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 Revision Sessions May 2015   -   27th March 2015

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

Ten Tors Challenge 2015   -   13th May 2015

Our young, intrepid group of six students from year 9 and 10 tackled t...Read more

Vote for the Academy’s Aviva Community Fund Bid   -   05th May 2015

The Academy has submitted a bid to the Aviva Community Fund to raise r...Read more

Success for Academy Surfers at National Championships   -   30th April 2015

Last weekend, five Academy students travelled to Widemouth Bay in Bude...Read more



Photography Competition for Years 7, 8 and 9. Closing date 12th June. Get your entries  in to Miss Young or Mr Insull    PHOTOGRAPHY comp poster 2