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.



02nd October 2014   Year 11 Parents’ Evening .... 03rd October 2014   Non Pupil Day .... 08th October 2014   Parents’ Forum Meeting 7pm .... 09th October 2014   Year 12 Information Evening ....


A Literary Fest for our Academy Students   -   22nd September 2014

Last week the Academy welcomed three visiting authors from the Appledo...Read more

Amazing Turnout for the Academy Open Evening   -   22nd September 2014

Once again our annual Open Evening proved to be a huge success, with a...Read more

Celebration of Academic Excellence   -   12th September 2014

The Ilfracombe Academy came together last night at their annual Academ...Read more

Great GCSE Achievements for Academy Students   -   05th September 2014

The Academy is again delighted with the results this year; they reflec...Read more