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Burnt Mill Academy

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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…

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THE first ever cohort of students at a specialist STEM school have today collected 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 been…

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TEENAGERS have today been praised for their strength, resilience and maturity as they collect 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 been…

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TEENAGERS from Epping are heading to the country’s top universities, despite completing their A-levels during the pandemic. Schools were forced to close to the majority of students in March due to the Coronavirus outbreak. For Year 13 students, it meant the summer A-level exams they…

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BURNT Mill Academy student, Tallulah Bowers, has been ice-skating for seven years. The Roydon thirteen-year-old has been making her way up the British rankings. All those long hours of training were going so well until Covid-19 came. Five months later and Tallulah seems to be…

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Children are skipping their way through the summer. SCHOOLS within BMAT take part in National Skipping Day each year, with sports leaders creating a buzz among children as they tour schools encouraging various activities. With the event falling just as lockdown hit earlier this year,…

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THE first cohort of teenagers set to join a new STEM sixth form are preparing to take on a research project this summer. Year 12 students joining BMAT STEM Academy sixth form, in Harlow, in September are having their first taste of further education before…

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CHILDREN moving to secondary school in September are meeting their teachers, buying their uniform and learning about their new subjects – all via the internet. With schools closed to the majority of students until after the summer break, the transition of Year 6 children into…

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CHILDREN from five primary schools competed against each other in their first virtual sports day. With the majority of pupils continuing to learn from home due to the Coronavirus crisis, the primary schools within BMAT launched a replacement for the traditional sports day. The BMAT…

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Drumroll please… Excited children are discovering their new teachers for September through a series of big reveal videos. WHILE ongoing Coronavirus restrictions prevent many pupils from going into school, teachers at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, have recorded videos to introduce themselves to their…

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A VILLAGE school headteacher is saying an emotional farewell to the community he loves. Michael Clark leaves his role as headteacher at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, this summer after four years at the helm. He takes up post as deputy head of primary at…

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THESE pupils will probably never forget their final year at primary school. It was all going swimmingly until March and then Covid-19 arrived. Below is photo of some of the Year 6 pupils at Cooks Spinney with their teacher, Miss Dackombe. If you have any…

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School councillors have not let lockdown get in the way of their mission. THE school council at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, met online for their final meeting of the school year. The Gibberd Council has put together an action plan for September, listing…

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A SCHOOL’S care for its children during the Coronavirus crisis has earned it an award. Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, has been given the Safeguarding Initiative Award, recognising schools which have demonstrated exceptional safeguarding during the crisis. The school submitted evidence to show how…

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THIS IS the last week for the Year 6 of Cooks Spinney Primary Academy. They may well never forget the last year. In twenty years, time, they may well describe 2020 to their own children as “challenging” or “different”. The school have put this lovely…