The Midland Railway Company built Westhouses Primary school in 1898. There were almost 140 children attending the school in the first week.Formely many of the children had to walk to Blackwell Colliery Schools. The first headmaster and mistress were Mr. and Mrs. Robinson who had lived in Whittington and Stonebroom.Nearly all of the older children had been to Blackwell Colliery School before transferring to the Midland Railway School at Westhouses.The school was seperated into boys and girls sections, although the infant children were taught with the girls. The children were sorted into standards, the brighter children were grouped in standards 6 or 7, and If you passed your tests, you could move up to the next level. The school became mixed in January 1902 and by 1912, there were over 170 children attending.
Westhouses Primary School is a small village school located in a rural area about two miles north of Alfreton, between Blackwell and Tibshelf. The school aims to provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment which encourages your child to grow and develop socially, emotionally and academically to the best of their ability.
Our Staff and Governors
Here at Westhouses Primary we have a very experienced and dedicated team. Our Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Midday Supervisors, Secretary, Caretaker and School Cook are all commited to giving children the very best education and care possible. We also have a very able Governing Body who is commited to helping the school develop further and ensure we reach high standards for our pupils.