Latest News From Great Wakering Primary School - October 2015

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


  • Design a Cup Cake Competition - please see the entry form in Community Events - Activities for Children tab, entries to the office by Friday 9th October, winners take home the cup cake of their design!
  • Dates for your diaries have been updated for this term, apologies for the delay.  We have now confirmed the date for the Christmas Fair and we will be holding it on Wednesday 16th December, times to be confirmed.
  • Congratulations to Ewan Robinson and Victoria Bailey our new HeadBoy and HeadGirl and all the children chosen to be Prefects this term! 
  • ​​If your child is starting school September 2016 we have some open day dates with
    various times for you to come and have a look at our school, please ring the school
    office on 01702 219435 and leave your name and number and preferred day you would
    like to visit:  Tuesday 6th October 9 am - Monday 12th October 5 pm - Wednesday 21st October
    4 pm - Thursday 22nd October 2 pm. 
  • 2014/2015 SATs result figures, after some appeals, are now available to view via the School Documents SATs tab, see how we compare against National figures.
  • If your child is in Year 6 during the 2015/16 academic year, you will need to apply for a secondary school place for September 2016.  From 1 September 2015 you can apply online or by paper - please do not do both.  The closing date for applications is 31st October 2015.  It is the responsibility of parents to make an application for their child’s secondary school place.  It is not necessary to wait to receive an application form or a letter before you apply. 
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 -
  • 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: