Passmores Academy

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Passmores Academy
Motto Improving upon our best
Type Academy
Headteacher Vic Goddard
Location Tracyes Road
CM18 6JH
51°45′26″N 0°07′25″E / 51.75721°N 0.12355°E / 51.75721; 0.12355Coordinates: 51°45′26″N 0°07′25″E / 51.75721°N 0.12355°E / 51.75721; 0.12355
DfE URN 137445 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Ages 11–16
Houses Dragon, Lion, Unicorn and Griffin
Colours Blue, Red, Green and Yellow

Passmores Academy is a secondary school in Harlow, Essex.[1]

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.

Educating Essex[edit]

The school played host to a seven part Channel 4 reality TV show, Educating Essex.[2] The show follows a group of GCSE pupils, and the staff who teach them, as they face the most important year in their education.[3] The school was fitted with 65 fixed cameras – from the corridors to the canteen, and from the headteacher's office to the detention hall. Recording with the fixed cameras lasted for seven weeks. This was used alongside occasional standard filming by camera crews from September 2010 to August 2011 and edited down into a seven part series.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Passmores School & Technology College". BBC News. 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b Channel 4. "Educating Essex – Series & Episodes". Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ Channel 4. "Educating Essex – About". Retrieved September 30, 2011. 

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