Good Luck to the pupils who have now left Plumberow to begin the next stage in 
their education!!

(Photos from Yr6's final week can be viewed here!)

  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!)

"...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 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 22nd September More News from Plumberow in the Newsletter this week which can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 22 Sep 2017, 06:34 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • More 'Big Scale' Gardening! Mrs Smart and her band of helpers (her family, Eco Warriors, staff, members from the Hockley Co-op and ex-pupils!) were very busy during the summer holidays improving the ...
    Posted 6 Sep 2017, 11:16 by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Beach Party! The typical British weather was not going to spoil the Foundation Beach Party!Sand, bubbles, kites, beach volley ball and ice pops - what could be better!     click on the image ...
    Posted 20 Jul 2017, 10:02 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • Mrs Clarke/Mrs Clayton's Class! More Pirates! This time, from Mrs Clarke/Mrs Clayton's Class!click on the image below to view more photos!  
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • Dinosaur Day 2! The Dinosaur Company's visit to Plumberow that was postponed from earlier in the year eventually took place just before the end of term! Pupils spent a day enjoying Dinosaur ...
    Posted 13 Jul 2017, 10:20 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Autumn Term - Roald Dahl Day! Year 3 celebrated Roald Dahl's birthday with a day full of activities...quizzes, designing ingredients for George's Marvelous Medicine, making beards, reproducing the Enormous Crocodile and James and ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2017, 09:55 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • Healthy Eating Workshop! Pupils in Year 4 and Year 3 were visited by a member of 'Provide' who gave some very useful information regarding Healthy Snacks! Pupils were shocked at the amount of ...
    Posted 14 Jul 2017, 09:45 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • Autumn Term 2017 - 'Scrubbing The Decks'! After reading about a boy's life working on a ship in Tudor times, Mrs Carr's English set experienced what it might have been like to 'scrub the decks ...
    Posted 8 Sep 2017, 09:23 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Their Last Week! A VERY busy few days for Year 6!! Plumbfest! (organised by parents)...arguing their case in front of Mr (Lord Sugar) Barton for their Enterprise Projects...enjoying a Party Day ...
    Posted 22 Jul 2017, 04:33 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Diary Dates

  • Mon 25th Sept-Foundation Stage start full time
  • Wed 27th Sept-Forest Schools-Yr2
  • Fri 29th Sept-Yr1 Pirate Day!

Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • Week Ending 14th July 'A group of Pupil Councillors met with the Premises and Health & Safety Committee of the Governing Body where they reported on the traffic surveys they had conducted. They shared their ...
    Posted 12 Jul 2017, 00:34 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Warriors-Latest News

  • Eco Award Winners - June! The Eco Award Winners for June in KS1 are Mr Baldwin's Class!In KS2, the award goes to Mrs Carr's Class! WELL DONE!!                                       
    Posted 14 Jul 2017, 08:02 by Sheila Bacon
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