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Education: Secondary

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By Mark Sweeney HARLOW welcomed over 800 students from across the county for the third annual Essex Winter Games, spreading throughout three venues. The opening ceremony was conducted at the Harlow Leisure Zone, where the badminton, indoor rowing and table cricket events took place. Following…

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FASHION comes to Passmores Academy in March when the St Clares host a high street fashion show. The show takes place on Wednesday 19th March at 7.30pm The location is; Passmores Academy, Tracyes Rd, Harlow, Essex CM18 6JH May high street brands such as Next…

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THE ESSEX WINTER Games are coming to Harlow. The event at Harlow Leisure Zone will see one thousand young people from Essex compete across a range of sports including Badminton, Indoor Rowing, Table Cricket, Basketball and Table Tennis. THE festival will be opened by Rio…

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THE AXED TROUBLED pupils unit in Commonside Road, is improving according to government watchdog Ofsted. The West Quadrant Unit is closing in July. It has and remains in special measures. There are hopes that the Aspire Academy, backed by headteachers Vic Goddard and Helena Mills,…

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HARLOW residents are still invited to put across their opinions on plans for a new free school in Harlow. Aspire Academy is described as an Alternative Provision established under the Free School route for children and young people aged 4-16 for whom mainstream education for…

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STUDENTS from all years took part in a Curriculum Day on the final week before Christmas. They enjoyed a variety of activities in different departments throughout the Academy, including Science, ICT and Technology.

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ESSEX County Council is pleased to learn that the Department for Education has selected two preferred Academy sponsors for Braiswick School in Colchester and Rivermill Academy in Harlow, meaning that progress can continue on developing the two new builds funded through the government’s Targeted Basic…

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By Nishall Garala ON Wednesday 18 December 2013, I went back to my former school, St Mark’s, to celebrate the richly diverse nature of the school during the evening where an outstanding show was put on by the students. Students, parents and the community were…

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THE COMMUNITY matters to students at Burnt Mill Academy. The school, in Mandela Avenue is working hard to build links and offer help to groups in their neighbourhood who need it. Similar projects have always taken place at the school, but they are now being…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has welcomed the news that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in the constituency have been allocated £3,961,00 for 2014-15 to help them achieve their full potential. This is good news for pupils and for their families. The Pupil Premium is additional funding…

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LAST MONTH, Latton Green Primary was placed into special measures. There are a number of people who believe it is politically motivated and has very little to do with education. A concerned parent has written to YH and added her concerns. Sir, “I am a…

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X-FACTOR star and all round good guy, Rylan dropped in on St Luke’s primary to star in their school nativity play. The children, aged between 7 and 10, won TalkTalk’s Shining Stars competition aimed at finding the next generation of aspiring singers, dancers and actors.…

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LAST WEEK, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilsher, produced his annual report on education in England. The report made for grim reading for some schools but there at the heart of the report was a great tribute to Burnt Mill Academy. The report said:…

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ARE HARLOW primary schools in crisis or are they on the way up? On Thursday OFSTED published the reading, writing and maths tables for primary schools in Harlow. All schools are supposed to ensure that 60 per cent of pupils gain at least “Level 4”…

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STEWARDS AND Passmores students are being offered the opportunity to gain first-hand experience working in a laboratory testing chemicals in just one of the education and industry projects set up to help encourage young people to consider careers in the science, technology, engineering and maths…

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HARLOW-based artist Julie Johnstone has ambitious plans for a mural at Burnt Mill. In many ways the plans harness the ambition, energy and zeal that the school possesses. We had run a story a few weeks ago but we were keen to find out more…