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.




A Festive Christmas Evening   -   12th December 2014

Once again parents, carers, staff and friends of The Ilfracombe Academ...Read more

North Devon Schools Tennis Champions   -   11th December 2014

There were some excellent performances from Academy students at the No...Read more

Ex Student to play on Wembley Turf   -   28th November 2014

Hayley Reed who completed her A Levels at The Ilfracombe Academy last ...Read more

Local Heroes Roadshow 2014   -   28th November 2014

Following on from the national Anti-Bullying Week, students from The I...Read more