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…

EYFS Making Gingerbread Men

EYFS Making Gingerbread Men

'Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread man!' EYFS have been reading fairy tales.

Christmas Nativity 2022

Christmas Nativity 2022

Willoughby Nativity 2022 was a wonderful event and all the children put on a lovely performance. What a lovely way to celebrate Christmas.

Sports Hall Athletics

Sports Hall Athletics

A mixture of KS2 pupils recently went to the South Notts Academy to compete against other local Primary School at Sports Hall Athletics. They joined in a mixture of activities that involved skills...

It’s Drumba Time!

It’s Drumba Time!

Drumming, dancing and keeping fit are all things we love about Drumba. We are brushing off the winter blues on a Friday with Jake and Adam from Rockley Music - keeping the rhythm and energy going...

Festive Fun at the Christmas Fair!

Festive Fun at the Christmas Fair!

The School Christmas Fair was back in full swing this year! As is traditional, KS2 planned, organised and ran their own games, which were as popular as ever. The old classics : Pin the Nose on...

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