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Burnt Mill Academy

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THE POWER of Shakespeare saw schoolchildren take part in a countrywide festival. Helena Mills, headteacher at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, held an assembly on the relevance of his work, telling students he is her favourite writer. The response was Year 9, 10…

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By Jo O’Reilly FOR A long time, Burnt Mill had a reputation as the school that battled with Mark Hall for top spot in the town. Both schools saw a decline in their fortunes. In 2009, Burnt Mill’s nadir was the fact that only 27%…

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YOUNG people in Harlow are setting their sights on careers as bankers, microbiologists and vets. Year 8 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, enjoyed learning about various professions during their careers day. They spent a morning hearing from local professionals before posing probing…

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STUDENTS from Years 7, 8 and 9 at Burnt Mill Academy, will see their work published in A Twist In The Tale – Essex after putting together 100-word stories with a twist in the storyline. Saoirse Faughnan, English teacher, said: “We had a huge amount…

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STUDENTS from Burnt Mill will be quizzing a panel of county councillors during a Members Question Time session as part of Local Democracy Week (Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October). Primary and secondary school students will be getting to grips with local democracy at…

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CHILDREN who speak more than 40 different languages have been sharing an insight into their cultures with their Harlow school friends. Marisa Arnedo, Spanish teacher, said: “We had lots of students volunteer to put together presentations and give their classmates a taster of their language.…

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BURNT MILL is taking neighbouring primaries under its wing on its journey to becoming world-class. Education and achievement at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, continues to go from strength to strength after once again securing the very best GCSE results in the town this…

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AN OUTSTANDING Harlow school just officially got even better! The Ofsted-rated outstanding Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, has for the third year running broken its previous GCSE result record. A total of 76% of students this year gained five or more A* to C…