About Our School
There are currently 591 (as of October 2022 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 do 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). Please review the SEND information booklet within the Key Information/SEND for further information following this link SEND Booklet
Safeguarding is of paramount importance to us and the safeguarding/child protection policy is available on the website within the school policies section.
We are an Operation Encompass School
Battling Brook Primary School lies at the heart of the local community. We currently have around 600 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.
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.
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 in Governance.