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.



‘Creepy Clowns’ Police Warnings as Craze Spreads to North Devon   -   11th October 2016

As you are probably aware, there is a developing trend of people dress...Read more

Progress of the New School Build   -   06th October 2016

The Senior Leadership Team toured the site of the new school build on ...Read more

Great Results for Students at A Level and GCSE   -   25th August 2016

Well done to our A Level and GCSE students on some great results this ...Read more

Results Day Information – A Level and GCSE   -   19th July 2016

GCE AS/A2 Results – Thursday 18th August 2016 Year 13/14: Result...Read more



3rd November 2016 - Year 7 'Meet the Tutor' Evening. Book appointments through your child's tutor; time slots available between 3.40-5.30pm