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.



Year 11 Easter Revision Sessions   -   27th March 2015

In order to support our students, subject teachers are running revisio...Read more

North Devon Schools Gymnastics Success   -   27th March 2015

The Ilfracombe Academy entered three teams and an Individual into the ...Read more

School Transport Termly Reminder   -   27th March 2015

The Ilfracombe Academy supports the (DCC) Devon County Council’s...Read more

BBC News School Report 2015   -   20th March 2015

Students from The Ilfracombe Academy have made the news for real on 19...Read more



29th April @ 6.00pm - Parents' Forum meeting with Sharon Marshall. All welcome