Passmores Academy is a secondary school in Harlow, Essex. The school was rated good at its last inspection, with leadership and management rated as outstanding. Many people will already be familiar with Passmores, after it rose to fame in Channel 4’s reality show Educating Essex back in 2012.
The school has since formed the Passmores Cooperative Learning Community (PCLC) and in September 2013, Purford Green Primary School and Potter Street Primary School became part of the community, as well as becoming feeder schools.
Passmores moved to SIMS in 2014 and recently became a SIMS Partnership School. The school’s data manager, Tina Sparrow, project managed the transition and explains the experience: “We made our initial discussions with SIMS in September and then we went live in January so it was very quick. We had all the support we needed and it was seamless.”