Welcome to Plumberow Primary Academy...   

Reminder - For the safety of the children, please DO NOT park 
on the yellow zig zag lines outside the school!

(A VERY busy term!!)
Welcome to Plumberow 
Primary Academy!

'...we hope that this video will show everyone who visits our website just how proud we are to be pupils here at Plumberow...' 
(the Junior Leadership Team!)

Foundation 2016 -
Our First Three Weeks!
'see our first fun 3 weeks at Plumberow!'

"...I was very pleased to receive the report of the recent inspection at your school which judged your school as good. 
The report is clear that the school has many strengths ..."
  - taken from a letter received from Tim Coulson - 
Director of Education and Learning, Essex County Council
(The full letter can be viewed here) 
"...I would personally like to congratulate you and your staff on your provisional summer results....
Congratulations to you and your colleagues on this success, we know that achieving high standards and significant improvement with children is very demanding ...."
-taken from a letter received from Clare Kershaw - Acting Director of Commissioning: Education and Lifelong Learning
Ofsted Judgments - March 2014
'This is a GOOD school' 
Achievement                            - GOOD
Quality of Teaching                  - GOOD
Behaviour & Safety of Pupils   - GOOD
Leadership & Management     - GOOD 

Message from the Headteacher

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our children, parents, extended families and visitors to our Academy Website, and hope that you find the information informative and enjoyable to view.

Plumberow Primary Academy is a very large 3 form Academy with approximately 650 pupils on roll. We have facilities that we are proud of, including two halls, a spacious ICT suite, a large field, a designated cooking room, a well maintained library and an outdoor swimming pool. Teaching areas are both safe and well maintained, providing a stimulating working environment for the pupils.

The teachers and support staff form a very strong team and work closely with the Governing Body and The Academies Enterprise Trust to promote high standards throughout Plumberow. Parental involvement is largely encouraged through a well established induction policy for new entrants, weekly surgeries and an open door policy. A large number of parents provide invaluable voluntary support in classes throughout the academy and there is a well established PTA, which provides a programme of fundraising activities throughout the year.

The academy teaches a broad and balanced curriculum which is enriched by a wide range of extra curricular activities. There is a very strong emphasis on sport and music within the academy and academy teams compete very successfully in a wide range of inter-school sports activities.

Ian Barton, Headteacher

Plumberow Academy Mission Statement

At Plumberow Primary Academy, we aim to provide a happy, safe, and caring community, where everyone is encouraged and supported to achieve their goals.

Aims of the Academy

Our committed and friendly staff aim to:

  • Provide an environment in which the children feel safe, secure and happy, and are able to become confident, independent learners.
  • Build on success by assessing each child as an individual and starting with what the child can do.
  • Ensure the development of the whole child according to age, ability and aptitude.
  • Value the partnership with parents and encourage relationships with the local community
           Our 'Golden Rules' can be viewed, here!                     Our 'School Values' can be viewed, here!     

Latest Newsletter

  • Week Ending 2nd December The Newsletter for this week can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 2 Dec 2016, 06:53 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Jim Smith Cup v Fairways 'Following our success in the group matches, the first round of the Jim Smith Cup saw us playing against Fairways Primary who we met last season in the same Cup ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Christmas Gift Shop Mrs Myall's class teamed up with their Year 5 'Buddies' from Mrs Carr's class who became their 'Personal Shoppers' at the PTA Christmas Gift Shop!Great Job Year ...
    Posted 2 Dec 2016, 23:52 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • Lego Day 2016 What a FANTASTIC day in Year 1 all to do with LEGO! Construction, decorating (and eating) biscuits, maths 'nets' and lots more!Lots of learning with Lego!
    Posted 15 Nov 2016, 10:19 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • 'Bug Day' 2016! (more photos added) It speaks for itself!
    Posted 1 Nov 2016, 12:27 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Science - Mrs Dickerson's Class! Pupils in Mrs Dickerson's class have been very busy investigating electrical conductors and insulators!Fun Science Learning!
    Posted 15 Nov 2016, 10:42 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • Year 4 Choir The first of the performances by our Year 4 choir this year was for the residents of Rupert Jarvis Court!The residents always enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and look ...
    Posted 29 Nov 2016, 11:19 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • Christmas Gift Shop Mrs Carr's class 'Buddied' with their new friends from Mrs Myall's class who they helped with all their shopping at the PTA Christmas Gift Shop!!Great Job Year ...
    Posted 2 Dec 2016, 23:55 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Design & Technology Day at Greensward A group of Plumberow Year 5&6 pupils joined the pupils from Ashingdon and Hockley at a Design & Technology Day organised and hosted by Greensward!A full day of activities ...
    Posted 22 Nov 2016, 11:18 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Diary Dates

  • Diary Dates for 2016-17 can be viewed, here!
  • Mon 5th Dec-Foundation Stage Christmas Performance-10.00am
  • Mon 5th Dec-Mrs Turner's class Christmas Performance (Mrs Cross' class to be the choir)
  • Tues 6th Dec-Foundation Stage Christmas Performance-10.00am
  • Tues 6th Dec-Girls' Football v Riverside (home)
  • Tues 6th Dec-Mrs Cross' class Christmas Performance (Mrs Atherton's class to be the choir)
  • Weds 7th Dec-Yr2 Christmas Performance-2.00pm
  • Weds 7th Dec-Mrs Atherton's class Christmas Performance (Mrs Turner's class to be the choir)
  • Thurs 8th Dec-Aladdin Theatre Company to perform to Foundation & Yr1
  • Thurs 8th Dec-Yr2 Christmas Performance to Grandparents-10.00am
  • Thurs 8th Dec-Yr2 Christmas Performance-6.30pm

Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • Week Ending 2nd December 'When we met this week we voted for the charities that we wanted to support  at Christmas (from the suggestions from our classes). We decided on Havens, HARP and Basildon ...
    Posted 3 Dec 2016, 00:00 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Warriors-Latest News

  • More Bottle Top Art! Using the 'left over' bottle tops', the Eco Warriors started a new, Christmas, piece of bottle top art in their latest meeting!This should be finished next week!
    Posted 30 Nov 2016, 00:21 by Sheila Bacon
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Gardening & Outdoor Club!

  • Week Ending 21st October 'It was our last gardening club for 2016 this week as we will loose the light after half term.We checked the chickens, swept the autumn leaves and made pictures ...
    Posted 19 Oct 2016, 11:02 by Sheila Bacon
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