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We hope you enjoy this video created by the staff at Winter Gardens. Take care. Missing you all.

Latest Update

Here is the risk assessment for the full opening in September. This risk assessment will be constantly reviewed and adapted:

2020-06-23 – COVID19 FULL Reopening Risk Assessment and Action Plan WGA

Winter Gardems Academy PE-Risk-Assessment-Covid-19 – September 20


Update Letter regarding September Reopen

Letter to Parents – Re End of Term Dates

Wider Opening of School

Transition letter Yrs Reception to Year 6

Reopening Plans for Parents

What will school look like

Return to school main

Letter Reopening 12.5.20

Following government advice, the school is now closed. Please use our website as explained below to support your child/children with their learning. if you need to contact us please email us at:


The teachers are setting children their work on Purple Mash. On our website under the tab, ‘CHILDREN’ there are different resources available to support you and your child/children with their home learning. There is an online learning platform for Year 6 and an EYFS to Year 5 Online platform which is split into  the different year groups. Please take a look at these resources. You will find our daily challenge and links to: Bug Club, Times Tables Rockstars/Numbots, Purple Mash, White Rose and more. New resources will continue to be uploaded so please continue to visit.





Children’s Daily Challenge:

Click here

The link below will take you to the Ongoing Online Homework Updates:

Update to Parents 19th March Online Learning

Homework Updates to Parents 18.03.2020_


INNOVATION – ‘Give it a go’ 

“The more we give it a go, the more we learn how to do something.”      Brodie Year 2

COLLABORATION – ‘Work together’

“All of the staff at Winter Gardens – teachers, LSAs, office ladies, Middays and the children collaborate and work together to make the school a better place.”   Maddie Year 6

PERSEVERANCE – ‘Never give up’
“Even when your arm aches from writing so much, we carry on persevering and don’t give up!”      Lainey Year 4

CHALLENGE –‘Keep learning’
“When we are choosing our challenge in lessons we have to challenge ourselves and give it a go!”      Joshua Year 2

Welcome to the website of Winter Gardens Academy. The quotes above from children at the school demonstrate why I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of this thriving school, putting our fantastic children at the heart of everything we do.

Following the OFSTED inspection of October 2014, Winter Gardens joined a Multi Academy Trust and has since gone from strength to strength. I am in my fifth year of headship here and have witnessed the incredible journey of the school thanks to the hard work and dedication of staff, parents and the local community.

As one of four primary schools and one infant school in our Multi Academy Trust (South Essex Academy Trust), we firmly believe in collaboration at all levels which has enabled us to create a highly effective team of staff and instil the value of ‘working together’ in our children.

The teachers and leaders of the school ensure that children are engaged and enthused in their learning. Children are empowered to lead their learning and every child is encouraged to challenge themselves in the next step of their learning journey. As a result, the school have improved the outcomes for children year on year since Academy conversion.

Our school curriculum follows the ‘Significant Learning Model’ of Dee Fink. This enables us to pair the teaching of academic skills with lifelong learning which we believe is essential to ensuring the very best future for our children.

Here at Winter Gardens Academy, we promote a Growth Mindset in our children, encouraging them to persevere and take risks in their learning. Our Wellbeing Managers support the children in securing positive attitudes towards themselves and others, as we firmly believe that we can make a difference to the positive mental health of our children. The school values emotional awareness and develops children’s ability to regulate their emotions through the use of strategies such as ‘Zones of Regulation’ and relaxation techniques. Teaching children about how to stay safe online and keeping them constantly up to date with risks is an important priority of the school.

Our curriculum is full of exciting and relevant activities whether it’s a trip to the Houses of Parliament, attending a street dance club, competing in local art competitions or singing at the 02!

If you have any questions about our school, please don’t hesitate to phone the school office, we will be happy to help.

Please feel free to request a tour of the school to view our extensive grounds and facilities including Lake View Hall, The Zone, the sensory room and library. We look forward to meeting you and your child!

Mrs Catherine Stalham

Paper copies of information on the website are available on request, for free, from our school office.

Winter Gardens Academy are now part of the South Essex Academy Trust. Please click on the link below: