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Education: Secondary

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HARLOW schools were delighted with their students GCS results. The students flocked into the five schools to open the envelopes and see the results of two years hard work. STEWARDS ACADEMY STEWARDS Academy continues to push the school’s level of achievement for GCSE’s and yet…

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AN OUTSTANDING Harlow school just officially got even better! The Ofsted-rated outstanding Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, has for the third year running broken its previous GCSE result record. A total of 76% of students this year gained five or more A* to C…

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IT SAYS a lot about a College that the students go at great length on camera to pay tribute to their tutors and the help they gave them. Interim principal, Dr Elaine MacMahon, head of sixth form, Louise Turner were joined by dozens of staff…

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STUDENTS and staff at St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School are today celebrating another set of excellent A level results, with students once again exceeding previous record breaking results and many going on to universities, often the first in their family. Another superb pass rate…

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SCHOOL may be out for most, but for the newest recruits to Burnt Mill Academy, the learning was just beginning. For the second year, the academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, is holding its summer school for the new Year 7 intake. Instead of the new…

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ESSEX Libraries are running a Sensory Story Time at branches across the county. The story time which is aimed at children of all abilities is led by volunteers trained by the Mid Essex Preschool SEN/AEN (Special Educational Needs/Additional Educational Needs) Specialist Teacher team. The session…

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THE Year 7 and 8 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, have seen their work published in a book which has now gone on sale. The second Burnt Mill Academy anthology features work from those students who could benefit from some extra…

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A NEW HARLOW school with over 200 places is set to be built. But Essex County Council won’t reveal any details regarding where the school is, what the name of the school is, what type of school it is or anything else. The announcement was…

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By Harlow Foodbank STUDENTS from Mark Hall School in Harlow held a BAKE SALE and donated the proceeds to Harlow Foodbank. They raised an incredible £118.55. A spokesperson for the school said: “Please find attached the photos of the girls and boys who took part.…

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STAFF, governors, parents and students were celebrating today after achieving a remarkable turnaround in their fortunes. Just a few months ago, Ofsted had slammed the school, putting them into the special measures category. But according to sources, the report galvanised the school and they have…

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OVER FIFTEEN members of staff are set to leave Mark Hall as the school year draws to a close on Friday. The school have ended the year with another woeful report from Ofsted that leaves them still in special measures. But the school, under new…

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THE OWNER OF an after school club, that has been running for over ten years, has described the criticisms by Ofsted in a report as “Unfounded”. Ofsted has labelled the Chill Out Kids Club as “Inadequate” and has made a number of very harsh observations.…

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A SCHOOL that suffered a dramatic downturn in its standards, is moving back in the right direction, according to Ofsted, In 2009, Roydon primary school attained a “Good” report. But in June 2012, it received a damning “special measures” report with bottom marks across the…

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THE LITTLE STARS of the Little Stars nursery had a visit from the local fire officers on Tuesday afternoon. The engine made it down to the nursery close to St Mary of Latton church. The officers showed the little students around the fire engine and…

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THE FANTASTIC IMPROVEMENTS made by Stewards Academy were acknowledged by Ofsted after placing the school in the “Good” with outstanding features. The report made particular stress on the students behaviour and manners which the government watchdog rated as “Outstanding”. The comments made by Ofsted were:…

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HARLOW COLLEGE is staging a Taster Event for the One-Year NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) course on Wednesday 3rd July. There will be TWO sessions – 11.00am to 3.00pm and 5.00pm to 7.30pm. This event will showcase the modules on offer to…