Welcome From The Headteacher
Burnt Mill is a caring and friendly school and our students tell us that when they come to school, they feel happy, safe and they enjoy their learning. This positive environment, where our students are supported and inspired to be the best that they can possibly be, enables every child to thrive. Indeed, many pupils enjoy school life so much that they often stay until 5.00 pm to continue their studies or to participate in extra-curricular activities.
We believe in creating opportunities for every individual and pupils seize the chance to experience all that Burnt Mill has to offer. Year 7 pupils participate in a wide range of after school clubs from cooking to debating. Pupils are also encouraged to learn an instrument, compete in sports or become involved in one of our many school productions.
As a parent, you will also want to know about our high expectations for every pupil. Academic success is important to us because we know that it will create opportunities for young people. Although this may seem a long way off, we see Year 7 as the beginning of your child’s GCSE preparation to academic success. We have high aspirations for all of our students and we expect every child to leave us having achieved excellent examination results and the skills to enable them to further their education through Apprenticeships or by attending University. As well as excellent results, we know that to be accepted to one of the Russell Group universities such as Cambridge, Oxford or Leeds that students will need to demonstrate determination, resilience and a strong work ethic; these are qualities that we will promote and develop in our students.
Burnt Mill students are happy, hard-working and have a strong desire to learn. They have exemplary behaviour, high aspirations and are respectful and kind to others. Our students strive to make their parents/carers, school and community proud.
I look forward to working with you and your child to ensure that she/he has a fantastic educational experience. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time if you are worried or need to ask a question.
We do hope that your son/daughter will join us and become part of this outstanding Academy.