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Burton Road Still Flying High

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Following the publication of last week’s SATs I am delighted to inform you that Burton Road is still achieving excellent results at KS2.

For the expected standard, Burton Road is above the national average in Reading, Writing and Maths and comfortably above in all three subjects combined.

We have also achieved some quite exceptional results in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

Year after year, this school has been above national standards and we are extremely proud of the consistently high quality education that we provide. It is also a really good core offer to our community.

This is an achievement that we are proud of and enormous credit goes to all the: pupils, parents and staff who contributed to these fantastic results.

Follow the Road to Success!

Mr. Harris

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Merry Christmas from Burton Road

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As we break up for the Christmas holiday, I would just like to say thank you to all staff, pupils and parents who have worked tirelessly to ensure that we have enjoyed a wonderful festive season. This has included: 2 Nativity Plays, 2 Carol Concerts, a Christingle Service, a Choir Concert and a Y3/4 performance of the Wizard of Oz. It culminated yesterday with our most successful Christmas Fair to date and a special thank you, to Santa and Elsa, for making their special guest appearances. Also, a special mention to all the children who represented our school, in the community, at Monk Bretton Church. It is always pleasing to hear positive feedback from onlookers who were amazed at the high standards that our pupils set and described our children as being ‘a credit to the school.’ A huge well done for this and what a wonderful way to round off what has been a highly successful year. Merry Christmas to all and here’s to working in partnership for even more success in 2017.

Mr. Harris

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Burton Road Top 10%

A DFE Report has placed Burton Road in the top 10% of schools for the 2nd consecutive year.

The 2016 RAISE Online shows the progress that pupils made in KS2, in both Maths and Reading, was in the top 10% nationally. This is based on the results achieved in the 2016 KS2 SATs and follows on from similar results in 2015.

These results were then bettered by the group children for whom the school had been allocated Pupil Premium funding. The progress that they made was in the Top 1% nationally.

Fantastic results, and an amazing achievement, that is of real credit to all involved – indicative of their hard work and the excellent standards that they aspire to.

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Who Changed The World?

Congratulations to Classes 4 and 9 who are the winning classes from our debate about ‘Who Changed the World?’ Class 4 received the most votes, in Key Stage 1, for persuading everyone that German inventor, Karl Drais, really did change the world by inventing the bicycle.

In Key Stage 2, Class 9 argued that without Sir Alexander Fleming, discovering penicillin, the world would be a much worse place than it is today. He really did change the world to everyone’s benefit and for the greater good. It was such a convincing argument that  4 (out of the 6) KS2 classes voted for them.

I would just like to say a huge well done to all the children in school for their: extensive research, confident presentations and convincing arguments. We’ve all enjoyed finding out about these great people and have learnt so much in the process. All classes did really well and their nominations for who changed the world were as follows:

Class 2 – Henry Ford

Class 3 – The Wright Brothers

Class 4 – Karl Drais

Class 5 – AKON

Class 6 – Charles Darwin

Class 7 – Marie Curie

Class 8 – Sir Isaac Newton

Class 9 – Sir Alexander Fleming

Class 10 – Malala

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Welcome Back

Hello everyone and welcome back to the new academic year at Burton Road.

After the successful results in the summer of 2016, I can assure you that we continue to aim high for 2017 and will be working hard to achieve our goals.

At the end of our first week back everyone seems to be settling in well and making a positive start. As you can see, on the website, some children have already been awarded with golden ties. This is was a hugely successful initiative last year, to promote excellent attitudes and behaviour, and we will continue this in 2016-17!

Please read our latest newsletter for all the up to date information about the new term with events such as: Meet The Teacher, Roald Dahl Day and Who Changed The World?

It’s going to be an action packed, and engaging, start and we’re hitting the ground running!

Mr. Harris

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Successful Results for 2016

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It gives me great pleasure to report how good the school’s results are and how well our pupils are achieving in all areas of school. Following on from our exceptional results in 2015, placing us in the top 10% of the country & 5th highest locally, 2016 has been another year of success.

Starting in Year 1, 90% of our pupils have passed the Phonics Screening Check. This is our highest score yet and comfortably above national. Following on from this, 100% of the pupils who took the Y2 Re-take passed it.

In KS1 we have raised attainment and are anticipating that it is above average, with results of 75% Reading, 75% Maths and 73% Writing at the new (higher) national standard. Test scores were even better than this and a high percentage of pupils also showed that they had met the new standard with ‘greater depth’ in Reading and Maths.

In KS2 results in Reading (78%), Writing (81%) and SPAG (83%) were all comfortably above the national average with Maths (73%) being just above. Real credit to the Y6 pupils for this as it was set against a back drop of a new curriculum, and new tests, that  were significantly harder than previous years and meeting a standard that was higher than ever before. They were the first cohort to ever experience this and their attitude, application and effort was simply amazing. The progress that they have made over the past 4 years is outstanding!

Congratulations to everyone involved in these results: pupils, teachers and  parents alike. We look forward to more continued success in 2017!

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Girls’ Cricket Champions 2016

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Congratulations to our Year 5/6 Girls’ Cricket Team who are the Barnsley Champions for 2016! Competing in the local finals, at Shaw Lane, on Wednesday 22nd June, they put in some fantastic performances. They successfully negotiated the group stage where they went on to compete in a nail biting semi final against Shawlands. Batting first they scored a whopping 278 runs, without losing a single wicket. A talented Shawlands team then did a good job of trying to chase the total down, however a wonderful final over from Keira Ramskill saw Burton Road into the final against High View. This time Burton Road batted second and a brilliant batting blitz from Lauren Fitzpatrick ensured that the Burton Road girls were always going to make it over the line – securing a 15 run victory to make the cup theirs!

A huge well done to all the girls on becoming Barnsley Champions and good luck in the Yorkshire finals at Wetherby on 5th July!

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Summer Fair Fun!

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Even a spot of rain couldn’t dampen our fun! A fantastic time was had by all and a massive thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success! image

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Boys’ Futsal Tournament

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A Year 4 and a Year 5 team took part in a Futsal tournament at Silkstone Common on Monday. The boys competed against some good teams including Penistone St Johns and High View. Both teams competed well and managed to win games, eventually finishing 3rd in their own groups and narrowly missing out on the semi finals on goal difference! Unlucky boys!

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Headteacher’s Christmas Blog

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As we  approach the end of yet another hectic term, I would just like to congratulate all our pupils and staff for what has been a fabulous Christmas Programme.

This has included: 2 fantastic Nativity performances, a Carol Service at St. Paul’s Church and a wonderful Lower Key Stage 2 production of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ It was pleasing to see the high standards attained and the way in which many children excelled. The teamwork, dedication and commitment were there for all to see and helped to provide us with a wonderful festive programme.

Even more pleasing was the praise that we received from St. Paul’s Church (Monk Bretton). It was commented on how smart our children looked, the standard and quality of their performance and how they stood out from other schools.

This was really good to hear and well done to everybody involved for representing the school in such a positive manner.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mr. Harris

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