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08/02/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Lead Practitioner for English 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/a0nG2OgBY2

08/02/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Head of Year 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/cHua9OyL4V

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02/02/23

📢 CONSULTATION INVITATION 🦺 are hosting a public consultation event for the proposed redevelopment of Burnt Mill Academy. 📅 Wednesday 8th February ⌚️4pm - 9pm 📍Burnt Mill Academy, First Avenue, Harlow CM20 2NR More details on https://t.co/AniifAYI7B https://t.co/TTFxzUGeVM

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27/01/23

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Robert Halfon MP ➡️Working Hard for Harlow⬅️

Great to have , , and students joining me today to find out what opportunities are available to them when they leave school and college! 💪⭐️🪜 https://t.co/j9XkAJkUU1

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26/01/23

Ambassador of Happiness inspiring Year 11! https://t.co/oxRU2F6LXa

24/01/23

A trip to London helped teenagers to put their studies into perspective as Year 10 students visited Whitechapel as part of their history lessons. https://t.co/NZJLdJri5B

22/01/23

Congratulations to all nominees and winners of Harlow Education Awards!

19/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an Admin Assistant / Receptionist 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/8BzkNQW3d5

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19/01/23

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‼️TENDER OPPORTUNITY‼️ BMAT Education are inviting tenders for out of school hours hire of (Harlow) swimming pool 🏊 April '23 - Aug '26. For full details and tender pack please visit https://t.co/Qw7TwEWwjQ https://t.co/Bo3ZNoHrbp

19/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an Admin Assistant / Reprographics 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/M2ZrK4D9TI

03/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Head of PE 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/bwoozxJuym

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16/12/22

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Merry Christmas to all our students, staff and families. We hope you enjoy the festive break. 🎅🎄❄️☃️ https://t.co/9nrG8Eb1dN

15/12/22

Young engineers used their imaginations to tackle out of this world challenges. Year 9 and 10 students took part in Lego engineering events. https://t.co/QLszUbeeqX

12/12/22

Following an assessment of the school site and surrounding area a decision has been made to close today for H&S reasons. Students will be emailed work via their school email accounts.

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09/12/22

Whitechapel trip was a bit special this year. As well as the usual tour of East London's History dating back to the early 19th Century & pupils were treated to lunch at The Worshipful Company of Baker's Hall; a livery which was first referenced in the early 12th Century. https://t.co/B7DsTulJCA

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09/12/22

Highlights from our KS4 Xmas Reward Evening… https://t.co/Dtcx8TfsVe

08/12/22

The scene of a murder was discovered in a school - thankfully, it was just a fun evening of drama! The murder mystery event saw students act out a scenario for their peers to guess who has committed the crime. https://t.co/LsOYuLoXhi

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07/12/22

Xmas Concert: Step into Christmas 7pm Monday 12th December 🎄 https://t.co/gfeGAIiCTD

07/12/22

Keen historians took a trip back in time to explore local history as Year 7 students visited Castle. https://t.co/Ww4rmZBjJp

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06/12/22

Year 10 & 11 Citizenship students attended a trip to Parliament! https://t.co/e0f7nx3JSl

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Origins

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'.....

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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