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A Festive Christmas Evening

A Festive Christmas Evening

Once again parents, carers, staff and friends of The Ilfracombe Academy were treated to a pre-Christmas musical feast and, as usual with this annual event, all tastes were catered for. The music genres on display ranged from classical, to pop, reggae and folk. The varied programme included both solo and ensemble items interspersed by the […]

North Devon Schools Tennis Champions

North Devon Schools Tennis Champions

There were some excellent performances from Academy students at the North Devon Schools’ Tennis Tournament on Wednesday 10th December, with Year 7 students Jayke Charlesworth and Jacob Braund finishing the day as North Devon Champions in the Years 7/8 competition. Held at Barnstaple’s Tarka Tennis Centre, Jayke and Jacob played some great tennis and won […]

Ex Student to play on Wembley Turf

Ex Student to play on Wembley Turf

Hayley Reed who completed her A Levels at The Ilfracombe Academy last summer took up a place at UCFB Wembley studying for a football business and marketing degree. Now at university Hayley is coached by Rachel Lankey, England’s most capped female footballer, and plays for the university first team.  The team has been invited to […]

Local Heroes Roadshow 2014

Local Heroes Roadshow 2014

Following on from the national Anti-Bullying Week, students from The Ilfracombe Academy took part in a new project originally piloted by Devon and Cornwall Police in 2013.  ‘Local Heroes’ is a programme designed to help schools address issues of intolerance and discrimination. The main objectives are to: Challenge intolerance amongst young people Give young people […]

‘Out of the Blue’ Applications

‘Out of the Blue’ is a One Ilfracombe life skills programme facilitated by the local emergency services (Fire, Police, Ambulance Service and the RNLI). The programme is designed for secondary aged children in years 8 and 9. It involves team and confidence building; developing leadership skills; problem solving; healthy and safe lifestyles. The programme is […]

Parliament Week Event 2014

Parliament Week Event 2014

To coincide with National Parliament Week 2014 which took place from 14th to 20th November the Parliament’s Education Service ran an Event for schools across Devon. The aim was to create awareness of the work of Parliament and show how the debates and decisions of the House of Commons and House of Lords are relevant […]

Academy students benefit from ‘Next Steps Day’

Academy students benefit from ‘Next Steps Day’

Last Thursday students from Years 9, 11 and Sixth Form took part in our annual careers event. As in previous years, The Academy received huge support from local and national employers, the armed forces, police and further and higher education providers who gave their time to enhance our students’ understanding of further and higher education, […]

School Transport – Roadworks

The following planned roadworks have been postponed until the new year: ·         Coyle Cross ·         Easter Close – Slade Lane Cross ·         Old Barnstaple Road, Ilfracombe ·         Mullacott Cross  Any further queries that you may have should be made to Transport Services, Exeter on: 01392 382102

Harvest Collection

Harvest Collection

Following on from last week’s school assembly on the theme of harvest, Miss Langer and our Year 8 students collected a bumper crop of donations to go the Ilfracombe Foodbank who provide food parcels for those in need in our local area. The year group were asked to bring in non-perishable food so that the […]

Year 7 ICT Day

Year 7 ICT Day

Year 7 students spent a day off timetable to develop and enhance their ICT skills. Their task was to work in groups to produce a newspaper. Each group nominated one member as their editor who was in charge of the newspaper format and layout and each of the other group members were researchers responsible for […]

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The school will be closed to students on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October and will reopen after half term in the new premises on Tuesday 31st October. Click here for full details and click here for floor plan of new school.

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