Welcome to Valentines High School, is a local community, comprehensive school, situated within close proximity of Gants Hill Underground Station, in Ilford, Essex. The school was awarded 'outstanding' status in its OFSTED inspection - October 2006. At Valentines High School we believe that young people are the most important part of the school, and that enabling pupils to learn is the center of all our work. We have an outstanding environment for learning. We are strong on discipline, strong on standard of achievements, and strong on providing the best for all our pupils. We have very high expectations for all our pupils, students and staff, and of our parents. Choosing a secondary school is one of the most important decisions we make as parents. 

The School has approximately 1300 pupils on roll. Our Sixth Form caters for approximately 400 Students. 

Admission Arrangements for 2020/2021

*All applications are dealt with by the Local Education Authority, Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1NN.  

All admissions to the school are administered by the Admissions Section of the London Borough of Redbridge. Please contact the Redbridge Admissions Department for further information Telephone Number: 0208 708 3139 Email:


Valentines has a set area of admission, called a ’catchment area.’ Children living in Valentines High School’s catchment area have priority for admission. Children with statements of special educational needs will be admitted to the school that is named on their statement.

The Local Authority’s determined Admission Arrangements for 2021-2022 and the updated Fair Access Protocol are now available on the Redbridge website at the following links.