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 - 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
@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: -COMMUNITY
@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
@IlfordCountySch - 10th Nov
To everyone celebrating the festival of lights across -COMMUNITY and beyond - Happy Diwali
@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
@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
@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
@IlfordCountySch - 16th Oct
KS3 Poetry Competition. In celebration of National Poetry Day, the English Department invites you to participate in the KS3 Poetry Competition! Please see Class Charts & poster attached for more information. Email or hand to Miss Lea R104. -HARDWORK
@IlfordCountySch - 16th Oct
John was loved by West Ham fans and players alike and was well respected within the football community. It came as a huge shock to everybody when in 2006 he died suddenly after suffering a heart attack. He was just 66 years old. John’s son Murray unveiled the plaque in his honour
@IlfordCountySch - 16th Oct
He later joined the coaching staff, rising through the ranks to become the first team manager in 1974. John managed West Ham United for 15 years, winning 2 FA Cups and guiding the club to its highest ever league finish in the 1985/86 season coming 3rd behind Liverpool and Everton
@IlfordCountySch - 16th Oct
On Monday 9th October we commemorated John Lyall who was born in Ilford and attended Ilford County High School. John began his career at West Ham United in the mid-1950s and, following a serious knee injury which forced him to retire from playing.
@IlfordCountySch - 10th Oct
This , spend 20 minutes having a conversation about mental health with your child. Here are some conversations starters you can use.
@IlfordCountySch - 10th Oct
. It's a day to talk about mental health - because the more we talk about it, the more we show that it matters.
@IlfordCountySch - 5th Oct
Our Year 11 football team has played 3 games this half term. We beat Forest Academy 3-0, drew against King Solomon 5-5 & beat Oaks Park 5-1. We should top our North East Redbridge group & move onto the next round. -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 5th Oct
It’s with theme ‘Saluting Our Sisters’. is a month of celebrating, educating, and inspiring ourselves with the incredible work of Black pioneers through history. -COMMUNITY
@IlfordCountySch - 5th Oct
We were honoured to welcome who provided insight into the medical field and some volunteering opportunities to ICHS medics. The two doctors delivered a compelling workshop full of tips and advice. -INTERGRITY
@IlfordCountySch - 29th Sep
We had a very important Internet Safety Workshops in school today for our Key Stage 3 students, lots to unpack for both our pupils and staff. -COMMUNITY
@IlfordCountySch - 28th Sep
We had a very important Internet Safety Workshops in school today for our Key Stage 3 students, lot's to unpack for both our pupils and staff. -COMMUNITY
@IlfordCountySch - 18th Sep
Following a successful work experience placement, we are delighted to say that Hassan in Year 11 is now a student ambassador for British Airways! Well done!
@IlfordCountySch - 5th Sep
We are looking forward to welcoming our students back this week. We welcome Year 7 and Year 12 back on Wednesday.We look forward to seeing all other year groups on Thursday.#ICHS Community