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.

Beatrice Smith , 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!

Call us on 01509 880620 or email us office@willoughby.notts.sch.uk

Children in Need 2019

Children in Need 2019

Each year we mark Children in Need by doing something a little different! This year, the children brightened up the day by wearing yellow; the Juniors made posters and took part in the Big Morning Move with Joe Wicks and Pudsey and together we raised £113! Thank you!...

Remembrance Day 2019

Remembrance Day 2019

Our children marked Remembrance Day by making individual poppies and writing a message on the back. Each year group took a turn to plant their poppies before we had a minute's silence.

Summer Fun at the Park!

Summer Fun at the Park!

On a warm summer's day at the end of term in July, the whole school enjoyed a day at Willoughby Community Park! The children brought tents and set up camp to celebrate the end of term and Mr Guilder's retirement. They had a picnic lunch to say goodbye to Mr Guilder...

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 2020

Starts: Monday 20th April

Half Term: Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May

Ends: Friday 24th July

Bank holiday: Friday 8th May

Autumn Term 2020

Starts: Wednesday 2nd September

Half Term: Monday 19th October – Friday 30th October

Ends: Friday 18th December

My daughter is now in Year 4 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


My boys really enjoy school; they have great friends and a good relationship with the staff. I’ve been very impressed with the sports activities they get involved in with other Rushcliffe schools.

Mrs S Bateson


Key Information

Head Teacher: Beatrice Smith

Chair of Governors: Dr Adrian Bath

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