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About Our School

Our Aims

There are currently 607 (as of October 2018 census) pupils at Battling Brook. Classes are organised into single age groups and this policy has enabled favourable class sizes.  The ethos of the school is summarised in the school aims:
 
We are all of equal worth.
I will do my best  and my best for you.
If you need me, I will be there for you.
We take pride in each other's achievements
because we live, learn and succeed as one body.
 
The school also benefits from a hard working and dedicated staff, committed to the ongoing drive to improve standards and attainment, supported by an active and involved Governing Body and PTFA.
 
Our aim is to be fully inclusive and we actively seek to remove barriers to learning.  We believe all children should be able to participate fully in school life regardless of any difficulties that they may experience.  This means that equality of opportunity must be a reality for our children, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Safeguarding is of paramount importance to us and the safeguarding/child protection policy is available on the website within the school policies section.
 
Our Community
Battling Brook Primary School lies at the heart of the local community.  We currently have 607 pupils at the school.
Our pre-school, Little Battlers, takes children from the ages of 3-5, with children accessing the facilities of the main school.  As an extended school, we also offer wrap around care from 7.45am until 5.45pm for parents and carers requiring affordable childcare solutions.
 
We recognise that all children are unique and have their own special gifts and talents.  We also know that children learn in many different ways, and we therefore teach using a variety of methods in order to help our children to realise their full potential.
 

Our History

Battling Brook is a school linked to history. It lies a short distance from Bosworth, where in 1485, Henry Tudor defeated Richard III to become King of England. The crossed swords on the school emblem represent the battle which took place to conclude the War of the Roses. Legend has it that Richard III's crown, also featured on the school logo, was found under a bush a short distance from the school in what is now Stoke Golding and this is where Henry Tudor was crowned. The brook which runs close to the battlefield, is the same one which runs close to the school. Four hundred and eighty three years later, Battling Brook Primary School was opened on the 8th January 1968.
School Performance
 
Further information regarding School Performance and details of the school's latest Key Stage 2 attainment and progress measures can be obtained via www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance
 
* Writing is based solely on teacher assessment

 

Percentage of children reaching at least the expected standard in Reading, Writing, Maths, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling and R, Wr, M combined

EXP+

2016

2017

2018

2019

2019 nat.

READING

57

64

73

74

73

WRITING

59

80

79

79

78

MATHS

60

62

66

75

79

GPS

72

79

77

82

78

COMBINED

45

53

60

64

65

Average Test Scores

EXP+

2016

2017

2018

2019

2019 nat.

READING

101

102

104

104

104

MATHS

101

102

102

103

105

GPS

103

105

105

107

106

Percentage of children reaching above the expected standard in Reading, Writing, Maths, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling and R, Wr, M combined

GDS

2016

2017

2018

2019

2019 nat.

READING

11

16

24

24

28

WRITING

5

5

5

8

20

MATHS

13

13

16

20

24

GPS

20

27

33

38

34

COMBINED

2

3

1

6

10

2019 KS2 Test/Assessment Progress

 

KS2

KS2

(nat.)

Previous ‘Coasting School’         indicator

Previous       ‘Floor        Standard’    indicator

Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths

64

65

 

 

Average progress in reading between KS1 and KS2

-0.6

0

-2.5

-5.0

Average progress in writing between KS1 and KS2

-1.4

0

-3.5

-7.0

Average progress in maths between KS1 and KS2

-1.3

0

-2.5

-5.0

 

Academy Trust

We have established a Trust known as ‘Battling Brook Primary School’, which is a charitable company No. 08512087 limited by guarantee, and as such we are required to comply with ‘The Companies Act 2006’ www.companieshouse.gov.uk.  Trustees and Members of the Trust are listed in the Annual Report forming part of the Annual Account.  A range of documents appertaining to our Trust are available to view below: