Laindon Park Primary School & Nursery
awarded The ‘Enhanced
Healthy Schools’ Award’

Family Wellbeing Service, the Essex Healthy Schools programme agreed that Laindon Park Primary School and Nursery has continued to meet the criteria required to revalidate as a Foundation Healthy School.

This spring the school has been invited to attend an awards ceremony to collect the award.

Lynn Golding, a teacher at the school who led on the accreditation, said “here at Laindon Park Primary School & Nursery we work very hard to look after the physical and mental wellbeing of our children and staff. We have been rewarded for our good practice, once again, with the Healthy Schools Award”.

Cristina Portoles, headteacher at the school, said “we take pride in knowing that the children at our school are happy and healthy. We are exceptionally pleased to have been recognised once again for the hard work that our staff put in to ensuring that Laindon Park Primary School & Nursery provides a safe and healthy place to learn”.

Castle View School awarded
the Wellbeing Award for Schools

Castle View School, part of Zenith Multi Academy Trust, is elated to announce their most recent accreditation; obtaining the Wellbeing Award for Schools from Optimus Education.

This highlights Castle View as leaders of wellbeing and mental health nationally. They are one of the very few to obtain this award across Essex.  Staff at the school have been working relentlessly to improve and continue to deliver pastoral care for the emotional and social needs of their students as well as the physical and academic needs.

The school has earned the award by implementing strategies of support for mental health such as counselling, kids life coaching, yoga sessions, group workshops on confidence and resilience, mindfulness, meditation, student leadership wellbeing teams, staff training, support from outside agencies.

Student Support Officers and Safeguarding Teams were recognised alongside the SEND departments, pastoral programmes and wellbeing coordinators as being “exceptional.”

The report concluded that the school “far exceeded the expectations of the award.”

Star Wars visits
Laindon Park

Laindon Park Primary School was recently recognised as being in the top 4% of Primary Schools in the country, with results that are 22% above the national average students were called into a surprise assembly for a visit from Chewbacca and some Stormtroopers from the Star Wars saga!

The students (and staff) had no idea what would happen and were clearly beside themselves with happiness. The Stormtroopers and Wookie toured the school and inspected the student’s hard work that helped them gain such acclaim. The school was also visited by Iron Man himself, Tony Stark!

James Hornsby hosts
Maths challenge

Every year Mrs Parsad and the James Hornsby Maths Department host the ‘primary maths challenge event’ involving nine of the local primary schools including their own year 7 team, the aim being to stretch and challenge the most gifted mathematicians in the area!

Two teams per school enter and comprise the most gifted year 5 and 6 students. There is normally around 110 pupils taking part and is a lovely competitive event with a real buzz around maths!

Mr Parsad said of the event “The aim of our maths challenge is to allow all the pupils in our local primary schools to experience a challenging and enjoyable day of maths. The tasks are centred around problem solving and team work skills based around the key areas of maths, bridging the gap between the KS2 and KS3 curriculum”.


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Issue 1 – February 2019

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Issue 4 – July 2019
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Issue 5 – October 2019

Issue 6 – December 2019

Issue 7 – February 2020

Our Schools

There are currently four schools in the Trust family:- The King John School, The James Hornsby School, Castle View School and Laindon Park Primary School and Nursery. Please navigate to “Our Schools” to find out more about each school.


Our Results

KS4 and 5 results for Summer 2019 examinations will be published once all data is validated. For KS2 results please navigate to “Our Schools” and “Our Results”.



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