Welcome to Billinghay Church of England Primary School.
Our school is a single form entry primary school in the rural village of Billinghay. We take children from the ages of 4 years (Foundation 2 / Reception) until the age of 11 years (Year 6). If you are considering our school for your child you're warmly invited to come and look around school.
Our school motto, 'Believe to Achieve, empowering a community of hope and aspiration' reflects the firm foundations we believe we give to our children. Children know that with God’s help their aspirations can be reached alongside their hard work and determination. It links to the barriers to learning faced by our pupils and reflects 2 of the key pillars to Christian Vision. The pillars of hope (aspiration) and community.
Our vision statement is at the centre of all that we do:
“Working together to nurture, raise aspirations and promote life in its fullness. Through our Christian ethos we seek to develop happy, enquiring minds, a spirit of curiosity, respect, and resilience. We value every member of our school community for who they are and through challenge, support and building positive relationships, we pursue excellence in all we do.
‘Ask and it shall be given, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened.’ Matthew 7.7
It is rooted in the 4 pillars of what is a Christian world view, incorporating the 4 basic elements which permeate the Church of England vision for education: wisdom, hope, community and dignity.
Pillar of wisdom: Have the capacity to reason, be curious and to question. Wisdom is how we act on knowledge.
Pillar of hope: Raise aspirations and empower all to go out and change the world.
Pillar of community: We show how we unite in shared community beliefs and values but recognise unique beliefs and values of people.
Pillar of dignity: All humans are valued and treated with dignity and respect.
We recognise that progress means knowing more and children remembering more as a result of their time with us. We aim to give our children the cultural capital they need to make aspirational choices and experience success beyond their time at our school. We care for each and every child to enable them to grow, flourish and realise their potential in future life.
Our curriculum is one that is broad and balanced and ambitious for all. It enables all to shine academically and flourish socially, emotionally, morally and culturally. Our curriculum enables our pupils to develop a strong moral conduct through fostering British Values.
Permeating through our curriculum are the Christian values of our school (Friendship, Courage, Respect, Perseverance, Service and Forgiveness). Each value links to a learning behaviour which will help our pupils to succeed in later life/the future which form the basis of our curriculum intent. These link to our motto and vision statement which focus on overcoming the barriers to learning faced by our pupils.
This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. To request paper copies of any of the information on the website then please see our office staff. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
Mr R Allen
Please read the welcome messages below which are from some of our pupils:
Here at Billinghay Church of England Primary School lessons are always fun. Mr Allen will show you around our many classrooms and you will be sure to enjoy it. All the pupils here at our school get wonderful rewards for their incredibly hard work, during the week and at our Gold Book act of worship every Friday. We hope to see you in the future at Billinghay Church of England Primary School.
You should come to this school because you will learn lots, have fun, have kind teachers and go on school trips. You will get to read many different books from our library and move up levels.
This is what our parents say are the strengths of our school:
Our facilities include:
Talented teachers with a warm and caring attitude.
Excellent IT facilities including 65″ LED screens in every classroom, a bank of ipads and laptops and wireless connectivity.
Access to a swimming pool on site (it is our proud boast that all children leaving us have learned to swim).
Annual residential Outdoor and Adventurous activity visits for children.
A breakfast club from 7.30am to the start of the school day at 9.00am.
An after school club (The Kids Club) operating in the school hall providing child care from 3.20pm to 5.00pm each day.
Purpose built adventure play equipment for all year groups.
Close links with the local church (St Michael and All Angels Church Billinghay).