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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 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 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
2018 KS2 Achievement
 
KS2
Compared to 2017
KS2
(nat.)
‘Coasting School’ indicator
‘Floor  Standard’ indicator
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
59
up 6%
64
 
 
Average progress in reading between KS1 and KS2
-0.1
 up 0.7
0
-2.5
-5.0
Average progress in writing between KS1 and KS2
-0.4
down 0.3
0
-3.5
-7.0
Average progress in maths between KS1 and KS2
-0.9
up 0.3
0
-2.5
-5.0
Percentage of pupils achieving the higher standard in reading, writing and maths
1
down 2
10
 
 
Average score in the reading test
104
up 2
105
 
 
Average score in the maths test
102
up
104
 
 
 
2018
Expected
Standard
Compared to 2017
KS2
(nat.)
2018
Greater Depth
Compared to 2017
KS2
(nat.)
Reading
73
 up 9%
75
24
á8
28
Writing
79
down 1%
78
5
=
20
Maths
66
up4%
76
16
á3
24
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
77
down 2%
78
33
á6
34
 
 
 
 
 
2017 KS2 Achievement
 
KS2
Compared to 2016
KS2
(nat.)
‘Coasting School’ indicator
‘Floor  Standard’ indicator
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
53
+8%
61
 
 
Average progress in reading between KS1 and KS2
-0.7
+0.1
0
-2.5
-5.0
Average progress in writing between KS1 and KS2
-0.1
+2.4
0
-3.5
-7.0
Average progress in maths between KS1 and KS2
-1.2
-0.4
0
-2.5
-5.0
Percentage of pupils achieving the higher standard in reading, writing and maths
3
+1%
9
 
 
Average score in the reading test
102
+1
104
 
 
Average score in the maths test
102
+1
104
 
 

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: