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25/05/24

⚽ Well done to all who took part in the Year 11 v Staff football match. A well-played game which had to be decided on penalties. For the first time in 8 years, the staff team were victorious! 🏆Victory also came to the staff team in the netball match 👏 pic.twitter.com/5oX3jb56vg

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29/04/24

Year 10 BMA pupils received an exclusive tour of .In addition to the general tour of the Houses of Commons and Lords, pupils were given special access to 's private office, just down the corridor from . pic.twitter.com/vqb0acqUcJ

24/04/24

🎞️ We're pleased to be able to share a time-lapse of the building of our temporary accommodation.👷‍♂️ The school rebuild project continues to move forward.📸 Photos of the demolition work, and visuals of the new school can be viewed on https://t.co/AniifAYI7B pic.twitter.com/rdxdt2Bpyf

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18/04/24

🎶 A huge congratulations to all involved in our annual Spring Music Recital.🫶 We would like to express our gratitude to parents and guardians, as your unwavering support and encouragement plays a significant role in nurturing your child’s passion for music. pic.twitter.com/DBcVwgoJRp

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25/03/24

We were privileged to welcome Susie Barnett BEM back to Burnt Mill Academy to speak to students about her remarkable life and her family’s escape from persecution.Students were asked to provide their thoughts on Susie's inspiring story pic.twitter.com/aECV7c60aC

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22/03/24

🏰 38 of our Year 7 students recently visited Castle⚔️ Students travelled back to 1066 Norman England. They explored the castle, roamed through the hidden village, wandered around the houses, and were fascinated by the animals that roam freely through the grounds. pic.twitter.com/pZyB3gi2OX

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21/03/24

🛥️ Isle of Wight, here we come! pic.twitter.com/6LeibdhAhh

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11/03/24

👏 Congratulations to Hannah Nunn who competed in the Schools Championships in Sheffield. 🥇 Winning all her fights and being awarded the gold medal, Hannah has been crowned Champion 2024 and we couldn't be prouder!🇧🇪 Next stop: Belgium to represent England! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/LZ6Cac3TjW

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05/03/24

🥘 Students and staff experienced the Cajun flavours of New Orleans with our special Mardi Gras themed lunch 🥙🧂 pic.twitter.com/xYZcAhDDNo

05/03/24

🎉WELCOME Really pleased to have you on board to begin your journey

01/03/24

🎉WELCOME Really pleased to have you on board to begin your journey

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02/02/24

It was great to see so many families at our Year 9 options event. Over 90% of the cohort were in attendance!Parents will have received an email with an info booklet and link to the options selection form. A reminder that option choices must be submitted by Friday 23rd February. pic.twitter.com/bAubusAY1k

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31/01/24

Year 10 students were given a tour of Parliament by 's office.For many, this will support their study of 'Theme B: Democracy in the UK' as part of their Citizenship GCSE.A huge well done to the students who all behaved beautifully and asked insightful questions. pic.twitter.com/c2X5RdScFw

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28/01/24

🧱 It's !🦖 Our club takes place every day at lunch time.Builds this term include Jurassic Park and Sonic the Hedgehog 🦔#LEGODay pic.twitter.com/JSN6RR9SM2

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26/01/24

💻 Keen coders from Y9 and students studying Computer Science in Y10 attended the 2024 . Some have already secured work experience placements as a result of engaging with businesses at the event and we met author !#Bett2024 pic.twitter.com/tUmuoP6OKj

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19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

12/01/24

📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a School Staff Instructor (SSI).📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/npMHqTvFaU

12/01/24

📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a School Staff Instructor (SSI).📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/npMHqTvFaU

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18/12/23

🎄🍽️ We ended the term with a special Christmas lunch and presented prizes to the winners of our Christmas Bake Off competition 🍰🎅 We wish all our students, families, staff and the wider Burnt Mill community a wonderful festive period ☃️ pic.twitter.com/Txu5mGCSVO

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GCSE Case Studies part 2

Posted: 27th August 2019

Students as young as 13 collected top grades in their GCSE exams at Burnt Mill Academy.

Children in Year 9 and 10 at the school pick two GCSE options each year, easing the pressure on them when they reach Year 11.

This year, for the first time, a group of Year 10 students were also put forward for their core subject of biology a year early – with impressive results.

Francis Collins, deputy headteacher - Year 11, said: “This is the first year we have put students in for the 9 to 1 graded biology exam a year early and they have surpassed all expectations.

“We wanted to be able to relieve the pressure on them a bit more going in to Year 11 and these guys were ready for it. They now have two less papers to sit in Year 11.”


Saule Nainyte picked up grade 8 in biology, grade 9 in citizenship and grade 8 in photography.

She said: “I am really happy. It is hard to believe it now, but I started in set four for science in Year 7. I was really motivated to move up as I really enjoyed it. Ever since Year 7, it has been my goal and my dream to move up to set one to get the best education I could in terms of science.

“I was happy with the decision to take biology early as it takes lots of pressure off of our shoulders.

“This result is crazy; I was not expecting a grade 8.”


Head boy Asa Fletcher-Snow collected grade 9 in biology, geography and French.

He said: “I was predicted a grade 8 in French, so was not expecting this result. I am really happy.

“The results have happened because I worked hard in lessons, paid attention and did lots of revision. We are lucky to have had really good teachers. Saturday school really helped to prepare us for the exams, too. I realised how important those sessions were.

“The results today go to show how much difference those sessions make as I am sure I would not have got those results without the extra sessions. They make sure you get everything done and our teachers are there to help. They are definitely worthwhile and they definitely help.

“Taking exams early has helped to get me used to the whole system. I know what I need to do for next year to make it easier for me. I like this system; it helps with the results and lightens the load for Year 11.”


Amy Short picked up grade 8 in biology and grade 9 in French.

She said: “I hoped to get these results, but I was nervous collecting them. I was a wimp and got my mum to open them! I feel really happy.”

Mum Lynn said: “I am very proud; she’s a clever girl.

“She has got three in the bag now from Year 9 and 10, which makes a big difference in calming the nerves. I think it is a really good system. I am a teacher and work with lots of different schools; this system works really well.”


Isaac Cook achieved a grade 8 in biology and grade 8 in statistics.

He said: “I realised I had to put in that extra effort at school to get these results. I liked that it meant I didn’t have to do quite as much at home.”

Mum Julia Bull said: “By attending the extra revision sessions, it means they get some downtime, playing their music or on the computer or whatever. Otherwise, it would be stressful for the family as well.

“I think the way the system is here is really good.”


Shreyas Pouli picked up a grade 9 in biology and grade 7 in French.

He said: “At first, it was a bit daunting to take biology early, but it is way better to have done things the way we have as it gives us less stress in Year 11. Now we have got used to science and the way it is done, I feel a lot more prepared for next year.

“The study clubs have helped so much; I owe everything to my teachers. It has been phenomenal. Yes, getting up early on a Saturday can be annoying, but I look back now and realise it has helped me so much. You do not realise it at the time, but it has been an amazing help.”


Year 9 Tia Allison collected a grade 8 in music.

She said: “I made sure I picked a subject I loved doing. It was clearly the right decision as I got a grade 8!

“I came to Saturday school and study clubs because you get more one-to-one time with your teachers which is better than learning on your own. I think it helps a lot.

“I feel confident now going into Year 10 after this. By Year 11, I hope to be even more relaxed with the exams. When I speak to people who do not go to our school, they say they wished they could take some of their GCSEs in Year 9.”

Tia will take biology a year early in Year 10, along with her chosen options of history and Spanish.

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