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26/01/20

Well done everyone. Zak, Lawrence, Harry and Connor - we are so proud of you! https://t.co/JPpkq1NrZW

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24/01/20

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Miss Fleming

So they were given paper straws and sellotape and tasked with building a bridge.... this is what they produced, can you guess who won!?! https://t.co/ZzsJ0etCu1

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24/01/20

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KatyT

Having the pleasure of spending my days with 120 inspiring little humans, this quote has never been more true. The big ones aren’t too shabby either! you rule! https://t.co/b8z2FaVluo

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24/01/20

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Dee Conlon

thank you to the wonderful Mr Balon who was kind enough to let and I visit and find out about his amazing sixth form. We were blown away by it all. https://t.co/Ub87ZzDnG4

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22/01/20

Great evening with our parents tonight. Lots of information given. If you weren't able to make it, all will be posted home. We are looking forward to the next 4.5 years with our first set of Gibberdians. 💙💛💙 https://t.co/e81dlVTlMU

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17/01/20

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Miss Fleming

The were in today helping our pupils looks at careers in the healthcare sector https://t.co/VQ43queQwu

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17/01/20

Today was amazing ran workshops and our pupils got a taste of what it would be like to work in healthcare https://t.co/XlSyFYW4TD

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13/01/20

In Prep Statistics we collected data and looked at different types of data . Statistical analysis is used in most jobs and subjects in schools. https://t.co/NjEGSXfH38

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10/01/20

Won a golf ball in a golf competition in golf enrichment 🏌️‍♂️👍 https://t.co/a8hfO7jbVw

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10/01/20

And Prep Enrichment is back. New term new activities. https://t.co/bLPKNoNd1A

09/01/20

Click on the link below to “Discover Your Dæmon https://t.co/Jsh5SEUSv2

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09/01/20

Today, 36 years ago, Sir Frederick Gibberd passed away, but his legacy lives on. Not only in what he built and what he left behind but in our little ones who live up to the Gibberd name. Rest in peace sir. https://t.co/lGXpDkDuXi https://t.co/60I3KsXzXp

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07/01/20

Happy Birthday sir. You'd be proud of our little Gibberdians. https://t.co/mJkFhxq7I3

06/01/20

It's to encourage recycling and help pupils develop good habits. We'll go through with our children what parts of a card can and cannot be recycled, and why. We'll do the hard work and remove the parts that can't be recycled so hopefully this will mean more recycling 🙂

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04/01/20

Over 1 Billion cards are thrown away in the UK every year. You can recycle your Christmas Cards with us. Parents/carers can send them in with their children. Members of the public can hand them into a member of staff at the gates (8am-8.45am or 4pm-4.15pm) https://t.co/NbF1FyQogV

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29/12/19

Our Autumn 2 newsletter can be read here: https://t.co/Z3wf5YZeCC https://t.co/Q4f9V7fojh https://t.co/mRKoz4vD6S

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26/12/19

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Miss Fleming

Today we looked at the Magic of Science in Discovery Hour! I can’t wait to read the essays after Xmas. Happy writing everyone!!! 🧪🔭✍🏻 https://t.co/eLmlzANfdg

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22/12/19

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Visit by guide dog inspires students https://t.co/ZyRKiBqEUO https://t.co/tI9oNi5CJx

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17/12/19

Celebration assembly We had a lot to celebrate 😁 https://t.co/JUDkaCPZel

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Harlow's newest secondary opens

Harlow's newest secondary opens

Posted: 13th September 2019

Harlow’s newest secondary school has opened its doors to its first cohort of students.

Sir Frederick Gibberd College has opened in response to the critical shortage of secondary school places in the town.

A group of 122 Year 7 students made history as they became the first to walk through the brand-new school’s doors on Monday.

Headteacher Dee Conlon told them: “This is an incredible day for us.

“Every time we do something new, we are making history. Today is a monumental day for you as you are the first set of Gibberdians to go through the gates in the history of this school.

“Welcome to your new home. I call it a home as I think of us as a family. Ultimately, one thing I want you to always remember is no matter what happens we truly care about you and your future. Everything we do is to get the best out of you in this school, not just in terms of exams and grades, but you as individuals.

“Welcome to the Gibberdian family.”

The day started with students practising their line-up before heading into school – a routine used by all BMAT schools by way of starting the day in an orderly fashion.

The first week was filled with assessments and orientation activities to help students and the newly appointed team of staff to settle into their new school.

Hollie Dietz, 11, said of the first day: “It’s going really well; the first lesson is going great.

“I wanted to come to Sir Frederick Gibberd as I felt a new school would be a new start for me. We are the first people here, so we are making history.”

New classmate Javin Nundloll, 11, was the first student to arrive. He said: “I just really wanted to get to school as I was excited for the new start and new beginning.

“I really felt emotional in assembly.”

Mrs Conlon said to students: “I have been waiting for this moment for four years. They say good things come to those who wait; you are my good things.

“We are a small school, but we are a great school. We are going to be the best school! Let’s go and show everyone how amazing we are.”

The school, based in modern temporary accommodation next to Burnt Mill Academy while a permanent building is constructed in Tendring Road, is part of the BMAT family of schools.

Mrs Conlon said: “We started this project in 2015; it was just a conversation about how we needed a new school in Harlow and was that something we could do as a Trust. The answer was ‘yes’.

“In September 2019, there was going to be a shortage of 120 secondary school places in Harlow. We have taken on 122 and we still have some on our waiting list.

“Words fail me that we stand here now on our opening day.”

The school will open a sixth form in the future.

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