Families are being urged to revisit a Harlow secondary school to see the raft of improvements made this year.

Mark Hall Academy has introduced emotional literacy intervention and an online reading programme to improve comprehension and reading skills, as well as a full audit of the provision for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The school now have new library, interventions rooms and a student services area.

Along with Manjit Hazle being confirmed as principal, the leadership team has been boosted with the arrival of a vice principal and assistant principals, as well as experienced leaders to head up all core subject areas.

The Trust has also recently appointed a director of SEND to work across its schools to improve outcomes for those with additional needs.

Vice principal Rachel Braniff is urging families who have visited the school in the past, to return to appreciate the improvements made.

She said: “We are so excited to be able to open our doors to the Harlow community this September. The school has change so much and is developing daily into becoming a school of choice in the area.

“We will be opening all areas of the school and visitors will be able to not only come and look around, but to also take part in a range of fun activities.

“We are proud of our students who will be at the open evening, so they can share what it’s like to be students at Mark Hall Academy and talk about some of the improvements.

“The academy is not the same place that it was. If you have visited before, it is well worth coming to this open evening."

Mark Hall Academy is inviting prospective students and their parents to visit for an open evening in on 21 September between 6pm and 8pm.