Burnt Mill Academy Trust

North Essex Hub

The north Essex hub of BMAT includes Forest Hall School and Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted. The hub is headed up by executive head Stephen Hehir who has been at the helm of Forest Hall since it joined BMAT in 2015. With his team, Mr Hehir has been responsible for a wealth of improvements at the school, introducing 100-minute lessons, Saturday school and additional support throughout the holidays. This year, the school has its highest ever number of students on register. The hub has also seen the first brand new school for BMAT open its doors, with pupils now in Reception and Year 1 at Magna Carta. A new school building is under construction and is due to welcome pupils in September. Mr Hehir said: “With the formation of the north Essex hub and a focus on excellent teaching and learning, outcomes and behaviour, we have given the community around Stansted Mountfitchet a through model from the age of four to 16. “The next stage of our exciting journey starts in September when the brand new Magna Carta Primary Academy opens its doors and will provide outstanding educational experiences to pupils.”