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!)

 We wish All Year 6 pupils the very best for their future!
 Watch the video for a taste of their final week 
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

Latest Newsletter

  • Week Ending 23rd September The latest news from Plumberow can be found in the Newsletter this week which can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 23 Sep 2016, 13:50 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Science Masterclass at Greensward A group of Year 5&6 pupils from Plumberow joined pupils from Ashingdon, Hockley and Westerings for a science masterclass hosted by Greensward. The challenge was to find out what ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Week Ending 23rd September In their second week at school our new Foundation pupils were VERY busy.......enjoying their first school lunch and sharing their 'Chatterboxes' in Miss Newman's class......enjoying their first ...
    Posted 22 Sep 2016, 11:35 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 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • Forest Schools - week ending 23rd September Following on from their Forest Schools in Year 1, Year 2 started their sessions this week by going on a bug hunt and then making 'bug' pictures!
    Posted 24 Sep 2016, 01:20 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

  • More Bridges! Miss A Jones' class are on to making their final bridges from wood and lots more!These will be tested shortly!Great Work!
    Posted 8 Jul 2016, 09:37 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Science! Year 6 have some Science lessons planned at Greensward throughout the year so that they can use the Labs! In the first of these, Mrs Bailey's class made pinhole ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2016, 11:13 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Diary Dates

Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • Autumn Term Work by the Pupil Council will resume shortly when the new Pupil Councillors for 2016-2017 are announced!
    Posted 7 Sep 2016, 01:07 by Sheila Bacon
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Health Police Update

  • Autumn Term Work by the Health Police will resume shortly when the new team for 2016-2017 is announced!
    Posted 7 Sep 2016, 01:09 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Warriors-Latest News

  • Autumn Term Work by the Eco Warriors will resume shortly when the new Warriors for 2016-2017 are announced!
    Posted 7 Sep 2016, 01:11 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 - Gardening & Outdoor Club!

  • Autumn Term-Our First Session! 'During our first week we introduced our new group and took a walk of the grounds to consider what we need to work on next. We then split into three ...
    Posted 25 Sep 2016, 05:46 by Sheila Bacon
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