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 21st October The final Newsletter of this half term can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 22 Oct 2016, 09:49 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Harvest - 2016! Following representatives from HARP visiting assemblies, a request went out for food that could be used by the organisation to help feed the homeless!A HUGE THANK YOU to EVERYONE ...
    Posted 19 Oct 2016, 10:59 by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Gardening Day! As part of their 'Autumn' topic, Foundation pupils have been busy sweeping up the Autumn leaves, digging in their flower beds, planting and generally tidying up!Great Work!!
    Posted 18 Oct 2016, 09:48 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • Pirate Day 2016! Year 1 pupils were Pirates for the day! A day full of indoor and outdoor creative activities as well as the transformation of their garden area, topped off by enjoying ...
    Posted 28 Sep 2016, 10:59 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • 'Bug Day' 2016! It speaks for itself!
    Posted 23 Oct 2016, 09:24 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Roald Dahl Day 2016! In recognition of what would have been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday, all of Year 3 (pupils AND staff) all came in to school wearing their clothes (and in some ...
    Posted 15 Sep 2016, 09:10 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • States of Matter! Mrs. Bacon had Mr Vaughan's class investigating what happens to a chocolate button when you hold it in your hand! It might have got a bit messy, but it ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2016, 09:32 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • Tudor Day 2016! Year 5 went Tudor on a day dedicated to Tudor themed activities and fun as part of their topic - Tudor Food (tasting cheese and medlar jam), the Tudor Courthouse, Tudor ...
    Posted 13 Oct 2016, 11:46 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • 'Takeaway Theatre Group' As part of their World War II topic, Year 6 were visited by 3 members of The Takeaway Theatre Company. The group gave an entertaining, informative peek at life in ...
    Posted 13 Oct 2016, 05:09 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 24th-Fri 28th October (inclusive) - Half Term
  • Mon 31st Oct - Children return to school
  • Mon 31st Oct - Yr1 visit to Beckney Woods
  • Weds 2nd Nov - London Bus Theatre Company in working with Yr6
  • Thurs 3rd Nov - London Bus Theatre Company in working with Yr6

Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • Autumn Term - Week Ending 14th October 'The Pupil Council is now up and running! We have two representatives from each class (years 1 - 6).  Isabella is our new Chairperson, Toby is the secretary and Lacey is ...
    Posted 14 Oct 2016, 05:40 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Warriors-Latest News

  • Week Ending 21st October 'This week, the Eco Warriors elected their new Chair and Secretary. Poppy Rees is the new Chair and Zofia Conway is the Secretary. We looked over our Environmental audit of ...
    Posted 19 Oct 2016, 10:21 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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