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 (June 2016)
Braunton Academy is a progressive school with a strong traditional ethos and 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 “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
- Wednesday 22nd March - PPE Finish
- Wednesday 22nd March - Year 8 Rugby Match @ Home, pick up 5pm
- Thursday 23rd March - GCSE PE Moderation
- Thursday 23rd March - Year 10 Rugby Match @ Park, return 5.30pm
- Friday 24th March - Year 7 Easter Celebration in the Drama Hall
- Friday 24th March - Red Nose Day - donate £2 and wear something red
Mr Cammack's Update:
Year 11 revision sessions: The teachers have organised a raft of 'Before and After-school' activities and opportunities for Y11 students to further develop and enhance their learning - fully preparing them for the big days ahead. Do encourage your sons/ daughters to attend.
Congratulations to our Intermediate "Youth Speaks" team: Our 'Inters', Cassius, Holly, and Nathaniel performed exceptionally well and were crowned South-West Champions and progress onto the South of England finals in Exmouth at the end of the month.
Within the present edition of ‘Parent Post’ is the usual, but always highly impressive, update on all of our students’ brilliant achievements, both sporting and academic, over the past term: this edition particularly includes the list of each subject departments’ ‘Student of the Month’ Awards, celebrating the individual talents of students within their own specialist areas. Congratulations to them all.
This edition of ‘Parent Post’ also contains an article on “Trivium 21st century”, a teaching and learning framework that we have whole-heartedly adopted to help lead Braunton Academy’s teaching and learning strategies for the future. I’m sure you will find it both interesting and reassuring to know exactly how we are continuing to develop and consolidate outstanding learning opportunities for our children; please take a look.