Long Whatton C of E Primary School


Our School

'Pupils say they ‘just love coming to school.’
Ofsted November 2009

Long Whatton C. E. Primary is a small school in a rural village in North West Leicestershire 5 miles from Loughborough. It also has a Community Centre attached which provides excellent facilities for a village of approximately 1500 inhabitants.

The School was built in 1847 and the Community Centre was attached and opened in 1973. The village has a small shop/post office, three churches and two pubs and a thriving organic farm. The School and Community Centre are at the centre of village life.

The school generally has around 50 children on role. At present Long Whatton is part of the 10+ system of schools. Pupils start school in September after their 4th birthday and transfer at the end of Year 5, usually to Castle Donington Community College. Most children live in the village and attend the village playgroup before starting school. The school has high standards of achievement and provides good facilities.

Long Whatton is a very happy school with a strong Christian ethos and very supportive.parents Attendance at school is very good, and according to our latest pupil suvey, our children really enjoy coming each day. We have a huge playing field, two playgrounds, a trim trail, a tyre park and willow withies that provide an excellent environment for learning play. 

'The school has maintained its’ track record of significantly above average attainment and guaranteed that the safeguarding of pupils' health and safety is paramount.'

The school was successfully inspected in November 2009. The school was judged to be good with outstanding features. We are one of the first schools to be inspected under the new and much tougher framework. Over a third of judgements made by inspectors were outstanding (Grade 1), and these were in key areas.
Grade 1 judgements
Outcomes for individual groups of pupils
Pupils’ achievement and the extent to which they enjoy their learning
Pupils’ attainment
The extent to which pupils feel safe
Pupils’ behaviour
The effectiveness of care, guidance and support
The effectiveness of the school’s engagement with parents and carers
The effectiveness of safeguarding procedures



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