Ilford County High School


Name Ilford County High School
Website http://www.ichs.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 01 November 2007
Address Fremantle Road, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 2JB
Phone Number 02085516496
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils 1018 (100% boys)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.9
Percentage Free School Meals 4.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 75%

Description of the school

Ilford County High School is a selective grammar school drawing boys from a wide area around Ilford. It has specialist college status in science. Competition for places is strong; applicants take an 11+ examination with one in seven being admitted. Students join from around 45 primary schools and significant numbers join from the private sector. The proportions of students eligible for free school meals or who have learning difficulties or disabilities are well below average and none is looked after by the local authority. The proportion of students for whom English is not their first language is very high. The vast majority of students continue their studies in the sixth form, where they are joined by about 30 who transfer from other schools. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate