drysdale

Latest Tweets

@IlfordCountySch - 30th Jun
What a fantastic Transition Day as we welcomed our new Year 7 cohort for 2022/23! Students enjoyed meeting their teachers, taking part in a variety of taster lessons and making new friends. We can't wait to see them again after the summer break! -COMMUNITY
@IlfordCountySch - 29th Jun
Celebrating our year 9 German newspaper writing skills. One is a review of their favourite subject German in ICHS and the other a book review of 'Animal Farm'. -HARDWORK
@IlfordCountySch - 27th Jun
Well done to both Year 9 & 10 Athletics teams at the Redbridge District Athletics. Year 10 had medals in the Javelin & Triple Jump & Year 9 had medals in Triple Jump, Discuss, 100m & Relay. A special mention for David who came away with a gold & 2 silver medals. -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 27th Jun
Thank you to all the parents and potential students who attended our open evening on Thursday. We enjoyed meeting you all. -Community
@IlfordCountySch - 24th Jun
ICHS Art: Congratulations to these artists... all entries showed commitment and effort, but these winning entries really stood out. Well done everyone! -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 20th Jun
Ilford County High School is proud to embrace & express the diversity of LGBT+ equality in education by celebrating School Diversity Week 2022 -COMMUNITY
@IlfordCountySch - 20th Jun
Year 10 cricket team's Essex cup run finally came to an end in a narrow 3 wicket loss to Felsted in the Quater finals. Well done to all the boys for an excellent game and especially to Adarsh who picked up 4 wickets in a fantastic bowling spell. -HARDWORK
@IlfordCountySch - 20th Jun
Year 7 Cricket team beat Brampton Manor by 7 wickets to reach semi-finals of Essex Plate Competition. -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 16th Jun
ICHS Art: Amazing A3 surrealist biro ‘Identity’ composition by Soham. -HARDWORK
@IlfordCountySch - 16th Jun
ICHS Art: Prizes for the Platinum Jubilee Art Competition. Winners announced next Monday -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 16th Jun
Calling All Singers. Redbridge’s Talent Development Programme. Join us for an academy day with 3 professional coaches for; vocal coaching & performance skills. 13 August. -COMMUNITY Busk in London | The world's largest street performance initiative (
@IlfordCountySch - 15th Jun
Well done to all students from year 7 and 8 who competed in the Redbridge District Athletics today. Congratulations to Aron Berhe who won the 800m, Rayyan Kalam 2nd in the hurdles, & Jai-Hann Daboo for 3rd place in the hurdles. -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 10th Jun
Congratulations to Omer Hassan in 7H2 for scoring 83 not out, as the Yr7 cricket team progress to the next round of the Essex plate, beating Saffron Warden School by 60 runs. Well done to all the team -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 8th Jun
ICHS ART: Eye-catching biro A3 composition sketches by Hayden & Adyan, Yr10 -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 6th Jun
ICHS Art: Platinum Jubilee Competition deadline is this week. Hand in entries to your Art teachers! (Great digital entry by Adeeb, Yr8)
@IlfordCountySch - 27th May
We have been celebrating the jubilee this week. The canteen laid on some jubilee inspired food and all students will be given a Commemorative pen today. - Community
@IlfordCountySch - 27th May
ICHS Art: Excellent atmospheric digital composition by Rayan in Year 11…#ICHS-SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 20th May
ICHS ART: Great prep study by Arsen, before all the Year 9s start their A2-sized end of year final pieces -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 20th May
*ICHS Art Competition* To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, produce a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. -COMMUNITY Watch the competition video for more…
@IlfordCountySch - 17th May
ICHS Art: Some great Monet recreation homework’s by Year 8 this week