Hundreds flock to Burnt Mill’s open evening
Burnt Mill Academy / Tue 9th Sep 2014 pm30 12:53pm
BURNT Mill Academy, in First Avenue, had to open up its playing fields for parking to accommodate the numbers of people who poured through the door.
More than 500 welcome packs were handed out and two talks given by headteacher Helena Mills were full to bursting, with every seat ticket snapped up.
Children in Years 5 and 6 at local primary schools – as well as older students looking to transfer from other secondaries and private schools – took the opportunity to try out practical lessons in science, maths, art and music.
During her talk, Miss Mills highlighted the school’s incredible GCSE results of 86% of students achieving five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths.
She said: “Those results are because we have outstanding teachers; teachers who I truly believe are the very best in the country.”
She also gave out her personal contact details and told parents she is available 24/7 to her students, parents and staff.
Year 6 students will soon be able to submit their application for their chosen secondary schools. Pupils at primary schools within the Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust – Freshwaters, Roydon, Little Parndon and Cooks Spinney – will be given places first, along with siblings of existing Burnt Mill students and cared-for children.