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Burnt Mill Academy

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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…

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BMAT are hosting a series of online events to help you get into teaching. The Train to Teach events will be streamed live online, links to join are available on http://teach.bmat-trust.org/ Thursday 10th December 2020 7-7.45pm Friday 8th January 10-10.45am  Monday 18th January 5-5.45pm  Wednesday 27th…

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HUNDREDS of families will receive much-needed food hampers from their child’s school to help them to navigate the Christmas break. Essential food and Christmas goodies are being distributed to 895 Free School Meal families across BMAT’s Essex schools. Thanks to £11,905 from the Essex Half-term…

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CHRISTMAS cards designed by two schoolgirls are being distributed throughout the county to raise money for charity. Mirela Turcan and Mackenzie Cook, Year 7 and Year 8 students at Burnt Mill Academy both produced Christmas card designs for a competition launched by Mind in West…

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LAST WEEK, Mark Hall Academy joined BMAT, the organisation that runs Burnt Mill Academy, SFG College, BMAT STEM Academy and a number of primary schools in the town. We took this opportunity to go down to the First Avenue school and speak to Principal Manjit…

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YOUNG people learnt about the meaning behind the poppy as they used art to mark Remembrance Day. Year 7 students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, completed an art project to mark the occasion. Students learnt the significance of different coloured poppies – red,…

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School councillors have started their term in office. TEN students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, were elected as members of the school council in September after giving a speech virtually to their peers. Each academic year, students take part in an election as…

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A UNIQUE school has been praised for preparing young people for the skilled jobs of the future. BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, offers students in Year 10 and up the opportunity to study for careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) industries. With…

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THE quality of applications for children to lead their school was so high that extra posts have been created. All four pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, who were shortlisted and interviewed for the head boy and head girl positions have been recruited. Alby…

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A SCHOOL community is coming together to fight for road safety measures to protect its children. The road outside Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, has been a concern to staff and parents for some years. The school sits on a bend in Hodings Road,…

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THE MP for Harlow has expressed his delight at the news that BMAT, the organisation that runs Burnt Mill Academy and several other school has taken over Mark Hall Academy. Robert Halfon said: “I am delighted to hear that Mark Hall Academy will be joining…

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MARK Hall Academy in Harlow will be joining a new academy trust to oversee and steer the next phase of its development.  The academy will be joining BMAT Education, a high-performing trust, based in Essex and East London, early in 2021. BMAT oversees Burnt Mill…