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09/10/19

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BMAT

A summer building programme saw £1.8m invested in our family of schools. BMAT operates primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/cAv7z3asSn https://t.co/oakKaUTqRj

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03/10/19

Burnt Mill Academy Retweeted
BMAT

Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/LWMGYHARWD

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30/09/19

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CooksSpinneyPrimary

Year 5 students visited for on Friday. Thank you to Year 8 and 9 students at Burnt Mill for preparing information booths about different languages and cultures for the Year 5s to visit. https://t.co/dgQuqQ4tk0

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30/09/19

Are you looking for a secondary school place for your son or daughter? We invite all prospective parents, carers & pupils in years 5 and 6 to come along and visit our Academy. Please contact the main office on (01279) 300555 to book a place on one of our tours. https://t.co/S8QHLCwQlc

23/09/19

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People Make Difference

What an amazing opportunity! We had an amazing time at this morning talking to the year 8’s! Thank you for having us, we would love to come back again.

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19/09/19

Burnt Mill Academy Retweeted
David Woolcott

Had a great time this morning ⁦⁩ talking to the year 8’s about ⁦⁩ ! So exciting to see young faces of our generation inspired to make the world a better place. https://t.co/4KZjzSw04i

17/09/19

English Teachers (two), Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow CM20 2NR https://t.co/kNBOzFwoGD

16/09/19

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Robert Halfon -Working Hard for Harlow-

Thank you . Met some brilliant students from the school. It was great to see so many there. https://t.co/Orif4KG8gR

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04/09/19

Our open evening is this Thursday. We look forward to welcoming all of our prospective students and families. https://t.co/QsscmGZPB7 https://t.co/0HqcCwzQkx

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02/09/19

Burnt Mill Academy Retweeted
BMAT

Children at risk of being permanently excluded from school are being offered a lifeline. BMAT is working closely with to fill the gap in the provision of alternative education. https://t.co/MckLjg0Atn https://t.co/VyvwtCcdje

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28/08/19

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Claire Bishop

One very happy boy. An 8 in GCSE music in year 9!! Thank you https://t.co/Cq6JT0vwY2

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27/08/19

“Saturday school and the extra revision sessions really helped. I feel the school helped me a lot. It’s my teachers who got me through it. I feel really relieved with these results.” Well done, Amber! Good luck at https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/raYtGWffeX

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27/08/19

“I needed a grade 7 in biology for my course and I got a grade 8, so I was really surprised. The extra revision sessions are so helpful. The teachers being there with us helped me to get better grades.” Well done, Georgia! Good luck at https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/3D0AKIR2cD

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27/08/19

“I never expected these results in a million years! My hands were shaking so much, I could not open them, I had to get my mum to do it for me. I am so happy as I was not expecting to get these results." Well done, Annabel! Good luck at https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/QmjzwVGuNk

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27/08/19

“I have done better than I thought I would and that is due to the amount of hard work I put in at school. The extra after-school sessions help. I am feeling happy.” Well done, Brandon! https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/O4tjd6FDGg

27/08/19

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Herts & Essex Sixth Form

Congratulations - you must be so proud! I am very excited that so many of these wonderful students in this photo have enrolled with us today. The calibre of your students is always fantastic! TMR https://t.co/xCgfxsmgei

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22/08/19

Students and staff were today celebrating at Burnt Mill Academy as the summer’s GCSE results were released. https://t.co/UyTwzBhk0W https://t.co/o6W7oP5bTe

15/08/19

Hi Drew - we’re not fully open during summer but send a DM and I’ll see how I can help - BMAT Media Officer

15/08/19

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HARLOW ROCK SCHOOL

Do you love to sing or play an instrument? We are enrolling now for new band members aged 11-18 Join us for a FREE Taster Sessions Friday 6-8pm Join a band for the new term starting in September

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14/08/19

Starting big school in September is a little less scary now children have had a chance to try it out. Students joining Year 7 at Burnt Mill Academy at the start of the new school year have had the opportunity to sample life at secondary school. https://t.co/ndmBdP4Kh8 https://t.co/2HLefoe6lE

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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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