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 nuture the love of learning itself.
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 and systematic phonics programme. Therefore, ensuring that all of our children have the best start in their reading and writin journey.
Pupil Premium Funding
Financial Year 2011/2012
The school received £31,232 during this financial year. It supported school trips, swimming, music lessons and additional staffing. This funding enabled pupils to learn and develop social skills, cultural aspects, focus on team work and experience life opportunities and survival skills. Additionally, some pupils have learnt to play a musical instrument developing confidence and determination both in school and in the community.
Staffing levels were increased in classes, supporting teaching and learning across the whole curriculum. Intervention groups, both in Literacy and Numeracy, were created to accelerate the progress of targetted pupils.
Financial Year 2012/2013
The school received £57,600 during this financial year to further support pupils. Currently, it is used to fund staffing, resources, school trips, swimming lessons and school uniform. Staffing levels were retained to support learning through intervention groups.
Should you require any further information concerning Pupil Premium Funding, please contact the school office and speak to Mrs Bourne, School Business Manager.
Battling Brook Primary School lies at the heart of the local community. We currently have over 530 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.
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.
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Battling Brook Community Primary School
Frederick AvenueHinckleyLeicestershireLE10 0EX
No. of Pupils: 467
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