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.



Ofsted rates the Academy as ‘Good’   -   16th May 2017

In the recently published Ofsted report, The Ilfracombe academy was ju...Read more

Academy Scores Well in SIAMS Inspection   -   16th May 2017

The Academy has been judged to be a Good church school with Outstandin...Read more

Young Enterprise Final   -   10th May 2017

It gives me great pleasure to report back on the Sixth Form Young Ente...Read more

University of Oxford Award for Academy’s ‘Inspirational’ Teacher   -   02nd May 2017

Maths teacher, Peter Marks is one of only a handful of teachers from ...Read more


Half Term

Mon 29 May

Goldcoast Oceanfest

Fri 16 Jun

Sports Day 2017

Wed 21 Jun


Click here to view the Year 11 Examination and Booster Session Timetable for Summer 2017