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...


  • Thank you to everyone who organised and helped out at the PTA Halloween Discos and those that supported us, you helped raise a massive £450!  By the look of the children they all had a brilliant and scary time!  More photos in the gallery.
  • 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.
  • Please read our latest Ofsted Report under the 'Our School' tab, we are offically a 'Good' School!
  • 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
  • Swimming in the Summer Term - details are available in the 'News', 'Swimming' tab of how this will run next year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: