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05/12/19

Burnt Mill was among the top 50 supporters of the cause last year. This year, they have so far raised a total of £2,220, beating last year’s total, placing them as the 10th highest achieving school in the country. https://t.co/2aAB3VxrJX https://t.co/haZYeriN5A

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05/12/19

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Young musicians from five secondary schools went head to head in this year’s BMAT Battle of the Bands contest. Students from and came together to share their musical talent. https://t.co/JLkJOPUQ5H https://t.co/C9ARppSlW6

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04/12/19

A thankful dad is repaying the emergency team who brought his baby back to health, by taking on the . Seventeen-month-old James Gallagher has been rushed to three times in the last year struggling to breathe. https://t.co/IUsH7il5EG https://t.co/vAg5Xbqxfr

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02/12/19

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Jade Nunn

Jessica Nunn British National pre-Cadet Champion 2019. Fought so well. Very proud of her. 🥋🥇🥋#BSJK https://t.co/h54pwjKntb

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02/12/19

Don't miss our panto - Aladdin! Tue 10th & Wed 11th December. Tickets available from ParentPay. https://t.co/sQ1smPmzUp

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28/11/19

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Hire our facilities - we have sites across Essex and East London with a variety of resources available, including Football Pitches, Swimming Pools, Classrooms, Drama Studios, Meeting Rooms, Sports Halls, Libraries, Theatres and more. Find out more on https://t.co/eu0qIqJcYa https://t.co/yIRj2zbZSW

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28/11/19

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Poetry By Heart

And... the 900th school to register for Poetry By Heart 2019-20 is..... in Harlow. Book bundle on its way! Let us know if we can help you get under way! https://t.co/8tQcjse29D

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Estates and Facilities Assistants We are looking for Estates and Facilities Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles have flexible working hours – weekdays, evenings and weekends. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/kpFHPunXxB

19/11/19

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Epping Forest Guardian

and have just returned from a cultural trip helping build new wells and toilets https://t.co/Xqqp5PBYtA

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Catering Assistants We are looking for Catering Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles are part-time during the school day, term-time only and flexible. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/IYV11rP3PW

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15/11/19

More young people than ever before are taking part in their school pantomime. An original script is being created by the school’s teachers to ensure as many students as possible can get involved. https://t.co/V3JdVqFLsz https://t.co/Sak4nvOYmL

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15/11/19

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Charanga VIP Studio Sessions

Massive congratulations to K1, Janice, Cooper & Ryan - winners of our first competition judged by & - check the video to hear their tracks 🥇🎉📈 https://t.co/bFerxxl9nx

15/11/19

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Well done bubs 😊😘😘 and thankyou for always supporting Harvey 😊 https://t.co/87zTwzWfoA

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15/11/19

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HarveyLucas

So proud to receive my Special Accolade Award for Music. Thank you so much for all the support over the years (sorry for all the emails 🤦🏻‍♂️😂) I’ve loved it all and continue my music in A-Levels so thanks again 😁🎺🎸🎼 https://t.co/FII0NiCnHr

14/11/19

Working with on this trip helped provide a brilliant opportunity for our students. We're looking forward to working together on future projects. https://t.co/ZAzfdep774

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11/11/19

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Current Vacancies - We have a variety of teaching and non teaching roles available across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/NVv0yhJHSn

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11/11/19

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

One day to go! Join us at School on Tuesday 12th November to continue ! Register your interest online at https://t.co/Mp11JwgekH https://t.co/GlXdFMUMmv

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04/11/19

Burnt Mill Academy is the only secondary school in Essex to achieve the country’s highest accolade for arts education. The school has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Award. https://t.co/JHYBZ6J7Tq https://t.co/PLHDtdIwSB

04/11/19

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It is part of the Adopt A Sculpture trail. Work by 16 other schools including & be found in & Harlow Central Library. Work on display until 4 November. https://t.co/lbBqTf6258

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04/11/19

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Wonderful to see so many past and present students of our schools performing for and at ’s brilliant fireworks display this evening 🎇 https://t.co/NYpbHvI6tD

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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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