Welcome to Braunton Academy
In January 2013, Braunton Academy was ranked 16th in the national top 100 'best improved' schools in 5 GCSEs including English and Maths.
Thank you for your interest in Braunton Academy. I hope that you find the information in this website both interesting and informative. We are a successful 11-16 Academy School with specialist status in Mathematics and Computing. In addition we are holders of the ‘International School Award’ in recognition of the strong, active and growing links we have with schools and colleges around the globe.
Students make great progress
On January 27th 2013 the Minister of State for Schools, the Rt Hon David Laws MP, sent a letter of congratulations to Braunton Academy for its excellent GCSE performance in 2012. Our data when analysed in fine detail in a document called 'Raise on Line' showed that we were amongst the 100 best improving schools in terms of their academic progress from Y7 to Y11 in English, Maths and three other best GCSEs. Furthermore it is pleasing to note that Braunton Academy ranked 16th in this top 100 list.
We know our students personally
As a staff team we demand much of ourselves and have very high expectations of the students in our care. Our relatively small size means that we know our students as individuals. We have an excellent and well qualified teaching team who enjoy the support of a highly effective team of teaching assistants, technical, site and administrative staff. We especially value the supportive collaboration with our parents, ensuring that this partnership is strong and to the benefit of your son or daughter. Our ‘Home-Academy Agreement’ clearly defines our shared commitments to this important relationship to maximise the support for learning.
We offer rich learning opportunities in excellent facilities
We take great pride in our record of academic success and the opportunities that we offer our students through our varied curriculum and our extensive range of extracurricular activities. Braunton Academy: extra curricular and GT opportunities
The school continues to perform well with a sustained good track record of exam results over the past decade. OFSTED judged the school to be ‘good and improving’ with an ‘outstanding’ grade for safeguarding.
Our young people flourish
During the time students spend at Braunton Academy, we see them develop both academically and personally. Many of our students take on roles of responsibility and leadership or represent the school in the wider local, national or international community. The vast majority of our learners progress to further education with a considerable number proceeding onto University or other higher education institutions.
In 2013 Careers South West compiled destinations data for the 2012 cohorts in all of the 37 state secondary schools in Devon county. We were immensely proud to be in the top 3 state schools in Devon with 97% of our young people proceeding onto further education or employment with training.
Success for all in our learning community
Our aim is to build on the school’s excellence and we look forward to working hard with the staff and the young people in our care to provide a first class education that meets the needs of all of our students in a very fast changing world. We are very ambitious for our learners and we want success for all in our learning community.
Come and see our success as we work
Guided tours can be booked to view Braunton Academy while the students and staff are ‘at work’ in their classes. A series of interactive Y6 Family learning evenings to help parents support their child on transition to secondary school start in January 2014. Please contact my PA, Ms Johnson, to book a tour or find out more about Y6 Family learning evenings.
I look forward to meeting you and working closely with you should you choose to send your child to Braunton Academy.
David Sharratt MA (Principal)