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Education: Secondary

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A GROUP of students at Sir Charles Kao UTC ran in the Nuclear Races in Brentwood to raise funds to build a kit car. A team of 12 students and staff members from Sir Charles Kao UTC ran the 6km assault course in Brentwood, in…

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POTTER STREET Academy has been told to improve by Ofsted. The school was recently inspected by the government watchdog and although they described behaviour and early years provision as good, they made a number of criticisms of the school. The report stated; Teaching is not…

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THROWING, catching and running skills were improved when the smallest BMAT children took part in a sporting event. The 60 Year 1 and 2 pupils from the four primary schools in the Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust family got active at Burnt Mill Academy, in…

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MUSICAL students took to the stage for the Stortford Music Festival. The Hunt House Band from Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, Harlow, was picked to perform at the event after coming runner-up in a competition by Harlow College. Fifty artists, headlined by The Undertones…

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MORE than 17 in 20 children in Essex have been offered their parents’ first preference primary school. Despite significant growth of the county and increasing pressure on places, Essex County Council has confirmed that 86.7 per cent of children due to start reception in 2015…

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BURNT Mill Academy has been awarded once again for its work with disadvantaged youngsters. The school, in First Avenue, Harlow, was awarded £5,000 as a qualifier in the Pupil Premium Awards earlier this year, putting it among just 27 secondary schools nationally to reach the…

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STEWARDS Academy celebrated the achievements of its pupils at a glittering awards evening this week. The hall was full to bursting with proud pupils, their families, staff and Governors. 148 pupils were recognised for their contribution to the life of Stewards, their selfless commitment to…

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CRUCIAL Crew, the annual event organised by Harlow Council and designed to put local schoolchildren’s safety skills to the test, returned this month. From 3 March-13 March 2015, the Latton Bush Centre played host to around 930 Year 6 pupils from 29 primary schools in…

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RUNNERS at the school have been winning medals and titles this season. Sidnie Ward and Kyesha Robinson both won county titles at this year’s Essex Indoor Championships. Year 7 Sidnie is second best in the UK for under 13 boys in the 800m, winning his…

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A SCHOOL with students speaking up to 50 different languages is celebrating its diverse culture. Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, has seen an increase in the number of pupils joining without any English skills. To encourage non-English speaking families to feel a part…

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AS part of National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March), which celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy; Suzy Stride, prospective MP for Harlow, has praised Harlow College. The college runs an array of apprenticeship schemes, from Bricklaying to…

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IN early March, a cast of 50 pupils at Stewards Academy took to the stage to tell a thrilling story of high school hopes and heartbreak. Over four performances of their major production of ‘Back to the 80s’, pupils transported audiences to the era of…

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LABOUR’S parliamentary candidate for Harlow, Suzy Stride, has hit out against the ‘appalling and despicable’ cuts announced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which directly impact Harlow College. The Conservative-led government has announced a huge cut to adult further education funding in England,…

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OFSTED has told the Potter Street Children’s Centre to improve. The government watchdog came to the centre in Carters Mead, Harlow last month and gave the centre a “Requires Improvement” grading. Amongst the criticisms were: 1. There are not enough priority families, including lone parents…

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THE competition was the ninth annual Harlow College Hair and Beauty show, for the Level 2 Hairdressing students. Each year a new theme is chosen and this year’s theme was ‘The Seasons of the Year’. Each student produces a ‘Mood board’ (a board covered in…

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Book characters took a trip to the local library. Pupils dressed as their favourite storybook stars for World Book Day at Cooks Spinney Primary School, in Cooks Spinney, Harlow, before visiting the local library. Other pupils read The Gingerbread Man and baked their own gingerbread…