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 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
Thursday 12th July - Tree Opening Ceremony in memory of Mr Olaf Rinvolucri - 3.15pm
Thursday 12th July - Year 9 Presentation Evening 6pm in Isaac Hall
Thank you to all those parents who have contacted me with supportive comments regarding the introduction of our independent learning period - this, along with our Trivium approach to learning, will prove to be hugely beneficial to our students in achieving their full potential.
Please ensure your child is carrying the full Academy Student Equipment List - “Inter-House Equipment Checks” will be in full swing this half term! Don’t be the one to lose points for your House! The full student equipment list can be found on this website.
Congratulations to our Senior "Youth Speaks" Team who progressed through to the regional finals in Bodmin: an outstanding and hugely impressive performance from a most talented threesome - we are very proud of you.
Congratulations, too, to the year 7A netball team who won the North Devon Netball competition this week. Also, well done to the B team who came 3rd.
Even more congratulations....this time to the Year 7/8 girls and boys Academy Indoor Volleyball teams who travelled to Torbay to compete in the Sainsbury’s School Games Devon County Finals and both WON. Both the girls and boys teams are now 'Devon Champions' to go along with the Indoor Athletics team who achieved the same accolade last month.
We now have 3 Devon County Champion teams.
Again, we are all so proud.
“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.
Well done to all the students who have successfully taken part in this year's "Braunton Academy Chess Championship". We are now down to the semi-finals following some fantastic matches in the previous rounds - thoroughly enjoyable!