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Burnt Mill Academy

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A STUDY by the University of Oxford has found that daily testing of secondary school students who were in contact with someone with COVID-19 was just as effective in controlling school transmission as the current 10-day contact isolation policy.  Burnt Mill Academy took part in…

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THE Government has today announced that they will be investing into Burnt Mill Academy to rebuild the school as part of the Government’s £500 million school rebuilding programme following lobbying from Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon. The money is aimed at ensuring that pupils benefit from…

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A FAMILY of schools has gathered a cluster of experts to ensure all children with special educational needs (SEND) are given the best possible education. BMAT Education, which looks after primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London,…

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GCSE art students in Year 9, 10 and 11 at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, heard how former student Charlie Dixon has got on since leaving the school. Charlie works as a medical illustrator and has previously worked with authors and bands to produce designs…

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STUDENTS at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, are signing up for after-school clubs as they reopen after lockdown. More than 50 Year 7 to 11 students are attending each club, including the launch of a football club for the youngest year group. Doug Hynd, head…

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WHAT better way to learn about reproduction than to watch chickens hatch live? That was how students in the Year 8 nurture group at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, accessed the key part of the curriculum. Euphemia Moore, science teacher, said: “As part of the…

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A HARLOW actor has launched a fund-raising appeal to help get a short film off the ground. Former Burnt Mill Academy student Adam Jeffrey (pic right) and three other creatives hope to make a film called Everyman. Adam is currently an MA Acting for Screen…

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LAST week, a number of people on Twitter expressed their concerns at the sight of “weapon training” going on in the grounds of Burnt Mill Academy. Among those expressing concerns were Mark Hall Labour councillor, Lane Shears and the Essex branch of the National Education…

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AN American author paid a personal – virtual – visit to children in Harlow to help them to overcome the challenges they face in life. Students studying ASDAN life skills at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, enjoyed reading Mockingbird so much they contacted author Kathryn…

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THE efforts of teachers, support staff and teams in a family of schools have resulted in 30 industry accolades.Schools within BMAT have attracted a high number of nominations in this year’s Essex Teaching Awards. From teaching staff to site teams, pastoral support, administration and senior…

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A FAMILY of schools has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up the newly created post of Director of SEND in April with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children…

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BURNT Mill Academy has once again been the most popular school according to applications for new pupils. YH asked Essex County Council for a breakdown of figures. There were 654 applications for Year 7 pupils to join the First Avenue school. 248 put Burnt Mill…

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A FRONTLINE doctor has inspired teenagers to strive for a career in medical science. Sixth form students studying A-level biology, chemistry, physics, applied science and health and social care attended a webinar by Dr Lalita Abhyankar, a GP working in America. The Year 12 and…

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MUSICAL children are rediscovering their voices as they sing once again to take care of their mental health. Since March last year, schools have been unable to run extra-curricular singing or music clubs due to Covid-19 safety restrictions. Realising the impact this had had on…

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AN original pantomime was brought together using video conferencing. Students at Burnt Mill Academy, rehearsed and performed this year’s Christmas show, Santagirl, separately on Microsoft Teams calls. The action-packed production – a spoof of Superman – included illustrations voiced over by students, with speeches and…

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Let’s celebrate! IT may have been a year of difficulties, but a group of teenagers were given the chance to celebrate their achievements. Year 10 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, attended a virtual celebration assembly to acknowledge their progress, effort and behaviour. Georgina…