St. George's Catholic Primary School was founded in 1970 by the trustees of the Diocese of Brentwood as a Voluntary Aided School for boys and girls aged 4 to 11 years, under the direction of the Governing Body, to serve the parish of St. George and the English Martyrs, Shoeburyness, and its catchment areas of Great Wakering and the eastern part of Thorpe Bay.
In 1989 the School was extensively enlarged by the addition of the infant block which also includes the library.
An Information and Communication Technology Suite was opened in July 2001. This was extended in Spring 2007 to provide a fantastic resource area with 31 networked computers, timetabled for use by all pupils.
Each classroom is linked to the school server via a class computer and all classes have recently updated digital projectors and interactive whiteboards. The hall has a digital projector and sound system and we have presentation display screens for our front entrance area and playground, for the celebration of children’s work and displaying photos of school visits etc. Much of this technology has been provided through the support of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
The junior classrooms were extended in the spring of 2007 and at the same time a new music room was created for the storage of resources and for peripatetic music tuition.
The school buildings are spaciously designed with seven well proportioned individual classrooms linked to the school hall.
In the centre of the school there is a large hall which is used for whole school assemblies and school Mass. It is well equipped for physical education and is used as a dining hall during the lunch period.
In July 2009 we opened a fantastic new ‘Community Suite’ in the space that was previously our school kitchen. This super resource allows us to welcome members of our school and wider community to become more involved in the life of the school.
The space includes a large meeting room, a fully equipped kitchen, together with toilets, shower and baby changing facilities.
In September 2010 we opened a new infant toilet block, providing twice as many toilets and much better access for our youngest children. We have also developed an outdoor eating area adjacent to our playground.
In the Summer of 2011 we extended the front of our school which allowed for a larger reception area, new office spaces and medical room, easier access to our Key Stage One classrooms, together with new meeting rooms for use by teachers, children and parents.
Externally, the school has pleasant grassed areas, a large playground and two gym trails/adventure playgrounds, one each for KS1 and KS2. They were both funded due to the generous support from the P.T.A. We have also developed a ‘Dig for Victory’ Garden in our grounds and an ‘outdoor classroom’ adjacent to our Key Stage One class bases. We were awarded funding in Summer 2013 to develop the access around the school. We built an external covered area to promote learning outside of the classroom. Classes are now able to work outside, in any weather, to enhance their educational experiences.