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Education: Primary

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FROM the age of nine, pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, are being given expert tuition to nurture their talents. The move is part of the mission by Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust – which looks after the school – to create…

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By Siobhan Wood William Martin Infant School has been told it must improve after its recent Ofsted inspection. The school’s previous inspection had an overall judgement of ‘good’, and the grading for ‘leadership and management’ and ‘behaviour and safety’ are still at this standard. Improvements…

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JUST before the Autumn half term break Longwood Primary School held their annual Harvest Festival Service in school and all the donations were given to the Harlow Food Bank in thanks for the wonderful support they give us in providing essential items for their school…

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OFSTED has published a promising inspection report on Longwood Primary in Harlow. Earlier this year, the Paringdon Road school went into special measures. Since then, staff have been put in a herculean effort to get the school moving forward. Looking at the inspector’s report, it…

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CHILDREN, parents and teachers gathered in church to celebrate harvest. The harvest festival at St Peter’s Church was attended by the community of Roydon Primary School, in Epping Road, Roydon. Headteacher Gill Doyle said: “We celebrate harvest each year at school and at our local…

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By Matt Critchell ABBOTSWELD, Latton Green and Longwood primary schools have appointed a new executive head teacher. The NET Academies Trust have appointed Mrs Jo Coton, who is already head teacher at the Coppice primary school in Redbridge, she will take up her new position…

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CHILDREN will soon be able to enjoy learning in a hidden forest within their school. A long forgotten wildlife area in the grounds of Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, is having new life breathed into it. An overgrown pond has been rediscovered…

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FRESHWATERS Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, welcomed pupils, parents and neighbours along for its first ever Party in the Park. The outdoor event, which was held as a replacement to the traditional school summer fete, saw head of school Marios Solomonides fire up the…

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TO promote Design and Technology week, Stewards Academy ran a competition at Jerounds Primary School to promote creativity and innovation. Pupils were asked to design a clock and the winning designs were made into working clocks. Design and Technology at Stewards Academy encourages pupils to…

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OFSTED have returned to St James’ primary in Harlow and have made encouraging observations as the school attempts to climb out of special measures. The school has an executive head in Mary Evans, who is also head of Henry Moore in Church Langley. Ofsted said:…

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A HARLOW primary school is celebrating its best ever SATs results – boosting its score by 30% since forming a partnership with an outstanding secondary. Staff, pupils and parents at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, are thrilled with the huge leap in its achievements…

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LET US deal with the basics first: Burnt Mill is now part of an academy trust. That trust includes five schools: Burnt Mill Academy, Little Parndon Primary, Freshwaters Primary, Roydon Primary and Cooks Spinney Primary. The overall head is the head of Burnt Mill, Helena…

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THAT’S the view at Little Parndon Primary School,in Park Mead, Harlow, as they waved off their tiny Year 2 pupils for an overnight adventure. The group of 20 children spent two days at Cuffley Camp, in Hertfordshire, camping under the stars in tents among the…

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RESIDENTS and local councillors have expressed concerns over parking outside Holy Cross primary as the school is set to expand. The popular Catholic primary in Tracyes Road, Harlow has been given the green light for another 200 school places. However, residents are concerned that the…

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THE theme for the first Party in the Park at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, is all things sun, sea and sand. The outdoor event – which replaces the traditional school fete – is being held to bring the community together for an afternoon…

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By Michael Casey I don’t usually break out into the first person but I have decided to make an exception for this piece. My grand-daughter is in the reception class at Cooks Spinney Primary in Harlow. My daughter Grace asked if I would go along…