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!
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!)

 We wish All Year 6 pupils the very best for their future!
 Watch the video for a taste of their final week 
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

Latest Newsletter

  • Week Ending 22nd July The last Newsletter of the Summer Term can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 22 Jul 2016, 06:03 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Hockley Sports 2016 More FANTASTIC sport, this time at the Hockley Sports hosted by Plumberow! A friendly affair between Ashingdon, Hockley, Westerings and Plumberow saw lots of medals won!(level 2 - Inter)Well ...
    Posted 18 Jul 2016, 23:09 by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Teddy Bears Picnic! Foundation held a Teddy Bears Picnic! They made labels for their teddies, wrote menus for their picnic, designed picnic blankets and best of all...ate the sandwiches that they had ...
    Posted 22 Jul 2016, 09:47 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • End of Year 1 Party! Year 1 were joined by pupils from Year 2 and Foundation for their party! Equipment on the field, lots of dancing and then, lots of food! What a great way ...
    Posted 21 Jul 2016, 12:40 by Sheila Bacon
  • Carnival of The Animals! Year 1 pupils, dressed in their colourful clothes and wearing their fantastic headdresses that they had made, entertained parents with their singing!FANTASTIC!Photos......and now watch a video!
    Posted 26 Jul 2016, 08:26 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • Natural History Museum 2016 (more photos added!) Despite the very long day (due to all the traffic), Year 2 had a FANTASTIC time at The Natural History Museum as part of their Dinosaurs topic
    Posted 5 Jul 2016, 02:10 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Year 3s Got Talent! Year 3 held there own Talent Show at the end of term! Some very talented pupils showed off their skills after going through tough preliminary heats in class! And the ...
    Posted 22 Jul 2016, 12:53 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • Colchester Zoo 2016 Following their Rainforest topic, the Year 4 end of year trip was again to Colchester Zoo!A great day (despite the rain) which included a rainforest talk where they impressed ...
    Posted 21 Jul 2016, 08:20 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • More Bridges! Miss A Jones' class are on to making their final bridges from wood and lots more!These will be tested shortly!Great Work!
    Posted 8 Jul 2016, 09:37 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Year 6 2015-16 - Their Final Week at Plumberow! ...and WHAT a final week! A party organised by parents (which was a GREAT success)...fantastic representation at Hockley Sports... 3 great performances...selling Enterprise Project Goodies, a Party & Pizza ...
    Posted 24 Jul 2016, 06:42 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Diary Dates

  • Thurs 1st Sept-Non-pupil day
  • Fri 2nd Sept-Non-pupil day
  • Mon 5th Sept-Pupils return to school

Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • Week Ending 8th July 'This week, the Pupil Council continued discussing the Behaviour Policy and the Plumberow Teaching & Learning Policy.'(photos of the fund raising Triathlons can be viewed, here!)
    Posted 7 Jul 2016, 00:46 by Sheila Bacon
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Health Police Update

  • Week Ending 8th July In their final meeting, the Health Police carried out a Health & Safety audit, looking at possible dangers around the school! Armed with their i-pads, they photographed any possible dangers ...
    Posted 7 Jul 2016, 06:02 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Warriors-Latest News

  • Week Ending 8th July In their final meeting of this academic year the Eco Warriors had a party!
    Posted 6 Jul 2016, 12:52 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 - Gardening & Outdoor Club!

  • Week Ending 1st July 'It was our last gardening club this week. We added final touches to the bottle cap art with another layer of varnish. We also checked that the chicken area was ...
    Posted 1 Jul 2016, 10:35 by Sheila Bacon
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