Latest News From Great Wakering Primary School - September 2016

Welcome to our website - we update this site daily and would welcome your feedback.                         Please see the letter below from our Chair of Governors.

 Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                        We would like to inform you that our Governing Body have been going through the process of applying to become an Academy  Sponsor.   The Department of Education has approved our application in principle pending the outcome of a consultation with  all of our stakeholders.                                                                                                                                                                                      We will shortly be providing you with further information and giving you the opportunity to ask questions and offer your views  about this change. In the meantime if you would like to find out more there is lots of information about Academies available  online, or you are welcome to contact us if you have any questions at this stage.  We would prefer for you to email any questions  or you can call the school office staff who will take details of your queries and we will get back to you.                                                  We will also be updating our website regularly to keep you informed about upcoming meetings.  We look forward to your  continued support.

 Yours faithfully,

 Mrs Judith Puddick - Chair of Governors

  • Did you know that we have a 'Health and Family Issues' tab under the 'For Parents' heading that is full of information on up and coming courses, special education needs issues, health related booklets and much more. 
  • 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'.
  • 2015/2016 SATs result figures, will be available soon.
  • 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:    www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs
  • 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.
  • 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 - https://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-360/security/xbox-live-parental-control
  • 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: admin@greatwakering.essex.sch.uk