We are a three form entry school plus a Nursery with just over six hundred children located in Billesley in the South of Birmingham. Our pupils generally live close to the school in the Billesley area, however some children come from further away.
There are currently over 40 different ethnic groups represented in the school. The majority of pupils are either from White British or Pakistani backgrounds and about a half of pupils are learning English as an additional language.
Our building was built in the 1920s and has been kept up to date as a well maintained and calm learning environment, with much recent refurbishment making the school an even more welcoming place to learn and to visit. There are extensive grounds and outdoor facilities to enhance the outdoor and sporting opportunities available.
The school itself takes pupils from three to eleven years.
Ethos & Values
Our objective is to achieve excellence in all aspects of school life. Our strategy is to develop people - through the knowledge and commitment of our staff, through challenge and support to our children and through working in partnership with our community to see education as the essential route to success in life.
Our mission statement is to
‘Inspire our children to succeed
Create excitement for learning
This is our approach to all aspects of school life, from a wide range of inspiring learning opportunities to our excellent catering service and from the warm welcome you receive on entering the school to the highest possible standards of academic excellence.
We pride ourselves on a ‘no excuses’ culture. We believe that every child has the right to the highest possible standards in their education so that they have the skills they need to succeed in life. Equality of opportunity is at the core of our beliefs to ensure that our children are prepared for life in modern Britain as a global citizen.
We are proud to be a school that places children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural education at the heart of our work which is demonstrated through our commitment to children’s active participation in a wide range of community partnerships and opportunities. We are proud of our partnerships which bring so much to our school including innovative international theatre company Stan’s Cafe, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre,leading Startwell, a highly praised Early Years health and physical development programme across Birmingham and community links with our local outstanding Early Years provision at Grendon and Billesley Family Centre and Nursery.
‘Every moment we practise the right things is a moment that builds habits of excellence’
Every year, we set ourselves challenging targets to improve and these are presented in the School Improvement Plan (see link).
This year, our targets are as follows:
Key Aim 1
To secure the highest standards in teaching and learning across the school through the implementation of a new leadership and professional development structure
Key Aim 2
To further develop the use of assessment and feedback to enable pupils to embed their skills, knowledge and understanding in Reading and Maths
Key Aim 3
To reduce barriers to learning through a revised attendance strategy
Key Aim 4
To raise standards of achievement in Writing through the implementation of a systematic approach to handwriting and spelling
Key Aim 5
To improve outcomes within the broader curriculum with a particular focus on Personal, Social and Health Education, RE and Science
Early Years Foundation Stage
Target: To raise standards in Reading and Maths in the Early Years with a specific focus on
a. Physical Development