Burnt Mill Academy Trust

West Essex Hub

The west Essex hub is the largest within BMAT, looking after children and young people from when they join in nursery to when they leave at the end of sixth form. The newly formed hub is headed up by executive principal Allan Osborne, along with his team including primary executive heads Stuart Pope and Sophie Laing. The executive headteacher of Epping St John’s School and his leadership team have devoted the last two years to transforming the secondary school and relaunching its once failing sixth form. It has become one of the most improved schools in the country and this summer saw its best ever GCSE results. Mr Osborne said: “Within just one term of the west Essex hub, there is already so much to be excited about and proud of. Greater partnerships are developing between our schools and best practice is being shared between them. A greater feeling of collective responsibility for ALL Trust children is developing as together we develop confident children with high aspirations. “We will be world class!”