Welcome to Plumberow Primary Academy...   

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 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 20th May The latest Plumberow News can be found in the Newsletter this week which can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 20 May 2016, 05:12 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Parish Cup Final! 'Today we went to represent Plumberow Academy in the Parish Cup Final! We are the current holders and have won the Cup three times in a row, so we were ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Waitrose! As well as having a tour of the store, visiting the warehouse and spending time in the freezer (!), Foundation pupils made a fruit crumble which was cooked and then given ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • Recycling Week! During recycling week, Mrs Atherton's class recycled the plastic cups from their Enchanted Woods Day and made some fabulous creatures!Lots of Arts & Crafts!
    Posted 24 May 2016, 08:51 by Sheila Bacon
  • Forest Schools - Session 3 - Follow-Up Work! Following their third Forest Schools session, Year 1 again recorded the event!Yet again, the weather wasn't very kind to us but it didn't stop our enjoyment!(as ...
    Posted 24 May 2016, 08:40 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • Recycling Week! During Recycling Week, Miss Jones' class were busy designing and producing posters! Lots of important messages!
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Hands 4 Voices The Hands 4 Voices Choir returned to Plumberow to work with Year 3! A great afternoon with a fantastic finale!Great Work!
    Posted 17 May 2016, 02:13 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • Roman Day 2016! The Romans have invaded Year 4! What a fantastic way to understand a little better what it was like in Roman times! Puzzles, making shields, producing a mosaic, acting, eating ...
    Posted 16 May 2016, 00:11 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • Recycling Week! (more photos added!) During Recycling Week, Mrs Carr's class looked at sustainable gardening! Linking with their Multicultural World topic, they planted a variety of salads and vegetables in a ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Art Work! Year 6 have been designing and painting in the style of Hoksai's 'The Great Wave' inspired by Kenuke's Kingdom (the book they are currently studying). These photos are ...
    Posted 24 May 2016, 08:47 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Diary Dates

  • Mon 23rd-Fri 27th May - Recycling Week in school
  • Mon 30th May-Fri 3rd June - HALF TERM!
  • Mon 6th June - Non-pupil day
  • Mon 6th June-Fri 10th June - Yr6 trip to the Isle of Wight

Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • Week Ending 27th May Things were slightly different at the Pupil Council meeting this week!'Kathy Butler from the RSPCA visited us with Claire and Rolo. Rolo was rescued from a puppy farm and ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Health Police Update

  • Week Ending 20th May 'This week, the Health Police have been concentrating on the safety of the Plumberow pupils by looking at the driving and parking happening around the school in the mornings!We ...
    Posted 20 May 2016, 05:33 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Warriors-Latest News

  • Recycling Week!            Mrs Atherton's class created creatures                         from plastic cups!           More information can be found here!  Mrs Carr's class planted lots of various salads/        vegetables in whatever they could find ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 - Gardening & Outdoor Club!

  • Week Ending 20th May 'At Gardening Club this week, we tidied and cleaned the chicken area. We also started preparing areas for the Year 1 Enchanted Woods day!
    Posted 19 May 2016, 04:22 by Sheila Bacon
  • The Hens Are Named! Our Hens now have names!Year 1 - MaryYear 2 - DaisyYear 3 - TrixieYear 4 - PenelopeYear 5 - ClaraYear 6 - Josephine(Information received from our Mother Hen - Mrs ...
    Posted 13 May 2016, 05:02 by Sheila Bacon
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