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 our focus on the key values of Character, Respect, and Community, and a culture for teaching that centres on Trivium 21c 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 20th November - Year 7 Boys Football Finals
Tuesday 20th November - Parent Information Sharing Evening 6.30pm in the Aspire Library - The role of ‘The Study’ (Additional Learning Needs area)
Wednesday 21st November - Year 7 Parents Evening 4-7pm in Isaac Hall
Thursday 22nd November - Year 9 Boys Football Final
Thursday 22nd November - Netball Match Yrs 8 & 9 @ home finish at 4.30pm
Friday 23rd November - Occasional Day - Academy Closed
The Principal's Update
OPEN EVENING and OPEN DAYS: Wow! My word, we all had such a fantastic time at our annual Open Evening. Over 500 people attended, making the Academy a most exciting and enthralling place to be. Thank you, all, for coming along and helping us to celebrate what a truly great learning place Braunton Academy has become.
OPEN DAY VISITS: We have welcomed many Year 6 parents and their children into the Academy over the past week - all witnessing the typical working day and the incredibly calm and focused environment that is so unique to our school. Thank you for the fantastically positive feedback we have received following the visits - we are all very proud of the character of our school.
Year 7 students have thoroughly settled into their lives here: now sharing the Isaac's Yard as their playground and starting to join the Lunchtime queues, whilst continuing to impress with their learning within the classroom.
“Please do join our Academy PTA”– better known as “Braunton Academy Parent Partnership (BAPP)”. The BAPP AGM was held last Thursday, with a great turnout of supportive parents. A big thank you to all who attended and, particularly, those who have stepped forward to lead some of the great initiatives planned for the future. Please offer your support: your help will always be gratefully received. Simply contact us via the website or Main Reception and we will soon be in touch.
We welcomed Oxford University into our Academy last week to continue their MYRIAD studies with Year 7 and Year 8 students. Staff benefitted from a number of lesson observations and feedback, with all staff attending a session presenting a fascinating insight into the workings of the teenage brain: "We can’t wait to visit your school again in the new year. Thank you very much for all your effort with this project. Everyone in the team is talking about how Braunton Academy is a model of implementation."
Some great results in our very early sports fixtures, in all Year Groups - congratulations to all concerned. Please see our weekly 'Student Bulletin' for all the various extra-curricular activities and 'Clubs' that are on offer across the Academy - "Get involved: it's the Braunton way!"
Mr M. Cammack