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Burnt Mill Academy

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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…

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A PETITION is calling’s for a zebra crossing outside Little Parndon Primary School. The petition has been set up by Chloe Mordecai. Chloe said: “Each day over 400 children attend Little Parndon school in Harlow and Kidz ok nursery which leads out on to the…

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A BUSINESS-focused school has teamed up with another industry sponsor to offer students career opportunities in the world of renewable energy. BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, provides students from Year 10 onwards with a curriculum focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. The…

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CHILDREN are being invited to take a tour of their prospective future secondary school – in the world of Minecraft. Students at Epping St John’s Church of England School, in Epping, are developing a replica of their school on favourite computer game, Minecraft. Parents have…

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A BUSINESS-focused school and sixth form has welcomed back students who are benefitting from industry standard equipment. Having been closed to students for six months due to the Coronavirus outbreak, BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, is now fully open to all of its Year 10,…

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IN light of currently being unable to welcome prospective parents, students and families into their school due to the pandemic, Burnt Mill Academy are inviting families to join them online for a virtual open evening with a live Q&A session at 7pm on Wednesday 30th September.  For…

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IT was heartening to see so many pupils return to school after (for most) six months away due to the Covid-19 lockdown. It was especially heartening to see so many pupils start their senior school careers as they enter Year 7. First off is Ella…

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THE first students to lead a new school are proud of the legacy they leave behind. Ronnie Witcomb and Tara Osman became senior STEM Creators at BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, when the business focused school opened two years ago. Along with STEM Creators, the…

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TEENAGERS of all ages have come away from Burnt Mill Academy with top GCSE grades. A new national grading system was introduced two years ago, enabling top achieving students to strive beyond an A* grade for the new grade 9. It is a grade just…

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The first cohort of students due to study at a brand-new sixth form are celebrating securing their places. BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, will open the doors to its sixth form for the first time in September. Having opened to Year 10 just two years…

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THE strong work ethic of teenagers in Harlow has been praised today as they receive their GCSE results. Schools were forced to close to the majority of students in March due to the Coronavirus outbreak. For GCSE students, it meant the summer exams they had…