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At Willoughby Primary School, we take a hands-on, investigative approach to science. We believe that children learn best and will remember what they learn from ‘doing’ and by carrying out experiments. It is important for children to test out theories and see what happens when things go wrong in order to develop their enquiring minds. We encourage our pupils to predict what they think will happen, test out theories, and then discuss their findings.

During science lessons, our pupils work in groups, as individuals and as a class. This develops a range of thinking and learning- collaborative as well as independent- and enables children to work as a team, alongside others and as an individual.

Above all, science should encourage questioning and experimenting as well as discovering and research and children should be excited by it!

Key Information

Head Teacher: Mrs Joanne Linnett

Chair of governors: Stephen Marshall (

Type of School: County Primary Co-Educational Day School for 4-11 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