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UPDATE on Fair and Adequate School Funding

21.06.2017

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 r ...Read More

Fair Funding For Schools

30.05.2017

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 doorste ...Read More

Academy Scores Well in SIAMS Inspection

16.05.2017

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 ...Read More

Ofsted rates the Academy as 'Good'

Ofsted rates the Academy as ‘Good’

16.05.2017

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, gove ...Read More

Young Enterprise Final

Young Enterprise Final

10.05.2017

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 a ...Read More

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

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

02.05.2017

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 ...Read More

OFSTED Inspection 25th & 26th April 2017

24.04.2017

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 ...Read More

Painted surfboards

Regional Final for our Young Enterprise Team

19.04.2017

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 busine ...Read More

Phase 1 of the New School Build Officially Handed Over

27.03.2017

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 DevonLiv ...Read More

500 Words Competition Winner

24.03.2017

It is with great pleasure that the English Department announce this year’s winner of the 500 words creative writing competition – Lucy Drew of 8MJ! We run our competition in line with the national ...Read More

Reverend Linda Walters

Reverend Linda Walters

03.03.2017

We are very sad to let you know that Miss Walters passed away on Tuesday evening after a short illness. Many will remember Miss Walters as a knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher of Geography and ...Read More

The Academy Scores Well in SIAMS Inspection

27.02.2017

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 ...Read More

Another Triumph for ‘Stage Right’

08.02.2017

Coram Boy – Pip & Jims Church, February 3rd-4th 2017 After such success with previous Stage Right productions such as ‘100’ & ‘The Tempest, ‘Coram Boy’ had a lot to live up to. The ...Read More

Student to Visit Swaziland

Student to Visit Swaziland

08.02.2017

It is with great pleasure that The Ilfracombe Academy return to Swaziland after such a successful trip in 2013. It is a privilege to front such a trip and continue our relationship with both Challenge ...Read More

Interim Reports for Years 7, 8 and 9

06.12.2016

You will soon be receiving information about your child’s academic progress in the autumn term.  To help you understand the interim report,   please see the attached PowerPoint presentation.  If ...Read More

Admission Arrangements 2018-19 – Under Consultation

08.11.2016

The Consultation runs 1 November to 6 January and is hosted at http://www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements Admissions Arrangements 2018-19 – PROPOSED ...Read More

‘Creepy Clowns’ Police Warnings as Craze Spreads to North Devon

11.10.2016

As you are probably aware, there is a developing trend of people dressing up as clowns and attempting to scare members of the public. The phenomenon started in the USA over the summer, but it has now ...Read More

Progress of the New School Build

Progress of the New School Build

06.10.2016

The Senior Leadership Team toured the site of the new school build on Wednesday 5th October. Click on the image below to view the gallery. ...Read More

Great Results for Students at A Level and GCSE

Great Results for Students at A Level and GCSE

25.08.2016

Well done to our A Level and GCSE students on some great results this year. At A Level the pass rate was between 98 and 99% again, with many subjects including History, Mathematics and Chemistry   a ...Read More

Results Day Information – A Level and GCSE

19.07.2016

GCE AS/A2 Results – Thursday 18th August 2016 Year 13/14: Results will be available for you to collect between 9.00 – 11.00 am in the library. Mrs Tucker will be available with Mrs Dickenson t ...Read More

Students Performance of ‘The Tempest’ Creates a Storm!

Students Performance of ‘The Tempest’ Creates a Storm!

18.07.2016

After the successes of previous performances ‘100’ (2014) and ‘The Bruce Kane Comedy Showcase’ (2015) we decided, it was time to raise the bar and raise the profile of Stage Right and what bet ...Read More

Strike by the National Union of Teachers – Tuesday 5th July

30.06.2016

As you may be aware the NUT have called a national strike of their members for 5th July. The Ilfracombe Academy will remain open for all year groups other than Year 8.  The decision to stand Year 8 d ...Read More

Year 11 Prom 2016

Year 11 Prom 2016

30.06.2016

As always, the annual occurrence of the Year 11 prom was truly spectacular.  After a busy year of hard work and an intensive and lengthy exam period, it was great to see the students finally relaxed ...Read More

Year 11 Exam Arrangements and Support

10.05.2016

In the run up to this years’ public examinations the school is committed to providing on-going support to help your child prepare for their forthcoming GCSEs. Please find below details of exam a ...Read More

500 Words Story Writing Competition

500 Words Story Writing Competition

24.03.2016

At The Ilfracombe Academy, the English department has run a 500 word writing competition in line with the BBC Radio 2 competition. The competition was open to Years 7 and 8 and pupils across both year ...Read More

Devon County Champions for the 3rd Year in a Row

Devon County Champions for the 3rd Year in a Row

24.03.2016

After winning the title of North Devon Champions earlier this month, The Ilfracombe Academy U14’s Girls Football team took on the best teams from across Devon this week to compete for the County tit ...Read More

Key Stage 3 Assessment and the Information on your Child’s Interim Report

18.03.2016

The implementation of the new assessment system at Key Stage 3 is a response to national changes regarding the removal of National Curriculum levels, the need for challenge at Key Stage 3 as recognise ...Read More

Winners at the MFL Speaking Competition

Winners at the MFL Speaking Competition

11.03.2016

Huge congratulations to Jestine Bautista, Matt Rumson and Anisa Moulai who took part in a Modern Foreign Language speaking competition at Pilton Community College on Wednesday 9th March. The competiti ...Read More

U14 Girls Football Team are North Devon Champions

U14 Girls Football Team are North Devon Champions

03.03.2016

The Ilfracombe Academy Girls U14 football team were victorious in defeating Park School in a highly contested final for the title of North Devon Champions. It was a game which required resilience, pas ...Read More

Team Ilfracombe delivering - Jamie the chair opening the proceedings

The Ilfracombe Academy Students are top of the class when it comes to public speaking

05.02.2016

Students from The Ilfracombe Academy have won the Regional round of the Youth Speaks schools’ public speaking competition, run by the Rotary Club of Devon. Youth Speaks is a competition for young pe ...Read More

Parents’ Survey 2015 – Results

21.01.2016

Thank you to everyone who recently completed the Parent Survey 2015. This is one of the ways in which the Governors and Senior Leadership Team seek the views of parents on a wide variety of aspects of ...Read More

RAF Regiment Band Perform at the Academy

RAF Regiment Band Perform at the Academy

21.01.2016

The Ilfracombe Academy welcomed the Band of the RAF Regiment to the school on Wednesday 20th January to perform for students in Year 7 and music students in Key Stage 4 and 5.  We were also joined by ...Read More

Changes to Show My Homework

Changes to Show My Homework

15.12.2015

There have been some changes to SMHW recently. Could you please ensure that your child is aware of the following? On logging on to the SMHW website, they will be taken to their “To-Do List”. Unfor ...Read More

A Christmas Evening

A Christmas Evening

11.12.2015

The Christmas season started in earnest yesterday at The Ilfracombe Academy’s annual ‘Christmas Evening’ as once again, parents, carers, staff and friends were treated to a musical feast. The mu ...Read More

School Admission Arrangements for 2017/18 – Public Consultation

11.12.2015

You are invited to consider the arrangements proposed by the school.  To view the proposals and to make comments on them, please visit: www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements or call My Devon on 0345 ...Read More

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

09.12.2015

On Tuesday 1st December, first year A Level chemistry students took part in an enrichment programme entitled ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ delivered by Bristol University. Students were giv ...Read More

'Teacher of the Year' Award for Mrs Humphrey

‘Teacher of the Year’ Award for Mrs Humphrey

16.11.2015

Maths teacher, Joy Humphrey, has been celebrated as ‘Teacher of the Year’ at the North Devon Community Awards 2015. Joy collected her award at a ceremony held at the Barnstaple Hotel on 11th Novem ...Read More

Girls Football Team Enters the Playstation Schools’ Cup

11.11.2015

Our Under 15 girls football team performed exceptionally well last year and as a result were invited to enter ‘The Playstation Cup’. On Tuesday 10th November, Students from the Oasis Acad ...Read More

Andy Briggs and Year 10 Students

Renowned Authors Visit the Academy

28.09.2015

Well-known writers attending the local Appledore Book Festival have visited The Ilfracombe Academy to talk to students hoping to encourage and inspire the young people to become budding authors. On Mo ...Read More

An Experience of a Lifetime in Swaziland

An Experience of a Lifetime in Swaziland

28.09.2015

It was an exciting and productive summer holiday for some students from The Ilfracombe Academy. Thirteen Year 9 students, led by their Year Head, Lisa Swailes Smith, spent fourteen days in Swaziland w ...Read More

Supporting Base

Ilfracombe Sings The Blues

04.09.2015

The first day of the new school year saw Blues musician and singer, Jarekus Singleton, visit the Academy to perform and talk to students about his life and his journey to becoming a successful perform ...Read More

Another Great Year for Results

04.09.2015

Once again we are delighted with our A Level and GCSE Results! For the second year running we achieved 99% A*-E pass at A2. This is the outcome of sustained hard work by these students and their teach ...Read More

Leader of the Red Party

Academy Students Visit The Houses of Parliament

13.07.2015

On Tuesday 7th July, a group of Year 9 History students left Ilfracombe to travel to London for a visit to the Houses of Parliament. After a very early start, we arrived in London and took the undergr ...Read More

Alison and the Judges

Science Takes Centre Stage at The Ilfracombe Academy

13.07.2015

Have you ever wondered; how to keep the slugs off your prized vegetable, or how to make the perfect bubble recipe? These questions and many more were answered by budding young Scientists at The Ilfrac ...Read More

Academy to Host its First Music Festival

Academy to Host its First Music Festival

18.06.2015

The Academy is planning its first ever music festival to take place on Thursday 2nd July. The event will see two stages, indoor and outdoor, where students from all year groups will be performing. Hot ...Read More

'Stage Right' Summer Season Drama Performances

‘Stage Right’ Summer Season Drama Performances

18.06.2015

On Thursday 2nd July (running in addition/alongside iFest 2015) is Stage Right KS3 performance of ‘Noble Blood’. The play has been written and directed by Year 9 student, Alison Stannet an ...Read More

Head of Sixth Form, Karen Tucker and Alex

Alex wins ‘Magna Carta 800’ Essay Competition

18.06.2015

As part of the celebrations marking the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, the University of Exeter Law School and The Devon and Somerset Law Society organized an essay competition on th ...Read More

Year 11 GCSE Booster Sessions June 2015

05.06.2015

In order to support our students, subject teachers are running booster classes.  We strongly encourage your son or daughter to attend these as this additional guidance provided may be vital in helpi ...Read More

Opportunity for Summer Club Activities in Barnstaple

02.06.2015

Lampard Community School Summer Club ...Read More

Ten Tors Challenge 2015

Ten Tors Challenge 2015

13.05.2015

Our young, intrepid group of six students from year 9 and 10 tackled the Ten Tors Challenge this year with huge determination and resilience. They showed great team spirit supporting each other throug ...Read More

Success for Academy Surfers at National Championships

Success for Academy Surfers at National Championships

30.04.2015

Last weekend, five Academy students travelled to Widemouth Bay in Bude, North Cornwall to compete in the British National Schools Surfing Championships hosted by Surfing GB. Max Davies (10), Georgia B ...Read More

North Devon Schools Gymnastics Success

North Devon Schools Gymnastics Success

27.03.2015

The Ilfracombe Academy entered three teams and an Individual into the North Devon Schools’ Gymnastic competition which took place on Saturday 21st March at Falcons Gymnastics Academy. The students p ...Read More

School Transport Termly Reminder

27.03.2015

The Ilfracombe Academy supports the (DCC) Devon County Council’s “No Pass No Travel Scheme” that operates on transport to and from this school: – Only students who show a valid ...Read More

Year 11 Revision Sessions May 2015

27.03.2015

In order to support our students, subject teachers are running revision classes throughout May during lunch break and after school.  We strongly encourage your son or daughter to attend these as this ...Read More

BBC News School Report 2015

20.03.2015

Students from The Ilfracombe Academy have made the news for real on 19th March 2015 by taking part in the BBC News School Report project. Our team of young reporters has been investigating seven rece ...Read More

Ofsted Report 2015

20.03.2015

To view the report following on from the Ofsted inspection in February please download the file below. Parents/carers are asked to read the accompanying letter alongside the  Ofsted report. Ofsted L ...Read More

School League Tables

03.02.2015

We recognise that the League tables have caused considerable confusion for parents now that only the student’s first entry in an examination counts. Please see the two letters below: the first s ...Read More

Bloodhound Supersonic Car Visiting the Academy

Bloodhound Supersonic Car Visiting the Academy

02.02.2015

The 1000mph Bloodhound Supersonic Car will be coming to The Ilfracombe Academy as part of an innovative programme with the aim of inspiring the next generation of young people to pursue careers in sci ...Read More

'Grease' Tickets on Sale

‘Grease’ Tickets on Sale

15.01.2015

The latest production from the Academy’s Performing Arts department  ‘Grease’ will  take place at The Landmark Theatre on 5th, 6th and 7th February. After months of rehearsals, the show is sha ...Read More

‘Inspirational Teacher’, Mrs Humphrey wins award from Oxford University

‘Inspirational Teacher’, Mrs Humphrey wins award from Oxford University

12.01.2015

Maths teacher, Joy Humphrey is one of only a handful of teachers from around the UK to be honoured with the ‘University of Oxford Inspirational Teachers Award’. The award recognises the crucial r ...Read More

A Festive Christmas Evening

A Festive Christmas Evening

12.12.2014

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 genre ...Read More

North Devon Schools Tennis Champions

North Devon Schools Tennis Champions

11.12.2014

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 finish ...Read More

Ex Student to play on Wembley Turf

Ex Student to play on Wembley Turf

28.11.2014

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 ...Read More

Local Heroes Roadshow 2014

Local Heroes Roadshow 2014

28.11.2014

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 pr ...Read More

‘Out of the Blue’ Applications

26.11.2014

‘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 ...Read More

Parliament Week Event 2014

Parliament Week Event 2014

24.11.2014

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 o ...Read More

Academy students benefit from ‘Next Steps Day’

Academy students benefit from ‘Next Steps Day’

24.11.2014

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 force ...Read More

School Transport – Roadworks

17.11.2014

The following planned roadworks have been postponed until the new year: ·         Coyle Cross ·         Easter Close – Slade Lane Cross ·         Old Barnstaple Road, Ilfr ...Read More

Harvest Collection

Harvest Collection

24.10.2014

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 ...Read More

Year 7 ICT Day

Year 7 ICT Day

24.10.2014

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 c ...Read More

Rugby Success for The Ilfracombe Academy

Rugby Success for The Ilfracombe Academy

24.10.2014

The Year 9 Emerging Schools Rugby Festival this year was held at The Ilfracombe Academy on 10th October. A total of nine school teams from across North Devon took part in the competition. Despite this ...Read More

#MakeaNoise: School Smoking Prevention Programme

#MakeaNoise: School Smoking Prevention Programme

24.10.2014

In association with Health Promotion Devon, 20 Year 8 students have been trained as peer mentors in the #MakeaNoise programme.  The training equips the students to go back into school and talk to the ...Read More

Sixth Form Open Evening 2014

Sixth Form Open Evening 2014

09.10.2014

The Sixth Form Open Evening is taking place on Thursday 13th November starting at 7pm. Come along and discover the many opportunities that our Sixth Form has to offer. Talk to post-16 specialist staff ...Read More

A Literary Fest for our Academy Students

A Literary Fest for our Academy Students

22.09.2014

Last week the Academy welcomed three visiting authors from the Appledore Book Festival to talk to our students and share their experiences and inspiration. Christopher Edge – author of Twelve Minute ...Read More

Amazing Turnout for the Academy Open Evening

Amazing Turnout for the Academy Open Evening

22.09.2014

Once again our annual Open Evening proved to be a huge success, with a record turnout of families pouring in to see for themselves what the school has to offer. Year 11 and Sixth Form students were on ...Read More

Celebration of Academic Excellence

Celebration of Academic Excellence

12.09.2014

The Ilfracombe Academy came together last night at their annual Academic Excellence Awards Evening to celebrate the successes of the highest achieving students in this year’s public examinations.   ...Read More

Great GCSE Achievements for Academy Students

05.09.2014

The Academy is again delighted with the results this year; they reflect the hard work and commitment shown by both the students and staff. Despite gloomy forecasts in the national press, English and t ...Read More

Students Achieve Best Ever A Level Results

14.08.2014

Sixth Form students at The Ilfracombe Academy have again excelled in GCE examinations with a pass rate of 99.5% topping the last two years – 98% passes in 2012 and 99% in 2013 and with students ...Read More

Sun Comes Out for Year 11 Prom

Sun Comes Out for Year 11 Prom

02.07.2014

Year 11 students from The Ilfracombe Academy celebrated the end of their exams in style with a spectacular prom. The event took place on Friday 27th June at the Landmark Theatre with the sun making an ...Read More

Creative Workshop for Year 12 Students

Creative Workshop for Year 12 Students

30.06.2014

The Ilfracombe Academy became a true hive of creativity Monday 23rd June 2014 when a selection of Year 12 students took part in the White Headphones creative workshop up in the school’s Media Centre ...Read More

'You're Hired' Event a Great Success

‘You’re Hired’ Event a Great Success

24.06.2014

The Ilfracombe Academy was delighted to work in conjunction with One Ilfracombe and a wide range of local employers and businesses to host this event again this year (see list below).  You’re ...Read More

Competitors at Surf Championships 2014

North Devon Schools Surfing Championships 2014

24.06.2014

Schools Education day at Goldcoast Oceanfest saw the return of the 9th annual North Devon Schools Surfing Championships, sponsored and run by The Ilfracombe Academy. Sixty students and glorious sunshi ...Read More

Sixth Form Students Lead Events at Goldcoast Oceanfest

Sixth Form Students Lead Events at Goldcoast Oceanfest

24.06.2014

Around 50 of our Sixth Form Students gave up a day in school to lead 1500 year 6 pupils who had descended on Croyde Beach to participate in the Schools Education Day. They took control of the Beach Fl ...Read More

Daniella Pink and Teacher Carol Gibson

Rotary Club Young Writer Competition Success

13.06.2014

Year 10 Student, Daniella Pink, is already an award winning writer after penning a story entitled ‘What a difference that made on my life’. The RIBI National Young Writer Competition is a well-est ...Read More

Oxford University Visit

Students visit Oxford University

05.06.2014

Year 10 students spent an inspirational day at Exeter College, Oxford University to experience life as an Oxford student. One of Oxford University’s oldest colleges, Exeter is 700 years old ...Read More

Year 11 Revision Booster Sessions

Year 11 Revision Booster Sessions

20.05.2014

In order to support our students, subject teachers will continue to teach Year 11 lessons until all exams in that subject have been completed.  As well as this, we have timetabled booster sessions to ...Read More

The Academy in Glass

The Academy in Glass

02.05.2014

An amazing piece of glass art designed and produced by local artists Lesley Ennis and Anna Carter was handed over to the Academy on Friday 2nd May. The artists who specialise in re-cycling beach glass ...Read More

All-Weather Pitch Opening

New All-Weather Pitch Officially Open

02.05.2014

A rainy morning on 1st May saw the first activity on our new pitch testing out its all-weather credentials. By lunchtime the sun had come out and the Academy greeted its guests for the official openin ...Read More

New Parent Governor

01.05.2014

Following on from the recent election, Colin Turner has been duly elected as parent governor ...Read More

All Weather Pitch is Completed

All Weather Pitch is Completed

22.04.2014

The new all weather pitch has been completed ahead of schedule and was handed over to The Ilfracombe Academy on 11th April 2014. Students and staff are eagerly looking forward to using the new facilit ...Read More

U12 County Football Winners 14

Year 7 Girls are County Football Champions

19.03.2014

Our magnificent Year 7 girls football team have remained undefeated beating off opposition such as Ivybridge, Exmouth and Eggbuckland to name but a few at the U12 Devon County Finals and finishing the ...Read More

Welsh National Orchestra

Academy students work with the Welsh National Orchestra

13.03.2014

On Monday 10th March, 14 gifted and talented musicians from The Ilfracombe Academy travelled to the BBC Hoddinott Hall on the site of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff to take part in the highly ...Read More

Surfers Against Sewage Feb 2014

‘Surfers Against Sewage’ Visit the School

26.02.2014

We have already reported the success of the ‘Surfers Against Sewage’ event at the Landmark Theatre on Monday which saw our Year 7 Environment Group take part in the “Sealife” day.  To ...Read More

STOP PRESS....Students Report the News

STOP PRESS….Students Report the News

26.02.2014

Liam Hazell in Year 11 has always been a keen football supporter,  interested in journalism and so made a natural choice to report on the impacts of the new pitch.  You can read his account in next ...Read More

18 March 14

Construction of New All Weather Pitch Nears the End

06.02.2014

Despite high winds and heavy rain construction of the new Third Generation Artificial Grass Pitch began on Monday 3rd February. Work has continued steadily over the next few weeks and ahead of sched ...Read More

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter

29.01.2014

The Ilfracombe Academy official Twitter feed is now live. Follow us on @IlfracombeAcad for up to date news and information or click on the link below: ...Read More

Academy Students Shine as Oustanding Results are Revealed

16.12.2013

All at The Ilfracombe Academy are absolutely delighted that following our best A Level and AS Level results ever we also received our best GCSE results. 61% of students achieved 5 A* to C grades incl ...Read More

Lighting the Lights

04.12.2013

Lighting the Lights ...Read More

Next Steps Day 2013

Next Steps Day 2013

19.11.2013

Last Thursday students from Years 9, 11 and Sixth Form took part in our annual careers event. The Academy received huge support from local and national employers, the armed forces, police and further ...Read More

Christmas Concert 2013

Christmas Concert 2013

13.11.2013

The annual Ilfracombe Academy Christmas Concert takes place on Thursday 12th December 7.30pm at Pip ‘n’ Jims Church, Ilfracombe. CD’s of the students performances will be available ...Read More

November GCSE entries

11.10.2013

You will be aware from letters which have already been sent home, and your conversations at parents’ evening, that we have entered students for English and Maths exams in November.  You may also be ...Read More

Celebration of Academic Excellence

Celebration of Academic Excellence

20.09.2013

The 2013 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence was a huge success. Over 40 students were joined by parents, staff and governors to recognise the outstanding achievements of these young people in ...Read More

Academy Students Shine as Outstanding GCSE Results are Revealed

26.08.2013

All at Ilfracombe Academy are absolutely delighted that following our best A Level and AS Level results ever we have received our best GCSE results. 59.5% of students achieved 5 A* to C grades includi ...Read More

Record Year for Academy A-Level Results

16.08.2013

The Ilfracombe Academy has achieved its best ever set of A-level results with  an A2 pass rate of 99%. At AS Level the pass rate reached 85%, an improvement on last years figures of 19%.  Both re ...Read More

Uniform Requirements for September 2013

Uniform Requirements for September 2013

19.07.2013

The Ilfracombe Academy expects all of its students (Years 7 – 11) to attend school wearing the appropriate uniform. For girls, Academy skirts and trousers should now only be purchased from uniform s ...Read More

Students in Swaziland Thank Academy for Support

Students in Swaziland Thank Academy for Support

10.07.2013

Thank you for supporting Challenge Ministries Swaziland Child Care Programme. Thank you for you regular contributions to our work and thank you for making it possible for us to help improve the lives ...Read More

Year 11 Leavers Prom 2013

Year 11 Leavers Prom 2013

02.07.2013

Year 11 leavers were almost unrecognisable when they arrived at The Landmark for their Prom on Friday evening. To see pictures from  the event please download the file below: Year 11 Leavers Prom 201 ...Read More

Annual Art Exhibition

Annual Art Exhibition

02.07.2013

This year’s private viewing of our Key Stage 4 and 5 Art students was well attended by parents, carers and friends of the school and all were impressed by the talent of our young people. For pic ...Read More

Sports Day 2013

Sports Day 2013

02.07.2013

Sports Day 2013 was a huge success with participation and support high across all houses. For pictures from the day please download the file below: Sports Day 2013   ...Read More

North Devon Schools Surf Championships 2013

North Devon Schools Surf Championships 2013

22.05.2013

The Ilfracombe Academy presents The North Devon Schools Surf Championships at Goldcoast Oceanfest on 21st June 2013. For the 9th year running, young surfers from schools throughout North Devon will de ...Read More

Pedal Car Racing 2013

Pedal Power at the Barnstaple Grand Prix

21.05.2013

On Sunday 19th May, five Year 10 boys from The Ilfracombe Academy took to the streets of Barnstaple to compete in the gruelling ‘one hour’ pedal car race. Despite mechanical problems with ...Read More

Academy Supports the RNLI

Academy Supports the RNLI

17.05.2013

We are delighted to report that due to the generosity of our students and staff the Academy raised £835 for the RNLI. All involved wore yellow for the day and paid for the priviledge.   ...Read More

Competition Success

Competition Success

09.05.2013

Congratulations to Jacob Overney and Josh Leverett on their recent awards in this years’ Rotary competitions. Jacob was acknowledged for his story writing and Josh for his photography.   ...Read More

Revision Weekend a Great Success

Revision Weekend a Great Success

07.05.2013

On 26th April students from Year 11 and Year 12 participated in a Revision Weekend at St George’s House in Georgeham. As well as organised study sessions, staff and students took part in a va ...Read More

The Bishop of Exeter visits The Ilfracombe Academy

03.05.2013

Visit from The Bishop of Exeter ...Read More

Success for our Teams in North Devon Rugby Finals

03.05.2013

After a hard fought season of matches two teams from The  Ilfracombe Academy qualified to compete in the Area Rugby Finals at Barnstaple Rugby Club on 30th April. Against stiff competition the Year ...Read More

Year 11 beat Sixth Form in the Annual Charity Football Derby

03.05.2013

This event is always a good fixture in the Academy’s sporting calendar and was well supported by staff and students (past and present). A magnificent £600 was raised for charity. A fantastic ac ...Read More

County Table Tennis Champions

24.04.2013

Over a thousand young people from across Devon braved freezing conditions on 27th March to shine at the Devon Winter School Games, part of the national Sainsbury’s School Games, held at the Universi ...Read More

Year 10 Senior Prefects and Prefects

24.04.2013

This year we have introduced Senior Prefects and Prefects to year 10 students. There will be a senior prefect per tutor group and five prefects per tutor group. All of these students have been nominat ...Read More

Applauds for We Will Rock You…..

09.03.2013

after two “sold out” performances of the West End hit musical. Click on the file below to see photos of the event. We Will Rock You 2013 ...Read More