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About Our School

Our Aims

There are currently 614 (as of October 2016 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 mean that equality of opportunity must bea 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 Curriculum

Our BBC (Battling Brook Curriculum) ensures that learning is relevant and interesting for our children.  Through a rich variety of opportunities, learning is brought to life ensuring not only the acquisition of key skills, but also aiming to nurture the love of learning itself. 

Staff use the "Cornerstones" Curriculum Publications in order to inform their BBC topics.  Teachers adapt an alter the published resources in order to ensure that the sessions remain relevant for Battling Brook, therefore ensuring that the needs of our children are at the heart of the planning.

Each year is divided into 6 main units meeting statutory requirements, alongside content designed to engage and motivate each specific group of children.

In order to develop the fundamental skills of reading, we use the Ruth Miskin Literacy strategy as our synthetic systematic phonics programme.  Therefore, ensuring that all of our children have the best start in their reading and writing journey.

Full details of what children are currently learning within the curriculum is available from within the classes and year groups section of the website.  Select the year group you wish to view, each term's curriclum is available to view via the curriculum bulletin attachment.  Should you require any further information, please contact the school office.

Our Community

Battling Brook Primary School lies at the heart of the local community.  We currently have 589 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.
 
We work closely with many local firms and businesses who have helped to transform our learning environment and support us on a practical level.

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

2016 KS2 Test/Assessment Results

 

KS2

KS2

(nat.)

‘Coasting School’ indicator

‘Floor  Standard’ indicator

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

45

53

 

 

Average progress in reading between KS1 and KS2

-0.8

0

-2.5

-5.0

Average progress in writing between KS1 and KS2

-2.5

0

-3.5

-7.0

Average progress in maths between KS1 and KS2

-0.8

0

-2.5

-5.0

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

2

5

 

 

Average score in the reading test

 

101

103

 

 

Average score in the maths test

 

101

103

 

 

 

2015 End of KS2 Test ‘Headline Data’- Unvalidated

Battling Brook (BB) compared with All Schools (national)

% of pupils achieving level 4 or above in reading, writing* and maths

74%

80% (national)

% of pupils making ‘expected progress’  in reading, writing and maths

Reading BB

Reading (national)

97%

91%

Writing BB

Writing (national)

97%

94%

Maths BB

Maths (national)

94%

90%

% of pupils achieving level 4b or above in reading, maths and grammar

Reading BB

Reading (national)

82%

80%

Maths BB

Maths (national)

69%

77%

Grammar BB

Grammar (national)

71%

73%

% of pupils achieving level 5 or above in reading, writing and maths

Reading BB

Reading (national)

43%

48%

Writing BB

Writing (national)

28%

36%

Maths BB

Maths (national)

31%

42%

Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation BB

Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation (national)

44%

56%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. School Plan 2012-13
  2. Battling Brook - Ofsted Report Dec 2014