• GCSE Results 2014

    GCSE Results 2014

    Staff and students at Alec Hunter Academy are celebrating after the school achieved record results in mathematics for the second consecutive year.  65% of students gained a C grade or better, a rise of 3% on the previous all-time best of 62%, secured just 12 months ago.  This was particularly pleasing for the school, since the figure was achieved without the opportunity to enter students several times, and against a background of tougher grade boundaries. 

  • Uniform Shop - Summer Opening Hours

    Uniform Shop - Summer Opening Hours

    The Uniform Shop is open for trying on sample sizes. Badges and ties are available from the school office at any time at a cost of £5.00.

    The Uniform Shop is open over the school holidays at the following times:

  • High School Musical

    High School Musical

    Audiences witnessed the culmination of many months of hard work, when they came to watch Alec Hunter’s annual production. This year it was Disney’s “High School Musical on Stage”. For those who didn’t catch a performance, you missed out on an impressive evening of entertainment that left audiences animated at the wonderful performance of the cast.


  • Awards Evening 2014

    Awards Evening 2014

    The evening of the 3rd July saw the Academy’s annual Awards Evening which is hosted in order to celebrate our students’ successes with parents, staff and governors. 

    The evening’s celebrations got off to a brilliant start with the Year 7 band, Fleet, starring Luke Fennell and Jason Pope. Oliver Sproston contributed a fantastic piano solo and Lucy Greenaway also gave an excellent vocal performance during the evening. 

  • Skills Day - July 2014

    Skills Day - July 2014

    On 8th July, we had our final Skills Day of the school year, culminating in a number of exciting events and activities across the curriculum.

    Year 7 – Alternative Sports Day

    Our P.E. department put together a fun-packed programme, providing different opportunities for students to participate in a range of sports across different countries and generations including American Football, Kabaddi and Frisbee. Feedback from pupils was very positive and a fun day was certainly had by our Year 7.

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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


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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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Alec Hunter Academy - Living for Learning, Learning for Life

Address: Alec Hunter Academy, Stubbs Lane, Braintree Essex, CM7 3NR | Telephone: 01376 321 813 | Email: admin@alechunter.essex.sch.uk