Half Term - school finishes Friday 20th October - school re-starts Monday 6th November!

 Foundation Fun in Their First 
Few Weeks!

  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 13th October The Plumberow Newsletter for this week can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 13 Oct 2017, 06:41 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Girls League Match v Westerings 'The girls have played their 1st  football league game against Westerings Academy.The game was played with lovely passing and movement from both sides.The game was into the 12 ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
  • Jim Smith - Group Game v Wyburns 'We welcomed Wyburns Primary School to Plumberow to play the next group game in the Jim Smith Cup.During the warm up I could sense things were not quite as ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2017, 05:29 by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Gardening Day! Foundation pupils have been VERY busy! They had a Gardening Day...cleaning and tidying their garden areas as well as lots more gardening activities!click on the image below to ...
    Posted 16 Oct 2017, 08:59 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • Pirate Ships! In Year 1, as part of their DT work for this half term and as part of their Pirates topic, the pupils designed pirate ships! Working in small teams, they ...
    Posted 12 Oct 2017, 11:42 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • Forest Schools - Session 3 In their third Forest Schools session, Year 2 made spider's webs and spiders, necklaces and bug hotels. They also talked about deciduous and evergreen trees!click on the image ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Science Day at Greensward! A group of Plumberow pupils from Years 3&4 joined pupils from Ashingdon, Hockley and Westerings at a Science Day hosted by Greensward Academy!They had a fantastic day and ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2017, 11:52 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • States of Matter! Year 4 became Scientists when they conducted experiments in class testing what happens to materials when they are heated and cooled!Some interesting discoveries!click on the image below to ...
    Posted 12 Oct 2017, 02:17 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • Tudor Day! Year 5 pupils experienced a day in Tudor life when they participated in their Tudor Day as part of their topic work! Archery, the stocks, writing, a maypole and lots ...
    Posted 16 Oct 2017, 11:18 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Their Last Week! A VERY busy few days for Year 6!! Plumbfest! (organised by parents)...arguing their case in front of Mr (Lord Sugar) Barton for their Enterprise Projects...enjoying a Party Day ...
    Posted 22 Jul 2017, 04:33 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Diary Dates

  • Fri 20th Oct-Break up for half-term
  • Mon 6th Nov-pupils due back to school-normal time!

Plumberow Tweets

Pupil Council 'blog'

  • Week Ending 14th July 'A group of Pupil Councillors met with the Premises and Health & Safety Committee of the Governing Body where they reported on the traffic surveys they had conducted. They shared their ...
    Posted 12 Jul 2017, 00:34 by Sheila Bacon
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Eco Warriors-Latest News

  • Eco Award Winners - June! The Eco Award Winners for June in KS1 are Mr Baldwin's Class!In KS2, the award goes to Mrs Carr's Class! WELL DONE!!                                       
    Posted 14 Jul 2017, 08:02 by Sheila Bacon
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