History of our school
In 1858 the Reverend Tower drew up a Trust Deed on behalf of the Church to provide a school for the community. The school was called Weavers Close, the name was taken from the nearby 'Weavers Springs' which in the last century was dammed by the local weaving community, creating a pool for the washing and dyeing processes to be carried out.
The old school site was used up until 1994.
On 1st March 2013 Weavers Close became an academy sponsored by RISE multi academy trust (formerly known as Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust).
On Friday 24th August 2018, the school became known as St Simon and St Jude Church of England Primary School, to greater reflect it's Christian Ethos and to strengthen links with the Church.