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We are very proud of it and we hope this will show as your tour our web site. Visits to the school are always welcome. Should you want to come and see more of us in person, please contact the office and we will arrange this for you.
About The School
Billingborough Primary School is an active community school, located in a thriving fenland village, situated centrally between Sleaford, Bourne, Boston and Grantham.
The school last underwent an Ofsted Inspection in March 2019. We are proud of our "Good" report as it highlights the strengths of our school with its "Vibrant and engaging" curriculum, and how "Pupils have opportunities to develop empathy for others and to share this with the local community".
It tells how "Parents and carers praise the inclusive and friendly atmosphere of the school...They appreciate the strong emphasis on pupils’ well-being and feel that their children are well prepared for the next stage in their learning." The inspectors found our "Pupils are articulate and keen to learn ... read frequently and develop a love of language". They have a "Broad and balanced curriculum which encourages pupils to reflect on issues in the world around them... Pupils understand the strong moral code of the school. They understand the importance of being trustworthy, respectful and resilient, and acting safely".
The school is very much "Ours", its rules and ethos of "Take Every Opportunity - TRY" were conceived by the children. Our recent inspection report states our children are " Keen to explain their thoughts to each other. Pupils’ contributions are valued by adults in the school. They work together in mixed-age groups to share their opinions through the school’s ‘big conversations’. Leaders use the ideas of pupils."
The staff of the school are our strength and the atmosphere we aim to provide for our children is one of a family of learning.
Each member of our team plays a very special part in the whole school vision. All teachers have a strategic leadership role in the school, all our teaching assistants contribute to pupil's learning in way that is just as important as the class teachers.
The school building is one of "character" dating from 1876 and is Grade 2 listed. The original school, with its period features, resonates with history yet, cleverly designed, behind our striking Victorian frontage there are also newly built class rooms. These are all a very good size, bright and airy.
We are particularly proud of our freshly renovated, spacious, reception and early years class rooms with their own extensive out door area. We are able to welcome our littlest pupils from their 3rd birthday and have recently invested in carefully chosen furniture and resources to make our provision even better for our smallest children. Research shows qualified teacher lead nursery /pre school provision is proven to give children the best start in education and our latest results (all above the national average ) show how this works in our school.
Completed in 2014 our fantastic new hall is much bigger than that is usually found in a village school. Here we enjoy PE all year round as well as assemblies, performances and school clubs. Christmas 2014 saw the first Nativity play in the new space and whilst there was,
"No room at the inn!" We fitted all the parents in for both an afternoon and evening performance, with enough room for all the angels, shepherds, kings, camels, donkeys...
We benefit from playgrounds at the front and back of the school, which are separate to the Reception/Early Years space. At the rear of the school is a large, foot ball pitch sized sports field, a trim trail is located at the side of the building.
In all of our spaces there are displays, art work and engaging notice boards which motivate and support new learning as well as sharing and celebrating work the children have completed.
All of the above combine to make a wonderful learning environment in which our children flourish.
If our passion for our children matches what's important for you as a parent then please come and meet us. We try to find places for any family who wants to join us at what ever stage their children are in their primary school career, so much so that our increased numbers on roll meant we recruited an additional teacher for 2015 to accommodate demand for places. If you choose to visit, our children will do the talking, so come with time to spare!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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