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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
Autumn Term Starts on Wednesday 6th September - week 1
Mr Cammack's Update:
Year 11 GCSEs: Congratulations to our Year 11 students on the fantastic manner in which they have conducted themselves in this year's GCSEs. We wish our students all the very best of summers as they await their results in late August.
On 14th June, 7 of our 8 athletics teams competed in the North Devon Athletics League Finals. To get there, they had to finish in the top 3 of their pool of 6 schools of which there are 2 pools. All state and private schools in the North Devon area competed for a place in the finals. A terrific set of results followed, as you can see below. Congratulate all our athletes on representing Braunton Academy so brilliantly. We are all very proud of you - Well done!
Year 7 Boys - 1st; Year 7 Girls - 1st; Year 8 Boys - 3rd;
Year 8 Girls - 3rd; Year 9 Boys - 1st; Year 9 Girls - 4th;
Year 10 Boys - 2nd
Our students were fantastic representatives for the Academy at the recent North Devon Schools' Carnegie Book Award meeting where they won the vote for "most persuasive presentation of a novel" for the second year running! Congratulations to all involved.
I was so pleased to hear and read of the fantastic level of help and support our Y9 students provided most recently at Southmead Primary School's Sports Day. Twenty seven students gave up their own learning time to support the very young children on their Sports Day and were reported to us as being "exemplary throughout the day and representing Braunton Academy in the very best of light." Well done and thank you to all involved.
“Remain calm and join your local community PTA” Please do become involved in supporting our brand-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 Mary-Anne will be in touch.
We are all looking forward to welcoming our new Year 6 students into the Academy on 4th July 2017. Having recently visited and spoken with all of our new intake, I have to say just how impressed I have been by the youngsters' general enthusiasm and overall good manners in their greeting and meeting of both Mrs de Groot and myself.
"A pleasure to meet such a promising bunch of young people!"