24th August 2023
Year 11s at Braunton Academy have been celebrating today after another extremely successful set of GCSE results. Following recent challenges over the last few years and with grading of exams going back to pre-covid levels, the students have excelled as a cohort. These results are the culmination of five years of study since joining the Academy.
Overall, there are 94 grade 9s, the highest possible grade, which is a phenomenal achievement and shows the incredible work ethic and resilience of so many of our students. This year’s results have shown strength across all subjects as exam marking and grade boundaries shift back in line with 2019 pre-covid levels. Despite this, Braunton Academy has shown increases in most key performance measures compared to last year and all compared to 2019. Commenting on students’ successes, Fay Bowler, Principal at Braunton Academy said:
“These achievements speak for themselves and are a testament to the determination, work-ethic and resilience of both our students and our staff.
Our Year 11s have been a pleasure to teach and will be so proud of what they have achieved. I would personally like to extend my thanks to the students’ parents and carers for their support over the course of their time with us. This is not just a credit to students but to our incredible staff team. Their commitment to the students has been unwavering and has helped so many to thrive and excel and I would like to thank everyone involved.
We are extremely pleased with these results and wish all our students well as they embark upon the next step in their education.”
Our Year 11s have shown what it takes to be successful and are true role models to our younger year groups who are just as ambitious for their own futures and will no doubt look to emulate their successes.
The students' pride today is well deserved and one that is shared with staff and the local community. We wish all our Year 11s the best of luck as they move on to the next stage of their lives and look forward to celebrating their ongoing success.
17th July 2023
End of Key Stage 3 Celebration Evening
Our Year 9 Celebration Evening took place on Monday 17th July. This event is to celebrate the end of Key Stage 3 for our students. Awards were presented for Sports Personalities, the Mark Walker Award for Service to the Community, Tutor and Attendance Awards. The event was well attended and enjoyed by all
Well done to all students who received an award.
11th July 2023
Students had a fantastic day at Wimbledon this year; they were treated to a great 1st match between Keys and Andreeva, where the 16 year old Mirra fought gallantly, but just missed out to the experienced American. Next was an amazing 5-setter between Tsitsipas and Eubanks, where the stands were full with excitement and admiration for the players. Chris Eubanks defied the odds and won the match, where he was met with a standing ovation.
The second day of the trip saw us off to Tottenham Hotspurs stadium, with a tour from a guide clearly passionate about his club. Students were able to experience areas of the club not usually seen, and walk out onto the pitch. A fantastic trip with a great group of students.
6th July 2023
England International Debut
We are absolutely delighted to report that Issi made her full England international debut today playing the full 90 minutes against the Faroe Islands!
To top of an amazing day in Sweden, she also managed to score the first goal of the match and assisted the second with England winning 4-0.
I have it from a very reliable source that she was brilliant and will sleep well tonight after a full-on day. Issi and her England teammates next match is on Sunday.
Devon Girls' Football Squad
Congratulations to Maicee who took part in two Under 12s Girls' Football trials in Newton Abbot recently to represent Devon Football Assocation. We are thrilled for her as she has now had confirmation that she has been successful and has been invited to join the Devon Girls' Football squad for next season.
A great opportunity for her and a very well-deserved achievement.