Open Morning Video & Virtual Tour

Open Morning video

We are delighted to share with you the second video of the school, in place of our Open Morning. This video includes footage of our school in action and interviews with senior members of staff and subject leaders.  We hope this will be very informative as well as being very reassuring for your child as you make your way through the secondary school application process.

Please click here to watch the video introduction to the school. 

Virtual Tour of Alec Hunter Academy

The purpose of this virtual tour is to enable you, and your child, to familiarise yourself with our school and the facilities we offer.  We hope you enjoy exploring our school and navigating your way around the corridors and classrooms.

Please click here to access the virtual tour. 


COVID-19 Student Absence Reporting

Student Absence Reporting Form

A form needs to be completed for each student who is absent for reasons related to Covid-19, this includes where a student is self-isolating due to a member of their household showing symptoms or receiving a positive test result, they have been requested to isolate by NHS Test and Trace or are required to quarantine due to travelling to a restricted country.

The completion of this form will also enable us to maintain comprehensive records as well as support the existing processes we have put in place to be able to track the movements of students in the event that a member of our school community tests positive for Covid-19.

Please click here for the Student Absence Reporting Form. 

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 evidence of test results should they be requested.

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  • Make Happen 'Bridging the Gap' activity

    Make Happen 'Bridging the Gap' activity

    Make Happen are offering a ‘Bridging the Gap’ activity for all Year 11 students to take part in. These online sessions will benefit students who would like to find out more information about the differences between secondary school and further education assessments, grasping the study skills needed to do well at either sixth form or college and thinking about that all important careers plan, which will be useful for them when making decisions about their future pathway.
  • Remembrance Day 2020

    Remembrance Day 2020

    On Wednesday 11th November we commemorated Remembrance Day by holding a special event within our school grounds. At 11am, Mr Lawn, our Head Boy, Travis Taylor, and Head Girl, Mia El-Fazazi, laid a poppy wreath in our Memorial Gardens and the whole school observed a two-minute silence. Thank you to Year 10 student Daniel Beckett who played the Last Post and to Cllr Andrew Hensman who was able to join us for the occasion. 
  • Essex Family Forum Survey

    Essex Family Forum Survey

    Essex Family Forum are conducting this survey to measure the current levels of
    parental satisfaction with local services for SEND Families and to gather data on issues raised by parents and carers.

  • Sports Relief 2020

    Sports Relief 2020

    We are very proud to have raised £851.17 for Sports Relief with our non-uniform day and Staff vs Year 11 Basketball match. 

    The staff team, made up of Mr Birley, Mr Fernandez, Mr Ward, Mr Doolan and Mrs Root were beaten by the Year 11 team with a final score of 12-4 to the students.

    Click below for more pictures.

  • Skills Day March 2020

    Skills Day March 2020

    We held our second Skills Day of the year on 13th March and it was a packed day for all the students.

    Click below to see just some of the activities that the students enjoyed.

  • Herald Issue 81

    Herald Issue 81

    Please click below to read the latest issue of the Herald, featuring the Brilliant Club Graduation, our latest Jack Petchey Award winners and an introduction to our new Year 11 Prefect Team.

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 - Thursday: 8:15am to 4:15pm
  • Friday: 8:15am to 3:45pm

Student Hatch 

  •  Monday to Friday: 8:25am to 3:30pm


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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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