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Aspire and Achieve

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Principal’s WELCOME

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.


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”.


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 Academy continues to be a good school."

                                                              - OFSTED 2020

Coronavirus Information for Parents/Carers 


Please keep a watchful eye on this page since this is where you will find the latest updates on how coronavirus is affecting the Academy and your son's and daughter's education.

The government has updated guidance on what parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19.

Also linked here is a collection of guidance providing information for parents and carers of children attending early years settings, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Braunton Academy Contingency Plan September 2021 - link


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.  

A warm welcome to our place of learning.

Mrs F Bowler, Principal

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

Latest News

Parents' Post:-
Autumn 2 - 2022
Autumn 1 - 2022
Summer 2 - 2022
Summer 1 - 2022
Spring 2 - 2022
Spring 1 - 2022
Autumn 2 - 2021


Contact Us


For all enquiries, please call our main reception between 8.30am and 4pm

Braunton Academy

Barton Lane, Braunton

North Devon, EX33 2BP

Tel: 01271 812221



The Aims and Values of Braunton Academy

"Preparation for Life - Developing our students' skills and creativity"


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