Burnt Mill: Schools trust expands to eleven

Burnt Mill Academy / Tue 31st Oct 2017 at 01:09pm

A growing regional education trust has formed a series of school hubs.

The Burnt Mill Academy Trust will have 11 schools under its guidance within the next few months.

The Trust, including primaries, secondaries, a free school, sixth forms and a teaching school, is expanding and will cover Epping, Harlow, Stansted and London.

With the growth comes a new hub structure, including the West Essex Hub as the biggest.

Epping St John’s School is the latest to join the Trust, as of November 1, with Allan Osborne appointed as executive principal and leader of the West Essex Hub.

Under his wing sits Burnt Mill Academy, Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, Roydon Primary School, Freshwaters Primary Academy and Little Parndon Primary School in Harlow and Epping St John’s. The newly built Sir Frederick Gibberd will open within the hub in 2019.

Mr Osborne, who joined Epping St John’s two years ago and works with the Trust’s CEO Helena Mills, said: “The Trust has become a regional hub as a result of its phenomenal success. The Regional Schools Commissioner deems the Trust successful enough to become a regional multi academy trust.

“The West Essex Hub is the biggest with 8,000 children ranging from age two to 19. The beauty of that is children can spend their entire educational career with us until they leave to go to university.

“We want to make sure children in all of our schools are getting the same quality education. Each school has its own individual identity, but the same drive and vision for outstanding outcomes for all.”

BMAT EppingUnder Mr Osborne as executive headteacher, the day to day operation of Epping St John’s is now the responsibility of co-heads of school Emma Ruffles and Jo Daniels.

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