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23/09/22

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📢SIXTH FORM INFORMATION MORNING ANNOUNCEMENT 🏫Sir Frederick Gibberd College 🗓️Saturday 19th November ⏰10am - 12pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective Sixth Form students and families to our school https://t.co/HHUbF6erdh

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13/09/22

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Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Our schools will be closed on this date. Schools will resume at normal time on Tuesday 20th September. https://t.co/DJ2PVRmbKD

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09/09/22

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BMAT and our schools are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning. https://t.co/lPaBCTyGlX

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08/09/22

📢TONIGHT! It's Our Open Evening 🏫Burnt Mill Academy 🗓️Thursday 8th September ⏰5pm - 8:30pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/QsSDbbzrE0

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02/09/22

📢OPEN EVENING ANNOUNCEMENT 🏫Burnt Mill Academy 🗓️Thursday 8th September ⏰5pm - 8:30pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/QBX1sGVY36

01/09/22

Students earned more than £200 in free books for the school library by shopping at the Scholastic book fair. https://t.co/eJCvGVgTE8

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25/08/22

“The students have achieved some excellent individual results, and their successes are a real testament to their attitude to learning, their resilience and their commitment to achieving their aspirations.” https://t.co/gjnF8UdChq https://t.co/cCFBqC38At

24/08/22

Completing a university style project has inspired pupils to strive for further education as Year 9 and Year 10 students took part in The Brilliant Club programme. https://t.co/dEP8rJSmRh

08/08/22

Students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 worked with the Hope Not Hate advocacy group. Workshops focused on language and the impact our words have on other people. https://t.co/wRfo3vYeFC

28/07/22

Drama studies were brought to life as students took a trip to the West End. A group of 40 Year 7 students watched Les Misérables in London. The reward trip tied in with their studies on the play in their drama lessons. https://t.co/aQ9BxeqWfN

11/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an SEN Co-Educator 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/O4untg2KgB

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30/06/22

It was a pleasure to have the year 6 students with us today for their taster day. We are looking forward to them all becoming Burnt Millers in September. https://t.co/4VvYpkIrlM

28/06/22

The local forest provided the perfect location for young people to learn about an endangered ecosystem. Year 10 nurture class students, studying towards the Humanities Award qualification for their GCSE took a trip to Epping Forest. https://t.co/9W58h5hx9i

27/06/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Science Teacher 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/6K3gtWueeX

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20/06/22

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Robert Halfon MP ➡️Working Hard for Harlow⬅️

Delighted to visit today and join their Career’s Assembly, I hope that all the Y10 pupils take up an interest in politics and pursue it later in life 📚🎓 https://t.co/Pf9jDHxEz6

13/06/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a Modern Foreign Languages Teacher (proficient in both French and Spanish) 🇫🇷🇪🇸 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/BAuJcke2DD

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08/06/22

Young cadets have been promoted through the ranks at a special ceremony. The bespoke course was created for the school and made it the first in Essex to commit to it as a core option for students. https://t.co/jrbgtfnGmt https://t.co/9YuVTgFaVY

07/06/22

A group of 50 Year 10 students took part in the Jack Petchey “Speak Out” Challenge after being selected to boost confidence and give them an opportunity to shine. https://t.co/t53WRPAbWh

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07/06/22

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07/06/22

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Posted: 13th September 2022

A young girl who suffered from crippling anxiety which made her struggle to attend school is today facing a brighter future.

Dilys Cook, from Harlow, today returned to Burnt Mill Academy to collect two grade 9, three grade 8 and six grade 7 in her GCSEs.

Back in Year 7, Dilys was so anxious and nervous, she was terrified to attend her lessons.

Now, the head girl is looking forward to studying biology, physics and sociology at sixth form.

She said: “Today, I have got everything I expected and more, so I am pleased.

“Back a few years, I was so nervous that my parents even considered home-schooling me. I have always just been a nervous person. It was a new environment at secondary school and I struggled with the transition and change. The nerves made me anxious to go in.

“I persevered and then Covid-19 came along and lockdown gave me the chance to think and to turn things around. I was able to really focus without pressure and to give things another try.

“The school has been excellent, with lots of mentoring and support. They made me realise I could tackle it; that I could knuckle down and get the results I have got today.

“People cannot believe it; it is like a different version of me. I feel like it has been the best transformation I have ever seen. There are no words.

“The school has played a big part in that. They noticed I was nervous and put things in place to help me. The dedication and time they put in was just amazing. They listened and understood and were passionate about getting things sorted to help me.

“It put a spring in my step. I now feel like I am open to opportunities; the world is my oyster. I can now go to sixth form which will lead to university which will lead me to so many other things; that is mind-blowing.”

Head of school Laura McGlashan said: “Dilys has been supported through her journey and has gone on to flourish at school, becoming head girl, achieving highly and excelling in all aspects of school life.

“She is a student who would go above and beyond for staff and her peers. She is kind, organised and well mannered. If a student is worried or upset, she would help to support them.

“She is a true role model to her peers.”

 

BMA GCSE Jerry Arday

Physical difficulties have not stopped Jerry Arday from excelling at school.

Having been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of one, he has overcome his barrier to achieve his potential.

Today, he picked up three grade 6 and two grade 5 in his GCSEs from Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow.

Jerry, from Harlow, said: “I feel good about my results. I am proud of myself and of all the hard work I have put into it.

“The school has helped me and my year group so much to get where we are.

“I have a condition which affects my muscles, so I can’t walk for more than 15 minutes or I get really tired.

“I have not let it affect my learning at all.”

Head of school Laura McGlashan said: “Jerry never complains and always asks after others. He is a role model and an inspiration to us all. You could not meet a nicer human being, and we are incredibly proud of him and his achievements.”

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