Welcome to Willoughby Primary School   

We are a happy, village school with a friendly, family atmosphere.

Our aspiration is that all of our children will achieve success at Willoughby School, regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.

Our staff devote a great deal of our time to planning for the educational and social achievement of our children. Our hope is children who come to Willoughby School will quickly feel at home and enjoy learning here.

Mr Alan Guilder, Head Teacher

We have been rated as Outstanding by OFSTED Inspectors and in 2015, we were ranked number 1 in the Primary Schools League tables for Nottinghamshire.

We also have a 100% success rate for pupils who take entrance exams for independent schools in the area.

Please explore our site and get in touch if you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit – we would be delighted to show you around our School!

Recent Newsletters

Catch up on our news, key dates & successes!

The School Day

Learn about timings of the day, school lunches and more.

The Curriculum

Discover details of the subjects we teach, SEN & homework.

Latest School news   

Children in Need 2017!

Each year our School Council decides how we will mark Children in Need and raise money for good causes. This year the children chose to...

Remembrance Day

Over the weekend, many of our children were involved in services and parades to mark Remembrance Day. Some marched in Beavers or Cubs...

New Recruits to the Pupil Parliament!

Our School Council is a great way to help our pupils gain self-confidence, to consider what is important to them and to enable them to...

Mayan Masks!

This term some of our children have been learning about the ancient Mayan civilisation in history lessons. As a cross-curricular activity, they...

Willoughby Does Quad Kids Athletics

Quad Kids is an athletics competition for young athletes, which our year 4s & 5s were lucky enough to attend this month! Our pupils competed...

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Term dates   

Autumn Term 2017

Starts: Thursday 7th September

Half term: Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October

Ends: Friday 22nd December

Administration Day: Tuesday 5th September

INSET Day: Wednesday 6th September


Spring Term 2018

Starts: Tuesday 9th January

Half term: Monday 19th February – Friday 23rd February

Ends: Thursday 29th March

INSET Day: Monday 8th January, Friday 16th June

Please click here for the full year’s term dates.

My daughter is now in Year 1 and she absolutely loves school! I am so happy with her progress, and I’m really impressed with the range of activities on offer. The caring, family feel of the school is one of its greatest assets.

Miss L Dickinson


Many people thought that going to a secondary school would be difficult for me as I am from a smaller primary school. However, the safe community feel and friendliness that Willoughby Primary School offers, has given me the confidence to make new friends and let my talent shine!


Year 6 leaver

Key Information

Headteacher: Mr Alan Guilder, BSc (Hons) | PGCE Primary | NPQH

Chair of Governors: Dr Adrian Bath

Type of School: County Primary Co-Educational Day School for 5-11 years

Contact Details

Address: Willoughby Primary School, Church Lane, Willoughby on the Wolds, LE126SS

Phone: 01509 880620 | Fax: 01509 881834

Email: office@willoughby.notts.sch.uk