Welcome to Plumberow Primary Academy...     

Plumberow would like to wish ALL Year 6 the very best 
in their new schools!
GOODBYE and GOOD LUCK!


"...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 21st July The last letter of the Summer Term can be viewed/downloaded, here!
    Posted 21 Jul 2015, 05:02 by Sheila Bacon
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Academy News

  • Tennis Tournament 8 pupils from Years 2-5 took part in a Tennis Tournament at Hockley Tennis Club. Up against Hockley, Westerings, Edward Francis and Westerings, Plumberow pupils performed really well in ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2015, 08:10 by Sheila Bacon
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Foundation News

  • Teddy Bear Picnic! Foundation children invited their teddies for a Teddy Bear's Picnic! Teddies joined in with the fun and games and then watched the children enjoy the sandwiches and cakes!(... and ...
    Posted 15 Jul 2015, 07:35 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 1 News

  • Animal Carnival! Year 1 held an 'Animal Carnival'! Wearing the hats and masks that they had made, they entertained parents with an afternoon of song!                       The photos ...... and the video!
    Posted 21 Jul 2015, 12:14 by Sheila Bacon
  • Sessions 4&5 Follow up work More fantastic 'follow up work' from Year 1 following their Forest Schools sessions 4&5!(as it is difficult to see the writing of these examples of the children's ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2015, 06:42 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

  • Bridges! Following the bridges made out of paper and spaghetti, Year 5 moved on to wood! With strict criteria to follow, the photos show Mrs Guy's class constructing their bridges ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2015, 08:24 by Sheila Bacon
  • Hadleigh to Old Leigh! Year 5 children had a perfect day for their Hadleigh to Old Leigh walk! The day also  involved some sketching and some observation work and was finished off with a ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2015, 01:51 by Sheila Bacon
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Year 6 News

  • The last day - 2015! The Year 6 of 2015 spent the day receiving their photo books, getting their photo books signed, getting shirts signed and saying some sad farewells!Best Wishes from everyone at ...
    Posted 21 Jul 2015, 10:51 by Sheila Bacon
  • Party (arranged by parents)! 'Oh What a Night ....' A fabulous evening organised by parents of the Year 6 children! From their arrival in a variety of vehicles, to their departure after an evening of ...
    Posted 21 Jul 2015, 11:24 by Sheila Bacon
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