Latest News From Great Wakering Primary School - December 2015

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


  • Barling Magna Primary school have 2 job vacancies please see For Parents tab for more details.
  • Cauliflower cards raised a brilliant £363.45towards school funds.
  • Children in Need on the Friday 13th November raised a brilliant £195.16 for Children in Need and £195.16 for Havens Hospice, well done everyone, thank you.
  • Keep up to date with our sporting achievements in the Celebrations tab.
  • New three week Winter Lunchtime Menu available to view in News tab.
  • The PTA Cake Sale on 22nd October, raised a brilliant £164.75, well done everyone who supported the event with donations it was very much appreciated thank you!
  • Well done to everyone who supported the Halloween Monster Ball, you helped raise just over £600 towards PTA funds which is brilliant! Our thanks go to the PTA who worked really hard to make the event a success.  The DJ, who gives his time free, has asked us to also mention his School Uniform Shop, Pauls in Southend, as they do our logo on all their items. /
  • For any parent or carer wanting to know more about 'social media' including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc.., please see our comprehensive 'esafety' tab in 'For Parents'.
  • 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! 
  • 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 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: