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19/02/19

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

13/02/19

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Well done to those students from , proudly representing . Good luck with the competition! https://t.co/GBEkbXR0B4

13/02/19

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Panathlon Challenge

Fantastic support as ever from students as Young Leaders today at our Eastern Regional Final between Essex, Herts and Cambridgeshire https://t.co/9KieSjnqD3

13/02/19

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Panathlon Challenge

Well done to on winning their first East Regional Championship today Report, photos and results here - https://t.co/4j944XqXsJ Thanks also to our leaders from https://t.co/i1XEa7ECJ6

12/02/19

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Two days until Valentine's disco!! 💕💝💘💖💕 https://t.co/QYK4K07lm7

08/02/19

A brand-new show choir is bringing smiles to the faces of its audiences. Burnt Mill Academy has launched the performance choir to breathe new life into performances by encouraging singers to move and dance as they sing. Full story - https://t.co/WErvzWsNwo https://t.co/yHOYAOVi6x

07/02/19

A TV actor is taking time out of his filming schedule to coach teenagers in Harlow. , who plays Patrick Truman in the long-running soap opera, is working with students at Burnt Mill Academy. Full story - https://t.co/sEMLhyqZLf https://t.co/e10z2nvIsc

07/02/19

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I had a fantastic day - thanks to all the teachers, volunteers & all the impressive young people, including who shared these inspiring words “We are students today, engineers tomorrow” https://t.co/v2DPTx0jlS

06/02/19

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New vacancies have been added to our website. A variety of teaching and support roles across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/S5v0fwV9Yh

31/01/19

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Vacancy - Lead Practitioner with responsibility for Maths at Harlow, CM20. https://t.co/2sBbeQixZM https://t.co/OQYgHUX0zv

31/01/19

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Vacancy - Lead Practitioner with responsibility for English at Harlow, CM20. https://t.co/6ua483tGNy https://t.co/b90hXsLR2Q

31/01/19

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Vacancy - Catering Assistant at Harlow, CM20. https://t.co/WoNBTvtOUi https://t.co/FOHVjFs7ST

30/01/19

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Consultation event for with . Taking place at on Monday 11th February https://t.co/MdagwFO3GM

28/01/19

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Current Vacancies in a variety of roles across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/Sua5F6y41z

28/01/19

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Students at in the mix with , we love seeing this kind of energy 👏🏼🤘🏼 https://t.co/6Ty9Y90ZSP

23/01/19

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Children’s author shared his tips on inspiring a love of reading at a training session with teaching staff. The writer of classic children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt worked with staff from BMAT schools when he visited . https://t.co/beBH6MDXbM https://t.co/XU0WPIW2bs

18/12/18

Students in Harlow have been chosen to take part in a national project focusing on sculptures. Burnt Mill Academy is working on the three-year Your Sculpture project. https://t.co/hHDIG4aSBb https://t.co/7wluGJbv4F

18/12/18

Animal lovers flocked to hear all about careers working with cats. , the UK charity dedicated to rescuing and rehoming cats and educating people about cat welfare, visited Burnt Mill Academy. https://t.co/om8PtTjziG https://t.co/DFaFFaDPpS

13/12/18

In 2015 we performed 's classic Happy Christmas War Is Over https://t.co/EqKCzv5AWV

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School History

Burnt Mill celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011/12. The pioneers of secondary education in Harlow new town were celebrated in the Academy's major summer production at the Harlow Playhouse: 'An adventure in faith'.....

Origins

by W.R.Stirling (first Headteacher 1962)

It was a drizzly October day in 1961 when I first pulled on a pair of gum boots and followed the Clerk of Works through a sea of mud, up a thread of a ladder and found myself on the top of the steel skeletal structure which was Burnt Mill School. It seems much longer ago than 18 months, and just as now it is hard to visualise our school without its attendant weeds and rubble piles, so then it was difficult to imagine it would ever be a school at all.

Six months later I met the real Burnt Mill, 170 children of all sizes and shapes, conspicuous by their motley dress and looking very much like orphans of the storm in the kindly hospice of Passmores School. We did our best to become a school in that first term, but it was not until September, when concrete and glass were infused with flesh and blood, that I really felt Burnt Mill existed.

The staff converged from the four corners of the country and strange dialects stirred the empty classrooms. In the sweat of their brow, as they moved furniture and humped books,they christened the place.

Wednesday, September 12th 1962 - building (or part of them), children and staff came together and Burnt Mill Comprehensive was born.

Birth presumes conception and the story of the school goes back long before the foundations were dug. It began with a cold statistic on a piece of paper, for with the cussedness of children there were too many of them to be absorbed by existing schools and an additional one was necessary. Unlike other Harlow schools it could not be 'paired', and so sheer necessity made us 'Comprehensive'. We did not believe that children could be selected and segregated at 11; we were to meet the needs of their abilities and aptitudes as they developed. This was the principle of our being.

Embodied in Burnt Mill was another great ideal - that individual children matter; for however large the school might grow it would be just as strong or just as weak as the least of its members. We were ordained to have a caring regard for each and every child and given a house system to effect it.

From statistic to committee, from drawing board to concrete, from 1958 to 1962 Burnt Mill was nurtured : the quality of its life is left to us, for as we move towards maturity it is the standards we create in classroom and workshop, laboratory and studio, games field and theatre that will help us to realise ourselves, to respect one another and to forge a unity of purpose. We shall need to "Adventure in Faith"
 
W R Stirling

 Original Staff 1962

Original Burnt Mill Staff 1962

Back Row L to R ~ Dave Norfolk, Dan Rees, Bill Bloomfield, Mike Ratty, Gordon Godsman,Dave Sutherland

Middle Row L to R ~ Joan Williams, Alan Shine, Brian Barnes, Paul Sellars, Bob Smith, Finlay (Jock) Fraser, Philip Payne,
Derek Peasey, Anne Readman.

Front Row L to R ~ Anita Evans, John Derbyshire, George Halliwell, Ray Stirling (Head), Frank Auld, Anita Flateau (Secretary)

 

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