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!

Please sign our petition!

Our pupils, as part of the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance Pupil Parliament, voted to start a petition to ensure new trees are planted at the same rate as existing ones are cut down in the UK & the world. Please click here to sign our petition. Thank you!

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.

Children in Need 2018!

Our children helped to raise money for Children in Need today, by giving a donation to come to school in their pajamas! The School...

Summer sporting success!

This month, our juniors have enjoyed taking part in some local sports events - and have even come home victorious from one of them! Earlier this...

Class 1 Makes Wonderful Music!

As part of our Design & Technology curriculum, Class 1 were challenged to design and make a musical instrument which actually played...

Former Pupil Wins Top High School Award!

We were absolutely delighted to learn of the success of former pupil, Joe Auty, who achieved the Key Stage 4 Head Teacher's Award at The...

Council’s education chief pays tribute to Willoughby’s ‘outstanding’ school

“Developing aspiration in our children” – Council’s education chief pays tribute to Willoughby's ‘outstanding’ school Willoughby School...

Quick Links

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Click here for uniform order forms and the lunch menu.

Click here to find out about after school and breakfast clubs.

Click here to access our photo gallery.

My daughter is now in Year 3 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.

Mrs L Affleck


Term dates   

Autumn Term 2018

Starts: Thursday 6th September

Half term: Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November

Ends: Friday 21st December

Admin Day (staff only): Tuesday 4th September

INSET Day (staff only): Wednesday 5th September

Spring Term 2019

Starts: Tuesday 8th January

Half term: Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February

Ends: Friday 5th April

INSET Day (staff only): Monday 7th January & Friday 15th February

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

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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