Ilford County High School

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County Essex/London Borough of Redbridge
Address Ilford County High School, Fremantle Road, Barkingside, Ilford IG6 2JB
Type Boys’ Grammar
Pupils 877
Places in Year 7 115-120
Open Days June
Competition 7+ applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format CEM 11 Plus – Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning  and Numerical Reasoning



Description of the school – Ilford County High 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.