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

  • Week Ending 3rd July All the latest Plumberow News can be found in this week's Newsletter which can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 3 Jul 2015, 08:32 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • District Sports 2015 An absolutely BRILLIANT afternoon of Athletics saw Plumberow runners up at the 2015 District Sports! (level 2 - Inter)WELL DONE EVERYONE!!
    Posted 6 Jul 2015, 09:59 by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Tropical Wings 2015 Foundation pupils spent a day at Tropical Wings! It was a fantastic day in the sunshine!Thank you to everyone who helped on the trip!
    Posted 26 Jun 2015, 06:11 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • Forest Schools - Session 3 For their third Forest Schools session, Year 1 collected sticks which they whittled into tent pegs using potato peelers and learnt how to tie 'Sammy Snake' and 'Humpty Dumpty' knots ...
    Posted by Sheila Bacon
  • ICT in Miss Renn's class! Miss Renn's class worked in the main ICT suite for the first time and had a fantastic time learning how to 'code'! New experiences!
    Posted 2 Jul 2015, 07:08 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 2 News

  • Maths Games Miss B Jones' class have been VERY busy! In pairs, they have designed and made Maths Games! They then presented their games to the rest of the class who 'voted ...
    Posted 16 Jun 2015, 04:07 by Sheila Bacon
  • Sharing! Year 2 pupils spent an afternoon sharing their knowledge, games and 3D Dinosaurs with children in Foundation who are also learning about Dinosaurs!There was also time to play with ...
    Posted 17 Jun 2015, 05:36 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 3 News

  • Times Tables Games! Mrs Bache's Maths group created Times tables games on the playground!Learning in the sunshine!
    Posted 26 Jun 2015, 06:49 by Sheila Bacon
  • Mad Hatter's Tea Party! Before this big event, Year 3 made hats (at home for homework) which were the 'modeled', planned a tea party, priced up menus, made invitations, made bunting, designed cupcakes ...
    Posted 25 Jun 2015, 09:37 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 4 News

  • Colchester Zoo! (more photos added!) Year 4 pupils spent a day at Colchester Zoo! The sun shone and a great day was had by all!
    Posted 30 Jun 2015, 01:44 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 5 News

  • '5 A Day' Brain Breaks - Miss Jones' Class! To become Powerful Learners we need to exercise and prepare our brains too!!The video shows that Miss A Jones' class found that as well as Brain Breaks during the ...
    Posted 19 Jun 2015, 03:47 by Sheila Bacon
  • Bob's Bridge Challenge! Mrs Guy's class accepted Bob's Bridge Challenge where they had to follow criteria to 'build' a bridge which would take the weight of a car passing over it ...
    Posted 12 Jun 2015, 03:00 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • Romeo & Juliet! Year 6 have been reading a children's version of Shakespeare's tragedy. Miss Talbut's class have been acting out their own version, studying some of Shakespeare's language ...
    Posted 25 Jun 2015, 08:33 by Sheila Bacon
  • Miss Talbut's Maths Set! Miss Talbut's Maths set have been learning to use a compass to design rotating patterns. Although they found it challenging, they stayed positive ......and got some fantastic results!
    Posted 25 Jun 2015, 08:23 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 8th July - Yr6 Taster Day at Greensward
  • Thurs 8th July - Yr6 Taster Day at Greensward
  • Thurs 9th July - Transition Evening for Parents - 4.00-6.00pm
  • Fri 10th JulyYr1 Forest Schools visit to Beckney Woods
  • Fri 10th July - End of year reports to be sent out
  • Tues 21st July - Last day of Summer Term!

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