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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 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
Friday 17th November - Non School Uniform Day
Mr Cammack's Update:
Can you believe it? Another outstanding sporting achievement for all at Braunton Academy.
Having reclaimed the 'North Devon School's Surfing Championship' earlier on this year, our students recently competed in the ‘Stephens Shield Cross Country Competition’: all North Devon Schools competed in this competition, with over 60 athletes being entered in each category. Braunton Academy won by a huge margin in cross country terms. A huge well done to all those that competed!
Overall Top 4 Standings: 1. Braunton (27 points) 2. Pilton (18 points) 3. GTS (17 points) 4. Park (14 points)
With mock exams just around the corner, the focus has to be on Y11 students turning their minds to consolidating their learning and revising. As ever, we are presenting an evening on Wednesday 1st November, starting at 6.30pm, focused on guiding and further supporting parents and carers in ensuring their children are fully prepared to achieve their very best. We look forward to seeing you there. (Please, also, take a look at the BBC's “Mind Set” on the ‘Bitesize’ website for some further interesting and helpful revision tips.)
Some really heart-warming comments received from the Oxford University 'Myriad' team who recently spent two days working with our Y7 and Y8 students: "...never have we worked with such wonderfully polite and pleasant young people." They enjoyed their time with the youngsters so much they wanted to stay for the whole week!
A big thank you to all of our Y7 parents who have been attending the various ‘Information Sharing’ evenings: following all of the very positive comments about previous presentations, please do continue to email in your suggestions for any future meetings. Our next meeting (07.11.17) is initially focused on the work of the Additional Learning Needs department and other specialist work within the Academy, before we broaden-out into any other inquiries and thoughts.
“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.