Plume School

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Plume School
Plume School Logo.png
Fambridge Road

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Established1970; 48 years ago (1970)
Local authorityEssex
Department for Education URN137790 Tables
HeadteacherCarl Wakefield[1]
Age11 to 18
EnrolmentApprox. 1,760 (January 2015)

Plume School is a secondary school with academy status located in the town of Maldon, Essex, England.[2] The school is split over two separate campuses. Mill Road houses years 7 and 8, Fambridge Road years 9, 10 and 11 and Fambridge Road Campus is home to the sixth form.[3]


Plume School can trace its routes back to the mid-sixteenth century via the Maldon Grammar School, founded in 1608 the grammar school was established by Ralph Breeder, an alderman of the corporation, a haberdasher and linen draper who left £300 'for the maintenance of a schoolmaster to teach a grammar school within the town". The school bears the name of Thomas Plume who, on his death in 1704, bequeathed his library of 7,000 books to the town of Maldon (now housed at the Thomas Plume Library) and money for a schoolmaster and librarian to look after the collection. The Plume School in its modern form was established as a comprehensive in 1970 and merged with the Maldon County Secondary School located at the current site.[4]


Plume School is rated "good"[5] in all four Ofsted categories (achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management) of its most recent inspection.

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  1. ^ "Plume School". EduBase. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Plume School in Maldon closed after tragic death of teacher - Essex Chronicle". Essex Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  3. ^ "Why Choose Us". Plume School. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Maldon Plume School - Four Centuries of Education 1608-2008" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Plume School" (PDF). Ofsted. Ofsted. Retrieved 9 December 2015.

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