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.



Academy to Host its First Music Festival   -   18th June 2015

The Academy is planning its first ever music festival to take place on...Read more

‘Stage Right’ Summer Season Drama Performances   -   18th June 2015

On Thursday 2nd July (running in addition/alongside iFest 2015) is Sta...Read more

Alex wins ‘Magna Carta 800′ Essay Competition   -   18th June 2015

As part of the celebrations marking the 800th anniversary of the signi...Read more

Year 11 GCSE Booster Sessions June 2015   -   05th June 2015

In order to support our students, subject teachers are running booste...Read more