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Register for Free School Meals and raise money for our school

Families registering for free school meals is incredibly important for us, as it will attract additional “pupil premium” funding for our school, to support learning. This is on top of the £2.20 per day allocated for your child’s meal. Please help us by going to the Citizen Portal to find out if you qualify for […]

UPDATE on Fair and Adequate School Funding

Dear Parent / Carer June 2017 UPDATE: FAIR AND ADEQUATE SCHOOL FUNDING Following the general election outcome on 8 June, Headteacher colleagues and I felt that it is appropriate to contact you again regarding school funding. The salient points are as follows:  The Conservative manifesto pledged an additional £4bn to fund schools over the […]

Fair Funding For Schools

Headteacher colleagues and I feel that ahead of the forthcoming general election it is crucial that parents, carers and all other interested parties raise the issue of school funding ‘on the doorstep’ with all prospective candidates. We are only interested in securing fair and adequate funding for the children that we educate. School finances are […]

Academy Scores Well in SIAMS Inspection

The Academy has been judged to be a Good church school with Outstanding leadership in its recent SIAMS inspection. Well done to all staff and students, a great team effort. Click here to read the full inspection report.

Ofsted rates the Academy as 'Good'

Ofsted rates the Academy as ‘Good’

In the recently published Ofsted report, The Ilfracombe academy was judged to be ‘Good’ in all areas and was praised for its strong leadership by the Headteacher, ably supported by directors, governors and leaders. Click here to view the full report.

Young Enterprise Final

Young Enterprise Final

It gives me great pleasure to report back on the Sixth Form Young Enterprise team’s great success at this year’s regional final. After an excellent year of meetings, marketing, production, sales and trade fairs the competition reached its conclusion for us at the Exeter Met Office. There were four awards on the day and ‘Wood […]

University of Oxford Award for Academy’s ‘Inspirational’ Teacher

University of Oxford Award for Academy’s ‘Inspirational’ Teacher

Maths teacher, Peter Marks is one of only a handful of teachers from around the UK to be honoured with the ‘University of Oxford Inspirational Teachers Award’. The accolade recognises the crucial role teachers play in encouraging talented students in their schools and celebrates the inspiration, support and encouragement provided by these winning teachers. The Ilfracombe Academy […]

OFSTED Inspection 25th & 26th April 2017

We have received notice from OFSTED that a 2 day inspection will take place in our school starting on Tuesday 25th April. Click on the links below to download the letter to parents and the inspection guide Ofsted Letter to Parents April 2017 School Inspections – A Guide for Parents If you are a registered […]

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Regional Final for our Young Enterprise Team

Wood on Waves is a company set up by 10 students from The Ilfracombe Academy as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme which enables students to find out what it is really like to set up and run a business. We have made all the decisions about the company from deciding on the name and […]

Phase 1 of the New School Build Officially Handed Over

The first phase of the build is to be handed over to the Academy today. The school will be given the keys to the new sports facilities and Sixth Form Centre: Click here to see the report from DevonLive 

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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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