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.



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

Students Performance of ‘The Tempest’ Creates a Storm!   -   18th July 2016

After the successes of previous performances ‘100’ (2014) and ‘T...Read more

Strike by the National Union of Teachers – Tuesday 5th July   -   30th June 2016

As you may be aware the NUT have called a national strike of their mem...Read more



Staff Training Day

Fri 7 Oct


Half Term

Mon 24 Oct


End of Term

Fri 16 Dec


Christmas Holiday

Sat 17 Dec

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Staff Training Day

Tue 3 Jan


Parents' Forum Meeting on Wednesday 5th October at 6.45pm. All parents and carers are welcome to join us