School Rebuilding Programme
The planning application for the redevelopment of Burnt Mill Academy has been approved by Harlow Council Development Management Committee at a meeting on Wednesday 7th June.
Full details of the application can be found on Harlow Council's Planning Portal
BMAT Education is delighted with the committee’s decision. We thank the DfE and B&K for their hard work on their project to date, and look forward to progressing the construction of the new school building, swimming pool and sports hall in the coming months.
We take on board all feedback received from local residents, community groups and ward councillors as part of the planning consultation and are committed to working with the contractor throughout the duration of the construction project to ensure minimal disruption to our neighbours. We thank Robert Halfon MP for his support.
The rebuilding of Burnt Mill Academy from a dated 1960s building to a 21st century school and new sports and community facilities is an enormous boost for Harlow, benefiting generations of Harlow school children to come.
PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT - PROPOSED REPLACEMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL ONSITE OF BURNT MILL ACADEMY, FIRST AVENUE, HARLOW – Wednesday 8th February, 2023.
A public consultation event will take place at Burnt Mill Academy, First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NR on Wednesday 8th February, 2023 between 4pm and 9pm.
If you are unable to attend the event, a consultation website (https://dppukltd.com/burntmillacademy/) has been set up to provide further information and allow for feedback from Monday 6th February. Alternatively, you can email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to: 1 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5HN. Please submit your comments by 20th February 2023.
Letter to local residents
Letter to parents/carers
Surveys for the feasibility study are under way.
Following a number of meetings between BMAT (the trust) and the DfE at the school, and some preliminary work by the DfE, government ministers have approved a feasibility study for a full rebuild of Burnt Mill Academy
We look forward to working with MACE and the DfE on the feasibility study.
It is not yet known if the project will include a swimming pool. Robert Halfon MP is supporting our efforts to retain this important resource.
We anticipate works to commence in the summer of 2022 and conclude by 2024.
The school is likely to move into temporary high quality accommodation on site during the works.
Burnt Mill Academy has been selected by the DfE to be included in the next round of the School Rebuilding Programme.
School Rebuilding Programme Policy Paper (gov.uk)