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
(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

The video shows the building of the 
new Foundation Block from start to finish!

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

  • Week Ending 9th October The latest Plumberow Newsletter can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Netball v Glebe The Netball team got off to a GREAT start in their first league game against Glebe! ALL players played extremely well with the end result being a fantastic 15-2 ...
    Posted 7 Oct 2015, 01:46 by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • First Week in Foundation! What a busy first week! LOTS of activities, inside and out; learning new routines; meeting the High 5s; a games lesson AND a music lesson!...AND more importantly ... it was ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2015, 09:23 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • The 'Plumberow' Sealife Centre! Following their trip to the SOUTHEND Sealife Centre, Mrs Atherton's class have created their own! Pupils from Mr Baldwin's class were invited to see the results! Mrs Atherton ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • 'Bug Day' 2015 What a busy day! There were activities including making art straw insects and finger puppets, decorating biscuits and cakes AND hearing lots of facts about the insects! There was also ...
    Posted 8 Oct 2015, 03:33 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • More Roald Dahl! As part of their their work, Year 3 all watched a 'Roald Dahl Puffin Live' National event live on the internet!
    Posted 25 Sep 2015, 09:05 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • Changing States! What better way to investigate 'changing states' than with the aid of chocolate! Year 4 pupils made cornflake cakes in their science investigations!... and they got to eat them - delicious
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • More Maths Challenges! More maths challenges in Mrs Bailey's maths group - problem solving involving multiples and factors!Great Work!
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
  • Maths Challenges! Lots of multiples and division challenges in Miss Jones' maths group!Powerful Learners! 
    Posted 8 Oct 2015, 02:58 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • World War II - Take Away Theatre Group What was it like to live through World War II? Year 6 pupils obtained an insight into this when they were visited by the Take Away Theatre Group! Following the ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
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Head Teacher's Welcome

Mr Ian Barton

Head Teacher


Diary Dates

  • Diary Dates for 2015-16 can be viewed/downloaded, here!
  • Mon 12th Oct - Yr5 Tudor Day (in school)
  • Mon 12th Oct - Yr4 Games session
  • Tues 13th & Wed 14th Oct - Flu vaccinations
  • Tues 13th Oct - Boys Football Tournament at Sweyne
  • Wed 14th Oct - Girls Football Tournament at Deanes
  • Thurs 15th Oct - Yr6 trip to Duxford
  • Thurs 15th Oct - Foundation Stage parent/teacher consultations
  • Thurs 15th Oct - Yr5 Games session
  • Thurs 15th Oct - NO Cupcake club
  • Fri 16th Oct - Foundation Stage parent/teacher consultations
  • Fri 16th Oct - PTA meeting - 2.15

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