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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 13th December - Christmas Dinner
Friday 15th December - Christmas Treats and Pamper Evening 7pm in Isaac Hall
Tuesday 19th December - Christmas Concert 6.30pm in Isaac Hall, tickets available from Main Reception
Mr Cammack's Update:
Well, what a superb term for Team Aspire!
Competing at Chard and at ‘Tall Trees’, Cornwall, in the early part of October, the team finished 2nd and 4th respectively, with all team members riding beautifully with double clears and great confidence at both venues. Following this success, the team produced another series of fantastic victories on the 18th and 25th November at Kings Sedgemoor, Somerset and Chard with some super-fast and accurate show jumping, adding another 15 points on the table, catapulting Team Aspire to 76 points and enabling them to maintain their place at the top of the league.
Next rounds are 22 December at Kings Sedgemoor, Somerset and 29th December at ‘Tall Trees’, Cornwall.
Please ensure your child(ren) receives any necessary extra stationery presents from Father Christmas over the holiday period: “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.
During the hurry and haste of this festive time, we really should find time to step back and remind ourselves of just how lucky we truly are in all that we have here in the closeness of our Academy and our community. Let’s be sure we reflect on these things and find the time to enjoy it for all it is worth! Have a very Happy Christmas and a joyous New Year!
“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.