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!

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!)

 Year 6 Residential Trip to the
         Isle of Wight - 2016!
 Watch the video for an insight into the fun week!

"...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 24th June The Newsletter for this week can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 24 Jun 2016, 04:25 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Kwik Cricket Final! 8 Plumberow Academy boys from Years 5&6 took part in the Kwik Cricket, Best Team, County Final, at Billericay Cricket ground! In glorious sunshine, the cricket ground looked fantastic ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • 'The Big Sing' - Music Workshops! 'The Big Sing' music workshop, lead by Gemma, Howard and Eadie, worked with Foundation (and Years 1&2) throughout the day!  Each year group had an hour long session which ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2016, 02:28 by Sheila Bacon
  • Healthy Eating/Living Week! Mrs Myall's class explored different breakfast food options and tried some new fruit during Healthy Eating week!Delicious!
    Posted 16 Jun 2016, 12:33 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • Forest Schools - Session 6! In their 6th (and final) Forest Schools session, Year 1 pupils made journey sticks, used a flint and steel, whittled sticks which they used to toast their marshmallows and fruit ...
    Posted 23 Jun 2016, 08:37 by Sheila Bacon
  • Mr Godfrey! As part of their topic, African Animals, a special visitor came to Year 1 ....Mr Godfrey (Mrs Smart's African tortoise!)!!Mr Godfrey made LOTS of new friends!!
    Posted 23 Jun 2016, 00:04 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • 'The Big Sing' - Music Workshops! 'The Big Sing' music workshop, lead by Gemma, Howard and Eadie, worked with Year 2 (and Foundation and Year 1) throughout the day!  Each year group had an hour long ...
    Posted 21 Jun 2016, 12:13 by Sheila Bacon
  • Recycling Week! During Recycling Week, Miss Jones' class were busy designing and producing posters! Lots of important messages!
    Posted 25 May 2016, 10:47 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • 'Alice in Wonderland!'! A HUGE WELL DONE to all the pupils and staff of Year 3 for 3 FANTASTIC performances of 'Alice in Wonderland' which tied in nicely with their 'Our World, Our ...
    Posted 17 Jun 2016, 00:32 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • Recycling Week - Rainforests! (more photos added!) Miss Ellis' class created Rainforests out of recycled materials during Recycling Week!Very creative!
    Posted 6 Jun 2016, 09:00 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • Bridges! (more photos added!) As part of their Rivers and Bridges topic, Year 5 classes spent a day at Belchamps as well as making their own bridges back at Plumberow! Belchamps ...
    Posted 24 Jun 2016, 08:47 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Crucial Crew! Year 6 learnt some very important 'Life' messages including road safety, relationships, personal care, sharing information with strangers, rail safety and first aid when they took part in a 'Crucial ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2016, 02:39 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Diary Dates

  • Thurs 30th June - Natural History Museum - Yr2
  • Fri 1st July - Sports Day - (KS2am, KS1pm)
  • Sat 2nd July PTA Summer Fete
  • Mon 4th July - District Sports at Garons
  • Tue 5th July - Transition Day for children
  • Tue 5th July - Triathlon - Yrs5&6
  • Wed 6th July - Swimming Gala at Clements Hall
  • Wed 6th July - Triathlon - Yrs3&4
  • Thurs 7th July - Triathlon - Yrs1&2

Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • Week Ending 17th June 'This week, The Pupil Council took delivery of some of the equipment that they had ordered for lunchtimes. This included ankle skips, hoops, bats and balls, swing ball, car mats ...
    Posted 16 Jun 2016, 12:49 by Sheila Bacon
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Health Police Update

  • Healthy Eating Lunchbox Competition Winners! As promised, this week the Health Police presented the winners and runners up of the Healthy Lunchbox competition with their prizes!
    Posted 23 Jun 2016, 10:26 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Warriors-Latest News

  • Week Ending 24th June 'This week the Eco warriors varnished half of the Bottle Cap Art...it is taking a very long time but it's looking good!! Some of the Year 4,5 ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2016, 07:31 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 - Gardening & Outdoor Club!

  • Week Ending 24th June 'This week, the gardening club leveled the ground and created a pathway.  We also weeded the area around the new path!      
    Posted 23 Jun 2016, 03:03 by Sheila Bacon
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