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 13th February The last Newsletter this half-term can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 20 Feb 2015, 13:22 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Hockey Tournament 2 teams of 7 Year 5&6 pupils represented Plumberow at a Hockey Tournament organised by the School Sports Partnership and hosted by King Edmund School. Plumberow took part with ...
    Posted 12 Feb 2015, 11:16 by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Chinese New Year Foundation pupils have been celebrating Chinese New Year! They wore something red, made dragons, tasted Chinese Food and took part in many more Chinese themed activities!World Wide Learning!
    Posted 25 Feb 2015, 10:58 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • 'Save Our Pond!' Year 1 pupils have been asked to think about how they would feel if Plumberow got rid of the Wildlife Pond!  Mrs Myall's class have been 'putting their case ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
  • Chinese New Year Year 1 pupils celebrated Chinese New Year with among other things, dragon and Panda making, building The Great Wall and tasting Chinese food!
    Posted 24 Feb 2015, 10:42 by Sheila Bacon
  • Down By The Pond! (more photos added) Year 1 pupils are busy tidying the pond area as part of their topic, Down By The Pond! Miss Renn's class started the project with Mrs ...
    Posted 25 Feb 2015, 10:36 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • Division! Pupils in Miss B. Jones' class have been busy in Maths ... dividing! It was all worthwhile especially as if they got the right answers, they could eat the smarties!!Marvelous ...
    Posted 11 Feb 2015, 10:22 by Sheila Bacon
  • More Science! More Science in Year 2, this time in Mrs Bolton's class! They were investigating the properties of materials and what better way to see the effects of heating and ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2015, 11:17 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Fractions! Mrs Bache's Maths group were busy in their maths lesson, learning about Fractions playing Games!More Fun Learning!
    Posted 12 Feb 2015, 11:45 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

  • Planetarium (more photos added) Year 5 pupils visited the Southend Planetarium and Discovery Centre as part of their topic of Space! All the research and facts they have been discussing in ...
    Posted 12 Feb 2015, 11:36 by Sheila Bacon
  • Space Adverts! Miss Jones' CLASS have been very busy creating their 'Journeys Into Space' videos! Here is an example of the finished work! The ideas, props, direction and filming were all the ...
    Posted 6 Feb 2015, 12:40 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • The Lost Thing! Miss Talbut's class were very busy designing and making their own 'Lost Thing' whilst studying the book! Literacy meets Design & Technology!Some brilliant designs and models
    Posted 24 Feb 2015, 10:53 by Sheila Bacon
  • Road Safety Year 6 pupils were reminded of basic road safety in a series of Road Safety workshops with members from the Essex Highways team! Putting pupils' safety first!
    Posted 24 Feb 2015, 10:28 by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


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