Foundation Fun in Their First 
Few Weeks!
                             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 17th November More News from Plumberow in our Newsletter this week which can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 17 Nov 2017, 09:00 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Christmas 2017! The Year 3&4 Plumberow Choir were once again very busy in the run up to Christmas....!! started with a performance at The Townswomen's Guild!click on the ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Picnics!! It was picnic time in Foundation! First, Teddies joined pupils in class, helping the pupils with maths and phonics! Their reward was to join their owners at a Teddy Bear ...
    Posted 19 Nov 2017, 09:09 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • Pirate Breakfast! Year 1 enjoyed a Pirate breakfast! They celebrated passing out of Pirate School with some yummy treats - brioche, pancakes, fruit loaf and fruit. Plus, they were awarded some chocolate treasure ...
    Posted 3 Nov 2017, 09:05 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • Forest Schools - Session 5! In their 5th session of Forest Schools, Year 2 pupils gathered around the fire circle and enjoyed hot chocolate with marshmallows!  Sue had a new 'Kelly Kettle'which boiled the ...
    Posted 16 Nov 2017, 10:25 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Science Day at Greensward! A group of Plumberow pupils from Years 3&4 joined pupils from Ashingdon, Hockley and Westerings at a Science Day hosted by Greensward Academy!They had a fantastic day and ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2017, 11:52 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • States of Matter! Year 4 became Scientists when they conducted experiments in class testing what happens to materials when they are heated and cooled!Some interesting discoveries!click on the image below to ...
    Posted 12 Oct 2017, 02:17 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • Tudor Day! Year 5 pupils experienced a day in Tudor life when they participated in their Tudor Day as part of their topic work! Archery, the stocks, writing, a maypole and lots ...
    Posted 16 Oct 2017, 11:18 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Drug & Alcohol Workshops! The effects and dangers of drugs and alcohol were experienced by Year 6 pupils through workshops at Plumberow!Extremely important information shared in a fun way!Keeping our pupils safe ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
  • World War II Day 2017! Year 6 went back to the time of World War II when they held a World War II day!A day full of activities included the school room, experiencing the ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • School Council Award from the Houses of Parliament! Following their successful visit to the Houses of Parliament earlier in the year, the Pupil Council received a Certificate from the Speaker, commending them on their presentation!                                           
    Posted 29 Oct 2017, 14:17 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Club-Latest News!

  • Eco Club! 14th November 'The first Eco Club which is now made up of Gardeners as well as Eco Warriors, went really well! Everyone worked really hard clearing the first part of the chicken ...
    Posted 15 Nov 2017, 12:05 by Sheila Bacon
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