• Jack Petchey Awards

    Jack Petchey Awards

    On Tuesday 27th January, Mr Lawn and Mrs Artus attended the Jack Petchey Award Presentation evening, which was held at the Braintree Arts Theatre. The evening was well attended by schools from the local region, and we celebrated the success of six of our students, who received the Jack Petchey Winners’ Award of a boxed medallion for their various achievements. As usual, our students were great ambassadors for the school, looking proud to be AHA students and extremely smart in their uniform.

  • Transition Showcase

    Transition Showcase

    On the 14th January, Year 7 students at Alec Hunter Academy welcomed their Year 6 teachers and other primary colleagues to celebrate their achievements and progress since transition. With much excitement and pride, student ambassadors from each primary school acted as tour guides for their former teachers.  Student subject champions explained the work on display, showed off their books, demonstrated examples of practical work undertaken in Design & Technology and Art, performed short drama and musical pieces, and introduced new friends and teachers. 

  • Young Essex Assembly

    Young Essex Assembly

    Huge congratulations to Illiana Anderson 8N, Matthew Austin 8U and Jamahl Godward 7N who have been elected to the Young Essex Assembly. They will represent the views and interests of young people from the mid-Essex area and could be picked to join the UK’s Youth Parliament. They were elected alongside 72 others from across Essex after a three-month campaign with 19,000 votes cast.

  • Our Future Workshops - 26th March

    Our Future Workshops - 26th March

    We are delighted to invite you to our second evening of workshops, on Thursday 26th March.  The focus for the evening will be helping students prepare and cope with the pressure of exams.  Our Year 8 exams week commences on Monday 27th April when students will be completing end of year exams in many of their subjects.  The set up will replicate GCSE exam conditions, so as to help students become accustomed to exam conditions and learn vital revision skills.

    The workshops aim to offer guidance on how parents can best support students with their revision and coping with stress at home, and the proposed plan for the evening is as follows:

  • Rhineland Trip 2015

    Rhineland Trip 2015

    Forthcoming opportunity for students to visit the Rhineland open to all of Year 8 and 9 and for German GCSE students in Year 10

    The trip to the Rhineland in Germany is leaves on Friday 26th June and returns Monday 29th June 2015.

    This trip ran successfully in 2013 and we would like to offer this opportunity to our students again this year. The aim of the trip is to improve their German even further by allowing them to experience German culture.

  • Alec Hunter Given Careers Education Award

    Alec Hunter Given Careers Education Award

    Over the past year, the school has been working towards the Recognition of Quality Award (RoQA) in Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance, which is a nationally accredited quality standard for this important area of education. 

    This application was led by Clare Pipe, Work Related Learning Coordinator, and after a lot of hard work on her part and a rigorous evaluation process, the award was achieved on 14th November 2014.

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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


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Text: 0759 8393348
Email: jackie.jackson@alechunter.com

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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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