International links

The Ilfracombe Academy enjoys strong international links and is committed to raising awareness of the world in which we live.

Over the last few years we have developed ties with the Bulembu Academy in Swaziland and now sponsor 6 students, each being attached to a Year group at our school.  Through our involvement with Challenge Ministries Swaziland our students regularly receive updates and communications from their counterpart. Our students are also given the opportunity to visit the school in Swaziland where they experience living amongst the Swazi community and immersing themselves in a rich and varied culture. They gain valuable skills as they work closely with our sister school and orphanage and within the community. The next group of students will be travelling out to Swaziland in Spring 2017. To learn more about the Bulembu Academy and the charity work in Swaziland just click on the logos below.

Foreign expeditions and study visits are a well establish part of our enrichment programme. Recent visits have included the Ecuador and Galapagos  Expedition, the New York Theatre Studies visit, a Ski trip and study visits to a variety of European destinations including Auschwitz, Barcelona, Paris and the battlefields in France  .