Our Vision

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Burnt Mill is an inclusive comprehensive school with excellent exam results.  Our GCSE results in 2014 of 87% A* - C including English and Maths put us amongst the very top comprehensive schools nationally.  As a Performing Arts College we have particular strengths in these areas, but with GCSE English results and Maths over 80% and our 5A-C including English and Maths the best in the town we are strong in the academic subjects too.

At Burnt Mill we pride ourselves in the way we treat each other. We expect all students to be respectful to the adults and to their fellow students.  We expect our students to follow the instructions adults give first time and pride ourselves on the compliments we receive daily about how well behaved our students are in lessons and around school.

We believe when students are happy, safe and supported, they flourish at school and will achieve their personal best at the right time for them.  Therefore supporting students is our top priority at Burnt Mill whether this is monitoring and keeping them on track with their learning or whether they need help to deal with personal, social or other issues. Visitors comment on the high quality support and guidance Burnt Mill offers, our students tell us consistently and overwhelmingly that once you walk through the gates this is a school that they feel safe and happy in.

Success and achieving qualifications is very important to us here.  We believe very much in students achieving excellent academic results and going on to university and have started a sixth form partnership with the other Harlow schools and have links with many of the top universities.  You can be assured that your child will be joining a school where learning is of paramount importance.  At Burnt Mill we expect every child to leave us at the end of each day, enthused, having learnt lots of new things, in lots of new ways.  We also believe that young people should have lots of enriching learning experiences. We organize many trips and have over 40 after school clubs. We want our students to leave school with great GCSEs but also memorable experiences.

As a community that respects people, values learning and understands that qualifications are valuable commodities, Burnt Mill students leave us happy, fulfilled, successful and ready for the next stage of their learning.

To sum up what we are about we say that Burnt Mill we have 'BELIEF' in every student





Equality of opportunity



Mr J Blaney
Head of School