Frequently Asked Questions!

Hopefully, answers to the questions you may have about Plumberow Primary Academy will be answered here! 

If you have any further questions, please contact the academy office!

You need to apply to the Essex County Council Schools Admission Department. This can be done on-line

You can apply for an in-year transfer by going to the Admissions sector on the academy website. You will then need to complete a Mid Year Application Form. 

We are a cashless school. To pay for any of these you need to register with ParentPay and log in with details provided by the school

You can purchase sweatshirts, polo shirts and bookbags from Danielle's, Main Road, Hockley.

We have a lost property box where you can look for any lost items (after school) in the small grey building beside the swimming pool.

If school run clubs are cancelled, you will be notified by text message during the school day

Unfortunately, our policy does not allow us to administer medication to your child unless it is antibiotics that have been prescribed by a doctor or the medication is part of your child's care plan. Piriton and nurofen/calpol has to be administered by the parent or designated person before school, at lunchtime or after school. A form giving permission for the academy to administer medicine can be downloaded here.

Please complete an application pack to register your child for either of these clubs from the school office. Payment for Breakfast Club or After School Club can be made via ParentPay, using childcare vouchers or by making payment directly to our bank account. Please let the school office know which method of payment you will be using.

We prefer your child to have any appointments after school or during the school holidays. However, we do realise that sometimes this is not possible. Please let the school office know and provide a copy of the appointment letter. You will also need to let the class teacher know if your child is going to be absent.

Please check the school website where all events, important dates and information are advertised. Also, we send out a weekly newsletter via e-mail (which is also on the website). Please make sure the school office have your most up to date e-mail address to receive this information.

If you change any of your contact details, i.e. home address or telephone number, please put it in writing to the school office.

Yes. Please make sure your telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are up to date. Unfortunately, we can only text out to one parent and this is usually the first priority contact,, unless told otherwise. We will cancel any clubs, provide any urgent information, let you know of any updates and communicate mostly via text message.

Every parent helper needs to be DBS checked, through the school, in order for them to come in and help out. Please contact the school office to find out what evidence you need and to arrange a convenient time to complete the check. The process takes approximately 30 minutes.

No, but usually Premier PE hold a sports club during the school holidays. This is a paid club and you will receive a letter home that will provide you with all the information and details on how to book a place. This will come home with your child around two weeks before a school holiday.

All children, from Foundation to Year 6, need to be signed into school by a designated adult.

If you think you are entitled to Free School Meals, please call the following number to apply: 0845 603 2200. If you are already on Free School Meals please make sure you re-apply for this at the start of every academic year. This entitlement is a yearly process or if your circumstances change, you must inform the department.