COVID-19 - Information for Parents/Carers

Student Absence Reporting Form

If your child will be absent from school for reasons relating to Covid-19, you must complete this form as soon as possible.

Please click here for the Student Absence Reporting Form. 

Guidance for Symptomatic Cases

If your child is displaying Covid-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste) your child must not attend school and they should undertake a PCR test within 48 hours of symptoms starting.  Please click here for guidance for symptomatic Covid-19 cases.

The list of Covid-19 symptoms can also include sore throat, aches and pains, sinus pain and congestion and lethargy.  We therefore ask parents/carers to remain vigilant.

The results of the student's PCR test should be sent to once known. Please note: If the result is negative, the student can return to school if they are feeling well enough to do so.

Guidance for Asymptomatic Cases

If a student has tested positive on a lateral flow test and does not display any symptoms please click here for guidance for asymptomatic Covid-19 cases.

From Monday 17th January 2022, people self-isolating with Covid-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after five full days if they test negative on both day 5 and day 6 and do not have a temperature. It is important to note that the date of symptoms starting and/or a positive test is counted as day zero and everyone must still self-isolate for five full days.  If your child is asymptomatic there is no requirement to undertake a PCR test, however if your child has symptoms attributed to Covid-19 they should undertake a PCR test in line with the current guidance.

Dedicated Email Address

We have a dedicated email address; which has been set up for our parents/carers. This email address is to be used for all queries and concerns relating to Covid-19, including results of Lateral Flow Tests taken at home and evidence of PCR test results.

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  • Online Safety Information for Parents/Carers

    Online Safety Information for Parents/Carers

    At Alec Hunter we believe all of our students have a responsibility to not only stay safe online but also to be kind to others.

    We have put together some guides for parents and carers to help you navigate the online world with your child.

    Issue 1 - Being Kind Online

    Issue 2 - Parental Control and Privacy Protection'


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    Herald Issue 87

    Please click below to read the latest issue of the Herald. This issue features our recent Presentation Evening Awards, the Artist and Chef of the Month, news about our German Pen Pal Exchange and a round up of what some of our students have been working on over the last few months.

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 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


Student Absence

Telephone: 01376 559356
Text: 07598 393348

Please note - the text number is only for texts and there is no voicemail service.


School Office Opening Hours

Visitors' Reception 

  • Monday to Friday: 8:15am to 4:15pm

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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:

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