Latest News From Great Wakering Primary School - June/July 2014

  • Welcome to our NEW website - this is still a work in progress and some things will be coming together in the next week or so, please bear with us...


  • Our lunchtime, breakfast and tuck menus will be changing from September, 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 next terms menu and more details.
  • Check out our Celebrations tab for our sporting success stories!
  • Our Picnic lunch was a great success with lots parents and grandparents coming to share their lunch with the children, the weather was hot and a little cloudy and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
  • Our Facebook page will not be available after Tuesday 22nd July but we hope to return in September with a new Closed Group page that will only allow those we invite to view.
  • Some PGL photos will be on the Gallery page by the end of the week, with over 2000 to choose from Miss Bowers is sorting out the best!
  • Raffle Prize winners for this week ending 22nd July were Jamie Kent of Otter Class and James Penny of Rowan Class.  Thames house were the end of year winners!
  • Well done our Year 5's, who raised over £2,000 with their 'Race For Life' event for Cancer Relief.
  • If anyone is thinking of buying a computer 'tablet' between now and the 25th July you might like to look at the ClassMate 2, if you were to buy one at £120 (not bad for an Intel product with a good spec.!) and nominate our school we would get one too, free in September!  See the website at for more details.
  • The Year 6 production 'Little Miracles' was brilliant!  Well done to everyone, you made us laugh and you made us cry, we loved it!
  • New Clubs news see 'Clubs' tab for details.
  • Well done to the 12 children who went to the Essex University campus on Friday evening for their 'Graduation Ceremony' for the Children's University. which celebrated the achievements of the children taking part, see photos in Celebrations tab.
  • Praise for the school choirs and our Community Singers at the Music Man Concert Saturday 28th June see 'Celebrations - Achievement' tab.  The Choirs have also been out visiting see Community tab.
  • We have a vacancy for a Part time Catering Assistant for September, please see our 'Staff Vacancies'.
  • Well done to the District Sports Team who narrowly missed out on 2nd place and had to make do with 3rd, lots of medals won, pictures in the gallery and above.