Primary School

We are a happy, village school with a friendly, family atmosphere, where our pupils enjoy learning. Everyone at Willoughby School is valued and welcomed.

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

Our staff is devoted to planning for their educational and social achievement and our aim is that pupils who come to Willoughby School will quickly feel at home and enjoy learning here.

Beatrice Smith , Head Teacher

We pride ourselves on setting the highest standards and expectations for our pupils whilst celebrating success of all kinds and encouraging in them a ‘Learning for Life’.

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!

Call us on 01509 880620 or email us office@willoughby.notts.sch.uk

Our latest news…

PGL Adventure for Years 5 & 6!

PGL Adventure for Years 5 & 6!

The year 5/6 pupils enjoyed glorious sunshine and blue skies for the biannual trip to PGL in Lincolnshire. They had an exciting programme of activities which included raft building, climbing,...

A Visit to North Lodge Farm

A Visit to North Lodge Farm

Last week the Reception children had an exciting trip to North Lodge Farm. They got to see the stables where they bravely feed some beautiful horses. They took a ride in the gun bus to visit the...

Coronation Celebrations!

Coronation Celebrations!

The whole school enjoyed a street party on the playground to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. Everyone joined in with the theme of red, white and blue, proudly wore their handmade...

Easter Maths Hunt!

Easter Maths Hunt!

On the last day of term, KS1 were left a Maths challenge hunt by the Easter Bunny! They had to find the correct eggs for their year group and solve the maths problems. They excitedly completed their...

Reception enjoy Balance Bikes

Reception enjoy Balance Bikes

Last Thursday the Reception children had a two hour session on balance bikes. They practised pushing along with their feet and how to use the brakes. They then played several games of Follow the...

Romans on the Rampage!

Romans on the Rampage!

Mr Adby from the Partake Theatre Company came into school to spend a whole day looking at the topic of ancient Rome and the Roman culture with KS2. Everyone had a great day looking at ancient Roman...

Term dates   

Please note NCC change of holiday patterns from September 2019 which have a two week half term in October and shorter summer holidays.  Click here to download the NCC term dates including Willoughby School’s INSET days, as a PDF.  

Summer Term 2023

Starts: Monday 17th April

Half Term: Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June

Ends: Friday 21st July

Bank holiday: Monday 1st May, Monday 8th May

INSET Days: Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th July

Autumn Term 2023

Admin day: Monday 4th September

INSET day: Tuesday 5th September

Starts: Wednesday 6th September

Half Term: Monday 23rd October – Friday 3rd November

Ends: Friday 22nd December

Key Information

Head Teacher: Beatrice Smith

Chair of Governors: Sander Tiel (stiel@willoughby.notts.sch.uk)

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

01509 880620


Useful Links

Willoughby Primary School on the Ofsted website & the Parent View

Willoughby Primary School on the Dept. For Education website

Admissions: Standard reception criteria from Nottinghamshire CC