Latest News From Great Wakering Primary School - August 2015

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


  • Have a good summer everyone.  Enjoy Mega Inflatables here every Wednesday 11 till 3 pm for £5 a wristband and don't forget the Summer Sports Festival here on Thursday 20th August 12 to 4 pm, everyone welcome, free sport taster sessions - fun for all the family!
  • Good luck in your new Secondary Schools Year 6 we will miss you.  
  • Children return to school on Monday 7th September, the lunchtime menu will be  week 1 of the summer menus.  We have 2 non pupil days for teacher training on 3rd/4th September, other non-pupil dates have been added to the term dates for 2015/2016, see News tab for details.
  • PTA Cake Sale was cancelled and will be re-arranged for the Autumn term.
  • LSA Job Vacancies for September - please see Our School tab, Staff Vacancies.
  • Swimming Crash Courses during the Summer holidays, for beginners and improvers, see the Activities for Children tab in Community Events.
  • Year 6 Geocaching trip at Hadleigh Country Park yesterday proved to be a very hot but exciting day!
  • District Sports 2015 - Congratulations to all the children who took part in the District Sports on Monday 29th June - clear winners with 105 points - we won!!!  More pictures in the Celebrations tab Sporting News section.
  • Happy's Circus certainly lived up to its name last night (24th June) as most everyone declared it to have been a brilliant success.  Many thanks to everyone who came and supported us, to the PTA for all their very hard work and to the staff for helping with the stalls.  You helped raise approx. £750 towards school funds.
  • Well done to The Community Singers who sang as part of the Music Man Community Choir at The London Palladium last Sunday 21st June in “Music is Magic” by David Stanley.  This show at the Palladium included over 90 performers and 21 ladies from our choir performed, by all accounts it was a very beautiful and very moving performance.  The Music Man Project supports adults and children with severe learning difficulties in their love of music and performance.  For more information please watch “Music is Magic at the London Palladium” on You tube or contact Mrs Liston through the school office.
  • Netball Celebration Assembly today, 22nd June, was a lovely tribute to the achievements of all the Netball teams.  See their trophies in the Trophy Cabinet and some photos in the Gallery. 
  • For those of you who didn't know, Great Wakering Cricket Club are based here at the school.  They now have a page dedicated to the club under the 'Community Events' tab, please look there for information on the club and their current fixtures list.
  • Year 2 class assembly date has been changed as it clashed with the Hyde Hall trip and is now on Wednesday 1st July, 9 am in the hall.
  • Congratulations and well done to our fantastic Netball teams and Mrs Steel their coach, they have had a brilliant season!  We are Mixed League Winners, Girls League Winners and District Tournament Runners-up!  
  • Baby Bumpkin yoga & multi-sensory classes are available at our Seashells Children’s Centre, see the For Parents tab.
  • We have a new award in our trophy cabinet!  The Healthy Schools Enhanced Award! Well done to everyone who has helped contribute to this award especially Mrs Geeson who did all the paper work!
  • We have had some enquiries from Parents about Xbox use at home, just to clarify one or two points, in the terms of use for one of these consoles it states:  "You acknowledge that some features of the Services, and some content available through the Services, may contain or expose users to material unsuitable for minors. You agree to supervise usage by minors whom you permit or enable to use the Services. The Services are not intended for use by children under 13 without adult supervision" (Terms of Use Microsoft Xbox).  To set the Parental controls please go to the website -
  • If you are entitled to Child Care Funding, you may be entitled to claim money for Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club, please see the Government website, our school Ofsted no. is 114792:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!



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