Welcome to The Ilfracombe Academy

Situated on a beautiful coastal site overlooking the town and the Bristol Channel, we are an 11-18 church academy, part of the St Christopher’s Trust. We have more than 1000 students on roll including a popular and expanding Sixth Form. Our students come from a wide geographical area stretching from the surfing beaches of Woolacombe across Exmoor to Lynton and the Somerset border.

We serve and support our community providing a child-centred education that reflects Christian values. Respecting the dignity and potential of each individual person and sensitive to the needs of a diverse society we strive to enhance and strengthen our values of Hope, Kindness, Courage, Integrity, Trust, Respect and Responsibility.

These values are central to our school. We are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence; we are dedicated to providing the best possible education for all our students by developing the knowledge, understanding and skills essential for learning and leading a fulfilled life.



05th December 2014   Sixth Form London Trip (2 Day) .... 11th December 2014   A Cristmas Evening at Pip n Jim’s Church ....


Parliament Week Event 2014   -   24th November 2014

To coincide with National Parliament Week 2014 which took place from 1...Read more

Academy students benefit from ‘Next Steps Day’   -   24th November 2014

Last Thursday students from Years 9, 11 and Sixth Form took part in ou...Read more

School Transport – Roadworks   -   17th November 2014

The following planned roadworks have been postponed until the new year...Read more

Harvest Collection   -   24th October 2014

Following on from last week’s school assembly on the theme of harves...Read more