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Mark Hall Academy, First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9LR  |  Tel: 01279 866280

Useful Links

There are several links that we think you may fine useful.

The Essex County Council schools pages can be found at this link:

The Department for Education website can be found at this link:

Our Parent View page is at this link:


Free School Meals

An application for free school meals can be made online by going to the website

You can also make a telephone application by calling 0845 603 2200 where you can also ask for a paper copy of the application form to be sent or emailed to you.

You will need you National Insurance number to hand when making a  claim.

The application can take 10 working days to be processed so provision for your child will need to be made in the interim.

Parent Council

A lot of research has been done to show that after school leadership and quality of teaching, parental involvement and engagement is the next biggest factor influencing a child’s

educational success. Parental involvement is a key lever in school improvement. The parent council at Mark Hall Academy is a way of giving parents a voice within the academy and a means of opening up dialogue and feedback on what the academy is doing, why, and giving parents the opportunity to contribute to policy making on issues which affect them. It is also about creating a positive culture within the academy by strengthening feelings of ownership and commitment within the local community.

The Mark Hall Academy Parent Council is open to any parent that would like to contribute positively to the life of the Academy. The council meets each half term to discuss a range of issues in order to offer its opinions. Although not a decision making body, members of the council have the opportunity to influence decisions through open dialogue with staff.

The Parent Council meets in the academy on the third Wednesday of every half term  between 5.15 – 6.15 p.m. If you would like to find out more or would like to attend any of the meetings, please contact the Principal’s PA at

Please click on the link below to access The Terms of Reference:

Terms of Reference

We have lots of support and links for parents HERE.