Welcome to Greenfylde First School 

Welcome back to all our families at Greenfylde. Our children are the heart of our school and having everyone back is wonderful! Thank you to all our community for working together to help in our full re-opening.

All Government guidance on Covid 19 in relation to schools and education can be found via this link   https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings


Open Day this year has gone virtual!

If you are looking to start school in September 2021 or looking to move mid-year please get in touch via the school office on 01460 52686 or greenfylde@educ.somerset.gov.uk. Although we are not currently doing face to face tours we are happy to chat with prospective families about Greenfylde. Please click here to see a virtual tour of the school​ created by one of our teachers, Miss Cresswell and we also want to share with you a Greenfylde Dog coming to school story which has been especially created as a virtual tour for our younger prospective pupils (but we hope adults enjoy as well!). 

Click here to read Coming to School with Greenfylde Dog

If you enjoyed this story, click on the titles below to see more with Greenfylde Dog and his friends:

Greenfylde Dog explores Reception

Greenfylde Dog plays I-Spy

Greenfylde Dog meets the Greenfylde Staff

Greenfylde Dog gets ready to start school

So why choose Greenfylde?

  • A school based in the heart of the community of Ilminster.​
  • Strong academic record with results above national and Somerset averages.
  • A commitment to developing the whole child including a focus on social and emotional development.
  • Single age Reception classes.
  • All classes across the school have no more than 30 pupils with a teacher and learning support assistant.
  • Wide curriculum including the Arts, Forest School and Sport.
  • An established and dynamic on site Pre-School offering excellent care and learning for 2 to 5 year olds.
  • Extensive facilities including a swimming pool and two outdoor learning classrooms.
  • A school where your child will be cared for and develop a love of learning.


If you are interested in hiring our hall and annex facilities please contact Tina Vallelly in the school office 01460 52686. 
If you would like to book your children in for our Breakfast and After School Extended Provision Services or for Sunny Ile or Cygnets Pre school places please contact Helen Lancaster on  01460 259732 
Out of hours please contact the school office via greenfylde@educ.somerset.gov.uk

School notices ​​

​​​Don't forget uniform can still be ordered via the school office. Simply post your order and payment through the front door letter box and we will deliver your uniform order to your child in class for them to bring home.

Keeping you up to date:

If you are looking for some different resources why not try BBC daily bitesize their online learning resources at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons​ or try the ones from the Government's Oak National Acedemy https://www.thenational.academy/

Our School

At Greenfylde we strive to give every child a broad, balanced and enjoyable curriculum that lets them reach their potential and experience learning, both inside and outside of the classroom, in a range of creative ways. Our Christian ethos underpins all of our work and helps us to create the friendly and caring atmosphere that is felt by the whole school community.

‘Our doors are open – everyone is welcome in Greenfylde C of E First School. As a school community we seek through shared service to support children, families and wider community; encouraging high expectation, hope and support for aspirations and an understanding that all deserve to receive and give respect and dignity.’​ John 10:10​

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