Ilford County High School

Originally one of a number of selective schools in the outer London Borough of Redbridge, ICHS was retained in 1973 as the only boys’ selective school in the area. Admission at 11+ takes place through tests administered by the Local Education Authority, the London Borough of Redbridge.

We are naturally proud of our reputation for academic excellence but there is more to schooling than examination achievement. In addition to helping students to achieve their academic potential, we aim to develop in them self-respect, tolerance and intellectual curiosity. We nurture sporting, and cultural interests and support students as they develop their own personal values and beliefs. We encourage our young people to be involved in the school and the wider community, to take responsibility and to show leadership. We provide challenges which aim to develop mature, confident and well balanced young men with the personal attributes, resilience and commitment that open the way into the ‘best’ of Higher Education and employment.

ICHS is a friendly and happy school with high expectations of both learning and behaviour. There are excellent relationships and a strong mutual respect between staff and learners. We work, together with governors and parents, to achieve the best we can for all at the school.

One of the best ways find out about the school is to visit, where I am very confident you will meet young men who clearly enjoy school, their learning and who revel in the opportunities provided.

Local SEND Offer 

All schools are required to make available their Local SEND Offer to families which details how they can support children and young people with a special educational need and/or disability (SEND). Please see the Related Links on this page to go to this school's Local SEND Offer or go to their main website below. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs R Drysdale
Contact Position
Head Teacher
020 8551 6496 020 8551 6496 Text relay: 18001 020 8551 6496 Text relay: 18001 020 8551 6496
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Where to go

Ilford County High School
Fremantle Road
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Related Links

Ilford County High School - link to Ofsted page
Local SEND Offer for Ilford County High School


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