Ilford County High School

Redbridge, United Kingdom

Location: Redbridge, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Boys
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Ilford County High School

Ilford County High School is a selective, all-boys grammar school with a sixth form, situated in Barkingside, Essex. The school is non-denominational, with 1080 pupils studying in the main school and 342 in the sixth form. Admission to Year 7 is via an 11-plus examination supervised by the London Borough of Redbridge, while a 16-plus exam gives outside pupils the opportunity to attend the sixth form.

Ilford County High School opened in 1901 and was previously known as Park Higher Grade School. The school moved in 1935 to premises in Barkingside, where facilities include on-site tennis courts and a heated indoor swimming pool. Since 1973, the school has been the only all-boys grammar school in the area. It is the sibling school to Woodford County High School for Girls.


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Values and vision

Ilford County High School wants all pupils to grow into happy, well-balanced young men during their time in secondary school and sixth form. Their beliefs are encouraged and nurtured alongside their academic capabilities. Strong emphasis is placed on citizenship and boys are supported to become actively involved in the wider community in Ilford.

The school has specialist science college status and became part of the Leading Edge Partnership in 2012. It was also awarded full accreditation as an International School by the British Council.

Ofsted report

“Ilford County High School is an outstanding school. Students and their parents hold it in very high regard. By the time they leave the school, students have become confident and well-rounded individuals because of their outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development."

View Ilford County High School’s latest Ofsted report 

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Address: Fremantle Road, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 2JB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8551 6496
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