Year 6 School Tours

After much consideration and careful thought regarding Covid-19, and the risk this presents to our whole-school community, the difficult decision has been made to scale back our traditional plans once again for our annual Open Morning. 

However, we are still keen for parents to come and see the school and to meet some of our staff in a safer, more controlled manner, so there will a number of in-person tours available on:

Saturday 9th October 2021 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Monday 11th to Friday 15th October, daily at 3.30pm and 4.30pm
Monday 18th to Friday 22nd October, daily at 3.30pm and 4.30pm

At these times, a senior or middle leader will escort you on a tour of the school, giving you the chance to see all areas of the Alec Hunter site and to ask any questions you may have about the school’s ethos, principles and practices.

The tours will be restricted to one parent/carer from each family, accompanied by their child if they wish. 

Bookings can be made by contacting our Main Reception on 01376 321813. Please note that due to places being limited, we will not be able to accept requests from parents of children with siblings already attending the school.

For further information and to view our Virtual Tour of the school, Introduction to Alec Hunter video and Virtual Presentation from Mr Lawn, please click here.


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COVID-19 - Information for Parents/Carers

Student Absence Reporting Form

If your child will be absent from school for reasons relating to Covid-19, you must complete this form as soon as possible.

Please click here for the Student Absence Reporting Form. 

If your child is displaying Covid-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste) your child must not attend school and they should undertake a PCR test as soon as possible.  The list of Covid-19 symptoms can also include sore throat, aches and pains, sinus pain and congestion and lethargy.  We therefore ask parents/carers to remain vigilant.

From 16th August 2021, the rules around self-isolation have changed and are now subject to individual circumstances.  To ensure correct adherence to the rules, please refer to the full government guidance which can be found via this link:

Please note that we will only allow students to return to school if their test result is negative. We kindly ask you to share the results of the test (either positive or negative) with us as soon as possible.

Upon receipt of this form, a member of staff will review the information provided and confirm whether or not your child is eligible to receive remote learning.  You will receive contact details for the relevant Head of Year should you need to contact them.  If you have any wellbeing concerns regarding your child, please contact the Main Office on 01376 321813 for further support and guidance.  For general queries regarding Covid-19, and to provide evidence of test results, please email

Dedicated Email Address

We have a dedicated email address; which has been set up for our parents/carers. This email address is to be used for all queries and concerns relating to Covid-19, including results of Lateral Flow Tests taken at home and evidence of PCR test results should they be requested.

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    We have put together some tips for parents and carers to help you promote kindness online to your children.

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    Sports Day - Delayed But Not Disappointing!

    Following the postponement of our annual Sports Day in the summer, we all looked forward to the rescheduled Sports Day on Friday 17th September.

    It was fantastic to be able to give students their chance of glory and offer the new Year 7’s a taste of what’s to come in the Summer of 2022. 

    This was the first Sports Day under the revamped House system and the students didn’t let us down with their enthusiasm, effort and sportsmanship.  The atmosphere was amazing, and it was great to see a live sporting event.

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    Year 7 Football - Essex Cup

    It's been 18 months since Alec Hunter last played a competitive fixture in any competition.  So, after the high of Sports Day, it was great to get on a bus and travel to Boswells School in Chelmsford with the Year 7 Football Team in the first round of the Essex Cup.

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    Meet the new leaders of RAAP

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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


Student Absence

Telephone: 01376 559356
Text: 07598 393348

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:

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