Yr6 Latest! - Friday - Year 6 are back at Plumberow after a FANTASTIC week!

  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, 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
           Our 'Golden Rules' can be viewed, here!                     Our 'School Values' can be viewed, here!     

Latest Newsletter

  • Week Ending 26th May The Newsletter for the final week of this half term can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 27 May 2017, 01:17 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • More 'Co-Operative' Involvement! Following the presentation of a cheque for £2897  from the Co-Operative Community Fundraising Scheme,  some staff from the Hockley Co-Operative Store joined Mrs Smart and Mrs Carr at ...
    Posted 20 May 2017, 11:07 by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Gardening Day 2017! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped at and contributed to, the Foundation Gardening Day! The pupils enjoyed a day of gardening themed activities including making frames and garden ...
    Posted 25 May 2017, 07:27 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • Forest Schools - Session 6! The sun shone for the last of the Forest Schools Sessions for Year 1! The pupils this week enjoyed toasting marshmallows around the campfire (which they lit!), eating the marshmallows ...
    Posted 24 May 2017, 12:36 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • Dinosaur Day! At Hadleigh Country Park, Year 2 had a treasure hunt on the way through the fields, past the cows (and the cow pat!) to the woods where they did a ...
    Posted 5 May 2017, 10:24 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Cha Cha Cha! On one of our 'Learning Journey' days, pupils from Year 3 and 4 had dance lessons from Miss Marney! This time, it was Cha Cha Cha! Very impressive! Next step ...
    Posted 21 Apr 2017, 06:14 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • Writing Workshop A group of Year 4 boys attended a Writing Workshop held at Woodville Primary School in South Woodham Ferrers!They had a brilliant day with the performance poet Neal Zetter ...
    Posted 23 May 2017, 23:22 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • Bikeability Session 4! Well Done to the Year 5s who completed the first Bikeability Cycling Course this year! Hopefully, you will continue to cycle as advised during the course which will help ensure ...
    Posted 24 May 2017, 10:19 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Isle of Wight 2017! The latest news from the Isle of Wight will be uploaded when received (but there are internet issues their end!)    Monday...and they are off!! Year 6 got off (on ...
    Posted 27 May 2017, 02:40 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Diary Dates

Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • Week Ending 12th May 'Discussions regarding the lunchtime clubs continued this week at our meeting!'
    Posted 10 May 2017, 07:15 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Warriors-Latest News

  • Week Ending 26th May Mrs Smart joined the Eco Warriors this week and helped them recycle the bamboo poles from the now demolished bottle greenhouse!The poles were wired together to form a bean ...
    Posted 25 May 2017, 06:06 by Sheila Bacon
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