Plume, Maldon's Community Academy is committed to providing a stimulating, supportive and mutually respectful environment.
At the heart of our vision is a strong work ethic where every student is entitled to enjoy the best education and to celebrate their own achievements and those of others.
Plume, Maldon's Community Academy aims to empower our students to reach their academic and personal potential, becoming articulate, confident, independent and resilient individuals. They are encouraged to develop the resourcefulness to embrace the challenges of the future, to lead fulfilling lives and to flourish in society.
Year 7 3D Cell Models for Science
This Autumn term the Year 7 students have been studying Cells in Biology. They have been working on a project to create a 3D model to demonstrate their understanding of the various parts and functions of cells. The cell could be plant or animal based. Students at Mill Road have been working really hard over the last 3 weeks or so to create some brilliant work. These models have been made out of plasticine, Lego bricks, papier mache and even food!
Plume Academy’s Rugby World Cup 2019
On Friday 25 October, Plume Academy’s years’ 7, 8 and 9 students celebrated their own Rugby World Cup Tournament!
The academy teamed up with Maldon Rugby Football Club to stage the event with the aim of celebrating the sport of rugby in its biggest competition, promoting and strengthening school/club links and giving our younger students the opportunity to take part in physical activity whilst learning and enjoying the sport itself.
Superb Survey Results!
We have once again welcomed Year 5 and 6 children, along with their parents and guardians, to see Plume in action at our Open Evening and Open Mornings. We were delighted to see a significant increase in the number of visitors, with over 160 families touring our Mill Road Campus in the mornings, and then many more attending our Open Evening – a massive increase also on numbers from the previous year even though three other local secondary schools had their Open Evenings on the same date.
To capture the success of these events, I asked many of our visitors to complete a survey on their honest observations and views of Plume Academy, and WOW! What a set of results!
95% of visitors said that they were definitely going, or likely, to apply to Plume, following our Open Evening!
94% of visitors said that they were definitely going, or likely, to apply to Plume, following our Open Mornings! (Travel issues/distance were the main reason for those who were unsure as to whether they would apply or not).
We had literally hundreds of very positive comments with many referring to the warm welcome that they received from our reception and teaching staff, as well as the high standards of behaviour and learning that they saw. Comments included: ‘Very impressed’, ‘Informative’, ‘Helpful’, ‘Confident’, ‘A real credit’ and ‘Enthusiastic’ and these were used generously amongst the numerous other comments received about our Student Tour Guides. Prospective parents/carers cited how impressed they were with our academy, even the ones who highlighted that they weren’t the sort of people to be easily impressed! The enthusiasm and passion from both staff and students was clearly communicated to them and, as a direct result, many said that their children were looking forward to joining us here at Plume, Maldon’s Community Academy. The comments were an absolute delight to read!
Thank you to everyone involved as it is always very encouraging when our visitors share their genuine thoughts, and ours too of course, on how fabulous our students and staff genuinely are.
We continue to feel immensely proud of them all!
Ms J Everett
Assistant Vice Principal & Mill Road Campus lead