Primary School

The History of Willington Primary School

Our school was opened on 9th January 1882. Originally there was a Willington Infant and Willington Junior School on the site.







The two schools were amalgamated in 1980 to form Willington Primary School and the buildings were adapted in 2000 to become a one site primary school.

Our coat of arms

At the top of our coat of arms are two lions. The coat of arms for County Durham features 4 lions; 2 lions are the symbol of St Oswald -the Sub District of County Durham to which the Civil Parish of Willington used to belong. The boar is a symbol associated with Bishop Auckland (see the stories of Pollard and the boar). Willington belongs to the Bishop Auckland district. Willington’s historic links to Bishop Auckland were also through the railway line and pit.







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