Religious Foundation of the School
The Religious Foundation of our School
Billinghay Church of England Primary School is a voluntary controlled school. This means that although the school has close links with the Church of England, it is the Local Authority’s responsibility to employ the staff and maintain the building.
The religious, historic foundation of our school is recognized in the vision statement and values of the school.
The Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education appoints three governors to the Governing Body of the school.
Religious education is taught to all children within the school, following the scheme of work from the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education for Lincolnshire.
The teaching is mainly Christian; one other World religion is introduced a Key Stage 1, while two other World religions are taught at Key Stage 2. Work includes coverage of the main events in school e.g. Harvest, Christmas and Easter.
An act of Collective Worship is held every day. We are pleased to welcome parents, grandparents and friends to attend.
The Churches of the Carr Dyke.
The Benefice comprises the Parishes of Billinghay, Martin, North Kyme, South Kyme and Walcott. The curate of the Carr Dyke Group of Churches is the Rev’d Helen Eke.
We, as a whole school, attend the church for services at Harvest, Christmas, Easter and at the end of the school year. Once a year we also have a Holy Communion service at church. Other visits to the church are made by different year groups for example to explore a wedding service or a baptism.
The Diocese of Lincoln’s website www.lincoln.anglican.org provides information about the ministry and mission of the Church of England in Lincolnshire.
The Importance of Prayer
We hosted a Rainbow Themed Day on the 2nd July 2021 to raise money for our local NHS Trust. Donations went to the community nurses based in Sleaford that also cover Billinghay. This meant that funds raised would be spent locally and benefit staff/patients in the Sleaford/Billinghay area. Classes in school carried out work on the NHS.