Year 6/7 Induction Day Update

In light of rising cases of Covid-19 in the local community, which regrettably have impacted us here at Alec Hunter Academy, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel our revised Induction Day, which was planned for Thursday 22nd July. Positive cases within the school community have led to a significant number of our students having to self-isolate and we are keen to reduce further cases by limiting the number of people we allow into the school.

A letter from our Headteacher, Mr Lawn is being prepared and will detail our revised plans and provide further information relating to arrangements for the start of term including onsite testing for new Year 7 students.  

Our plans for the Year 6-7 Summer School are unaffected and a letter will be sent to parents and students next week, confirming sessions which have been reserved as well as important information.  It is anticipated that from the 16th August, if Step 4 of the Government roadmap goes ahead, there will no longer be any rules around the self-isolation of close contacts for children under 18 and this should make things less problematic.

If you have any pressing issues or concerns regarding the Year 6-7 transition, please do get in contact with Miss Jones, Head of Year 7 on the following email address: or contact the school office on 01376321813.

 Please click here to view the Year 6/7 Transition videos and access important documents and information. 

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COVID-19 - Information for Parents/Carers

Student Absence Reporting Form

A form needs to be completed for each student who is absent for reasons related to Covid-19, this includes where a student is self-isolating due to a member of their household showing symptoms or receiving a positive test result, they have been requested to isolate by NHS Test and Trace or are required to quarantine due to travelling to a restricted country.

The completion of this form will also enable us to maintain comprehensive records as well as support the existing processes we have put in place to be able to track the movements of students in the event that a member of our school community tests positive for Covid-19.

Please click here for the Student Absence Reporting Form. 

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.

  • Summer SEND Activities

    Summer SEND Activities

    Please click below for a list of Summer SEND Activities for the following areas:

    • MID Essex (Chelmsford, Braintree, Maldon Districts and South Woodham Ferrers)
    • South Essex (Brentwood, Basildon, Billericay, Wick
    • ford, Castle Point and Rochford)
    • North East (Colchester and Tendering Districts)
    • West Essex (Harlow, Epping Forrest and Uttleford Districts)




  • Meet the new leaders of RAAP

    Meet the new leaders of RAAP

    RAAP (Raising Awareness Against Prejudice) is a student-led group, designed to make sure that the Alec Hunter Community is an inclusive, educated, supportive community where EVERYONE is seen and heard.

  • Year 7 & 8 Technology Challenges

    Year 7 & 8 Technology Challenges

    Students in Year 7 and 8 have been busy working on Technology projects over the course of lockdown; Year 7 have completed the Bean Challenge and Year 8 have been working on Scary Monsters. 

  • Brightside Online Mentoring Year 10 &11

    Brightside Online Mentoring Year 10 &11

    Are you in Year 10 or Year 11 and looking for advice about your next steps in education or your future career? Would you like free, 1:1 and bespoke support from a mentor with experience of higher education and the work place? The Brightside Online Mentoring Programme is a flexible, free online opportunity for students to speak to a mentor with experience of higher education and the workplace.

  • Herald Issue 84

    Herald Issue 84

    Please click below to read the latest issue of the Herald, featuring the creative talents of Year 7 and 8, the Year 8 Students of the Month and the Brilliant Club graduates as well as the winners of our 'Design your own Everyday Superhero' competition.

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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