• Upcoming Skills Day - November 28th

    Upcoming Skills Day - November 28th

    Our next Skills Day is fast approaching, and as usual, we have a jam packed day ahead for students, both in school and on visits.

    Highlights include a day trip to France and Birmingham, where students will visit the festive Christmas Markets, a thought-provoking trip to the First World War Trenches in Belgium, and a highly-paced trip to the Science Live show in London for our GCSE triple scientists.

  • ParentPay - Issues Resolved

    ParentPay - Issues Resolved

    Dear Parent/Carer

    We are very pleased to advise that the issue we were temporarily experiencing with ParentPay, has now been fully resolved. We thank you for your patience in this matter, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Yours sincerely


    Alec Hunter Academy

  • Forthcoming Spanish/Art Trip to Madrid

    Forthcoming Spanish/Art Trip to Madrid

    This trip is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their Spanish in year 8,9 and 10 in an authentic setting as well as for year 10 and 11 to get inspired for their Art exam visiting Art museums. As part of the trip and included in the price are the following activities:

  • Alec Hunter Takes Chocolate Cook-Off Crown

    Alec Hunter Takes Chocolate Cook-Off Crown

    Alec Hunter Year 8 student William Pennington has taken the top prize in a cooking competition run by a local restaurant with his chocolate and orange fondant dessert.

    This is the second time that our budding chefs have fought off competition from other schools to scoop the spoils, after Alice Clark won in June 2013.

  • Christmas Shoe Box Appeal 2014

    Christmas Shoe Box Appeal 2014

    The school is supporting the Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ campaign.  This charity sends Christmas boxes to children all over the world who live in poverty, war affected areas, etc and who would therefore not otherwise receive Christmas presents.  Students have been asked to make up as many shoe boxes as possible in their tutor groups.  The tutor group with the most boxes in each year group will receive a prize.


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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


Student Absence

Telephone: 01376 559 356
Text: 0759 8393348
Email: jackie.jackson@alechunter.com

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

Lost Property

Click here for lost Property

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

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