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.



The Ilfracombe Academy Students are top of the class when it comes to public speaking   -   05th February 2016

Students from The Ilfracombe Academy along with Braunton Academy have ...Read more

Parents’ Survey 2015 – Results   -   21st January 2016

Thank you to everyone who recently completed the Parent Survey 2015. T...Read more

RAF Regiment Band Perform at the Academy   -   21st January 2016

The Ilfracombe Academy welcomed the Band of the RAF Regiment to the sc...Read more

Changes to Show My Homework   -   15th December 2015

There have been some changes to SMHW recently. Could you please ensure...Read more



Works starts on the new school build on Monday 15th February. Please note there will be no access to the school site from Marlborough Gate.