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 - 31st Jan
1 Feb is Day, the perfect opportunity to start a conversation about mental health.It’s not always easy to say how we really feel. But talking openly can be the first step towards better mental health.How will you start your conversation?
@IlfordCountySch - 30th Jan
Thank you to everyone who attended the Sixth Form Open Evening. It was a great success! Click the link below for our 2024 Application Form.https://t.co/hVqv7c0i2f pic.twitter.com/xlCbFt5ii8
@IlfordCountySch - 30th Jan
Lunch time Chicken Tagine, Potato and Split Pea Curry and Cheesy Pasta. ##nonhalal ##feedingstudentsbetterfood pic.twitter.com/UCCIYQrpVv
@IlfordCountySch - 29th Jan
Lunch time Chicken Tagine, Potato and Split Pea Curry and Cheesy Pasta. ##nonhalal ##feedingstudentsbetterfood pic.twitter.com/UCCIYQrpVv
@IlfordCountySch - 28th Jan
6th form open evening last night was really nice to meet potential new students pic.twitter.com/qRg9AG676E
@IlfordCountySch - 26th Jan
6th form open evening last night was really nice to meet potential new students pic.twitter.com/qRg9AG676E
@IlfordCountySch - 26th Jan
1 Feb is Day, the perfect opportunity to start a conversation about mental health.It’s not always easy to say how we really feel. But talking openly can be the first step towards better mental health.How will you start your conversation?
@IlfordCountySch - 12th Jan
Monday Lunch Fragrant Chicken Tagine, Potato and Veggie Tagine, Cous cous. Pepperoni and cheese pasta. pic.twitter.com/rrf9WonXyZ
@IlfordCountySch - 12th Jan
Break time Teppan Hoi Sin Chicken with stir fried veg pic.twitter.com/6XfSvgRoNe
@IlfordCountySch - 12th Jan
Mid Week Roast Roast Chicken, Crunchy Topped Mac And Cheese, Roast Turkey. pic.twitter.com/Y11YmQU14V
@IlfordCountySch - 10th Jan
Mid Week Roast Roast Chicken, Crunchy Topped Mac And Cheese, Roast Turkey. pic.twitter.com/Y11YmQU14V
@IlfordCountySch - 8th Jan
Break time Teppan Hoi Sin Chicken with stir fried veg pic.twitter.com/6XfSvgRoNe
@IlfordCountySch - 8th Jan
Monday Lunch Fragrant Chicken Tagine, Potato and Veggie Tagine, Cous cous. Pepperoni and cheese pasta. pic.twitter.com/rrf9WonXyZ
@IlfordCountySch - 7th Dec
ICHS are delighted to be supporting 's Christmas Jumper Day again this year. The students and staff are all feeling very festive! -COMMUNITY pic.twitter.com/3yAlIbWzCo
@IlfordCountySch - 20th Nov
Winter Holiday FUN: Thursday 21st December - Wednesday 3rd January 2024.London Borough of Redbridge are offering your child a free programme of fun & food this Winter. To find out what’s on offer please visit Redbridge HAF: https://t.co/9OQdjym2P3 -COMMUNITY pic.twitter.com/rzEaJO20WQ
@IlfordCountySch - 13th Nov
We were honoured to invite Medico on Monday 6th November. Zeeshan and Kamran ran two separate workshops for Y12 & Y13 medics and both were interactive, informative and full of useful tips to maximise success in medical applications. -HARDWORK pic.twitter.com/4LkpobG926
@IlfordCountySch - 10th Nov
To everyone celebrating the festival of lights across -COMMUNITY and beyond - Happy Diwali pic.twitter.com/rSl3AUS4qe
@IlfordCountySch - 10th Nov
Join us tomorrow at 11am, on Armistice Day, as we come together as a nation for the and ensure the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community will never be forgotten. -COMMUNITY pic.twitter.com/YIkronu58V
@IlfordCountySch - 9th Nov
ICHS English students are encouraged to complete up to two tasks per half-term (varying levels of spice) to accrue chilli points and be entered into a prize draw. There is a selection of analytical and creative tasks to choose from. -HARDWORK pic.twitter.com/Tg7iBIFnWP
@IlfordCountySch - 20th Oct
Today at ICHS we are launching our ‘Stand Up Speak Out” initiative. We are standing up to, and calling out, all forms of discrimination. Our students have taken part in activities, presentations and workshops from experts in the field of equality. -COMMUNITY pic.twitter.com/3octh0TCfS