Our Community at IMHS

Our local community is hugely supportive of the work that we do, in turn, we endeavour to contribute positively to the lives of those outside of our school. Whether it is through our programme of open activities, sharing our facilities, or equipping our students to value their locality, we pride ourselves in the connections we’ve made and continue to foster beyond the school walls and school hours.

Activities for all

We host a regular programme of after-school activities open to our local community. These are run by Spotlight, a creative youth service designed to inspire. Please visit Spotlight’s website to see what’s on.

Hiring Ian Mikardo

When it was rebuilt in 2011, we ensured that our design brief spoke to the needs of the local community, as well as those of our students. We recognise that there are many groups and initiatives in Bromley-by-Bow that would benefit from having specialist spaces. By opening our doors, we aim to provide much needed facilities for building skills as well as building community.

Our unique spaces suit many a purpose, whether that be for training, education, or recreation. We have excellent transport links that make us a handy option for those coming further afield. We offer the following spaces for hire:

Rooms for Hire

  • The conference room, a large seated space ideal for a club or society seeking a modern venue for meetings, presentations, or conferences. It has a capacity for 20-30 people.
  • The classroom, a modern, light space well suited to an organisation looking to hold a seminar or training day.


  • The salon, ideal for hair stylists or nail technicians, whether for training or for freelance business purposes
  • The large indoor gym, perfect for sports clubs, especially during cold winter months.
  • The outdoor pitch suits a host of sports and activities, especially during long summer evenings.

Arts + Social Spaces

  • The outdoor stage is ideal for amateur dramatics clubs looking to stage a show.
  • The café, a great sociable and functional space for networking events and family parties all year round. We offer full catering facilities, and have American 50s style seating that can accommodate up to 25 people, and a fully functional retro jukebox!
  • The outdoor areas are ideal for an office social event or a family barbecue during the summer.

To enquire about availability and to discuss rates, please contact admin@ianmikardo.com

Charity at Ian Mikardo

We are conscientious of the school’s holistic and creative approach towards education.

Who we are

'Friends of Ian Mikardo High School’ is a registered charity (Charity number 1123143) dedicated to supporting IMHS by raising funds for equipment, services and additional support that will enrich students’ time at the school. Established in 2008, the charity plays an important part in ensuring students have the best possible opportunities for growing into healthy, confident, happy adults.

Run entirely by volunteers, including independent Trustees, every penny donated directly benefits the young people of the school. A little goes a long way at Ian Mikardo, and all donations make a tangible difference to the school community.

The work we do

The Friends of IMHS are conscious of the school’s holistic and creative approach towards education. Our past projects reflect this and are all based on requests from the school community. In recent years, we have raised funds for repair of the jukebox and the purchase of new mountain bikes; we have also funded residential outdoor activity trips and end of term celebrations. Additionally, the Friends have provided funding for expert services such as mindfulness sessions and family mentoring.

By contributing you will help the school:

  • Organise activities that allow students to explore the wider world
  • To facilitate an event as a part of our curriculum
  • Provide equipment geared towards healthy living or creative expression

We are always looking for ways to broaden the students’ experiences and inspire them, and we are grateful for every contribution.

How you can help

By donating directly

Use the following link directly to our fundraising page at Charities Aid Foundation

By using ‘Easy Fund Raising’

By using #easyfundraising to switch various domestic accounts and services we will receive a donation and you will get a better deal! Easy Fund Raising includes car & home insurance, TV packages, mobile contracts, broadband providers, and energy providers. With some service provider switches earning us up to £100 in donations, this is a wonderful way for us to raise money and for you to save money. So if you your renewal date is soon or you are just looking for a better deal, make sure you use Easy Fund Raising. To find out more, Click here.

Plus, once you’ve signed up and raised £5 in donations, easyfundraising will give us an extra £5 donation. There’s no catch or hidden charges and you will be directly benefiting students of IMHS.

By contacting us

We love to hear from you. Contact one of the Trustees with any suggestions or queries by e-mail: friends@ianmikardo.com