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15 Sep 2017

Parent Governor Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor on the Local Governing Body of Ashby Willesley Primary School. The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd October 2017 at 3.30pm. Further information can be found here ... (click to read more)

31 Aug 2017

Exciting Sporting Events

Last year was a very successful and busy year of sport at Ashby Willesley. Mr Smedley, Mrs Blackburn and Miss Elliott are very proud of what the school achieved and are looking to do even better this year! Already there is a wide range of events that are going to ... (click to read more)

24 Jul 2017

School Nurse Drop In Sessions

We are pleased to be working in partnership with Leicestershire NHS to offer drop-in sessions for parents at the school with the Healthy Child Programme Nurse (previously called school nurse). Sessions are currently planned as follows: 19th Sept 2017 - 2.30pm to 4pm 12th Oct 2017 - 8.30am to 10am 12th Dec 2017 ... (click to read more)

11 Jul 2017

Sierra Leone update

See the amazing progress made already from your kind donations - the small change given to make the coin map.  Sierra Leone Update ... (click to read more)

11 Jul 2017

Newsletter June/July 2017

The most amazing year almost complete! Check out our latest newsletter here ... (click to read more)

09 May 2017

Willesley Gets Active!

Week beginning 15th May, we would like all children to be as active in their everyday life as possible. It is National Walk to School Week, which is a great choice if this is an option for your family, but if not, try to be as active as you ... (click to read more)

09 May 2017

WASPS Spring Fair - Friday 19th May

Come along to the fun of the Spring Fair! WASPS have been busy organising this year's event (19th May 2017) themed around Alice in Wonderland. Come along, have fun and support the school raising money towards new resources. See the flyer below for more information.  Spring Fair Flyer ... (click to read more)

25 Apr 2017

Open Evening - 5th Oct 2017

Do you have a child due to start school in September 2018? Ashby Willesley Primary School invites you to our Open Evening on Thursday 5th October 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm Come along and meet our Headteacher, Mr Brookes, and find out what we can offer your child and what makes Willesley a successful and ... (click to read more)

28 Feb 2017

World Book Day 2nd March 2017

World Book Day - Thursday 2nd March 2017 Lots of exciting things happening in school to encourage a love of reading! For more details, click here Children can dress up as their favourite character and bring along their book - donations of £1 for Internation Book Aid The Book Fair is here during ... (click to read more)

08 Feb 2017

Latest newsletter - January 2017

Our latest newsletter is available here. Great things happening in and out of school. ... (click to read more)

08 Feb 2017

Earwig Launches!

The school have been using a new piece of software to record children's progress in photographs and videos through a system called Earwig. Parents are now able to log on and see what their child has been doing in school. For more information: Parent Letter Earwig Flyer ... (click to read more)

18 Jan 2017

Parents Forum Minutes December 2016

The parent class representatives met again on 2nd December 2016 to discuss school issues with our governors and senior staff. Please see the minutes from the meeting and class representatives here. Next meetings are scheduled for: Friday 17th March - 2pm Friday 16th June - 2pm ... (click to read more)

30 Nov 2016

Parents Forum 2nd Dec 2016

The next Parents Forum meeting will be held on Friday 2nd December at 2pm. Please see agenda here. ... (click to read more)

11 Nov 2016

Children in Need 2016

The Purple Parliament have decided to support Children in Need again this year - and this time they would like children to wear Spotty clothing on Friday 18th November in return to £1 donations.  ... (click to read more)

02 Nov 2016

Admissions Policy 2018-19 consultation

As part of becoming an academy, the school is now responsible for setting its own admissions policy. We are currently consulting about proposed changes to our admissions criteria from September 2018. The consultation period will run from Wednesday 2nd November 2016 to Wednesday 4th January 2017. The proposed changes are detailed in ... (click to read more)

11 Oct 2016

Zero Tolerance and Code of Conduct for Parents

We have recently distributed our Zero Tolerance Policy and Code of Conduct for Parents Policy. Please ensure that you read them. Ashby Willesley Primary School has high standards and expects respect from all of our pupils, parents, staff and visitors. ... (click to read more)

11 Oct 2016

Term Dates 2017 - 2018

The term dates for 2017-18 have now been agreed by our Governors. For further information please click here ... (click to read more)

06 Oct 2016

Open Evening

There will be an Open Evening on Thursday 6th October at 6.30pm. This is aimed at parents that are considering which school to choose for children due to start school in September 2017. To book a place, please call the school on 01530 413654 or email There will ... (click to read more)

03 Oct 2016

Mental Maths

We have recently sent home a letter regarding Mental Maths books that are available to buy and use at home with your child.  For more information about mathematical methods used in school, please see this link. ... (click to read more)

06 Aug 2016

Back to School

We hope you are all enjoying a lovely Summer break. The children return to school on Tuesday 30th August 2016. ... (click to read more)

16 May 2016

Queen's Birthday Celebrations - 10th June 2016

The whole school is planning to celebrate the Queen's birthday on Friday 10th June. Look out for further details coming soon and hope for nice weather! Parents will be invited to attend during the afternoon. ... (click to read more)

16 May 2016

Latest school newsletter now available

Check out the latest news and events from this term in our Summer newsletter here ... (click to read more)

11 May 2016

Recruiting now for Parent Governors

We are currently recruiting for two new parent governors. The deadline for nominations is 3.30pm on Thursday 26th May 2016. Visit the 'Governors' area of our website to find out more about our existing governors and what governors do. Click here for more information about the vacancies ... (click to read more)

09 May 2016

Spring Fair 2016 - Artwork Auction

Your chance to own a unique piece of artwork! The children have been busy creating some magnificent works of art for the Spring Fair. Each class has made a masterpiece that will be available to bid on at the annual Spring Fair auction on Friday 20 May. The works ... (click to read more)

26 Apr 2016

Tender for Wrap Around Care

Tenders are invited to operate the onsite Breakfast Club and After School Club with effect from the Autumn Term 2016. Interested parties should contact the School Business Manager for further information on 01530 413654 or ... (click to read more)

22 Apr 2016

Vacancy - Cleaner

We are recruiting for a Cleaner for our new Tree Tops building. Click here for more information ... (click to read more)

15 Apr 2016

Academy conversion - update

Please click here for a letter from Mr Brookes and Mr Harrison regarding the proposed academy conversion progress.   ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2016

Vacancy - Midday Supervisor

We currently have a vacancy for Midday Supervisor. For further details and an application pack.   ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2016

Sport Relief 2016

The children will be taking part in a fun run on Friday 18th March for Sports Reflief - for more information, click here ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2016

Academy Information Evening

Please find below a copy of the presentation paperwork shown at the Parent's Information Evening for Academy Conversion.  Academy Conversion Presentation ... (click to read more)

04 Mar 2016

World Book Day - 3 Mar 2016

Thank you to everyone for supporting World Book Day, encouraging a love of reading and visiting our Book Fair on 3rd March. The fair raised a staggering £988 of books for the school - amazing! We hope you all enjoy reading your new books. ... (click to read more)

25 Feb 2016

Safeguarding - Operation Encompass

All Leicestershire Schools have become part of a new safeguarding initiative, which aims to improve outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse. If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about domestic abuse, call the Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 ... (click to read more)

25 Feb 2016

Playground developments

Exciting news about the playground! Work will commence next week (29th Feb) bringing some exciting new playground markings and a Pirate Ship! Click here for more details       ... (click to read more)

15 Feb 2016

Red Cross Refugee Crisis Fundraising

A Big Thank You to everyone that supported the cake sale on Friday 12th February, organised by one of our parents. £230 was raised for the Red Cross Refugee Crisis.  ... (click to read more)

20 Jan 2016

February Progress Evenings

Details of the next Parent's Evenings in February can be found here Booking opens on Monday 25th January and closes at 4pm on Sunday 7th February. The booking website is   ... (click to read more)

05 Jan 2016

Academy conversion consultation

The governing body of Ashby Willesley Primary School have registered an interest with the Department for Education on the possibility of converting the school to an academy. We are now in a period of consultation with parents, staff and the wider community, which ends on Monday 1st February 2016. For the ... (click to read more)

07 Dec 2015

Autumn Term 2015 Newsletter

Find out what has been happening both in and out of school this term. For the latest newsletter, click here ... (click to read more)

04 Dec 2015

First Time Admissions - Sept 2016

The closing date for First Time Admission applications is the 15th January 2016 for the September 2016 intake. Results will be made available on 18th April 2016.  To apply online, click here   ... (click to read more)

27 Nov 2015

Decorations Morning and Christmas Fair

Parent and grandparents are invited to join us on Fri 4th Dec for a morning of festive crafts. Help the children to make Christmas decorations ahead of the WASPS Christmas Fair on the same day. For more information, please click here ... (click to read more)

09 Nov 2015

Children in Need - 13th Nov 2015

Children in Need - Donate £1 for Non-Uniform Day   Dress up a teddy as Pudsey!  ... (click to read more)

28 Oct 2015

Remembrance Sunday - Poppy items on sale

The school will be selling Poppy merchandise again for Remembrance Day. There are wristbands, hair clips, poppies and other items which will be on sale on Monday 2nd November. Suggested donations for items are 50p or £1. ... (click to read more)

28 Oct 2015

Flu Vaccinations - Y1 to Y6

Reminder that pupils in Year One to Year Six will be receiving their flu vaccination during school time on Monday 9th November. ... (click to read more)

16 Sep 2015

School Update from Mr Brookes - Sept 2015

 Update from Mr Brookes - Sept 2015 ... (click to read more)

04 Sep 2015

Open Evening - 8th October 2015

 Open Evening 8th Oct 2015   Do you have a child due to start school in September 2016? Ashby Willesley Primary School invites you to our Open Evening on Thursday 8th October 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm Come along and meet our Headteacher, Mr Brookes, and find out what we can offer your child and what ... (click to read more)

24 Aug 2015

Back to school

The children are back at school on Tuesday 1st September and there have been some exciting changes on site. The Acorn building has had all of the ceilings and lighting replaced - it looks much brighter and lighter! Foundation Stage has had a revamp and been opened up into a ... (click to read more)

24 Aug 2015

Individual Pupil Photographs

Pupil photographs will be taken on Friday 11th September, so be sure to be wearing your smartest uniform and best smile! Weather permitting, these will be taken outside. Pre-school siblings can have their photograph taken with their older siblings between 8am and 8:30am in the Hall.  ... (click to read more)

24 Aug 2015

Teacher Day - Friday 16th October

Please be aware that the school will be closed to pupils on Friday 16th October as this is a Teacher Day. For further information about our term dates ... (click to read more)

26 Jun 2015

Y34 Hockey Team bring home the trophy

What an amazing achievement! Willesley took 6 teams through to represent North West Leicestershire schools at the School Games at Welbeck College on Wednesday 24th June. A great achievement in itself - but then we even went on to bring home the Year 3/4 Hockey trophy! Well done to ... (click to read more)

26 Jun 2015

Transition days - July 2nd & 3rd

July 2nd and 3rd are our Transition Days. This is when all of the children will spend some time in their new class and meet their new teacher in readiness for September 2015. Year 6 will be out of school spending time in their new High Schools. ... (click to read more)

15 Jun 2015

Life Education Centre on site

The Life Eudcation Centre will be on site from Tue 16th to Fri 19th Jun, and all children will be visiting at some point during the week. Parents are invited to take a look inside on Wed 17th between 8.45 and 9.00. For more information, click here   ... (click to read more)

12 Jun 2015

WASPS Music Festival 2015 + Willesleys Got Talent!

Don't miss the next event in Willelsey's calendar - the WASPS Music Festival incorporating Willesley Got Talent on Friday 19th June. Tickets are only £1.50 for school age and above (limited number available). Purchase on ParentPay or from the office. Come and see bands performing live on stage and ... (click to read more)

01 Jun 2015

Learn to play an instrument

If your child is in Year 3 upwards next year, now is the time to sign up to learn how to play an instrument. We have lots on offer in school - flute, clarinet, guitar and more. For more information, click here ... (click to read more)

20 May 2015

Art Exhibition - Ashby Primary Schools

Ashby Art Exhibition - Saturday 6th June “Nature’s Canvas” A collection of artwork inspired by nature! We are pleased to present the second collaborative Ashby Primary School Art Exhibition with all art work produced by: Woodcote Primary School Hilltop Primary School Ashby CE Primary School Willesley Primary School ... (click to read more)

18 May 2015

Vacancies on the Governing Body

We have 3 vacancies on the Governing Body. If you are interested, please see our web page for further information.    ... (click to read more)

08 May 2015

Latest newsletter - May 2015

Download our latest newsletter - some fantastic sporting achievements, photographs and more ... (click to read more)

06 May 2015

7th May Willesley Election

Pupil's Election Day - With all the buzz about the elections for the next parliament, our children will also get involved in the voting process on May 7th, having to vote on an issue important to them related to sports. Watch this space for the results! ... (click to read more)

27 Apr 2015

WASPS Spring Fair - 15th May

The next school event by WASPS is the Spring Fair on Friday 15th May, 5.30 to 7.30pm. Lots of fun and games during the evening... look out for flyers coming home  Spring Fair Flyer  Volunteer Form  Year 6 Volunteer Form  Year 5 Volunteer Form ... (click to read more)

27 Apr 2015

Non-uniform for Teddy donations - Friday 1st May

Donations of teddies in good condition are needed for the Spring Fair. In return, pupils may come to school in non-uniform on Friday 1st May ... (click to read more)

17 Apr 2015

Knights and Princesses in Year R

Princess Belcher, Queen Preece, Lady Sturgess, Duchess Westwood and Baroness Clulow have invited the Foundation classes to attend in their finest fairy tale clothing on Monday 20th April as their next exciting topic begins... beware roving dragons and white steeds!   ... (click to read more)

17 Apr 2015

Red and White for St George's Day

To celebrate St George's Day on Thursday 23rd April, children may come to school wearing red and white. Alternatively, they may wear uniforms from Cubs, Scouts, Brownies or Rainbows ... (click to read more)

31 Mar 2015

Sports Apprentice Vacancy

The school is currently advertising for a Sports Apprentice to work in the school full time, to support PE lessons and run sports clubs and activities. Please see the link here for more details and how to apply ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2015

Clubs Complete - Summer Term

The booking form and club information for the Summer Term 1 is now available on the website   ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2015

Job Vacancies - Teachers

We are currently recruiting for 2 new teachers to start in August 2015. For further details, click here ... (click to read more)

17 Mar 2015

Y6 give presentations at Junior Speak

On 16th March, four of our Year 6 pupils attended the annual Junior Speak event ran by Ashby Rotary Club. Each of them gave a fantastic and unique short presentation to a room full of strangers - a great opportunity for them all to practise public speaking. They were ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2015

Rocket day in progress...

The rockets are getting designed and made this morning ready for their big launch this afternoon! Years groups are working together to design the best rockets to safely launch an egg into the air. Parents are invited to come and watch the exciting launches this afternoon. Click here for the letter about ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2015

Homework Survey for Parents

As you may be aware, we have recently been asking the children what they think about their homework as we are considering making changes to the format of homework. We would now like your opinions as parents/carers. If possible, please complete the online survey (link below). If this is not possible, ... (click to read more)

11 Feb 2015

Pupil Assessment Information

The government has removed National Curriculum Levels for describing pupils' attainment. Please see the attached document which explains the system that Ashby Willesley is using to assess the children.  Symphony Assessment Information for Parents ... (click to read more)

09 Feb 2015

February Newsletter

For the latest news and events, please download our latest newsletter here ... (click to read more)

02 Feb 2015

Proposed Building Plans

Exciting news about proposed building extensions and improvements - see our letter home ... (click to read more)

28 Jan 2015

Book your Parents Evening Slot online

We now have an online booking system for Parents’ Evening and the next one is on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th February for all classes from Year R to Year 6. As last time, to accommodate our larger classes, parents of children in Year 3 & 4 will have slots available ... (click to read more)

26 Jan 2015

Grandparents's Morning

Come along and join your grandchild/ren in their class and help them with their design project, followed by a cup of team before you leave.  Examples of activities taking place are: making laurel crowns and medals clay pots and weaving Wizards and magic messages Meet in the hall at 9am on Thursday 29th January, ... (click to read more)

20 Jan 2015

Year 3 and 4 to visit New Walk Museum

As part of their topic work this half term, Year 3 & 4 are going to the New Walk Museum in Leicester to learn more about the Ancient Egyptians. The visit will include workshops and handling artefacts from long, long ago…… ... (click to read more)

16 Jan 2015

Willesley Young Voices Choir Friday 16th January 2015

35 of our Year 5 and 6 children enjoyed an afternoon rehearsal and evening performance to parents at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. Making up a choir of over 5,400 children from around the UK, the children sang their hearts out to various songs along with dance moves and ... (click to read more)

15 Jan 2015

Dates for your diary

You can find all the latest school events on the new school calendar, from time to time we will add to these dates. Click here to view the calendar > ... (click to read more)

30 Oct 2014

Open Evening - 30th October 2014

Do you have a child due to start school in September 2015? Are you considering moving your child to another primary school? Ashby Willesley Primary School invites you to our Open Evening.  Please click here for more information. ... (click to read more)