COVID-19 - Information for Parents/Carers

From Tuesday 5th January 2021, the school will only be open to the children of key workers, and those deemed vulnerable, in all year groups. Remote learning will be put in place for students in all year groups.

Key Worker and Vulnerable Student Form – Spring Term 2021

If you are a key worker, or your child meets the criteria to be deemed vulnerable, and you would like your child to attend school from Tuesday 5th January 2021, you must complete a form by clicking on the link below:

Please click here for the Key Worker and Vulnerable Student Form.

Please complete one form for each child at Alec Hunter Academy who will be attending school.

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.

Open Morning video & Virtual Tour

Open Morning video

We are delighted to share with you our Introduction to Alec Hunter Academy video, 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. 

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  • 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. 
  • Alec Hunter Digital Dance Club

    Alec Hunter Digital Dance Club

    Alec Hunter Academy students are able to access free online Dance workshops which are being provided on a digital basis this term due to COVID restrictions.

    The Dance Network Association, funded by Active Essex are offering students 10 classes with a variety of styles to try.



  • Herald Issue 82

    Herald Issue 82

    Please click below to read the latest issue of the Herald, featuring Mr Beezy's Motivational Workshop, Remembrance Day and Library News.

  • 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.

  • Stonewall School Champion

    Stonewall School Champion

    Alec Hunter Academy is very proud of its status as a Stonewall School Champion. This means we are actively seeking to create a fairer, safer and more inclusive environment.

    We are committed to:

    • Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.
    • Making our school a place where all pupils and staff are accepted without exception.
    • Championing diversity and celebrating difference.

    If you or your family have any concerns, or would like to contact Stonewall about any issue affecting LGBTQ+ people, you can contact their information service on 020 75931850.

  • AquAid Water Coolers

    AquAid Water Coolers

    Increased energy levels and an improved brain function are just two of the many benefits of keeping hydrated, so it's important to us as a school to provide our students and staff with cool drinking water throughout the day. 

    Our school water coolers are provided by AquAid who have given us the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves. With each purchase of a water cooler, an automatic donation is made to the Africa Trust. These funds are used to build 'Elephant Pumps' - a modified version of an age-old Chinese rope pulley system. 

    One such pump has been installed in Manicaland, a province in north east Zimbabwe, Africa on our school's behalf. It will be a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for the whole community.


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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