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
Headteacher

Latest Tweets

@IlfordCountySch - 17th May
ICHS Art: Some great Monet recreation homework’s by Year 8 this week https://t.co/GJyHRwpIlM
@IlfordCountySch - 17th May
Thanks to a joint wellbeing project between the eco-committee & the Development Fund Committee each classroom now has a plant. Peperomia obtusifolia ( Baby Rubber Plant). Plants can helps people feel more calm and relaxed -COMMUNITY https://t.co/6iyrbxqpzD
@IlfordCountySch - 17th May
On Friday 13th we held the Y13 and Y11 leavers assemblies. We wish all our students taking exams the best of luck. We know you'll do your very best. -SUCCESS https://t.co/8DnxbseIyq
@IlfordCountySch - 11th May
ICHS Art: Brilliant atmospheric painting by Arsen in Year 9 -HARDWORK https://t.co/v6j3K2HhLE
@IlfordCountySch - 11th May
ICHS Art: Clever mixed media piece by Dinesh. Lino printed plane on acrylic background. -SUCCESS https://t.co/zcIuYP6dtL
@IlfordCountySch - 11th May
Many thanks to the Development Committee for purchasing a new electric piano for the music department. We are very grateful to all the parents who donated. -COMMUNITY https://t.co/1YPEKyvbT6
@IlfordCountySch - 4th May
ICHS Art: Some eye-catching Fauvist style portraits by Year 7 today… -SUCCESS https://t.co/kughqERZEk
@IlfordCountySch - 4th May
ICHS Art: Michael (Year 11) in his favourite genre - the film ‘Alien’ -HARDWORK https://t.co/WGOtEdDaKe
@IlfordCountySch - 29th Apr
Want to know how to help improve your child's memory? Then join us on Tuesday 3rd May at 6.00pm as Elevate Education hosts a free webinar for the school community. -COMMUNITY To register for the FREE 60-minute webinar go to: https://t.co/vGiocmgvgr https://t.co/tJujccV4vG
@IlfordCountySch - 25th Apr
ICHS Art: Some more excellent A3 celebrity portraits by the Year 7s this week…#ICHS-SUCCESS https://t.co/qx7EMVeTLt
@IlfordCountySch - 25th Apr
ICHS Art: Peter observing the reflections on plastics and natural forms, as he builds towards his final piece…#ICHS-HARDWORK https://t.co/tODw2DDONR
@IlfordCountySch - 22nd Apr
From Chemistry to Biomedicine, Science degrees are varied and highly valued in a number of careers. Learn about the diverse career pathways a Science degree can open up with University of Salford and Cardiff University. -SUCCESS https://t.co/wcpMHOkDg1 https://t.co/sapx4hPZVv
@IlfordCountySch - 22nd Apr
University Programme to support state school students who have the academic potential, but may lack support & resources, to win places at the UK’s most competitive universities. Students must be in Year12. Applications close Friday 29April. -COMMUNITY https://t.co/GjRQhRSSfc https://t.co/kd7cw7EVUU
@IlfordCountySch - 31st Mar
INVESTIN OPPORTUNITIES: From figuring out which career is right for you, to developing the skill set required and research needed for that industry, this is the ultimate guide to help you on the road to success. https://t.co/MpmAypgOQx -COMMUNITY https://t.co/Xb5ik3oV3O
@IlfordCountySch - 31st Mar
ICHS ART: Amazing pencil piece by Hayden, inspired by his favourite game - Red Dead 2. -HARDWORK https://t.co/MXe93MU8Jn
@IlfordCountySch - 31st Mar
International Mother Tongue Day at ICHS Friday 22nd April. It is for us an opportunity to raise awareness on the diversity of ethnic groups and first languages spoken at ICHS and in our community. See details attached. -COMMUNITY https://t.co/d3CTDDG8Tx
@IlfordCountySch - 31st Mar
ICHS language factually is celebrating The International Film Festival this week during lunch. Yesterday we were watching Heidi in German with the Yr7s. -COMMUNITY https://t.co/DUlwGEOxev
@IlfordCountySch - 31st Mar
ICHS Art: Quick charcoal perspective drawings by the Year 8s last week…#ICHS-HARDWORK https://t.co/P7fMIMIWd9
@IlfordCountySch - 25th Mar
ICHS ART: Taha’s latest animal pencil drawing in the style of Hiroki Takeda -HARDWORK https://t.co/KxRvMUK7NI
@IlfordCountySch - 25th Mar
Millions of students across the world participated in WORLD MATHS DAY celebration. In this 48 hours competition, students from around the world raced against each other to complete 20 live Maths challenges. Please see ICHS ranking attached. -SUCCESS https://t.co/pHGOFIkigT