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.



‘Teacher of the Year’ Award for Mrs Humphrey   -   16th November 2015

Maths teacher, Joy Humphrey, has been celebrated as ‘Teacher of the ...Read more

Girls Football Team Enters the Playstation Schools’ Cup   -   11th November 2015

Our Under 15 girls football team performed exceptionally well last yea...Read more

Renowned Authors Visit the Academy   -   28th September 2015

Well-known writers attending the local Appledore Book Festival have vi...Read more

An Experience of a Lifetime in Swaziland   -   28th September 2015

It was an exciting and productive summer holiday for some students fro...Read more



2nd December 2015 at 7pm - Parents' Forum Meeting. The focus will be homework. All parents/carers welcome