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
Braunton Academy is a school looking to the future with a strong traditional ethos: 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 7Cs - our 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
Wednesday 17th January - Year 9 Parents Evening 4-7pm in Isaac Hall - booked appointments only
Friday 18th January - Assembly - Barnstaple Pilot Gig Rowing Club presentation by
Mr Fry - Drama Hall
Mr Cammack's Update:
Welcome back to all at Braunton Academy and a Happy New Year to you all.
Y11 PPE Results Day (Friday 12th January 2018) - Following the extensive Pre-Public Exams (Mock Exams) season, the Y11 students will be receiving their results in the Isaac Hall in a mock GCSE Results Day, just as they will in the coming August - scary how close the real thing is beginning to seem!
Please ensure your child is carrying the full Academy Student Equipment List - “Inter-House Equipment Checks” will be in full swing from January! Don’t be the one to lose points for your House! The full student equipment list can be found on this website.
"It's GCSEs, but not as we know 'em, Jim!" - A very important gathering for Y10 parents/carers and their sons and daughters on the 24th January: the Y10 Parents and Student Revision Evening will consist of one hour's vitally important information and guidance, delivered by the Academy's Senior Leadership Team, in helping us all to understand the new GCSEs and what is required from the students of today.
We look forward to welcoming our student friends from Chile on the 22nd January - Let's hope the weather is a little drier than last year's visit!
There are a huge number of trips going out of school in the coming weeks: KS4 Drama trips, 'Youth Speaks' competitions, G+T Technology events, Cross-Country races at Stover, Netball and football tournaments for all Year groups, visits to Work Placements and the Apprenticeship Show in Exeter. Not forgetting the Careers SouthWest Pathway sessions for Y9 students. A busy time for all, with something for everybody.
“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.