Welcome to Plumberow Primary Academy...   

"...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 29th April The Newsletter for this week can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 29 Apr 2016, 04:46 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Parish Cup semi-final v St. Peters 'In the semi-final of the Under 11s Parish Cup we played away to St Peters Primary School.We started quickly and within minutes we scored a well taken goal ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2016, 06:34 by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Gardening Day! At their gardening day, Foundation pupils spent the day outside planting and tidying! They also had a variety of activities going on including observational drawing, painting stones, painting flowers, and ...
    Posted 28 Apr 2016, 09:02 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • Gardening Day! Year 1 held a Gardening Day! They were very busy tidying, planting, cleaning and painting and what FANTASTIC results!Lots of gardeners in the making!
    Posted 22 Apr 2016, 08:39 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • Poetry! Year 2 were asked to learn a poem for homework! They then shared their poems in class. These are from Miss Jones' class!
    Posted 26 Mar 2016, 13:07 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Quidditch! (more photos added) Year 3 put on (their own version of) a Quidditch Tournament!Ready to challenge Hogwarts!
    Posted 15 Apr 2016, 08:30 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • Hands4Voices! Year 4 pupils were visited by part of the Hands4Voices choir! As well as watching the choir perform, the pupils learnt parts of a song (in groups) which they performed ...
    Posted 23 Apr 2016, 04:25 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • Maths Competition! A group of Year 5 pupils represented Plumberow at an AET regional maths competition! 5 Academies took part in the competition which saw one of our teams finish in 2nd ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2016, 02:54 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Cricket Coaching! As part of the 'Chance to Shine' initiative,Year 6 pupils are now visited weekly in their games lesson by Brian Petit, a cricket coach from Rankin Cricket Club!He ...
    Posted 13 Apr 2016, 05:20 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Diary Dates

  • Mon 2nd May - Bank holiday
  • Tues 3rd May - Tempest to take class & team photos
  • Tues 3rd May - Cross Country at Westerings
  • Tues 3rd May - Parent 'drop-ins' for Foundation, and Yrs 2,3 & 5 - 3.30-4.30pm
  • Weds 4th May - Parent 'drop-ins' for Yr4 - 3.30-4.30pm
  • Thurs 5th May - Parent 'drop-ins' for Yrs1 & 6 - 3.30-4.30pm
  • Fri 6th May - Hockley Traders Football Tournament at Ashingdon - 4.00pm

Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • Week Ending 29th April 'We welcomed 2 visitors to our meeting this week!Firstly, Mrs. Chambers (MDA) came to talk about the equipment that is needed for lunch time. Her list was very similar ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2016, 05:43 by Sheila Bacon
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Health Police Update

  • Week Ending 29th April At their latest meeting, the Health Police were joined by Mr Barton who attended to take part in the discussions focusing on the KS2 Healthy Tuckshop - who would run it ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2016, 05:49 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Warriors-Latest News

  • Week Ending 29th April 'On the last week of term, the Eco Warriors will be holding a Recycling Week. As part of this week, the PTA have organised an event called “The Swap-a ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2016, 06:20 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 - Gardening Club!

  • Week Ending 29th April At Gardening club this week, Mrs Wade's group started to prepare the soil in the Foundation area ready for their Gardening Day because mixing sand and soil helps the ...
    Posted 27 Apr 2016, 23:56 by Sheila Bacon
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