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 - 22nd Sep
Another successful day as our new Year 7's enjoyed participating in the carousel of activities that took place on the school field. -SUCCESS
@IlfordCountySch - 20th Sep
On Saturday ICHS students and their families attended the premiere at to see the short films they scripted, acted in and produced. Lots of creativity! Contact Miss Shah to register your interest in the next course. -COMMUNITY
@IlfordCountySch - 16th Sep
Yesterday’s year 7 Team Building Day was a great success with students off timetable all day taking part in team building activities on the school field.
@IlfordCountySch - 16th Sep
AM HUSTLE IS BACK! Mr Akhtar’s AM Hustle kicks off again at 7:00-7:30 from Mon 20th Sept using Ms Teams. The entire ICHS community has been invited to the virtual daily live sessions. Mr Akhtar looks forward to helping you all start the year strong! PS Bring a notepad
@IlfordCountySch - 15th Sep
A big well done to 11E1 who won the first football interhouse of the year.  A mention also must go to 11H2 who came a close second.
@IlfordCountySch - 14th Sep
ICHS had the pleasure of hosting Wes Streeting Labour MP for Ilford North giving our year 12 students an inspiring insight into life as a member of parliament in the shadow government at Westminster.
@IlfordCountySch - 10th Sep
Today is . Prevention is something that we can all individually help with. A short conversation with another person can sometimes be enough to make the difference between life and death for them.
@IlfordCountySch - 7th Sep
What an amazing induction day the Year 12 students had yesterday. They finished the day with guest speakers from Oxford and Queen Mary University.
@IlfordCountySch - 6th Sep
We had a fabulous day on Friday welcoming our new Year 7 students to Ilford County High School. We look forward to seeing all year groups back this week.
@IlfordCountySch Retweeted - 2nd Sep
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@IlfordCountySch Retweeted - 2nd Sep
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@IlfordCountySch - 2nd Sep
We look forward to welcoming all the students back over the next week.