• 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.


  • Alec Hunter Alumni - Former Student Network

    Alec Hunter Alumni - Former Student Network

    Calling all former students of Alec Hunter!  If you used to attend Alec Hunter and would like to get back in touch with the school, then we would love to hear from you! Sign up to our former student network by visiting www.networks.futurefirst.org.uk/former-student/alechunter so we can update you on what’s happening at the school and inform you of opportunities to get involved in supporting our current students.  We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Open Evening 2014

    Open Evening 2014

    Alec Hunter Academy opened its doors to the public on Thursday  2nd October for the annual Open Evening, which this year attracted a record number of visitors. Our very welcoming and personable prefects led tours of the school, Mr Lawn made his presentation to a packed hall and our Curriculum Areas impressed with a wide variety of interactive activities and displays. 

  • Sports Awards Evening 2014

    Sports Awards Evening 2014

    On Thursday 18th September, Alec Hunter staged its 6th Sports Awards Evening and this year’s event was our biggest yet.  Over 160 students were nominated for awards ranging from the Colour Awards, for attendance, participation and commitment to school sport, to the all-important Sports Personality of the Year.

    This most prestigious award went to Erika Manzano, who has attended nearly every club available since she joined us in Year 7 and over the last four years she has represented the school in a huge number of sports at a high level, making her a very deserving and popular winner.

  • Forthcoming St. Omer trip to France

    Forthcoming St. Omer trip to France

    Forthcoming St. Omer trip to France: Friday 17th April to Monday 20th April 2015

    This trip is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their French in an authentic setting. As part of the trip and included in the price are the following activities:

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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


Oct 27 - Oct 31
Half Term


Nov 3 - Nov 7
Week A


Nov 3 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Essex Indoor Hockey Tournament

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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