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Welcome to Ilfracombe Academy

Situated on a beautiful coastal site overlooking the town and the Bristol Channel, we are an 11-18 church academy, part of the St Christopher’s Trust. We have more than 1000 students on roll including a popular and expanding Sixth Form. Our students come from a wide geographical area stretching from the surfing beaches of Woolacombe across Exmoor to Lynton and the Somerset border.

We serve and support our community providing a child-centred education that reflects Christian values. Respecting the dignity and potential of each individual person and sensitive to the needs of a diverse society we strive to enhance and strengthen our values of Hope, Kindness, Courage, Integrity, Trust, Respect and Responsibility.

These values are central to our school. We are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence; we are dedicated to providing the best possible education for all our students by developing the knowledge, understanding and skills essential for learning and leading a fulfilled life.

Facilities available

The facilities of the whole school support the curriculum and the courses we offer; post 16 students also occupy their own dedicated area.

The school boasts:

Extensive and well equipped specialist teaching areas, most with data projector and computers

10 science laboratories

9 technology workshops

Library and study facilities, IT suites and computers, including netbooks (available for students to loan) all of which are networked across the school

Well stocked careers library and guidance centre

Our luxurious Beacon Arts Centre

A sophisticated Media Centre comprising TV and radio studio, editing suites and video conferencing facilities

Drama theatre and dance space

A fully equipped Music Centre, comprising modern recording and music technology facilities and keyboard network

Extensive sports facilities – gymnasium, sports hall, multi-gym, playing fields, hard courts, 10 metre climbing wall and a planned all-weather pitch

The school uses the Exmoor Centre, for residential field work and outdoor activities

Modern dining facilities and food outlets

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Ilfracombe Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 April 2015

Key information


  • A: The Ilfracombe Academy Sixth Form
    • Address:
    • Ilfracombe Academy
    • Worth Road
    • Ilfracombe
    • Devon
    • EX34 9JB
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01271863427
    • Website:
    • More information:
    • The Ilfracombe Academy provides a range of rich and exciting courses to inspire student’s across all levels of the spectrum, from history and geography to media and the arts. Students can feel safe in the knowledge that they are focused on their correct course path and goals for their future career. Assisted by professional and friendly teaching staff, you can be sure that the information being delivered on your course is relevant and useful in driving you towards your goals and future success.