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.



22nd April 2014   Summer Term starts ....


Construction of New All Weather Pitch Nears the End   -   06th February 2014

Despite high winds and heavy rain construction of the new Third Genera...Read more

Easter Holidays Revision Sessions   -   01st April 2014

The school will be open during the Easter holiday offering set revisio...Read more

Year 7 Girls are County Football Champions   -   19th March 2014

Our magnificent Year 7 girls football team have remained undefeated be...Read more

Academy students work with the Welsh National Orchestra   -   13th March 2014

On Monday 10th March, 14 gifted and talented musicians from The Ilfrac...Read more