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.



Year 11 Exam Arrangements and Support   -   10th May 2016

In the run up to this years’ public examinations the school is c...Read more

500 Words Story Writing Competition   -   24th March 2016

At The Ilfracombe Academy, the English department has run a 500 word w...Read more

Devon County Champions for the 3rd Year in a Row   -   24th March 2016

After winning the title of North Devon Champions earlier this month, T...Read more

Key Stage 3 Assessment and the Information on your Child’s Interim Report   -   18th March 2016

The implementation of the new assessment system at Key Stage 3 is a re...Read more