About Us

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.

Message from the Executive 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 approximately 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 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, Executive Headteacher

About Plumberow Primary Academy

This is a GOOD school ... a rising number of parents choose to send their children to Plumberow ... there is a strong family atmosphere and relationships between pupils and staff are excellent ...Plumberow still has the community spirit of a small school .. Ofsted Report March '14

The full report can be viewed, here!

Plumberow is a large primary with approx. 650 pupils on roll. It is part of a cluster of four primaries in the Hockley/Hawkwell area and it is also linked to the Rayleigh cluster of schools. Plumberow Academy is adjacent to Greensward Academy and there is good liaison between the two establishments, with many benefits for our pupils.

Pupils are accommodated in the two main school buildings (Blue and White School) which are separated by the playground area. Classrooms are spacious and well resourced, in addition there is a large playing field, two halls and an outdoor swimming pool. The site and buildings are well maintained and provide a safe and attractive environment for both children and staff.

We have developed areas within the grounds, including a pond, a quiet area near the playground and a garden area. Plumberow expanded during 2000, with four additional classrooms, a library and a computer suite being completed. In keeping with the Primary philosophy, there are Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils in both buildings.

Plumberow Prospectus

A copy of our prospectus is also available from the academy main office.

It can also be viewed here!

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

Our 'Academy Report' gives an overview of our achievements, results and our broad and balanced curriculum! This is updated termly.

The Academy Report for the Autumn Term 2017 can be viewed here!

Previous reports can be found here - Summer Term 2017, Spring Term 2017, Autumn Term 2016, Summer Term 2016, Spring Term 2016

The Academy states its objectives in its School Development Plan. The Child Friendly version of this can be viewed here!

Plumberow has been awarded Healthy Schools status and has also received a Sport England Active Mark and Sportsmark. It offers a variety of extra curricular clubs and activities.