Welcome to Willoughby Primary School

We are a happy, village school with a friendly, family atmosphere, where our pupils enjoy learning.

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

Children in Need 2020

Children in Need 2020

At Willoughby School we love to support Children in Need! Anyone who knows us will tell you that if it involves dressing up, we couldn't be more excited and if it's also in aid of a great cause that's is the icing on the cake 🙂 This year,  the  pupils chose 'Wigs...

Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

Each year, we take time to mark Remembrance Day with our pupils. Each year group learns about the lives of our servicemen & women and takes part in activities in the classroom and outside of it, to commemmorate the efforts and the sacrifices of those who went to...

Football coaching is a win!

Football coaching is a win!

At Willoughby we are proud to offer the children a wide range of sporting activities, both in school and as extra-curricular activities. Sam Clements, a sports coach who also happens to live in Willoughby, has just finished another 6 week block of his popular sports...

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.  

Autumn Term 2020

Starts: Wednesday 2nd September

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

Ends: Friday 18th December

Spring Term 2021

INSET Day: Monday 4th January

Starts: Tuesday 5th January

Half Term: Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February

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: 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