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As you are aware, on September 1st 2016, Frobisher Primary and Nursery School converted to an academy. Our new name is Sir Martin Frobisher Academy and we are sponsored by the REAch2 Academy Trust. REAch2 Academy Trust has a clear moral purpose with all of its schools, and this is encapsulated in their seven touchstones. These touchstones now form a key part of Sir Martin Frobisher's vision of 'Aim high, Work hard, Achieve together'. You will notice many references to them when you visit our school.

During the first year the Local Governing Body is temporarily disbanded and a Transition Board put in its place. The Chairman of this board is Mr. Simon Wood, the Regional Director for REAch2 Academy Trust. As Head teacher I also sit on this board with two other members. If you need to contact the Chairman, please write to him and hand the letter into school.

Before the end of the year, a new Local Governing Body will be elected.

This is an exciting time for Sir Martin Frobisher Academy and we are looking forward to working with the community and our Academy Trust to becoming a great school in the very near future!

Background

A school has been found on this site since 1966, and Sir Martin Frobisher Academy has become a well established and important part of the local community. Our school caters for children from the ages of 3 to 11, and is well equipped to deliver all aspects of the National Curriculum. We are an open and accessible school, working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that all of our pupils are able to achieve their best. We value the roles of each individual within our school community - staff, pupils, parents, carers, governors and visitors - in achieving the best for all of our children.

Visions and Aims

At Sir Martin Frobisher Academy we â€˜Aim High, Work Hard, Achieve Together’ by having...

  • Ambition
  • A high regard for British values
  • High aspirations and expectations
  • A love of learning
  • A safe and nurturing environment
  • A curriculum that excites and engages
  • Empathy with each other
  • Fun
  • Resilience and a risk-taking culture
  • A solutions focussed approach
  • Respect for the individual but also working as a team
  • A welcoming reception around the school and in the classrooms
  • Our achievements celebrated
  • Mutual respect
  • A sharing culture, of ideas and best practice, within school and across schools
  • High quality displays in class and around the school that promote our philosophy
  • Mutual trust
  • Open and regular communication
  • Positive relationships with parents and the wider community

Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The designated officers at our school are the Family Liaison Officer, Mrs E Kearley and the Headteacher, Mrs J Hall.

Frobisher Primary and Nursery School Disabled Access and Facilities

Our school is all on ground level. All of the buildings are fully accessible.   Where there are stairs to demountable buildings ramps are provided. The school has a disabled toilet and a hoist  in the Nursery area.

Transition and Transfer

On completing their education at Frobisher the children usually transfer either to Clacton Coastal Academy or Clacton County High School.

The staff and governors of Frobisher endeavour to build up good links between ourselves and the neighbouring secondary school in order to ensure that children can transfer from their primary school to their secondary schools with the minimum of disruption.

Admission

There are approximately 310 pupils on roll including the Nursery, and up to 45 children may be admitted to the school each year. Preference is given to looked after children followed by children with a sibling attending the school followed by children living in the priority admission area. Families living outside the area are very welcome to apply for a place here and for many families in Clacton, Frobisher is their school of choice. Our most recent Ofsted Report can be found here and recent school data can be found here.

Admission to the school is administered via School Planning and Admissions at County Hall, Chelmsford. You can apply for a place online at http://www.essex.gov.uk/Education-Schools/Schools/Admissions/Pages/Apply-Online.aspx

All children joining our Reception classes will join in the September of the year in which they turn five.

Sir Martin Frobisher Academy serves the whole of the community of Jaywick, comprising the Tudor Estate, the village around Broadway, the Brooklands and Grasslands estates, and also the top end of Jaywick Lane.