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…

Red Nose Day 2023

Red Nose Day 2023

Another fun dressing up day in school - this time to raise money for Red Nose Day! The theme was 'Animal Antics' and everyone joined in with wonderful outfits.

Snow Day!

Snow Day!

Snow in March?!! You can't beat a snowy school day and the children made the most of the unusual weather having great fun on the playground. 'Bob' the snowman was a whole school project - isn't he...

Years 5 & 6 Indoor Rowing

Years 5 & 6 Indoor Rowing

A group of Year 5/6 children participated in an indoor rowing event at The South Wolds Academy along with other children from local schools. There were a wide variety of rowing challenges which the...

World Book Day 2023

World Book Day 2023

World Book Day was once again celebrated with great enthusiasm by all the children and staff at school. There was a wonderful selection of characters across a wide variety of book genres from EYFS...

Romans on the Rampage!

Romans on the Rampage!

KS2 had a great DT day designing, creating and making life-size Roman shields. A Roman shield was called a scutum. It was made to be light, so it could be easily carried with one hand and curved, to...

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.  

Spring Term 2023

INSET Day: Wednesday 4th January

Starts: Thursday 5th January

Half Term: Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February

Ends: Thursday 30th March

INSET Day: Friday 31st March

Summer term starts: Monday 17th April

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

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