Long Whatton CofE Primary School Careers Site Eteach (17471)


We believe that childhood should be an adventure, during which every child should climb a tree, get to the top of a mountain, sharing the struggle and the view and spend at least one night under the stars.

As well as making sure that our children learn to read, write and use numbers really well, which is very important, we want to ensure that children who come to Long Whatton become the rounded, proactive and caring citizens of tomorrow. We believe that children learn in different ways, and that sitting behind a desk may not always be the most appropriate (or most exciting) way to learn.

We believe in fitness for purpose, and when planning our teachers think about the best way to help children to learn.We are also a Forest School, which means we have developed our own woodland area which we use for all sorts of learning. In fact, other schools regularly come and share our little forest. It is in our forest that we do indeed, sleep under the stars!  

About Us

Pupils say they ‘just love coming to school.’ - Ofsted 

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 100 children on role. Pupils start school in September after their 4th birthday and transfer at the end of Year 6, usually to Castle Donington Community College.  Most children live in the village and attend the village playgroup before starting school, but around 40% of our children come from out of the village. The school has high standards of achievement and provides good facilities. We are part of a group of six schools, known as the BeSKiLD Trust.

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

OFSTED REPORT JULY 2015  (See link on Home Page)The school was successfully inspected in July 2015. The school was judged to be good with outstanding features. 

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