Welcome to The Cliff Federation 

Willoughton Primary School and Hemswell Cliff Primary Schools became a hard Federation, called The Cliff Federation  on November 1st 2022 , however, we have been working in partnership since October 2019, with Willoughton School and Hemswell School being in a soft federation previous to that. Mrs Lakin is now our Executive Headteacher across both schools.

The Federation aims to support and enable the delivery of high-quality education and experiences at the point of delivery within the communities to which they serve. The Federation is committed to ensuring no school within our family of schools, is left behind.



  • Establishing a culture of sharing, supporting and enabling each other to get the best for our children
  • Setting high expectations for all and ensuring they are met
  • Making use of our expertise so all schools benefit
  • Plan a program of cross school events to maximise pupil engagement and memorable learning experiences for children
  • Train and develop staff to support teacher retention and stability for all schools
  • Share resources, to maintain our quality of provision and reduce teacher workload
  • Ensure all schools benefit from economies of scale

Federation Vision

Working together to secure the best possible outcomes for children, in line with the culture and diversity that exists within each school.

Leaders will support and empower each other to ensure no school is left behind.

We will be relentless in our mission to enable each school to set high expectations for all, ensuring these expectations are met.


Growing minds, shaping hearts.