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 our focus on the key values of Character, Respect, and Community, and a culture for teaching that centres on Trivium 21c 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
Tuesday 25th September 2018 - House Council Meeting - P6 in Isaac Hall
Tuesday 25th September 2018 - Netball Match Yrs 7,8,9,10 & 11 @ Bideford, return at 6.15pm
The Principal's Update
GCSE Results 2018
Congratulations to the Class of 2018! A super set of results for our students this year - results that are a culmination of a huge amount of study and dedication, results that truly reflect the determined efforts of all concerned. Congratulations also to our Year 10 students who took their GCSE statistics exam this summer - 94% of the students achieved a grade C or above. A tremendous result. Well done! (P.S. statistics moves to the new 9-1 grading system next year.)
OPEN EVENING and OPEN DAYS: Whilst our Year 7 students have continued their fantastic start to the year over the past week, we are already planning to welcome next year's new students! All are welcome, of course, to visit us on Wednesday 19th September for the Open Evening and next week for the Open Day tours. We're looking forward to meeting up with you all!
Year 7 students will be enjoying their time at Pinkery this week - let's hope for some kind weather and some brilliant experiences with their new friends and teachers.
Thank you to parent/carers for their continued support in helping our students to have such a positive time at their school: students remain smart in their new uniforms and have been a credit to you and the Academy: confident in being a student of Braunton Academy.
“Please do join our Academy PTA”: The BAPP AGM is on 27th September. Please do come along and 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.
Thank you to all those parents/carers who have contacted me with supportive comments regarding the Year 11 GCSE results and the very positive start to our new academic year - a new beginning enjoyed by all.
Mr M. Cammack