This week Battle Primary Academy received a letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, congratulating them on their excellent academic progress in 2016. Battle ranked in the top 3% of schools nationally for pupil progress between the end of Key Stage 1 and the end of Key Stage 2.
The school has been through difficult times in the past but is moving forward rapidly. An Ofsted inspection in December recognised that Battle has made real strides, especially in the area of Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare. The inspection also recognised that the new team in place has capacity to secure even greater improvements. Joanne Gray, the new Headteacher, ably supported by the staff at the school, the NET Academies Trust Board, the Governing Body and the central team, has formulated plans to secure swift progress for the school in all areas to bring the school back to its rightful place as an outstanding educational establishment in Reading.
On receiving the letter from the Minister, Mrs Gray commented,
“These are truly exciting times for Battle Academy. We have a wonderfully diverse community and a dedicated staff who work hard and put children at the centre of all they do. Receiving a letter congratulating us is an official stamp of approval for what all those involved in Battle know; that it is a unique place to be, and provides an exceptional balanced education for each and every child, within an environment of care and understanding. Our story is just beginning…now watch us fly!”