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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
- Tuesday 28th February - Year 9 and Year 11 Photographs
- Tuesday 28th Februray - Whole of Year 10 and Year 9 boys Vaccinations
- Wednesday 1st March - Year 7 Girls Football Match
- Friday 3rd March - Year 9 German Exchange to Hamburg
- Friday 3rd March - Year 10 Cambridge University Workshop - Pilton
- Friday 3rd March - Year 10 MTAs go home to parents
Mr Cammack's Update:
Crikey, the February half term seems to have arrived so quickly this year – especially for our Year 11 students: Year 11 received their Summer GCSE timetables last week and this, along with their Parents’ Evening last Wednesday, has really focussed their minds on just how quickly they are moving towards their final examinations, meaning some have already started to count down the days and been very surprised to "scarily" discover how few school days there are left before their first exams. Not to worry, though, since 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.
Our Administration team has been organising our next ‘Parent Post’ edition – inside there is 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.
Also within the next 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.
Great to be continually updated by so many of our ex-students: so many of them seem to be doing so well at their respective Universities, apprenticeships, and work placements - do continue to send us your 'selfies' of yourselves at 'work' so that we may share them with our present students and staff: truly 'Aspire & Achieve' in action! Please be sure you sign up to join our ever increasing Braunton Academy Alumni (See the 'General Info' section on this website for clear instructions).
Thank you to those who came along to our last“Parent Partnership” meeting - an informative and thought provoking evening. Irrespective of whichever Year group your child may be in, please feel confident in coming along and contributing to (y)our on-going drive to provide the very best education for (y)our children: the agenda is dictated by those issues immediately facing the Academy at the time of the academic year and whatever you choose to bring to the meeting on the evening.
Our next meeting is to be held on Tuesday 7th March 2017 (6:30 to 7:30 pm), with the the focus being on the "Trivium 21st Century: preparing young people of the future with lessons from the past."