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 23rd June The Plumberow Newsletter can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 23 Jun 2017, 08:22 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Essex Maths Final! 'Huge congratulations to the four Year 6 children who took part in the Essex Schools County Maths Final in Colchester.We finished 6th out of 14 teams, after completing four ...
    Posted 23 Jun 2017, 08:15 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

  • Mr Godfrey! There was a visitor to Year 1 when Mr Godfrey (Mrs Smart's Giant African Tortoise) spent the afternoon at school!Mrs Atherton's Class!click on the image below ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2017, 11:22 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

  • Hockley Walk! As part of their History work, Year 3 pupils walked to Hockley Village! They conducted a traffic survey and noted some of the key points of interest. Back in the ...
    Posted 20 Jun 2017, 11:00 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

  • Forest Schools - Session 3! Year 5 pupils whittled sticks, made and lit a fire and toasted marshmallows in their third Forest Schools session! Miss Jones' class held theirs in the woods but as the ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2017, 10:14 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Crucial Crew! What would you do if...? Can you keep safe when...? Could you prevent...?Well, Year 6 pupils have more of a chance following attending a 'Crucial Crew' morning! Activities included ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2017, 10:33 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Diary Dates

  • Diary Dates for Summer Term 2017 can be viewed, here!
  • Sat 24th June-PTA Event-12pm-4.00pm
  • Tues 27th June-Selected children attending a PE day at Greensward
  • Tues 27th June-Yr4 trip to Colchester Zoo
  • Tues 27th June-Yr6 Greensward parent consultations
  • Weds 28th June-Yr2 Dinosaur Workshop
  • Fri 30th June-Induction days for Yr6 pupils going to King Edmund, Sweyne or Fitzwimarc schools
  • Mon 3rd July-Induction Day for Yr6 pupils going to Southend High for Girls
  • Weds 5th July-District Swimming Gala at Clements Hall
  • Weds 5th&Thurs 6th July-Induction Days for Yr6 pupils going to Greensward
  • Weds 5th July-Parent Forum meeting-9.00am
  • Thurs 6th July-Whole School Transition afternoon
  • Fri 7th July-Induction Day for Yr6 pupils going to Southend High for Boys
  • Fri 7th July-Sports Day-KS2 am and Foundation & KS1 pm
  • Tues 11th July-District Sports at Garons-pm
  • Tues 11th-Yr6 production-7.00pm
  • Weds 12th July-Yr5 Taster Day at Greensward
  • Weds 12th July-Yr6 production to Grandparents-9.30am
  • Weds 12th July-Yr6 production-7.00pm
  • Thurs 13th July-Transition Evening-4.00pm-6.00pm
  • Fri 14th July-Reserve date for Sports Day
  • Fri 14th July-End of Year reports sent home
  • Fri 14th July-Yr6 Leavers' Party (organised by parents)
  • Mon 17th July-Hockley Sports
  • Weds 19th July-Yr3 trip to Belfairs Woods
  • Thurs 20th July-Yr6 Leavers' Party Day (organised by school)
  • Fri 21st July-LAST DAY OF TERM!!

Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • Week Ending 23rd June The Pupil Councillors had a good look around the Over 55's Club minibus when it came to Plumberow!The Over 55's club received some of the donations from ...
    Posted 23 Jun 2017, 09:12 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Warriors-Latest News

  • Week Ending 23rd June 'This week, half the Eco Warriors helped Mrs Smart in the Garden area.The rest of us continued to work on our CD art project!'
    Posted 22 Jun 2017, 10:15 by Sheila Bacon
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