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Burnt Mill Academy

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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…

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SOCIAL distancing and enforced bubbles are not standing in the way of young adults planning their futures. While the Covid-19 crisis means students must stay within their school building for lessons, BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, is ensuring the rules do not create a barrier…

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From BMAT WE have vacancies for Supervisors and Assistants within our Estates & Facilities team. We are building a brand new team for BMAT and will be mobilising our new state of the art academy building in the new year. Find our more and apply…

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Halloween was not cancelled at Roydon Primary Academy. WHILE the pandemic continues to put the brakes on several activities and traditions this year, Halloween looked likely to be the latest victim. To ensure pupils in Reception at the school in Roydon got to experience some…

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IF THERE was further evidence that Sir Frederick Gibberd College is a creative hub for aspiration and excellence, then it is the decision to teacher Classics and Latin. As part of a series of interviews at the school, we spoke to teacher, Chris Pilcher about…

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THE HEADTEACHER of Sir Frederick Gibberd College is pleased with the school’s progress in its first year but has her mind firm set on the future. It cannot have been easy, starting a school, within another school, as yu wait for the new school to…

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A WHOLE year group at a Harlow school is off due to a number of cases of Covid-19. Senior management at Burnt Mill Academy on First Avenue in Harlow took the decision at the weekend and wrote to parents and guardians. In the letter, jointly…

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A TEAM of students of all ages are taking responsibility for their school. More than 100 students from Year 7 to 13 at Epping St John’s Church of England School, in Epping, were interviewed to become a part of the student leadership team – with…

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IN SEPTEMBER 2018, we interviewed Hollie and Javin as they entered their new school Sir Frederick Gibberd College for the first time. It has been to say the least, quite a year. YH went down to see them again, as they settled into Year 8.…

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PRIMARY school children are working on their health and fitness, thanks to an investment in gym equipment at their school. The five primary schools within BMAT – Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, Freshwaters Primary Academy, Little Parndon Primary Academy and Roydon Primary Academy in Harlow and…