What is life really like for today's students and teachers? This series has unprecedented access to an English secondary school to follow a group of GCSE students, and the staff who teach them, as they face the most important year in their education. Passmores School in Harlow, Essex, is a successful school in a challenging area. Under headteacher Vic Goddard, it's been awarded Academy status and is rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted. The school has been rigged with 65 fixed cameras - from the corridors to the canteen, and from the headteacher's office to the detention hall - to reveal every detail of daily life.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Educating Essex - Passmores Academy - Netflix
Passmores Academy is a secondary school in Harlow, Essex. The school was originally Passmores Comprehensive School, later becoming Passmores School and Technology College, until its conversion to Academy status in September 2011 when the name was changed to Passmores Academy. The school reopened for the 2011-12 school year on a new site which is approximately one mile from its old site. This new site is the home of a £25 million new building which was constructed over a two-year period from 2009 on the old Brays Grove Secondary School site. The current principal is Mr Vic Goddard, who has been in post since January 2007. In November 2008 the school was graded as Outstanding by Ofsted, having been graded as Good in November 2005. The academy has an annual intake of 230 pupils in Year 7, and in the (January 2013) is approximately 1,000 pupils. In September 2013 Purford Green Primary School and Potter Street Primary School became part of Passmores Academy as well as becoming feeder schools.
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List of schools in Essex Technology college
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