Welcome to Plumberow Primary Academy...       
"...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

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 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

  • Newsletter 24th April The latest news from Plumberow can be found in this week's Newsletter which can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 24 Apr 2015, 03:39 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Local Schools Cross Country - 2015 The first of the Local Schools Cross Country meetings was hosted by Hockley Primary! LOTS of fantastic running on a beautiful, sunny afternoon!! Plumberow was represented by 64 runners and ...
    Posted 24 Apr 2015, 09:16 by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Gardening Day 2015 Gardening Day in Foundation = lots of tidying, digging, planting, garden makes and FUN!!!A HUGE Thank You to children, parents and grandparents for all their hard work and plant donations ...
    Posted 24 Apr 2015, 12:13 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • 'The Curious Garden' Miss Renn's class have been working on activities based on the story of 'The Curious Garden'! They have been writing, imagining and creating! They have also been planting cress ...
    Posted 24 Apr 2015, 12:50 by Sheila Bacon
  • Gardening Day! A 'broader curriculum' day for Year 1 ... and what a transformation!!!Year 1 children planted up the garden beds with plants that the children brought in. They weeded, dug, swept ...
    Posted 16 Apr 2015, 23:30 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • Writing! Miss B Jones' class have been very busy! Using i-pads, they have been producing posters and secret manuals to make Emmet a better hero!                        
    Posted 13 Mar 2015, 10:19 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Alice in Wonderland Mrs Bache's class have been enjoying a session of drama based on Alice in Wonderland!Still enjoying a classic!View the photos! Watch the video!
    Posted 24 Apr 2015, 04:14 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • Fun Factory A Fun Filled morning at The Fun Factory was enjoyed by the Year 4 pupils just before Christmas! Lots to do and snacks as well!!AN ALL ROUND THUMBS UP
    Posted 18 Dec 2014, 23:56 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • Tri-Golf Tournament Well done to the 10 pupils from Year 5 who represented Plumberow so well at theTri-Golf Festival at Garons. The children went around a series of chipping and ...
    Posted 24 Apr 2015, 11:13 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Science A group of Year 6 pupils again had the opportunity to try some laboratory science at Greensward!A taste of what's to come!
    Posted 27 Mar 2015, 13:23 by Sheila Bacon
  • Wild West Day 2015! (photos & video) As a grand finale to their Wild West topic, Year 6 held a Wild West Day!! Line Dancing, Totem Pole Design and Indian Headdresses as well as lots ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2015, 13:23 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher

Diary Dates

  • Diary Dates for 2014-2015 can be found, here!
  • Wed 29th April - Yrs3&4 Maths Workshop for parents - 6.00pm - Blue Hall
  • Thurs 30th April - Roman Day - Yr 4
  • Thurs 30th April - KS2 Cross Country at Plumberow
  • Mon 4th May - Bank Holiday
  • Fri 19th June - Father's Day Sweet Shop
  • Saturday 4th July - PTA Summer Event! 4-9p.m

Plumberow Tweets

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