• Happy Birthday, Alec Hunter Academy!

    Happy Birthday, Alec Hunter Academy!

    Alec Hunter Academy is one year old this week.  Alec Hunter Humanities College converted to its new status on 1st April 2013 under the sponsorship of the Saffron Academy Trust and, in the past 12 months, we have seen the ‘new’ school flourish through this partnership:

  • Skills Day Report

    Skills Day Report

    Every half term, teachers plan new activities away from the normal timetable to enhance students’ knowledge on other subjects, and vary their learning experiences. Our students enjoyed another eventful Skills Day on Monday 17th March.

  • Year 8 Parents' Evening

    Year 8 Parents' Evening

    Dear Year 8 Parents, We have pleasure in inviting you to Parents’ Evening on Thursday 3 April 2014 from 4.30 – 7.30 pm.

    The evening is designed to enable you to speak to all of your child's subject teachers, so that you can discuss their progress since the start of Year 8.  We feel the evening will be most beneficial if your child attends with you, so that they can be involved in the meetings.

  • Bag Packing at Tesco Marks Farm 1st March 2014

    Bag Packing at Tesco Marks Farm 1st March 2014

    In July 2014 17 students are flying off to Uzbekistan on our latest World Challenge adventure. We will be helping a local community milk goats, fetch water and complete various tasks around the village. In total they need to raise £40,000. 

    We have spent two mornings at Marks Farm Tesco and raised over £1100. Our students were an absolute credit to the school, they were polite, helpful and showed real enthusiasm for their task and talking to members of the public about their upcoming expedition.

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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


Apr 7 - Apr 21
Easter Holidays


Apr 21 - Apr 25
Week B


Apr 25 - Apr 29
Y8 PGL Trip to Normandy

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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