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Wilby CEVC Primary School
1872 – Present
Judged by Ofsted to be Good
Wilby CEVC Primary School offers an inclusive education for children from the age of 3 to 11 years old.
We first opened our doors in 1872 and underwent a comprehensive modernisation in 1961. The original school building comprises of four classrooms, two offices, cloakrooms and a small resources room. A new hall, community workroom, staff room and modern kitchen were completed in 2006 and our children’s washroom facilities were modernised in 2012. An extension to the building in 1998 enabled Wilby CEVC Primary School to open its own pre-school as part of the LEA’s Nursery Program and we have never looked back.
Our site facilities include a hard surface playground which has undergone a refurbishment of outdoor equipment after we secured a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery, a large playing field which includes an environmental studies area; including pond, a small fruit orchard and an allotment. We commissioned an outdoor classroom and this gets lots of use in the summer months. In 2016 our Friends of Wilby School's fundraising paid for a new "trim trail" on our field for all our pupils to enjoy. All of these areas are used to extend learning outside of the classroom. In 2017 Lottery funding and a generous donation by the Doctor's Trust in Stradbroke paid for the complete redevelopment of our Quiet Garden area.
At present the school serves the catchment area of Wilby, Brundish and Tannington although a large number of families choose to travel in from neighbouring villages. At 11 most children continue their education at Stradbroke High School, with post 16 provision made available at Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham or Hartismere High School, Eye. We have places for 112 pupils across all of our classes. Wilby is a popular, Church of England Primary School in the Northern area of Suffolk.
Wilby CEVC Primary School forms part of the center of our village community, we look forward to you helping to create today a history for the future.