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…

India Week

India Week

The whole school have enjoyed learning all about the colourful culture of India. The activities ranged from fact finding and Indian dancing to food tasting and Indian art work. We finished the week...

An Edwardian Seaside Adventure

An Edwardian Seaside Adventure

Class 1 have been experiencing life at the seaside during Edwardian times! The children discovered both similarities and many differences between their own seaside experiences and those of Edwardian...

Willoughby Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee!

Willoughby Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee!

With the Queen's platinum Jubilee just a week away, we've been celebrating at school! Years 1 & 2 had a very important visitor - our very own Queen; they had the chance to ask the Queen...

A visit from some local lambs!

A visit from some local lambs!

Spring is finally here, so our reception children were lucky eneough to get a visit from some local lambs and their mum! The children walked up to the village playgroup where the lambs were waiting....

Willoughby Sings the Musicals!

Willoughby Sings the Musicals!

We welcomed parents and friends to a whole school music event - as Willoughby sang songs from the shows! The evening began with a lively rendition of ABBA's SOS, which really got the crowd in the...

Sparks Flying Across the Years

Sparks Flying Across the Years

Children from years 5 and 6 enjoyed a morning in Class 1, sharing their science knowledge with the KS1 children. They taught them how to create an electrical circuit contained a switch and a buzzer....

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 go to the NCC page or click here to download the NCC term dates as a PDF.  

Summer Term 2022

Starts: Tuesday 19th April

Half Term: Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June

Ends: Friday 22nd July

Public holiday: Monday 18th April

Bank holiday: Monday 2nd May

INSET days: 25th, 26th, 27th &  28th July

Autumn Term 2022

Admin Day (staff only): Wednesday 31st August

Starts: Thursday 1st September

Half term:  Monday 17th October – Friday 28th October

Ends: Wednesday 21st 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