School Development


We are very ambitious for our school.  We have an extremely talented teaching staff and the leadership team is working hard to support them to deliver a world class education.  We are constantly evaluating our performance and responding to the needs of our pupils and the wider community.  We have outlined the following priorities as key to our school's continued development:

  1. Developing our school's Christian character, including our work with the wider community

  2. Continuing to embed a world class, knowledge rich curriculum with outstanding teaching

  3. For more pupils to be writing at a Greater Depth standard in all year groups

  4. Ensuring high quality provision for pupils with SEND

  5. Provide structured opportunities for all pupils' personal development

  6. Ensure pupils are fully aware of the risks associated with online gaming

  7. Reduce levels of persistent absence


Each of these key areas has a detailed action plan and forms the focus of the monitoring and evaluation that the school leadership team undertakes. 


We are very proud of our track record in identifying areas for development and swiftly responding to them with effective action.  OFSTED recognised this in our most recent inspection (2-3rd April 2019) with our 'Good' grade for Leadership and Management.  The following strengths were noted:


  • Since the previous inspection, leaders have taken swift and decisive action to bring about rapid improvement. Their actions have ensured that the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good.

  • Governors are effective in their roles. They use their precise knowledge of the school to challenge and support leaders appropriately. This contributes to securing positive outcomes for pupils.

  • Middle leaders are highly effective in their roles. They are relentless in their pursuit of excellence in their areas of responsibility.

We are very excited by the challenges we have given ourselves and what it will mean for the pupils in our school.

Contact Us:

Lesley French (Reception) 01271 863463


Head Teacher Mr Le Bredonchel

SENDCO Miss Claire Tanner


Ilfracombe Junior School

Princess Avenue

Ilfracombe Devon EX34 9LW