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.
Foodbank Appeal Christmas 2019 - Thank you!
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!
Alec Hunter Academy is really pleased to announce that we have met the standards to be validated as a Foundation Healthy School and are very much looking forward to attending the official awards ceremony in March 2020!
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.
A new section dedicated to Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is now available on the school website for parents and students. Click on the link below to access the new section: http://alechunter.org/index.php/school-life/curriculum/careers-education-ceiag or alternatively read the instructions below:
On the evening of Thursday 16th November, we celebrated the academic and personal achievements of last year’s Year 11 students. This is an annual event, where ex-students get to meet up with staff and former classmates, catch up on progress since leaving the school and receive their GCSE certificates. A number of special awards are also presented, and these are sponsored by various individuals and organisations, both locally and further afield. These recognise commitment to sport, academic achievements and outstanding contributions made by students in each subject area.
Last year the school held an extremely successful week of fundraising for Children in Need, raising £1700! We where also congratulated by the BBC for being in the top 100 schools in the country for our charity work for Children In Need, which we are extremely proud of and we are looking forward of being part of that list again this year!
On Wednesday 27th September, Alec Hunter Academy held it 9th Sports Awards Evening. Over 140 students received their Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Hall of Fame award, for attendance, participation and commitment to school clubs for another year. After the half-time video, the special awards were presented. The most prestigious award, Sportsperson of the Year, went to the most deserving, Kiera Hornsby. Kiera has been to everything and anything related to sport, over the last four years and, with her incredible talent, has played a major part in the success of many teams.
We welcomed Cressida Cowell, the writer and creator of the 'How To Train Your Dragon Series' to Alec Hunter Academy to share with us the joys of reading, writing and her new book, The Wizards of Once.