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10/05/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss M Koker

Very proud of our two Gibberdians for getting their poems published! Thank you 💙💛 https://t.co/nwOStTsMpe

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09/05/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Dee Conlon 💙💛

Could this be your next challenge? https://t.co/nU3x6zX0QB https://t.co/wazo3VH6qO

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08/05/21

What a perfect day to lose ourselves in a good book. 💛💙📚📚📚 https://t.co/3oO0EBZ73t

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08/05/21

Yr 8 are studying Macbeth. What lovely work by one of our Gibberdians. Why ? Themes he explores are just as relevant today. They are related to basic human nature, which remains constant regardless of evolutionary, industrial or scientific developments. https://t.co/kd5C63jxOs

07/05/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss M Koker

All signed up and can’t wait! 💙💛

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07/05/21

Getting ready for September 🥳 https://t.co/E920UGLBPt

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07/05/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss M Koker

Books & Breakfast Club ready for our wonderful students! 📚😊 https://t.co/DK37MXajl3

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06/05/21

In Art club this week, we have been learning how to draw anatomy using basic lines and shapes. 🎨🖌️💛💙 https://t.co/tESMzsXsaX

06/05/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss M Koker

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05/05/21

Happy Wednesday 💙💛 https://t.co/kri426IgDm

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28/04/21

we are looking forward to our forensic workshop in June. 💛💙 https://t.co/YEx6Tuslvf

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28/04/21

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Our SEND director is on twitter so please follow for SEND specific content. You can read more about the role here: https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/slQON8gLZw

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27/04/21

Library at the heart of our school. Our own Narnia... Gibbarnia 😊 💛💙📚📚📚 https://t.co/WDZ8wL0Jl1

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26/04/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Dee Conlon 💙💛

Loved doing maths outside . Loved the discussions! "9 and 17 don't have any common factors." "17 is a prime number so we can't simply this fraction". A true yessss moment. 😎 https://t.co/iCzVhV5Ct3

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26/04/21

This morning our children spoke to the whole school to raise awareness of global warming and inspired us to act. 💛💙 https://t.co/2yg1yHeuTR

23/04/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
BMAT

Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher - Sixth Form (KS5 experience essential) For more information visit: https://t.co/K106OD9oCl

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21/04/21

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
BMAT

Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher - Sixth Form (KS5 experience essential) For more information visit: https://t.co/YBzVH7Pi3b https://t.co/4ZJbTyy8rC

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18/04/21

Enrichment is back 🥳🥳🥳 💛💙 https://t.co/FiIhOqQzww

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16/04/21

Loving our puzzles this morning 👍 https://t.co/Kzr66hHnz3

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New build time lapse video

New build time lapse video

Posted: 22nd May 2020

Our brand-new school built almost entirely in a factory has risen from the rubble while the country has been in lockdown.

The unique creation of the new building for Sir Frederick Gibberd College has been captured on timelapse video over the last 12 weeks, as the modular building has been delivered to site in sections.

Building contractor, Caledonian Modular has worked within government guidelines during the Coronavirus pandemic to keep the project moving.

Now, the 198 individual modules are in place in Tendring Road, having been built in a factory in the Midlands and arrived complete with concrete flooring, internal fit out and external cladding.

Lucia Glynn, BMAT head of operations, said: “It looks fantastic! “Working with the Department for Education and Caledonian, we are still hopeful for our 2021 opening. Our thanks go to all involved for continuing to push on through what continue to be very difficult circumstances. This has been classified as essential work by the government and so permission was granted by the Secretary of State for Education for work to continue as safely as possible.

“The new building we have created is fit for 21st century learning. It has been very interesting for us to watch the modules brought onto site like Lego and turned into a building.”

Sir Frederick Gibberd College opened in temporary accommodation in September 2019 with its first cohort of 120 Year 7 students.

Headteacher Dee Conlon, who visited the factory in November where the modules were put together, said: “Seeing the 2D plans we worked on for a year standing in front of me in real life was incredible.

“We saw the process of making the units from the beginning to end and physically walked around in our main reception, library and dining hall. I kept imagining my children in their navy and yellow uniform reading, playing and eating in those spaces. I could almost hear their chatter and laughter.

“Our families, children and staff cannot wait for the school to be completed and not just because it will be a brand-new shiny building, but because it will be our home; a safe place to learn, laugh and grow.”

The secondary school is due to move across to the new building in 2021 when its new academic sixth form, with 500 places, will also open.

Barrie Newman, Caledonian project director, said: “Caledonian are very pleased to be undertaking this full turnkey scheme directly for the DfE to provide 1,700 urgently needed school pupil places in Harlow.”

In the meantime, Sir Frederick Gibberd students work from a temporary building on the site of fellow BMAT school Burnt Mill Academy.

Work to convert further accommodation at Burnt Mill to house the next cohort will start soon to be ready for this September.

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