I have a brother in yr7 studying at ICHS.
As accounted by him: Only one time did a boy of Indian descent slur racist words to an African boy. However the Indian boy was dealt with IMMEDIATELY by the staff and he hasn't done it again. Thankfully the kids are almost scared into stopping the primary school children act and made to believe that they are older kids with more important issues to worry about: eg the demanding ilford county homework schedule
I'm sorry if I sound harsh but that's life. By the way, they do have fun with sports and huge reading encouragement. I guess it's just kids being kids when they mess about
As for fitting in, regardless of the boys' ethnicities, he will find someone to be friends with, whether it be a larger group or niche clique. I shan't elaborate on what I mean.
It's natural that he will scared of this new school environment , but as I told my brother, "you'll be worried for one hour and then you will get bored of being scared" and that's exactly what happened.
Just a word of advice to any parent. Please make sure your kid has all the necessary equipment like pe kits, home works etc. ICHS like to lay down the law for rule breakers