We have an INSET day on Monday 24th February.

Students return from Half Term on Tuesday 25th February and it is a Week B.

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  • 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.

  • Herald Issue 78

    Herald Issue 78

    Click below to read the latest issue of the Herald, featuring the results of our latest House Competition, the Brilliant Club University Trip and and the announcement of our new Deputy Headteacher.

  • 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.


  • 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 is currently being installed in Africa on our behalf and it will be a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.

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
Email: jjackson@alechunter.com

Please note - the text number is only for texts and there is no voicemail service.


Reception Opening Times

School Office February Half Term Opening Hours

Monday 17th February - Closed

Tuesday 18th February - Closed

Wednesday 19th February - Open 10.00am – 12.00pm for general enquires only

Thursday 20th February - Closed

Friday 21st February – Closed

Monday 24th February – INSET Day

Tuesday 25th February – Open as usual

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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.com

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