Battle Primary Academy

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About Battle Primary Academy

Name Battle Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Head Teacher Ms Louise Burridge
Address Cranbury Road, Reading, RG30 2TD
Phone Number 01189375421
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 458
Local Authority Reading
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since joining the school, the headteacher has taken a methodical and careful approach to improving the organisation. He has recruited and galvanised a strong staff who want the very best for pupils.

This is a good school. Middle leaders now play a vital role in school improvement. They follow the strong example of their senior colleagues and show ambition for the pupils in the school.

They are well placed to secure further improvement. Pupils from this diverse community get along well. They take pride in their work, treating each other with respect and tolerance.

This is a happy and harmonious school. Governors and trust officers... provide the right level of challenge and support to leaders. They know the school well and have refined their systems to ensure that they receive the right information on the school's performance.

Absence remains too high. Leaders are working to address this, but improvements have not yet been secured. Pupils' progress has strengthened because, typically, learning is carefully sequenced.

However, when this is not the case, progress weakens. Teaching has improved since the previous inspection. Staff plan work carefully to meet pupils' needs and offer strong support to those who fall behind.

However, the most able pupils are not always challenged to attain at a high standard. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are supported well. Staff, leaders and parents work as a cohesive team to identify and remove barriers to these pupils' success.

Pupils who are disadvantaged and those who speak English as an additional language are supported well. The progress that these pupils make has strengthened throughout the school. Staff in the early years know the children well and offer them a good start to their early education.

The majority of pupils achieve a good level of development which leaves them well prepared for the challenges of Year 1.

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. This school is sponsored by the NET Academies Trust About two thirds of pupils are known to speak English as an additional language, using a wide range of other languages at home.

The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND and/or an education, health and care plan is slightly below the national average. Since the previous inspection a new headteacher and deputy headteacher have joined the school.

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