Sky is the limit for Burnt Mill students at careers fair

YOUNG people in Harlow are setting their sights on careers as bankers, microbiologists and vets. Year 8 students at Burnt Mill Academy, in First Avenue, enjoyed learning about various professions during their careers day. They spent a morning hearing from local professionals before posing probing questions about their roles and the paths they took to success.

Secondary places time to apply

PARENTS and carers of Year 6 children yet to apply must do so by 31 October 2013 to secure a year seven secondary school place. Applications can be made via the website at The website also enables parents to search for school information, read Ofsted reports, check admissions criteria and catchment areas, and submit applications.

MP praises Burnt Mill in House of Commons

“THANK you Mr Speaker. Is my Honourable Friend aware that under the leadership of Helena Mills at Burnt Mill School in Harlow, they have achieved this year 76% in Maths & English A to C GCSE, compared to just 27% a few years ago, by doing many of the measures the Honourable Gentleman set out and having the relentless focus on Maths & English? Will my Honourable Friend look at schools like Burnt Mill to see examples of good practice and to see how the new accountability system works?

Welcome to Burnt Mill TV!

A NEWS team has been formed at Burnt Mill Academy, with students filming reports to broadcast online and around school. The first special report, which is available on YouTube, was put together during the recent open evening by Year 8 students Sophie Gander and Cat Norris.

Burnt Mill set to quiz councillors

STUDENTS from Burnt Mill will be quizzing a panel of county councillors during a Members Question Time session as part of Local Democracy Week (Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October). Primary and secondary school students will be getting to grips with local democracy at two full-day events being held by Essex County Council to help young people understand and learn more about the importance of democracy and how local government works.

Passmores take it to the bank!

In the late summer sunshine, the gathering audience were treated to a top quality selection of songs including ‘Mercy’, ‘Warwick Avenue’, ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ and ‘I’ve Had the Time of My Life’. Anya Hennessey, Madison Parker and Shannon Wood fronted the band with their expressive vocals and Lucy Kent made her debut in the band with some stunning drumming.

Strike: School closure details

NEITHER the governing body nor the Headteacher is legally allowed to close the school “in sympathy” with the strike and we will not do so. However, our main concern is the safety of our students. A school can only close if in the opinion of the Headteacher it is not safe to remain open. Having considered the impact of not having a significant number of teachers in school on this day, I have decided that it is not possible to maintain an adequate level of provision for our students or to ensure the necessary level of supervision. Consequently, I have decided that the school will close to students.

Harlow schools delighted with GCSE results

STEWARDS Academy continues to push the school’s level of achievement for GCSE’s and yet again continues the upward trend with an overall result of 58% of pupils achieving 5 or more A* to C grades with English and Maths. Following on from the recent excellent Ofsted report this reflects the tremendous hard work by staff and pupils in working towards the school’s challenging internal targets.

The pupils are outstanding! High praise for Stewards

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: 1. Students achieve well. They reach average standards by the […]

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