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.



03rd September 2014   Term starts for Years 7, 11, 12 & 13 .... 04th September 2014   Term Starts for Years 8, 9 & 10 .... 17th September 2014   Year 6 Open Evening 6.30pm ....


Autumn Term Start Dates   -   22nd August 2014

3rd September 2014 for Years 7, 11, 12 and 13; 4th September 2014 for ...Read more

Students Achieve Best Ever A Level Results   -   14th August 2014

Sixth Form students at The Ilfracombe Academy have again excelled in G...Read more

Sun Comes Out for Year 11 Prom   -   02nd July 2014

Year 11 students from The Ilfracombe Academy celebrated the end of the...Read more

Creative Workshop for Year 12 Students   -   30th June 2014

The Ilfracombe Academy became a true hive of creativity Monday 23rd Ju...Read more