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19 Jun 2021

Governor recruitment - June 2021

Governor Vacancies at Ashby Willesley Primary School Join us and help Ashby Willesley be the best it can be! Ashby Willesley has always been central to the local community and we have always wanted to work closely with local businesses and establishments. We currently have positions on our Local Governing Body ... (click to read more)

24 May 2021

Open Evening - Sept 2022 starters

Do you have a child due to start school in September 2022?  Open Evening Flyer Ashby Willesley Primary School invites you to our Open Evening on Wednesday 29th September 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm Come along to meet some of our key staff, find out what we can offer your child and what makes Willesley a successful and ... (click to read more)

02 Apr 2021

Our Latest Newsletter

We have released our latest newsletter - click here to see what exciting things the children have been doing since they returned to school in March. ... (click to read more)

15 Dec 2020

Remote Learning Plans

Further to the message sent home on Weduc, please see below the letter and plans regarding home learning (remote learning). Remote Learning Letter Sept 2020 Remote Learning Grid Foundation Activities - Autumn 2 Foundation Activities - Autumn 1 Teams Acceptable Use Policy   Microsoft Teams Setting up Teams - Parent Letter ... (click to read more)

15 Dec 2020

Covid-19 - Information for Parents

Covid-19 Arrangements The school is constantly reviwing the school procedures in light of the changing situation. All of the latest information on procedures and remote learning be found here     ... (click to read more)

15 Sep 2020

Parents to use Face Coverings

15 Sept 2020 As infection rates continue to rise across the county, the Director of Public Health and the Director of Children and Family Services have requested that face coverings are worn by parents and carers at school pick up and drop off in Leicestershire. Cases are rising nationally, but there are ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2020

Starting school in Sept 2021?

Do you have a child starting school in September 2021? Due to the current pandemic climate, we have had to make alternatives to our usual evening meeting and school tours that would take place during the Autumn Term. We have aimed to provide an option that will be both useful and safe for ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2020

Visitors to site during the pandemic

Please see our protocol for visitors to school during the current pandemic. Thank you  Visitor's Protocol ... (click to read more)

01 Sep 2020

What to do if your child is unwell

Dear Parents With the return to school, children will also be picking up the normal cold viruses. If children are poorly, they should remain at home until well enough to attend. If your child has any of the Covid-19 symptoms listed below, you can complete the NHS online check ( which ... (click to read more)

20 Jul 2020

What parents need to know for Autumn 2020

Please click the link below for govenrment guidance about the reopening of schools in the Autumn Term ... (click to read more)

01 Jul 2020

Mental Health Support

Please find below contacts and resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing for children and families  Mental Health Poster  Mental Health Resources ... (click to read more)

03 Jun 2020

Sept 2020 New Starters - update on starting school arrangements

Dear Parents of New Starters in Sept 2020 We have updated the arrangements for starting school in Sept 2020. Please click here to access the letter. Thank you ... (click to read more)

27 May 2020

School Reopening - Guidance Documents

Further to the Weduc message sent out tonight about school reopening to some pupils on 1st June, please find below the documentation. Acorn classroom video Year 1 classroom video Year 6 classroom video Acorn - entry to school video Year 1 - entry to school video Year 6 - entry to school video Keyworkers - entry ... (click to read more)

31 Mar 2020

Parent consultation calls - March 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians   I hope that you and your families are well and keeping safe. School is very quiet without most of the children and we are missing the teaching, learning, laughter and happiness that the school day brings us. I am sure that many of the children are staying in ... (click to read more)

20 Mar 2020

Homework for Pupils Staying at Home

Most recent on top Miss Rainbow's Craft Club Foundation Stage - w/c 6th July - Plan, Maths Mat  Year 1 - w/c 6th July - Y1 Plan, Tricky Words Year 2 - w/c 6th July - Y2 Plan, Link to Resources Year 1 - w/c 29th June - Y1 Plan, Link to Resources Year 3 ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2020

Covid-19/Coronavirus Update

Please see updates with regards to Covid-19 and plans for the school Latest Stay at Home advice from the Government - 23 Mar 2020 Update regarding Keyworkers - 20 Mar 2020 Update from CEO - School Closures - 19 Mar 2020 Update from Ashby Willesley on closure - 19 Mar 2020   Latest advice from ... (click to read more)

23 Feb 2020

Newsletter Spring Term 1

Find out what exciting things have been happening in school this half term - latest newsletter here ... (click to read more)

20 Dec 2019

Newsletter Autumn Term 2

Find out what has been happening in school so far this term - it has been very eventful! Read our latest newsletter here ... (click to read more)

13 Dec 2019

Flood Damage Update

The flood to the school on 14th November has left us with quite a refurbishment project to deal with. In total, 10 areas have been affected, including classrooms, practical areas, the staffroom and Hall. Work is now progressing in phases - the first being to get our Foundation Stage and ... (click to read more)

05 Dec 2019

Admissions Policy Sept 2021 consultation

We are currently consulting on our Admissions Policy for September 2021. For more information, please see our Admissions webpage The consultation runs from Friday 6th December 2019 to Friday 17 January 2020. ... (click to read more)

07 Nov 2019

Autumn Term 1 newsletter

Fin d out what has been happening in school so far this term - read our latest newsletter here ... (click to read more)

07 Oct 2019

Parent Governor Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for two parent governors. For more information, click here ... (click to read more)

02 Sep 2019

50th Birthday Celebrations

Ashby Willesley Primary School would like to invite past staff and governors to have a tour of the school as part of their 50th Birthday Celebrations on Saturday 28th September 2019. To book a place on the tour, which starts at 11:30am, please call the school office on 01530 413654 The ... (click to read more)

06 Aug 2019

Open Evening for September 2020

Do you have a child due to start school in September 2020? We have an Open Evening on Thurs 26th Sept where you can find out more about our school and it's ethos. Please click here for more information ... (click to read more)

03 Jul 2019

Schools e-Safety Award

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully obtained the Leicestershire Schools e-Safety Award. Resources for e-safety can be found on our Internet Safety Information page ... (click to read more)

02 Jul 2019

Recruiting Midday Supervisors

We are currently recruiting for Midday Supervisors to join our friendly team and help our lovely children to enjoy safe and fun lunchtimes. See our vacancies page for fuurther details  ... (click to read more)

02 Jul 2019

Summer Term 2 Newsletter

We have had lots of exciting things happening in school this half term - have a look at our latest newsletter ... (click to read more)

13 May 2019

Summer Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available - click here ... (click to read more)

21 Jan 2019

GAPS Evening for Parents - Resources

Thank you to all those that attended our recent Literacy Evening for Parents which focused on GAPS. Please find below a copy of the presentations given in year groups GAPS Progression through the years Foundation Stage Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 (A) Year 4 (B) Year 5 Year 6 & Year 6 Spelling ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2018

Y3/4 meet Gareth Southgate for a Press Conference and ITV News Article

Our Year 3 & 4 children got the chance to interview Gareth Southgate - check out the video here! You Tube Video And we made the local ITV news - Meet the Infamous Mr Smedley! ITV News Clip More about Mr Smedley from Loughborough College Loughborough College Link ... (click to read more)

19 Nov 2018

Sports Primary School of the Year Award

As a school we were honoured to receive the North West Leicestershire Sports Primary School of the Year Award at the awards on 15th November. This was a reflection of the hard work that has been put in by both the children and adults in the school ensuring that ... (click to read more)

31 Aug 2018

Open Evening - 4th Oct 2018

Do you have a child due to start school in September 2019? We would like to invite you to our Open Evening on Thursday 4th October 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Come along and meet our Executive Headteacher, Mr Brookes, and our Head of School, Miss Rainbow. Find out what we can offer your ... (click to read more)

26 Jul 2018

Fantastic SATs results

We are extremely pleased with the children's continued hardwork and effort, whilst still enjoying all that Willesley School has to offer. This year, 78% of our Year 6 pupils obtained a Secondary Ready SATS mark in all three subjects (Reading, Writing and Maths) - a fantastic achievement! To find out ... (click to read more)

01 Jun 2018

Cashless Site

From August 2018, we will become a cashless site. Another step forward to continue with efficiencies is the removal of cash/cheque payments from school. Many schools now operate as a cashless site as online payments become the norm. The school now takes very little cash and therefore this is no ... (click to read more)

01 Jun 2018

New school App - Weduc

Back in May 2018, we launched our new school app through a company called Weduc. This is a complete communication tool that the school will be using to communicate with parents. The system is secure as access is only available to Willesley parents who are given a unique logon code ... (click to read more)

01 Jun 2018

Latest newsletter - May 2018

Find out what has been happening in school in the lastest newsletter for April and May 2018 ... (click to read more)

25 Apr 2018

Learning Support Assistant Vacancies

We curently have vacancies for Learning Support Assistants at our school. Please use link below for more information and application details. 3 x Classroom Learning Support Assistants 3 x SEN Learning Support Assistants Please click here to access our job site ... (click to read more)

09 Apr 2018

KS2 Teacher Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for a KS2 Teacher to start in August 2018. Please click here for further information.   ... (click to read more)

09 Apr 2018

February and March Newsletter

Take a look at our latest newsletter for February and March! We have had some lovely events and activities taking place - much to celebrate at our school.   Feb/Mar 2018 Newsletter ... (click to read more)

02 Feb 2018

Lastest School News

Our latestest newsletter is available here ... (click to read more)

02 Feb 2018

Tree Planting

Children across the school planted new hazel, wild cherry and silver birch trees in our Forest School area on 1st February. Fingers crossed they thrive! #loving the worms     ... (click to read more)

18 Dec 2017

Changes in Leadership for January 2018

Dear Parents and Carers There will be some changes to the Leadership Team from January 2018. Please click here to read more ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2017

Christmas theatre treat

We are pleased to welcome a theatre company into school on the last week of term to perform 'A Christmas Carol' for the pupils. More information can be found here ... (click to read more)

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

Newsletter June/July 2017

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

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)

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)

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)

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