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Public Consultation on plans for proposed replacement of Burnt Mill Academy

Burnt Mill Academy / Fri 3rd Feb 2023 at 01:16pm

PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT – PROPOSED REPLACEMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL ONSITE OF BURNT MILL ACADEMY, FIRST AVENUE, HARLOW – Wednesday 8th February, 2023.

I am writing to you to inform you of a public consultation event that will take place at Burnt Mill Academy, First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NR on Wednesday 8th February, 2023 between 4pm and 9pm.

As you will see from the accompanying leaflet, Bowmer + Kirkland are acting on behalf of the Department for Education to provide a replacement school and sports facilities alongside associated landscaping, parking and access. The replacement school will be operated by BMAT Education and will continue to be for pupils aged 11 to 16 providing them a modern teaching environment. Access will be maintained via First Avenue Mandela Avenue from the south with the school having provision for car parking (including disabled), cycle parking and external play areas for the students including a 3-court multi-use games area (MUGA) and a grassed outdoor social space.

The enclosed leaflet provides further details and images of the proposed school, as well as some background information. We hope that you can attend the event and share your views with us, however, if you are unable to attend the event, a consultation website (https://dppukltd.com/burntmillacademy/) has been set up to provide further information and allow for feedback. Alternatively, you can email your comments to [email protected] or post them to: 1 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5HN. Please submit your comments by Monday 20th February.

We look forward to presenting the plans on Wednesday 8th February and to hearing your comments.

Please note that there will be further opportunity to comment once the planning application is submitted to the Council.

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5 Comments for Public Consultation on plans for proposed replacement of Burnt Mill Academy:

Nostradamus
2023-02-04 10:24:34

BMAT Education is a private company registered at Companies House: is this and all of the similar simply a part of a plan to privatize the education system, moving it away from being a public education system via local authorities and further away from public accountability and the electorate? If not why has the LEA structure been destroyed and why isn't the Government simply putting the money straight into Burnt Mill as is that seems to be doing pretty well educationally and providing valuable education that spans the creative arts? If that ain't broke don't fix it. Being taken over by BMAT will presumably totally disrupt the school, force staff changes and in the process damage the education of the students at a time when their education has been extremely compromised by COVID, decades of underfunding and the effects of the government and OFSTED pushing education in total the wrong direction for the last 40 years. The result of which is the low skills low wage economy the uk "enjoys". Were Burnt Mill students and parents consulted before this plan was hatched? Did they approve?

j .wills
2023-02-04 11:10:57

notradamus , when has burnt mill ever consulted parents before doing what the bloody hell they wish , yet they have the cheek to put wellbeing and mental health leaflets all over the school , disrupting the school with more building work would be detrimental to students and there education!!

Chris
2023-02-04 12:03:36

Like all schools the pupils will not learn woodworking,engineering,cooking,or anything else that is hands on that includes boy and girls like everything else it is about money in the pockets of those high up.

Brian
2023-02-05 05:29:52

It won’t make one iota of difference public consultation it’s already decided they just going through the motions !!!!!!!

Adam
2023-02-05 11:08:10

Nostradamus, catch up. BMAT have operated Burnt Mill Academy for the last 10 years. The successes you mention are a result of this. This advertising a consultation on the rebuilding of the school, funded by the DfE following a successful bid submitted by BMAT on behalf of Burnt Mill Academy.

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