Holy Cross Primary praised highly by Ofsted

OFSTED has praised Holy Cross Primary after conducting a short inspection at the Tracyes Road school.

Famous author opens new Cooks Spinney Library

Mr Trelawny then joined some pupils and head of school, Mr Stirrat, for the grand opening of the newly refurbished library. Before ending his visit, Mr Trelawny took time to sign some books for pupils and presented the school with some copies for the new library.

Church Langley Primary show their Olympic values

ACTIVE Essex, the county’s sports and physical activity partnership, is celebrating the success of 64 schools who took part in the 5th annual winter games event.

Little Parndon achieves school’s best ever Ofsted rating.

LITTLE Parndon Primary Academy has been rated ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted following an inspection on 10th & 11th January 2017.

Pear Tree Mead Academy open new wing in booming school

The new wing comes after the school has made tremendous strides not only in education but also a a focus for the community and so a great deal of
praise must go to headteacher, Christine Peden and her team whilst not forgetting th teleagacy of past teachers including former head, Christine Thurgood, who passed away in 2010 but whose legacy was commemorated with a newly planted tree.

Latton Green voices raised high at O2

CHILDREN’S voices from Harlow’s Latton Green Primary School rang out at London’s 02 Arena last night (19th January) as part of a performance by the world’s largest children’s choir.

Longwood Primary School is building for the future

LONGWOOD Primary Academy has started their multi-million-pound extension works. They will have four new modern classrooms, reprographics room and library ready for their new intake in September 2017.

Purford Green Primary School Proud To Receive Top Library Award

On Monday 19th December, Purford Green Primary School received a trophy from Essex libraries for their commitment to the Summer Reading Challenge

Fantastic SATS results for Hare Street and Cooks Spinney

ACCORDING to the new government guidelines, every single primary school in Harlow, bar six, has under-performed in the most recent rounds of SATS exams. Schools are considered under-performing if fewer than 65 per cent of pupils fail to reach the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, or if they fail to make sufficient progress […]

Cooks Spinney hold their Christmas Carol Concert

IT WAS a Christmas carol concert with a difference at Cooks Spinney.

Harlow pupil receives award from Duchess of Cambridge

ON Tuesday 22nd November, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of the children’s mental health charity Place2Be, presented an Award to 11-year-old Cerys Kenny from Longwood Primary Academy in Harlow at the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Mansion House in London.

Burnt Mill primaries host first triathlon

ON Thursday 24th November Burnt Mill Academy hosted the first BMAT Primary Sports Mini Triathlon. Pupils from Cooks Spinney, Freshwaters and Little Parndon primaries competed in the event assisted by Burnt Mill Academy Sports Leader students.

Harlow students lauded at Education Awards

THE outstanding educational progress of 84 young people was recognised at the annual Harlow Educational Progress Awards held last Thursday (24 November 2016) at the Civic Centre.

Roydon Primary children present ‘The Roydon Way’

CHILDREN at Roydon Primary have recorded their own music video, detailing behaviour which demonstrates ‘The Roydon Way.’ The whole of Cherry class worked with BMAT staff member Mr Wolff,

Little Parndon students harness the wartime spirit

ON Friday 11th November, following a two minutes silence in the morning for Remembrance Day, students from Little Parndon held a special assembly to end their unit learning about World War II and VE Day.

Super-mums give Cooks Spinney playground a makeover

TWO hard-working Harlow mums have gone back to school during half-term in order to “makeover” the school playground. Lauren Stilton and Grace Sadler both have children at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy.

Longwood Academy proud to be nominated for well-being award

ON World Mental Health Day (10th October) Longwood Primary Academy are being recognised for their commitment to children and young people’s mental health. Longwood Primary Academy are finalists at the Wellbeing in Schools Awards, organised by children’s mental health charity Place2Be and supported by The Garfield Weston Foundation.

Transformed Longwood Primary Academy set to host two Open Days

LONGWOOD PRIMARY Academy is set to hold a number of Open Days.

Latton Green teachers celebrate World Teacher Day

ACCORDING to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contributions that teachers make to education and development.

New head for Roydon primary

A NEW headteacher has breathed positivity into Roydon Primary School just three weeks after he arrived.
Michael Clark joined Roydon Primary School, in Epping Road, Roydon, at the start of the new school year as head of school.

Freshwaters students raise funds for defibrilator

BACK in March the student Junior Leadership Team at Freshwaters Primary Academy held a fundraiser disco night. The funds raised were used to purchase a defibrillator. The defibrillator is on site at Freshwaters and is available to use in an emergency situation both in and around the school and wider community.

New block opens at Cooks Spinney

ON Wednesday, Cooks Spinney were visited by the Regional Schools Commissioner (For the East of England and North London) Tim Coulson. After meeting with Head of School Neil Stirrat, Executive Head of School Stuart Pope and BMAT CEO Helena Mills, Mr Coulson was taken on a tour of the school. He then cut the tape for the official opening of a brand new block. The building work was started in October 2015 and was finished on schedule.

Head change at Freshwaters with current head to take on trust wide role

BURNT Mill Academy Trust have appointed Teresa Avey as the head for Freshwaters Primary School with current head Marios Solomonides set to take up a trust wide role. Mr Solomonides joined the school as Deputy Head in January 2012.

Katherines Primary Head warns parents over “threatening behaviour in the playground”

A HARLOW school has written to parents warning them regarding their conduct in the school playground. Katherines Primary Head, Suzanne Ryan wrote the letter after “increasing amount of incidences in our playground….whereby parents are
verbally abusing/assaulting other parents.”


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