Braunton Academy Homepage
Welcome to Braunton Academy
Welcome to Braunton Academy's website. We hope it gives you a flavour of things going on in the Academy, as well as providing easy access to information you may need. Braunton Academy is an increasingly popular and oversubscribed community school where learning and well-being are at the forefront of our ethos for all to ‘Aspire & Achieve’.
“The school’s motto of ‘Aspire & Achieve’ is central to all aspects of the school’s work. Students are well prepared for their future.” – OFSTED (June 2016)
Braunton Academy is a progressive school with a strong traditional ethos and we combine this with a firm belief in developing the solid foundations of knowledge, skills and understanding. Our aim is to provide an exciting and nurturing learning environment where students can truly flourish. We are an open and collaborative academy that takes seriously its responsibility to equip its students for the future: openness, trust, honesty and integrity are essential to the way we work. We encourage all within our local community to become involved in school life, seeking to be responsive rather than reactive.
As a progressive school, we are relentless in our focus to keep education moving forward, relevant and up to date for our young people. We know that students learn best when they are fully immersed in the learning process through a relevant, varied curriculum experience. We focus on developing the personal learning and thinking skills that underpin effective learning and future employability. We aim to encourage our young people to develop agile, creative and analytical minds
Our ethos is underpinned by the Braunton Academy “Pots of Learning” and a culture for teaching that centres on Trivium approaches where the tradition of grammar and knowledge form the foundations for questioning, reasoning, communicating and learning. Braunton Academy is an exciting and unique place to learn, where all students make excellent progress through a desire to learn and succeed.
I hope that our website reflects our values and principles and provides you with useful information demonstrating that our Academy acts as a resource for enabling students to imagine - and take steps towards building - fulfilling and sustainable futures.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 16th October - Year 9 G&T Drama Trip to Pilton Community College
Tuesday 17th October: Year 7 Football Match @ Home finish at 5pm
Tuesday 17th October - Year 8 Football Match @ Pilton return at 5.15pm
Tuesday 17th October - Year 7 Parents Information Sharing Evening 6.30pm in the Aspire Library
Thursday 18th October - Year 9 Football Match @ Pilton return 5.15pm
Thursday 18th October - Year 10 Football Match @ Home finish at 5pm
Mr Cammack's Update:
"Another fantastic year for Braunton Academy."
Since receiving our extremely positive OFSTED report last year, we have been able to maintain our momentum over the summer in being awarded ‘International School’ status for 2017 – 2020 by the British Council and in successfully gaining another government grant for further refurbishment of the Academy site.
All of this, ‘topped-off’ by our Year 11 students achieving a most rewarding set of fully deserved GCSE results, enabling them all, of course, to venture forward on their chosen future pathways: we are so very proud of each and every one of their individual achievements, especially with the new GCSEs being deliberately designed to be so much more challenging.
In congratulating our students on all that they have achieved, we must also recognise, congratulate and thank all of our parents/carers, governors, teachers and support staff for all their hard work and commitment in ensuring every opportunity has been made available for the students to achieve their fullest potential. I would particularly like to thank the teachers within the Academy this year for their hugely impressive professionalism in managing and, indeed, in mastering the new GCSE syllabi thereby ensuring all students were able to access and achieve so well in the new examinations. Congratulations and well done to all!
“Please do join our Academy PTA” Please become involved in supporting our new and exciting ‘PTA’ – better known as “Braunton Academy Parent Partnership (BAPP)” – all sorts of key events are planned for parents and students, alike, and your help will always be gratefully received. Simply contact us via the website or Main Reception and we will soon be in touch.
What a fantastic start to the new academic year for our new Y7 students: Having recently attended their Pinkery (Exmoor) residential in their House groups, I have to say just how impressed everyone remains by the youngsters' general enthusiasm and overall good manners in their lessons and around the Academy site. "Well done to all of you! A hugely positive start to your secondary education."