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06/09/18

Looking forward to welcoming everyone to our 2018 open evening. Head of School speeches at 6:30pm and 7:30pm https://t.co/peNzPFW9hB

09/07/18

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Making our banners for the . We are very excited to take part! https://t.co/mEUDRev7Gl

09/07/18

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Anne Frank Trust

Our East Team are busy today! Our one day pop up 'Take A Stand' exhibition opens at the Hate Crime conference in & our Ambasadors in will also be welcoming visitors to 'Anne Frank: A History for Today'.

09/07/18

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jacqui aslandogdu

What a fantastic show tonight....You really have the best students and teachers..We absolutely loved School of Rock!!...thank you all.

09/07/18

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Claire Bishop

So proud to have seen them all receive their awards last night. Amazing recognition. Thank you for making them all believe they can! https://t.co/3O6zQABSCE

09/07/18

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BMAT

Just read this great article about the fabulous work taking place to develop pupils passion for music. I can’t emphasise enough how important an excellent music department is in a school. HM https://t.co/f8L7941WLo

09/07/18

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BMAT MFLanguages

What an amazing group of MFL teachers we have A great afternoon sharing ideas and good practise. How lucky our students are to have such incredible teachers! Thankyou to MFL BMAT team🇫🇷🇪🇸

09/07/18

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Ms Horner

Invaluable sharing of practice across the Trust today. How lucky are we to have such a wealth of experienced and innovative teachers serving our local communities!?

09/07/18

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St Clare Hospice

Our shop staff getting into the festival spirit in celebration of ClareFest, which is happening this Saturday at our shop at the St James Centre! We'll be selling loads of lovely festival gear, with music from 's Monochroma and ! ✌ https://t.co/78qy9TnzYi

09/07/18

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Jade Nunn

Very Proud of my 2 girls both fought so well 2day at Kent International Judo Comp. Emma just missing out on a Gold but a very well deserved Silver & Jess a Gold & Kent International Champion 2018. https://t.co/YlkeLZ7LVJ

09/07/18

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BMAT

Another student who has gone on to great things. Superb photos. Creativity is so important and starts in school. HM https://t.co/iyVY5gErpA

09/07/18

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BMAT

So very pleased to see awarded a first class degree today. Never doubted that such a brilliant student from would go on to be such a successful adult. Delighted he will use his talents to help others next year. Well done 👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/xcEDtdtwTq

09/07/18

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BMAT Media Officer

YOUNG WRITER AMONG UK'S BEST https://t.co/wPKsLJh5Od https://t.co/OusVAvIgFn

17/05/18

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Great to see the is included! A year ago this Saturday appeared live on stage - an amazing morning. https://t.co/rAQXRBCPT1

17/05/18

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Panathlon Challenge

We’re here at for the East Region Deaf Boccia Finals! With 15 teams en route from 7 schools, all eager to go home with that gold! Thank you to our leaders from https://t.co/HAw75gV9Ba

17/05/18

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There's music everywhere! has introduced Essex's first Rap Tutor and has launched their choir. Full stories are in this week's which you can read online here - https://t.co/oVGW4qPwEg https://t.co/grKkRBkg6t

17/05/18

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BMAT MFLanguages

To all our French students Bon courage! Show off and show the examiners how wonderful you are! Time to shine because you are all fab! Read the questions carefully! 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷 Here’s to Spanish next......🇪🇸

17/05/18

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Planning has started for 's involvement in 's 2018 ! Here are some ideas for pupils, staff and parents from , , , , , , ! :-) https://t.co/YC0yIW4eSD

17/05/18

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OPEN EVENING TONIGHT! The Academy opens it's doors from 4pm - come and see what it's all about https://t.co/s5yBn3omNp https://t.co/YJtu8JeGmu

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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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