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Education: Primary

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ARRIVING at school to find Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker’s house has been recreated is enough to inspire anyone to want to read. That’s what pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, were met with when they arrived at school on Roald Dahl day.…

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A SCHOOL is giving all pupils the opportunity to attend the cinema free of charge. Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, is taking all of its pupils to Cineworld as part of the Into Film Festival. In November, Year 2, 3 and 4 will watch…

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Pemberley Academy Gymnastics star shines in Paris A PROMISING young gymnast from Harlow has had the opportunity to compete on the European stage this week taking part at the Gymnastique Magique show in Paris. Shayla Downie, a Year 5 pupil at Pemberley Academy in Harlow…

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THOSE in need were given a boost when children carried out a selfless act of kindness. Pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, collected a total of 113kg of food – 20kg more than last year – to give to people in the community who…

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EDUCATION watchdog Ofsted has praised Hare Street Primary school after a short inspection in September. The report states: The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I…

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St James’ C of E Primary School was excited to welcome our local MP Robert Halfon to celebrate raising money for a School Defibrillator, which is now available for the school and surrounding community for use in emergencies during school opening hours. Throughout last year,…

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THE learning opportunities Harlow’s newest secondary school is offering is enticing parents to sign-up a year before doors open. Sir Frederick Gibberd College opens in the town in September 2019, starting with Year 7, with a mission to provide a centre of excellence for post-16…

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EXCITED pupils were eager to return to school to move into their brand-new classrooms. Over the summer break, a team of builders set to work at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, to extend the school building to add two extra classrooms. Pupils in Year 2…

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Passmores Academy Celebrates Roald Dahl’s Birthday ONE of the nation’s best-loved authors was celebrated at Passmores when the school’s English Department organised a week of Roald Dahl inspired activities. The students’ creativity and imagination was captured as they discussed the work of Dahl, who is…

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KINGSMOOR Academy has received a welcome cash boost in order to pay for play equipment in the school. The Lottery gave the school based at Ployters Road in Harlow just under £10,000 for the following. “The project aims to improve the outdoor play equipment and…

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MORE than 100 students pulled together a West End-quality production of School of Rock. Singers, dancers, actors and technical teams from Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, were trained to professional standard to put on the full-length show. The Year 7 to 11 students spent hundreds…

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CHILDREN with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are enjoying a full physical education programme in Harlow. Pupils from the town’s BMAT primary schools – Cooks Spinney, Freshwaters and Little Parndon – who historically may have sat out of PE lessons are now thriving in…

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THE pupils from Pemberley Academy had the chance to shine on Friday night when they took to the Playhouse stage for their end of year performance. No strangers to the venue, where the children had performed in last year although in the smaller Studio 2.…

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CURIOUS young minds got to explore outside of the classroom with a trip to the zoo. Year 2 pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow, have been studying the book Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett, looking at the vocabulary used, the continent Kalahari Desert is…

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THE children and staff at Purford Green Primary school in Harlow were really upset on Thursday about the actions of an adult member of the community. Around lunchtime a member of the public reported seeing an adult “deliberately emptying dog faeces on the path outside…

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Children take charge of lessons as the role of teacher was handed over to pupils. MATHS mentors have been appointed at Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, in Harlow, with responsibility for supporting the learning of their peers, supporting their teachers, building a positive ethos towards maths…