Open Morning & Tours

In light of the government guidelines put in place in response to Covid-19, regrettably we will need to scale back our traditional plans for our annual Open Day.

  • We plan to share a high quality virtual tour of our school which you will be able to view on the website.
  • We will then make a very limited number of in-person tours available on: Saturday 10th October 2020 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Tours will be restricted to one parent/carer from each family, accompanied by their child if they wish. All visitors will be required to wear face masks whilst touring the school and a fixed time-slot must be booked in advance.

Bookings will be taken from 10.00am on Monday 5th October, by contacting our Main Reception on 01376 321813.

*Please note that due to places being restricted, we will not be able to accept requests from parents of children with siblings already attending the school.*

Face Coverings for Visitors

In light of updated government guidance, we are asking all visitors to wear face coverings when entering the visitors’ reception here at Alec Hunter. 

Whilst we are unable to enforce this, we kindly ask all visitors, parents and carers to support our request and help us to protect our whole-school community.

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  • Sports Relief 2020

    Sports Relief 2020

    We are very proud to have raised £851.17 for Sports Relief with our non-uniform day and Staff vs Year 11 Basketball match. 

    The staff team, made up of Mr Birley, Mr Fernandez, Mr Ward, Mr Doolan and Mrs Root were beaten by the Year 11 team with a final score of 12-4 to the students.

    Click below for more pictures.

  • Skills Day March 2020

    Skills Day March 2020

    We held our second Skills Day of the year on 13th March and it was a packed day for all the students.

    Click below to see just some of the activities that the students enjoyed.

  • Herald Issue 79

    Herald Issue 79

    Click below to read the latest issue of the Herald, featuring the recent Apprenticeship Event, the Heartwize Essex visit and the results from the Cross-Country Event.

  • 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.

  • 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 has been installed in Manicaland, a province in north east Zimbabwe, Africa on our school's behalf. It will be a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for the whole community.

     

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

Headteacher

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.

 

School Office Opening Hours

Visitors' Reception 

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:15am to 4:15pm
  • Friday: 8:15am to 3:45pm

Student Hatch 

  •  Monday to Friday: 8:25am to 3:30pm

 

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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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