Ilfracombe Church of England (VC) Junior School

About Us

Ilfracombe Church of England Junior school is a large junior school, with nearly five hundred pupils aged 7 to 10, and approximately sixty staff. We are located in the seaside town of Ilfracombe, North Devon.   

At the centre of our school philosophy is Lighting up Learning.  We strongly believe that learning should be as enjoyable as possible as this helps and encourages children to engage more in the learning process.  A child who is relaxed and comfortable in their surroundings is more likely to participate and cooperate which results in a more effective learning process.    



Our Reception desk is manned by Lesley who provides a warm welcome and helps children, parents and carers all day long with all their queries and issues. 


Reception is always open during school hours and Lesley is assisted by Chris, Lesley and Georgina when things get busy.






The Great Outdoors

We have great outside spaces for fresh air and exercise which is an important part of the school life as it helps promote good mental and physical wellbeing.



These spaces are used and enjoyed by pupils and staff for many different activities including sports, clubs and playtime.



In the Classroom


Our classrooms are bright and stimulating and provide a great learning environment. 

Children's work is displayed throughout the school to encourage and provoke thinking and creativity.










Home Grown Learning 


We have a great vegetable garden where pupils can help plant and nurture various vegetables which is a great learning experience.  Some of our home grown produce is used in our school kitchen for dinners.








Music Room 



Our Music Room is well equipped with many different types of instrument. 

Music is at the heart of our school and we are very proud of the great talents we have in our pupils. 











 Our library is full of books! Over six thousand in fact. 

Reading is actively encouraged for all pupils and some take part in the Accelerated Reader programme.  


Our website is full of information about our school so please have a good look around.  If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us.