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 - 26th Nov
Well done to our Y10 table tennis team finishing runners up at the East London Table Tennis Competition. Amazing achievement from Rees, Arham, Sam & Dylhan. Our Y11 team of Boris, Ahmad, Ayush & Ibrahim also performed well just missing out to the knockout stages. -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 26th Nov
6th form politics students visited the UK Supreme Court in Westminster. They learned about the judicial system, spoke to clerks & had tours of the courtrooms. They even had an opportunity to sit in a live case which they will explore further when back in lessons. -INTERGRITY
@IlfordCountySch - 25th Nov
Biology Society along with a group of Year 12's attended a Med Talk delivered by one of our ex-students Haris Ali. Thank you to Haris who is studying medicine at Queen Mary University for sharing his insight into the university application process. -INTERGRITY
@IlfordCountySch - 23rd Nov
This cabbage has been a star attraction in our Biology lessons all week. Thanks to Ms Opera for bringing it into school. Cloning by asexual reproduction- Learning made relevant!!! -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 19th Nov
Year 8 Design & Technology completing a practical task of finger joints, using the traditional method with hand tools to make their Key Stand. -HARDWORK
@IlfordCountySch - 19th Nov
Some excellent thought-provoking Anti-Bullying Week designs by Year 9…#onekindword -INTERGRITY
@IlfordCountySch - 18th Nov
PE Department latest results for badminton and table tennis taking place on Monday and Tuesday afterschool. -COMMUNITY
@IlfordCountySch - 18th Nov
Muslim women’s listening group. Redbridge Central Library and Museum Thursday 25th November 11 - 1pm -COMMUNITY
@IlfordCountySch - 17th Nov
Brilliant Kathe Kollwitz artist research by the Year 8s last week, in conjunction with Remembrance Day. -INTERGRITY
@IlfordCountySch - 15th Nov
Well done to the Year 7 football team, who played on Friday afternoon. ICHS 4-1 Palmers. Congratulations to the goal scorers. S Sivashankar (2). Y Ashrafi (1) OG (1). -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 12th Nov
Geo Soc KS3 - Pupils have now painted their model volcanoes. Amazing work! Showcasing these with eruptions next.. -HARDWORK
@IlfordCountySch - 11th Nov
ICHS vs George Monoux finished 4:2 ICHS took the lead early with a double from OTJ. Monoux fought back but a dominant second half performance with OTJ sealing the tie with his third goal of the game & Bradley adding a good lob over the keeper. MOTM - OTJ -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 11th Nov
Monday 15th November is Odd Socks Day, parents as well as students are encouraged to wear odd socks to raise awareness for Anti-Bullying Week -INTERGRITY
@IlfordCountySch - 11th Nov
ICHS has created a 6-board display for Remembrance Day, using many of the Year 7s WW2 illustrations (produced as responses to the amazing set of biographies produced by Mr Emeny) -COMMUNITY
@IlfordCountySch - 10th Nov
A great abstract mixed-media landscape (A2) by Kumaran in Yr12 -HARDWORK
@IlfordCountySch - 10th Nov
Year 13 Biologists showed great dexterity and empathy while handling the woodlice today for their required practical. Well done for the great teamwork. Can’t wait to see your applications of the chi-squared test!! -INTERGRITY
@IlfordCountySch - 9th Nov
Year 9 appreciated the new texts Mrs Roberts organised for Black History Month. -COMMUNITY
@IlfordCountySch - 9th Nov
Year 7 Football team won their first game in the Essex cup! Goals from Yahya A and Lut R. ICHS 2-0 Eastbrook -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 8th Nov
Some well observed A2 reflective ball paintings by the Yr10 GCSE group last week 👏👏 -HARDWORK
@IlfordCountySch - 8th Nov
Year 8 really enjoyed personal development - the activities Mr Adams designed were fun and informative. -COURTESY