Latest News From Great Wakering Primary School - October 2014

  • Welcome to our NEW website - this is still a work in progress with items being added in the next month or so, please bear with us...


  • Please read our latest Ofsted Report under the 'Our School' tab, we are offically a 'Good' School!
  • Don’t forget the Halloween Discos next week Thursday 23rd October:
    Reception & KS1 - 3.15 pm to 4.30 pm (children can get changed straight after school and their teachers will take them into the hall)
    KS2 - 4.45 pm to 6 pm.
    Entrance is £2.00 (this includes unlimited Squash and a packet of crisps). There will also be a small tuck shop to buy sweets.
  • Reminder for Year 6 Parents - The closing date for Secondary School Applications for Year 7 from September 2015 is 31st October, 2014.  Applications can be made via the Essex CC's website  
  • Children's photos are here and if your child hasn't given you theirs take a look in their book bag.. Photo orders must be back in school for Tuesday 21st October as the photographer is picking the orders up on Wednesday 22nd October.
  • We have had a few cases of head lice.  If you need information on how to tackle this problem see the 'For Parents', 'Health Issues' tab, where there is a link to the NHS help pages.
  • PTA AGM Thursday 6th November 2pm in the staffroom, refreshments will be provided. All parents are invited to support the AGM and if you would like to become a member of the Committee nomination forms will be sent out this week (w/b 13th October) for you to fill in and return to the school office by Friday 24th October, or see PTA tab in For Parents.
  • Year 5 Rowan class created a 'Space' themed piece of music, listen to it on 'You Tube' or see the video in 'Celebrations'.
  • Our Netball team had a great start to the year, read the match report in the 'Sporting News' tab.
  • Thursday 16th October at KES, 6pm to 8.30pm, talk from Steve Challen 'What is ADHD?'  See the flyer in 'Adult Activities' on the Community Events tab. 
  • Year Group Autumn Newsletters are attached in 'Classes' for information of what is happening in the classes this term.
  • 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.
  • After School Club - please remember that you must pay for this two weeks in advance, please see the school office.  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.
  • Pictures above of our Thursday Climbing Wall Club - just one of our very popular after school activities!
  • 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. 
  • We'd like to welcome our new class teachers Mrs Rebecca Watts and Miss Gemma Cutmore and trainee teacher Miss Sarah Childs, LSA Miss Jo Jowers and Mrs Tina Orvis our new Catering Assistant.
  • The new school run After School Club starts last month. It costs £3 per hour or £5 for two, starting at the end of the school day until 5.10pm. There is a copy of the booking form and more details in the Clubs tab under Our School.  Please note all bookings and payments need to be paid fortnightly in advance or your child will not be guaranteed a place.
  • Our lunchtime, breakfast and tuck menus will be changing from this term, also the types of food we can offer to our After School Club children.  From January 2015 all schools must meet the new, healthier, standards for school foods that were announced by the Government on 17th June 2014. The food-based standards for all school food other than lunches apply to all food and drink provided by local authorities or school governing bodies to pupils on and off school premises, during an extended school day.  Please see the Weekly Menus tab for this terms menu and more details.



Contact us: 

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