Please click the link below to read the school's communication to parents and carers:


If you believe you fall under the category of ‘key worker’ and your child cannot be supervised at home, please complete the form by clicking on the link below:



Home Learning - Additional Resources

Please click the link below to access a list of additional resources and websites for students working from home that have been shared on our Facebook page.

Support and Guidance for Emotional Wellbeing

Please click the link below for guidance and advice for parents, carers and students around emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 virus.



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  • 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 79

    Herald Issue 79

    Click below to read the latest issue of the Herald, featuring the recent Apprenticeship Event, the Heartwize Essex visit and the results from the Cross-Country Event.

  • Headteacher of the Year Award

    Headteacher of the Year Award

    We are delighted to announce that Mr Lawn has been awarded ‘Headteacher of the Year’ at the annual Essex Teaching Awards. These prestigious awards took place at Hylands Park last week and are designed to acknowledge outstanding teachers, headteachers, teaching assistants, governing bodies and school teams who work in Essex.

  • House Competition - Build a Castle

    House Competition - Build a Castle

    The battle was on to build the best Castle in our Year 7 House Competition last week. Students were given the chance to earn points for their House by building a historically accurate Castle from recycled/sustainable materials. There were over 30 entries and the competition was judged by fellow Year 7 students.

  • 'Breaking The Chain'

    'Breaking The Chain'

    We welcomed theatre group ‘Alter Ego’ on Monday 27th January who performed ‘Breaking the Chain’ to Year 7 and 8 students. The drama performance is designed to raise awareness, kick-start conversations and build resilience around youth violence, and to educate students of the implications of knife crime.


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.


Reception Opening Times

Opening hours for the Summer Half Term break: 

Monday 25th May - BANK HOLIDAY, CLOSED

Tuesday 26th May - Reception and switchboard, 8.15am to 10.15am

Wednesday 27th May - Reception and switchboard, 8.15am to 10.15am

Thursday 28th May - Reception and switchboard, 8.15am to 10.15am

Friday 29th May - Reception and switchboard, 8.15am to 10.15am

**Please note, the school will continue to be open for a limited number of students**


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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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