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 more than 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.



23rd October 2014   Year 9 Parents’ Evening .... 31st October 2014   Half Term 27th – 31st October .... 13th November 2014   Sixth Form Open Evening 7pm .... 14th November 2014   The Skills Show @ NEC for Years 9,10,11 & 6th Form ....


Sixth Form Open Evening 2014   -   09th October 2014

The Sixth Form Open Evening is taking place on Thursday 13th November ...Read more

School Transport from Combe Martin   -   07th October 2014

Stagecoach 910 and 911 routes from Combe Martin to The Ilfracombe Acad...Read more

A Literary Fest for our Academy Students   -   22nd September 2014

Last week the Academy welcomed three visiting authors from the Appledo...Read more

Amazing Turnout for the Academy Open Evening   -   22nd September 2014

Once again our annual Open Evening proved to be a huge success, with a...Read more