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Changes to Show My Homework

Changes to Show My Homework

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”. Unfortunately, due to the upgrade, all homework set this academic year has been transferred as incomplete. To remedy this, your […]

A Christmas Evening

A Christmas Evening

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 music genres on display ranged from classical, to pop, acoustic and folk. The varied programme included both solo and ensemble items interspersed by the customary stirring […]

School Admission Arrangements for 2017/18 – Public Consultation

You are invited to consider the arrangements proposed by the school.  To view the proposals and to make comments on them, please visit: or call My Devon on 03451551019  

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

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 given an introductory lecture in analytical chemistry before running test using top of the range apparatus including an infrared spectroscope. Some of the sample analysed by students included the drugs cocaine […]

'Teacher of the Year' Award for Mrs Humphrey

‘Teacher of the Year’ Award for Mrs Humphrey

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 November, where the pillars of the North Devon community were recognised for their tireless support of those around them. Earlier in the […]

Girls Football Team Enters the Playstation Schools’ Cup

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 Academy travelled all the way from Bristol to take on our girls. The Oasis Academy  team had qualified at the top of the Bristol League being […]

Andy Briggs and Year 10 Students

Renowned Authors Visit the Academy

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 Monday 14 September the author & screen writer Andy Briggs visited the school to talk to a group of Year 9 and Year 10 students.  […]

An Experience of a Lifetime in Swaziland

An Experience of a Lifetime in Swaziland

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 working for Challenge Ministries. On the one hand they had lots of fun, on the other they made positive contributions to the poor […]

Supporting Base

Ilfracombe Sings The Blues

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 performing and recording music artist. Currently touring in the UK and Ireland, the Mississippi based artist came in with his band […]

Another Great Year for Results

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 teachers over two years and we wish all our Year 13 students well as they go on to […]