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Aspire and Achieve 

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Principal’s Welcome

We recognise today's 'currency' of character and qualifications and their importance: so, we teach through the Trivium and focus on developing our children to become self-regulating and independent learners – teaching them to “think instead of just remember”.

We know our students personally.

Braunton Academy is a smaller school and with this advantage we aim to encourage each student to be happy: a self-confident, inquiring, tolerant, positive young person; a well-rounded character with an independent mind, an individual who respects the differences of others. We want to enable each child to have that true sense of resilience and self-worth which will encourage them to be of value to their family, local community and society as a whole.

Braunton village is surrounded by beautiful countryside and some of the country’s most stunning beaches and, as a respected and trusted centre of the local community, Braunton Academy is committed to providing the very best of education to the children of Braunton and its surrounding villages, shaping all of our futures: A fantastic place for our children to live and learn.

Supporting both students and their parent/carers, our central aim is to build strong partnerships that recognise and respect the value of learning, investing in and reigniting that true love of learning for all that it can offer our community and provide for our children as masters of their own destiny.


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’. We work hard in maintaining a careful balance between their personal well-being and the challenge of their academic studies, providing carefully orchestrated practices to develop personality and character, whilst recognising that nothing is achieved without one giving of his/her best.


Mrs F Bowler, Principal

"A warm welcome to our place of learning."

Academy News

For up to date news and details of upcoming events, please follow the links below:

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Holidays During Term Time
Our policy on holidays has not changed - holidays can only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. Unauthorised absences may result in a Penalty Notice referral being sent to the Local Authority, who will then make the final decision about whether a Penalty Notice Fine should be issued. Should a Penalty Notice be issued as a result of unauthorised absence, then one notice will be issued to each parent/carer for each child involved. Currently, each Penalty Notice is for £120, which is reduced to £60 if paid within the first 21 days.  If a Penalty Notice goes unpaid after 28 days, then court proceedings will be initiated.  

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Contact Us

Braunton Academy

Barton Lane, Braunton

North Devon, EX33 2BP

Tel: 01271 812221


For all enquiries, please call Mrs Golding or Mrs Martin in our main reception between 8.30am and 4pm




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