The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of eligible pupils, and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support eligible pupils. Please click the links below for further Pupil Premium information and how the pupil premium will be spent this academic year.
Please click these links to see how we spend the Pupil Premium Funding at Battle Primary Academy:
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.
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:
Please see below a list of after school clubs that are available to your child for next term. Clubs will start week beginning 29thOctober and run until week ending 14thDecember.
Yoga – 3.15 – 4.00 Years 1 & 2
Board Games – 3.15 – 4.00 Years 1 & 2
Netball – 3.15 – 4.00 Years 5 & 6
Hobbies (you need to bring the hobby to do in from home) 3.15 – 4.00 Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
Dance – 3.15 – 4.00 Years 4, 5 & 6
Dance – 3.15 – 4.00 Years 1 & 2
Football – 3.15- 4.15 Years 5 & 6
Yoga – 3.15 – 4.00 Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
Arts & Crafts – 3.15 -4.00 Years 1 & 2
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.
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.
Residential 2019 - Year 6
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:
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.
Whether you would like to learn a new skill or are interested in getting back into work, gain a new qualification or improve your career prospects – we offer support and a great range of courses to meet your needs.