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 membership of the Saffron Academy Trust gives us the opportunity to work in partnership with a dynamic group of schools, all of which are determined to contribute positively to each other’s development. This has had a significant impact on our journey of improvement to becoming the thriving, oversubscribed school that we are today, graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in both 2017 and more recently, in November 2022. Central to our ethos is the desire to see our learners both achieve academic success and cultivate personal qualities that will allow them to flourish in the modern world. The most important of these is the notion of ‘kindness above all else’, a principle which we promote consistently with our students.
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.
Trevor Lawn BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH
We are delighted to announce that our application to Tesco Stronger Starts for a grant to help purchase new food technology equipment has been successful and will now go to an in-store vote.Read More
Last year, students from Alec Hunter travelled to Morocco with World Challenge. Following the devastating damage and tragic loss of lives caused by the powerful earthquake that hit the region this month, World Challenge are collecting donations to support local communities.Read More
Please click here to view the Extra Curricular Clubs on offer in the Autumn Term 2023-24Read More
Alec Hunter students celebrated their successes on Thursday 24th August as they opened their envelopes, and many parents and staff members were present to share in their joy.Read More
On 19th April 2023, Alec Hunter Academy hosted the Braintree Jack Petchey Achievement Awards at which some of our students, along with students from other schools, were honoured.Read More
Please click here for the latest issue of the Herald.Read More
This year, another group of keen Germanists in Year 8 are continuing the PenPal letter exchange with our partner school, IGS Aurich.Read More
On the 15th December, the Winter Concert took place in the Main Hall, showcasing our students’ vocal and musical talents.Read More
Please click here to see details of our most recent Skills Day that took place on the 23rd November 2022.Read More
I am delighted to be able to share with you the great news that, following our Ofsted inspection on 8th and 9th November “Alec Hunter Academy continues to be a good school”.Read More