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Burnt Mill Academy

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YOUNG Essex pupils will be presenting a panel of County Councillors with the best way to spend £250 at their schools next Wednesday as part of Local Democracy Week (Monday 13 October to Sunday 19 October). Primary and secondary school students will get to grips…

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A TEACHING school has been launched this month in Harlow to create outstanding teachers for across the country. Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, has been appointed as one of just a handful of teaching schools in the country. With its own teaching classified as…

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YEAR 3 pupils at Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, enjoyed a full day in character as they worked with visitors History Off The Page. While children acted as slaves, teachers became shopkeepers and stallholders, as they followed a storyline and reacted to…

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THE adventure of a lifetime took them to Accra, Ghana, where they took part in community projects and sightseeing activities. The students had spent many months fundraising to fund their trip and gathered clothes, stationery and educational supplies from friends and family to donate to…

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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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SHE may only be small, but Kayleigh Tyler is kicking and punching above her weight. The karate kid – just four belts off her black belt – scooped gold and silver medals at the United Martial Arts Academy dojo in Croydon. At the event, the…

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THE first day at school included a dinner date with mum and dad for these Harlow pupils. Reception pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, invited their parents in to school for their first day to enjoy lunch together. The 45 children, now entitled…

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BURNT Mill Academy, in First Avenue, had to open up its playing fields for parking to accommodate the numbers of people who poured through the door. More than 500 welcome packs were handed out and two talks given by headteacher Helena Mills were full to…

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BURNT Mill Academy students have bucked the national trend and smashed all previous records with this summer’s GCSE results. An astounding total of 86% of students achieved five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths. A quarter (25%) of all students achieved…

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THE youngest recruits to Burnt Mill Academy are bursting with excitement for the new school term. The Year 7 students have taken advantage of the first of two summer schools at the academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, to get to know their surroundings, teachers and…

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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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BURNT MILL’S performing arts department produced a wonderful adaptation of Bugsy Malone at the Harlow Playhouse on Friday night. Firstly, it was good to see a packed audience pour into the main auditorium. It was also good to see the audience full of pupils, parents…

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A NEW structure will see lessons at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, extended from the current 60 minutes each to 100 minutes to give students the opportunity to complete GCSE courses in one year. The move will ensure students not only get to focus…

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There’s no better inspiration to pushing a school forward than your own young daughter. Stuart Pope is the new head of school at Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, where his daughter Jessica is in Year 1. He is on a mission, along…

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THE Year 11 group from Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime when they head to Accra, Ghana, later this month. In an effort to build their team and prepare for the active trip, they visited Wales…