Inspiring today’s generation to help tomorrow's
Inspiring today’s generation to help tomorrow's
Inspiring today’s generation to give back
Inspiring today’s generation to give back
Mentors
Inspiring today's generation to help the next
Inspiring today's generation to help the next
Role models
ICSS began as a supplementary school open to children of all backgrounds and faiths and entirely run by unpaid volunteers. The schools were set in up in the London boroughs of Newham in 2004 and in Tower Hamlets in 2009. At ICSS we inspire our students to aim high by achieving their goals and helping others including their younger peers and within the local community.
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What sets us apart is that we aim to be an integral part of the local community. In recent years we have evolved to not only provide free education and tutoring, but also mentoring to children of refugees and families of domestic violence.
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We want for these and all children to benefit from the same opportunities as others without feeling ostracised, isolated, different or embarrassed and also to feel integrated within the community.
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Who we are

ICSS is an entirely volunteer run organisation that operates in the London Boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets since 2004. The school is open to children of all backgrounds and faiths and we strongly believe that our students (from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds) need to be encouraged to integrate into British society, and our volunteers play an important part in this as role models.

OUR TEAM

Our volunteers are as diverse as the community around us - doctors, accountants, solicitors, and local businessmen being just some examples of the various backgrounds we hail from.
Muneeb Asif

Muneeb Asif

ICSS Trustee
Muneeb was a former ICSS student at the inception of the charity in 2004 and has now come full circle from student to volunteer to trustee and volunteer. He has seen the organisation evolve to what it is today from the very beginning! See his amazing story in the case study under 'The Schools' menu.
Ciaran Donnelly

Ciaran Donnelly

Volunteer
Ciaran is a volunteer and teacher in several organisations with experience teaching people of all ages. At ICSS he volunteers teaching maths and physics to older students. Ciaran holds a PGCert in Physics from Queen Mary University of London and is also a Trinity CertTESOL qualified English teacher. He gained experience, as well as understanding of the difficulties faced by asylum seekers and refugees by volunteering to teach English to people in these situations.
Zafar Razaq

Zafar Razaq

ICSS Trustee - CWSS
Zafar has been with ICSS since 2007 and a Trustee since 2008. He has been in charge of running the school in Canary Wharf (Canary Wharf Supplementary School) for the last ten years. He was awarded for his efforts within the nominated category of ‘Improving Life Chances’ at the Mayor of London Awards in October 2019. Apart from his regular job as a Project Manager, he is also a governor of a primary school in Clapham Common.

ICSS: not just a school

HOW WILL ICSS HELP INSPIRE GENERATIONS

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Student with CWSS volunteer

Student with CWSS volunteer

CWSS

ICSS teachers helped me perform better in my exams
Students with ICSS Volunteer (UEL student)

Students with ICSS Volunteer (UEL student)

Lower school

Our Latest News: Mayor of London awards

Congratulations to ICSS volunteer and Trustee- Zafar Razaq at CWSS who was nominated and the overall winner of the category Improving Life Chances. Congratulations Zafar!

Helping to inspire students of this generation become mentors of the next

Chios Winter Aid 2019

A former ICSS volunteer : Sister Khadija (Minna Virtanen) is flying to Greece to help asylum seekers in a refugee […]

ICSS Food distribution

ICSS has a food donation programme in place. Working with organisations such as Fareshare and Neighbourly who connect us to […]

Mayor of London awards

Congratulations to ICSS volunteer and Trustee- Zafar Razaq at CWSS who was nominated and the overall winner of the category […]

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