We are saddened to report that Alec Hunter was the victim of a cyberattack on Thursday 16th January.

However, early investigations have shown that student files are not affected, coursework should be secure and there has been NO apparent data breach.  Unfortunately, it has been necessary to take our IT systems offline to prevent further spread of the virus.  Our IT team are now working hard to rebuild our servers and reinstate files and folders as quickly as possible.  Our students have demonstrated phenomenal understanding, acceptance and indeed maturity whilst it has been necessary to make adjustments during lessons and we will anticipate that this will continue into next week.  Please be assured that we are doing all we can to restore our systems as quickly as possible and a further update will be issued in due course.  We appreciate your tolerance as we adjust our practices to cope with this unforeseen and regrettable circumstance.  If you have any concerns or questions, please email admin@alechunter.com

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  • Herald Issue 77

    Herald Issue 77

    Click below to read the latest issue of the Herald, featuring the latest sports achievements, the SolidWorks UK competition and our Celebration Assemblies; as well as the 2020/2021 term dates.



  • Braintree Area Foodbank Christmas Appeal 2019

    Braintree Area Foodbank Christmas Appeal 2019

    Following our Braintree Area Foodbank Christmas Appeal we are delighted to confirm that 519 items were collected and donated this morning!

    Thank you to all the parents, students, teachers and members of our community who kindly donated items, all of which were gratefully received by Vivian and Alison who volunteer at the foodbank. We filled a staggering nine crates with all the items donated, this included 43 tins of soup, 41 tins of vegetables, 33 bottles of shower gel, 29 packets of dried pasta and noodles and 21 tins of spaghetti! 

  • Results Day 2019

    Results Day 2019

    Everyone at Alec Hunter Academy is delighted with another set of excellent GCSE results, maintaining the trend of recent years. 66% of the year group gained a grade 4 or better in both English and Maths, a rise of 5% on 2018, whilst 37% achieved a grade 5 or better in both, also just bettering last year’s mark. It was particularly pleasing to note the very high outcomes in English, setting a new record for the school, with 82% of students gaining a Grade 4 or better and 64% claiming a Grade 5 or above.

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


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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.


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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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