Latest News From Great Wakering Primary School - May 2015

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


  • In the News, Gallery tab we have a page dedicated to the Bird Box nest.  Check out the little videos and pictures.
  • We now think there are 10 baby Blue Tits that have hatched and they are keeping mum and dad very busy as they take it in turns to fly off for food.  One egg hasn't hatched yet but hopefully will by the end of the week.  You are very welcome to come and see for yourselves.
  • From the PTA - This year our Summer fund raiser is on Wednesday 24th June and we are having a Circus! Happys Circus will be with us from 6 pm to 8 pm, the doors will be opening at 4 pm as there will be a few Fair type stalls, a beer tent and refreshments such as burgers, jacket potatoes etc.. Come along with the family and have dinner and a drink whilst the kids enjoy face paints, Tombolas, Lucky Dips and other fun stalls. Seats will be £8 each or £28 for a family of 4 with under 2's on a lap free. There will be a limited number of seats so it will be first come first served, Clair Robinson of the PTA will be selling tickets, email her at  Thank you for your continued support.
  • Thank you to everyone who dug deep and gave us their loose change for the Nepal Diseaster Fund, we raised £60.38.
  • Rochford area Whitsun Activity brochure is now available to view in Community Events, RDC Holiday Activities tab.
  • For those of you who didn't know, Great Wakering Cricket Club are based here at the school.  They now have a page dedicated to the club under the 'Community Events' tab, please look there for information on the club and their current fixtures list.
  • Year 2 class assembly date has been changed as it clashed with the Hyde Hall trip and is now on Wednesday 1st July, 9 am in the hall.
  • Congratulations and well done to our fantastic Netball teams and Mrs Steel their coach, they have had a brilliant season!  We are Mixed League Winners, Girls League Winners and District Tournament Runners-up!  
  • See the Gallery tab for more pictures of the children taking brass lessons.
  • Baby Bumpkin yoga & multi-sensory classes are available at our Seashells Children’s Centre, see the For Parents tab.
  • We have a new award in our trophy cabinet!  The Healthy Schools Enhanced Award! Well done to everyone who has helped contribute to this award especially Mrs Geeson who did all the paper work!
  • 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 -
  • 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:
  • Adult Pilates every Thursday 5.10 pm for approx. an hour, £5 a session, in the hall, mats provided.  Come for a taster session after the half term, all levels welcome.  Please contact the office for more details.
  • Listen to the opening number of the Year 3/4 production 'Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies' on our You Tube or Facebook page, you're in for a treat!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: