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 nearly 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.



Another Triumph for ‘Stage Right’   -   08th February 2017

Coram Boy – Pip & Jims Church, February 3rd-4th 2017 After such ...Read more

Student to Visit Swaziland   -   08th February 2017

It is with great pleasure that The Ilfracombe Academy return to Swazil...Read more

Interim Reports for Years 7, 8 and 9   -   06th December 2016

You will soon be receiving information about your child’s academic p...Read more

Admission Arrangements 2018-19 – Under Consultation   -   08th November 2016

The Consultation runs 1 November to 6 January and is hosted at http://...Read more