Latest News From Great Wakering Primary School - January 2015

  • Welcome to our website - we update this site daily and would welcome your feedback. 


  • Have a look in Celebrations to see the Year 6 Poplar Class Library Book competition video entry with a brilliant rap by Emily Stokes, fingers crossed they win!
  • Friday 16th January, we had a lovely whole school assembly where Tony Butcher and Kevin Sibthorpe from the Rovers and Colts Football Clubs presented us with a cheque for £500 to go towards our Playground Restoration Fund!  We thank them wholeheartedly for their kind donation.
  • Thursday 15th January  - We cannot thank everyone enough who donated towards our Playground Restoration Non uniform Day, your very generous donations have, so far, raised a brilliant £470.92! (updated)
  • Just a reminder that the lost property will be recycled in the next couple of weeks if it is not claimed before then.  With coats and jumpers in amongst the items it is hard to believe these have not been missed - please come and search for lost property or get your child to have a rummage before we recycle these things. Some pictures are on our Facebook page.
  • Climbing Wall 'Come and Climb' taster session, £5 per person, per session on Thursday 5th Feburary, 7 - 8.30 pm.  For anyone over the age of 8, parents/carers, older siblings or just interested parties, come along and try the climbing wall for a one-off session, no experience necessary.  Contact the school office on 01702 219435 with your name, contact details and the date of the session you'd prefer.
  • We have a new PTA Chair, we'd like to welcome Michaela Collie and look forward to working with her and the rest of the Association raising much needed funds for the school.  AGM update see 'For Parents - PTA' tab.
  • Following a recent change in advice from the Local Authority, would parents please note that it is no longer permissible for us to tape children's earrings for a PE session.  With immediate effect earrings should be removed prior to the activity taking place.  PE is a vital part of our whole school curriculum, which children cannot miss, unless injured. Children need to be able to take their earrings out and put them back themselves. 
  • Swimming in the Summer Term - details are available in the 'News', 'Swimming' tab of how this will run next year.
  • Monday 20th October.  It's official!  Our WWI Commemorative Community Mosaic has now been 'opened'!  With a whole host of local dignitaries and people who have helped us research and create this impressive piece of art, our Head Girl Bethan and Head Boy George offically 'opened' the mosaic to the community.  Please see how we pieced together the project with the help of Heritage Lottery funding in the Community Events, 'WWI' tab.
  • We now have a 'Closed' Group Facebook page for parents/carers and relatives to view, please see the 'Follow Us' tab to access the page.
  • Information on our After School Club: it costs £3 per hour or £5 for two, starting at the end of the school day until 5.10pm.   Pick up times are 4.10 pm and 5.10 pm, please be aware that if you are late picking up your child you may be charged. There is a copy of the booking form and more details in the Clubs tab under Our School.   Please remember that you must pay for this two weeks in advance or your child will not be guaranteed a place, please see the school office.
  • 2013/2014 SATs result figures are now available for you to look at via the School Documents SATs tab, see how we compare against National figures. 
  • Please read our latest Ofsted Report under the 'Our School' tab, we are offically a 'Good' School!



Contact us: 

Great Wakering Primary School, High Street, Great Wakering, Southend on sea, Essex SS3 0EJ Telephone: 01702 219435   Fax: 01702 216068   email: