Message from Carl Wakefield, Principal

I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Principal of Plume School, Maldon's Community Academy. The new academic year starts on Thursday 3 September for the staff with two full training days whilst we welcome all of our students back at 8:30am on Monday 7 September. 

I have been overwhelmed by the warm welcome from staff, students, parents and members of the local community from the very first day I set foot in Plume School and this has only continued in the ensuing five months. 

Plume is a 'Good' school as verified by Ofsted in 2014. This was achieved by the hard work over a number of years by a variety of stakeholders under the leadership of Mr David Stephenson and Miss Sarah Dignasse. Our two main tasks will be to consolidate all the quality aspects of this previous work whilst striving to make the required progress to move to 'Outstanding'. This will be a significant challenge but one we will fully embrace whilst assuring our parents that the individual needs of our students with whom we are most fortunate to work alongside will always remain our number one priority.

I look forward to working with you and your children for many years to come.

With respect and sincerest best wishes,

Mr C A Wakefield