Performance and Ofsted
For more detailed information about outcomes at Battle Primary Academy, please refer to the performance tables.
Since Battle converted to become academy, the school has had three ofsted inspections. You can read the report from the latest inspection by the following:
Ethos and Values
School place admissions are made directly to Reading Borough Council. Details of Reading Borough Council's co-ordination arrangements are available from: http://www.reading.gov.uk/schoolsadmissions
Nursery place admissions are made directly to the school, please contact the school office for an application pack.
School tours last approximately 45 minutes, if you wish to book a tour please contact the school office.
In the event of disruption caused by heavy snow the prime concern of the school must always be the safety of the pupils and staff.
Children sign up to clubs at the start of the term by completing preference slips. You will be notified by the school of any after school clubs your children has had a place allocated to them.
We currently run the following clubs:
Mornings (08:00 - 08:45)
- Daily Breakfast Club - £2 a session
Please come to the school office and fill out a form if you would like to join the Breakfast Club.
Soccer Skills - 15.30 -16.30 – All Year Groups - EPC School Sports Partnership
Street Dance - 08.00-08.35 - All Year Groups - Breaking Barriers Theatre Co.
Multi Sports - 15.30 – 16.30 - All Year Groups - EPC School Sports Partnership
Judo - 08.00-08.45 – All Year Groups - EPC School Sports Partnership
The school has introduced an online system to enable parents and carers to pre-book and pay online in advance for school meals and trips. This is done using a secure website called ParentPay. You will have a secure online account that can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days a week, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure. If you have more than one child at our school (or at another school that uses ParentPay) you can merge their accounts to create one login for all your children.
Payments can be made online to your account by credit or debit card, or in cash at any store that displays the PayPoint sign. Funds credited by credit or debit card will be available immediately, cash paid by PayPoint will take up to 48 hours to be credited to your account. If you would like a PayPoint card please contact the school office.
If you require any further information please log on below:
As you may know, the Government changed the way schools assess children. The levels we used to use to record, track and report children’s attainment have gone and schools were given the autonomy to choose their own methods of assessing and tracking the children’s attainment and progress.
At Battle Primary Academy we now use a programme called School Pupil Tracker Online to track and record children’s attainment and progress. Teacher’s use a mixture of formative assessments and evidence of the children’s work to make their professional judgements about your child’s attainment.
As a result of this we have reviewed how we report your child’s progress to you, so you can best support your child and fully understand the new assessment procedures we use.
In the Autumn and Spring terms we will hold formal parent consultations which provide you with the opportunity to discuss your child’s attainment, progress and targets for the next steps in their learning. These consultations will also provide an opportunity for you to look at your child’s work.
A formal written report about your child’s progress and their end of year attainment will be sent home in the summer term, parent consultations will be available if you wish to discuss your child’s report.
Children in Reception, Year 2 and 6 will receive their End of EYFS/ Key Stage results in this report and children in Year 1 and 2 who sit the Phonics Check will also receive their score in this report.
In the meantime the teachers are available to discuss your child’s progress by appointment throughout the year, if you wish to book an appointment with your child’s teacher please contact the school office or speak to the teacher at the end of the school day.
Our agreed Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy describes in detail the provision made for children with special educational needs at Battle Primary Academy. In doing this we ensure that all children have full access to the curriculum, and we are able to cater for children with a wide range of needs successfully.
SENCO: Louise Vymetal
If you wish to contact our SENCO please contact the school office on: 0118 9375421
Please click the link below to view our Special Educational Needs & Disability Policies:
School lunches are provided by Chartwells at the cost of £2.10 per day. Parents must pre order by 09:00am using ParentPay system.
Any child in reception, Year 1 or Year 2 is entitled to a free school lunch under the Universal Free School Meals scheme. Your child can notify their teacher each day whether or not they would like a school meal.
KS2 children may be entitled to Free School Meals. You can check your eligibility by filling in a short form.
The schools received additional funding to supplement learning and development opportunities for pupils who qualify for Free School Meals.
Our school uniform can be purchased from Stevenson's at their store situated at 11-12 Market Place, Reading, RG1 2EG or online
Children at Battle Primary Academy are assigned to one of our have four houses: Forbury (blue), Oracle (red), Prospect (orange) and Madejski (green). These houses are used in a range of inter-school events as well as within the school. Our school sports day involves the children competing for their house and wearing house colours.
Every child can earn Dojo points (converted to house points) throughout each day. They can be awarded for lots of things such as: doing extra homework, being helpful to another pupil/staff or doing a fabulous piece of work. Siblings are always in the same house.
Each week points are collected and at the end of each half term, there is a reward for the house with the most points.
Parents Maths Information:
Complexities of Life
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child's school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.