Welcome to Ilsham Academy

As Head of Academy, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our wonderful school and to the Learning Academy Partnership. At Ilsham, we have a dedicated and talented staff team who go the extra mile so that your child will flourish and grow.

At the heart of Ilsham, is the vision that every child will succeed and reach their potential. We recognise the uniqueness and talents of every member of our school family and we celebrate this success in many ways. We all very much value the importance of strong home-school partnership and in acknowledging the impact of this partnership on children’s happiness, achievements and their personal growth.

We acknowledge the importance of the decision that you are about to make as parents to find the right school and one in which your child will begin their exciting journey into learning and education. We take this responsibility very seriously and are here to answer any questions you may have and to support you every step of the way.

In the meantime, why not read on to get a flavour of life at Ilsham C of E Academy and take a look at our video.

Please also visit other pages on our website, our Twitter page @IlshamLAP or our Facebook page to find out more about our wonderful academy.


Ilsham C of E Academy Video Tour


Parent Tours

Under current Government guidance and lockdown restrictions, we are unable to offer parent tours of the Academy.



The following may be useful to prepare your child to start school.

Preparing your child for school

Read with Me

Write with Me

Count with Me

Move with Me


Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing a school for your child can be an anxious time, made even more difficult with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  Have a look at the sheet for answers to some of your questions, but please do contact the school office if there is anything further you need to know:

Frequently Asked Questions


Through play and experience, your children will also receive an outstanding Mathematics education in EYFS. There are fantastic resources to support their learning and understanding of number. One particular resource that we recommend is Numberblocks https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b08bzfnh/numberblocks . We do utilise this at school and some parents choose to watch series one before their children join us here as it is a great starting point.

Ilsham English Hub

Ilsham Academy is proud to be one of 34 English Hubs as appointed by the Department for Education, due to our excellent track record in teaching early years phonics, and reading outcomes.


To find out more, visit Learning Academy Partnership Ilsham English Hub.

To find out about Read Write Inc Phonics, visit their parent section.