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The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities - is now available to view online. It can be found under the news menu on each of our school websites or you can view directly from this link - https://t.co/YuynITeqtu https://t.co/Dr9ywOBZkz


Top universities are within reach of brilliant teenagers from Harlow. Year 9 and 10 students at Burnt Mill Academy were selected to take part in the Brilliant Club by . https://t.co/FF5E6iDqMx https://t.co/rBPrcbzbtc


Watching professional dancers perform has inspired youngsters to take centre stage in their school production. A group of 40 Key Stage 3 students from Burnt Mill Academy went to billed as the “world’s biggest dance event” - at https://t.co/MkLHS01PLS


Lead Practitioner Maths, Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow CM20 3EZ https://t.co/Buc2SYRpp7


Young musicians are being introduced to opportunities within their home town. A group of 40 GCSE music students from Burnt Mill Academy attended a performance by Harlow Symphony Orchestra at St John’s Arts. https://t.co/obEZ8oJqGV https://t.co/KmPLFcf4Kj


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can you guys help? Can we get a big vote from all of your students? Any age can vote,all you need is an email address! We desperately need our towns support so we can support our towns Yong people! This is forall of us!! https://t.co/kZXI8Ap8wA


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A teacher’s contribution has been recognised with a Mayor’s Award. Kayleigh Trainor, acting assistant head for achievement and outcomes at , has been awarded the Mayor of Redbridge’s Contribution in Support of Young People Award. https://t.co/SPC6xEiPKO https://t.co/sKBewvwvGd


Students at Burnt Mill Academy will take GCSE exams this summer. In preparation, they were visited by who offers assemblies “with high energy, humour and a motivational message to give your students the reality check they need” https://t.co/lhf8eHWG5q https://t.co/M0nU7OPJ1E


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Ten widths of a swimming pool, five laps of a playground on a bike and a run around a school field saw pupils become triathletes. Pupils from primary schools within the BMAT group of schools in Harlow competed for the third year in a triathlon. Full story https://t.co/LSKkoB90hB https://t.co/DazpvIChyN


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It’s always an honour to work with and the Foundation!😊 This year for our edition I’m working with in ! My Yr7 group of ladies have been working really hard!💪 We’re all so excited! 🤪 Come join us😁Ticket info👇 💛 https://t.co/jXiICCrwCL


The newest group of young sport leaders have been called upon for their first important job. Burnt Mill Academy appoints students as sports leaders to help run specialist PE sessions for children with SEND at the school. https://t.co/pczkQQ8sAv https://t.co/2jZhjaTohm


Young leaders are inspiring their peers to be on their very best behaviour at school. Members of the Student Senior Leadership Team are taking responsibility for ensuring classmates demonstrate good behaviour at all times and have perfect attendance. https://t.co/qZktdx9W2M


New habits are being cultivated in young people to give them access to a worldly-wise future. The group of schools are working to create a more modern curriculum full of knowledge to enable young people to compete on the world stage. Full story https://t.co/aQR13Pvi37 https://t.co/A7Pb9mFLrv


Our school is working to raise vital funds for a local hospice. Burnt Mill Academy has been supporting in the town for the last two years. Full story - https://t.co/giZ7rdNrBJ https://t.co/gUgypcW4Jx


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'A wonderful group of Year 7 art students at designed this fabulous Winter Walkies window display for our charity shop, Scarlet Vintage & Retro! 😍🐶🐾 The students designed this practically pawfect window display at an after-school art club.' https://t.co/wjxcCPJzsJ


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Thank you to all the students that came to Valentine's Disco! We made £112 for 💕💖💘💝 https://t.co/NDRQGaOb1O


. actor Ricky Norwood is devoting time to developing the talents of Harlow youngsters. Burnt Mill Academy was introduced to the Inter-School Drama Award by its founder Rudolph Walker. Full story - https://t.co/K6WwJEJWmD https://t.co/L2RzK2mg1p


Every student in Burnt Mill Academy is rolling up their sleeves and cleaning up their environment. The head girl and head boy felt the school grounds were becoming untidy with too much litter dropped on the floor. Full Story - https://t.co/fFUlI2r36I https://t.co/7ovqMahX6J


Lego masters from Harlow have been selected to take part in the UK finals of an engineering competition. The Year 9 Lego robotics club from Burnt Mill Academy are through to the national finals of the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge. Full story https://t.co/AC6tWZwa6X https://t.co/RnRO9NPv8H


Two Harlow school girls are proving they are among the best in the country at trampolining. Burnt Mill Academy students Shannon Waterman and Lois Tappenden represent their school in national competitions in the sport. Full story - https://t.co/DnydFyCCrR https://t.co/RgdTjEt8xT


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Burnt Mill Academy is once again celebrating “outstanding” GCSE results.

As one of the top achieving schools in the country, more than half of Year 11 students at the school, in Harlow, achieved the new grade 5 – considered a strong pass nationally – in both English and maths.

In the core subjects of English, maths and science, 51 students achieved the sought-after grade 9 – an achievement only reached by 0.2 per cent of students nationally.

The top scores of grade 9 to 7 were achieved by 16 per cent of students in English language, 23 per cent in English literature, 25 per cent in maths, 24 per cent in biology, 16 per cent in chemistry and 14 per cent in physics.

The 2017 summer exam season saw students sitting the new grade 9 to 1 GCSEs for the first time in maths and English, with the majority of other subjects switching to the new format this year.

The 9 to 1 numerical grades do not map across in a simple way to the A* to G grades. A grade 9 is not comparable to an A*, for example.

At Burnt Mill, 72 per cent of students this year achieved the equivalent of the old five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.

Head of school Laura McGlashan said: “I would like to thank all of our students, staff and parents for their hard work and continued support. The staff at Burnt Mill are dedicated and passionate and go above and beyond and our students’ hard work and commitment to their studies is testament to their success.

“I am immensely proud of the students and their achievements.”


The 2017 summer exam season saw students sitting the new grade 9 to 1 GCSEs for the first time in maths and English, with staff having to prepare students for examinations no one had sat or seen.

The maths and English GCSEs were new exams with different content and exam paper styles. The new 9 to 1 numerical grades do not map across in a simple way to the A* to G grades. This dramatic break from what has gone before means any comparison of this year’s GCSE maths and English scores with previous years is meaningless. The headline figures incorporating maths and English grades which schools have quoted in the past consequently cannot be used again.

The 9 to 1 grades students have achieved in maths and English and the A* to G grades for their other subjects will be used by the Department for Education to calculate Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures for all schools. These will be available in the autumn term.

A total of 79% of students achieved the national standard or above in maths, while 73% achieved the national standard or above in combined English. An impressive 24% of all GCSE grades were A* or A, with 53% of all grades awarded at A* to B. A total of 97% of Year 11 students were awarded at least five A* to C grades.

High achieving students this year include -

  • Hayleigh Luck with 9 in English and 9 in maths and 8 A*/A grades.
  • Charlie Deamer with 9 in English language and English literature.
  • Tara Mapp-Pope with top grades in English and maths and 7 A*/A grades.
  • Michael Prince with 9 in maths and 7 A*/A grades.

Proud headteacher John Blaney said: "I would like to thank all of our students, staff, and parents for their hard work and continued support. Staff at Burnt Mill go above and beyond. Our students put in the additional hours and it really does pay off. I am immensely proud of all they have achieved.”


Burnt Mill Academy is celebrating after an impressive 83 per cent of its students gained top marks in both their English and mathematics GCSE exams. As students collected their results from this summer's exams, it was revealed the majority had scored A* to C grades in the core subjects, despite a national dip in results.

The number of students achieving A* and A grades also leapt this year to 66.3 per cent, compared to 42 per cent last year.

Overall last year, a total of 80% of Burnt Mill students achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths – this year that figure had upped to 81%.

The top ten students in the year group are –

  • Lauren Nicholson with five A* grades and six A grades
  • Lucy Palmer with four A* grades and seven A grades
  • Amy Richardson with four A* grades, six A grades and one B grade
  • Jordan Chow with four A* grades, four A grades and two B grades
  • Maria Kruger with three A* grades, five A grades and three B grades
  • LaurenLegate with two A* grades, seven A grades and two B grades
  • Sophie Manning with two A* grades, six A grades and three B grades
  • Maria Johnson with two A* grades, six A grades and two B grades
  • Bradley Gosnell with two A* grades, five A grades and two B grades
  • Ashley Banham with one A* grade, seven A grades and two B grades

Headteacher John Blaney said: "I am absolutely delighted the hard work of our fantastic students and amazing staff has paid off. For the third year in a row, more than 80% of our Year 11 students leave with at least five GCSE grades, including English and maths. Even amid the curriculum changes that have taken place, these results prove great teaching is what impacts most. It really is an amazing achievement. Congratulations to them all."

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