Church School Status
The Ilfracombe Academy: A Church of England Academy
What is a Church School?
A Church school is a community committed to a deeply Christian vision, with the promise by Jesus of ‘life in all its fullness’ at its heart. This is a vision that embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of children and young people. Church schools offer a vision of human flourishing for all, one that embraces excellence and academic rigour. This is worked out theologically and educationally through four key elements;
A Church school will foster confidence, delight and discipline in seeking wisdom, knowledge, truth, understanding, know- how, and the skills needed to shape life well.
|A Church school opens up horizons of hope and aspiration, and guide pupils into ways of fulfilling them.||A Church school has a core focus on relationships and commitments, participation in communities and institutions, and the qualities that enable people to flourish together.||Human dignity, the ultimate worth of each person is central to good education. The basic principles of respect for the value of each person involves continual discernment, deliberation and action.|
A Church school exists for the common good of the whole human community and its environment. It is hospitable to diversity, respects freedom of religion and belief, and encourages others to contribute from the depths of their own traditions and understandings. We invite collaboration, alliances, negotiation of differences, and the forming of new settlements in order to serve the flourishing of a healthy plural society.