• Sports Awards Evening 2014

    Sports Awards Evening 2014

    On Thursday 18th September, Alec Hunter staged its 6th Sports Awards Evening and this year’s event was our biggest yet.  Over 160 students were nominated for awards ranging from the Colour Awards, for attendance, participation and commitment to school sport, to the all-important Sports Personality of the Year.

    This most prestigious award went to Erika Manzano, who has attended nearly every club available since she joined us in Year 7 and over the last four years she has represented the school in a huge number of sports at a high level, making her a very deserving and popular winner.

  • Forthcoming St. Omer trip to France

    Forthcoming St. Omer trip to France

    Forthcoming St. Omer trip to France: Friday 17th April to Monday 20th April 2015

    This trip is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their French in an authentic setting. As part of the trip and included in the price are the following activities:

  • World Challenge Uzbekistan Trip

    World Challenge Uzbekistan Trip

    On July 30th, 16 students returned from a really successful 16-day expedition to Uzbekistan. Students arrived in Tashkent at the beginning of the expedition and straight away planned out their roles such as team leader, cook, motivator and equipment manager. The next day was a sightseeing tour and we visited an especially beautiful mosque. 

  • GCSE Results 2014

    GCSE Results 2014

    Staff and students at Alec Hunter Academy are celebrating after the school achieved record results in mathematics for the second consecutive year.  65% of students gained a C grade or better, a rise of 3% on the previous all-time best of 62%, secured just 12 months ago.  This was particularly pleasing for the school, since the figure was achieved without the opportunity to enter students several times, and against a background of tougher grade boundaries. 

  • Uniform Shop - Summer Opening Hours

    Uniform Shop - Summer Opening Hours

    The Uniform Shop is open for trying on sample sizes. Badges and ties are available from the school office at any time at a cost of £5.00.

    The Uniform Shop is open over the school holidays at the following times:

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Headteacher's Welcome

At Alec Hunter Academy, we pride ourselves on the positive relationships we engender between our young people and the adults who work with them on a day-to-day basis. We believe that students learn best when they feel valued and when the expectations of them are high.

We anticipate that our learners will attend school with a positive attitude to learning, that they will embrace challenge where they encounter it and will be enthusiastic, resourceful, adaptable and resilient.

Our new partnership with Saffron Walden County High School, one of the highest performing schools in Essex, through the sponsorship of the Saffron Academy Trust, has injected fresh impetus into the school and will undoubtedly have a significant impact as the links develop.

We hope that our young people will leave Alec Hunter with happy memories, having enjoyed a range of experiences that have prepared them for the next phase of their education and for their adult lives.

I hope that this website gives you a snapshot of the life and work of the school and that you are able to access any information that you need.  However, if you are a parent seeking admission, a job applicant or a member of our school community and you are not able to locate the details you require, please give our friendly office staff a call on 01376 321813 and we will be delighted to help.

Trevor Lawn


Upcoming Diary Dates


Oct 20 - Oct 24
Week B


Oct 21 8:45 am - 3:10 pm
Year 7 Photographs


Oct 22 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Y11 County Cup Football

Student Absence

Telephone: 01376 559 356
Text: 0759 8393348
Email: jackie.jackson@alechunter.com

Please be aware that the text number is only for texts and there is no voicemail service.

Reception Opening Times

Visitors Reception

Monday - Thursday: 8:15am - 4:15pm
Friday - 8:15am - 3:45pm

Student Reception

Monday - Friday 8:15am - 3:25pm

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Alec Hunter Academy - Living for Learning, Learning for Life

Address: Alec Hunter Academy, Stubbs Lane, Braintree Essex, CM7 3NR | Telephone: 01376 321 813 | Email: admin@alechunter.essex.sch.uk

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