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Ilford County High School for Boys

Ilford County High School for Boys

Ilford County High School (ICHS) stands as a distinguished selective grammar school situated in Barkingside, serving as the sole boys' selective institution in the London Borough of Redbridge. Established in 1901, the school presently educates approximately 1,000 boys. In 2012, ICHS became part of the Leading Edge Partnership, fostering collaboration among schools across the UK to share educational insights. 

Beyond its rigorous academic curriculum, ICHS places significant emphasis on fostering character development and leadership skills. The school offers diverse opportunities for students to engage in activities such as student government and community service. The extracurricular program at ICHS encompasses a wide array of sports teams, musical ensembles, and clubs, catering to various interests and abilities.

Renowned for its outstanding academic achievements, ICHS boasts a track record of students progressing to prestigious universities in the UK and abroad. The school is dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse learning environment, welcoming students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar
London Borough of Redbridge

There exists a designated catchment area where admission priorities are determined by proximity and distance from the school.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
7+ applicants for every place
Ilford County High School, Fremantle Road, Ilford IG6 2JB, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Paper 1 : English and Verbal Reasoning
Paper 2: Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Ilford County High School administers the GL Assessment 11+ exam, comprising two papers that evaluate the following subject areas:

1. English and Verbal Reasoning

The examination consists of a 55-minute paper that assesses English and  Verbal Reasoning skills. The English section, lasting 30 minutes,  incorporates a 5-minute practice test. The Verbal Reasoning section,  spanning 25 minutes, also includes a 5-minute practice test. All  questions in both sections are presented in a multiple-choice format.

2. Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning (which includes Spatial Reasoning)

The examination comprises a 55-minute paper focusing on Maths and  Non-Verbal Reasoning. The Non-Verbal Reasoning segment, lasting 25  minutes, consists of 5 subtests. Following this, the Mathematics  section, lasting 30 minutes, incorporates a 5-minute practice segment.  All questions in both sections are presented in a multiple-choice  format.

These exams are in a multiple-choice format, and the results undergo comprehensive standardization and age-weighting to guarantee equitable assessment for all test takers.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
June 2024

The examination results were produced using the Centre Assessment Grading system.

Children scoring an aggregate score of 104 and above can apply for the above school.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English & Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics & Non-Verbal Reasoning).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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