Welcome to Greenfylde First School ​

Open Day - Thursday 24th October

9.15am to 10.45am and 1.45pm to 3.00pm​

We also offer and welcome individual tours with the Headteacher - please contact the office on 01460 52686 to arrange


Greenfylde is 'Excellent'

Greenfylde is excellent as confirmed by our latest SIAMS report which was published this week and is attached to this newsletter. SIAMS, whilst a Church inspection, is equivalent to Ofsted as it also looks at a range of parallel areas including children's attainment/progress; their behaviour and engagement and the breadth of our curriculum. The Inspector had a lot of praise for the Greenfylde community including our children, parents, parish, wider community partners, Governors and staff. What made this even more impressive was that our inspection was under a new more vigorous framework introduced this year and we are the first school in the area to achieve excellent, the equivalent to outstanding. Comments included:

'There is a rich tangible culture of aspiration across the school which leads to pupils having high expectations. Pupils have an extensive range of opportunities to develop their God given talents.'
 'There is an impressive ethos of providing the best for each pupil, which comes from the (school) vision'
'Pupils' progress is excellent, reflected in the above average standards achieved by the end of Key Stage 1 over a number of years.'
'Pupils show an exceptionally high degree of care and respect for others, listening and valuing ideas, but challenging each other positively.'
In relation to specific pupil groups, 'Innovative approaches transform pupil's progress and raise their confidence in their own ability.'
'Pupils articulate a deep understanding of Fairtrade issues linked to disadvantage and deprivation which are significantly beyond the expectations for their age groups.'
Our thanks go to every member of our school community as without the support of everyone Greenfylde would not be the special place it is and it is this care and collaboration for the school that has resulted in this 'Excellent' grading.​

Read our report by clicking here - Greenfylde Excellent SIAMS report May 2019


​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.
30 things to do at Greenfylde...please click on the link to find out more about what your child could experienc​e learning at Greenfylde.
​​We are currently showing parents around looking for entry to Reception in September 2020​ and to join any of our year groups during this and the next​ academic year. 

If you are interested in visiting the school for entry to Reception or to look at joining us in later year groups please contact the school office on
 01460 52686.

If you are interested in hiring our hall and annex facilities please contact Lee Hart 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 Pre school places please contact Helen Lancaster on  01460 259732 

School notices ​

In the event of bad weather causing the school to close a notice will be posted here.  In addition, announcements of closures will be on BBC Somerset Radio (95.5FM) and Heart FM (102) 
 We are sorry that due to the hosting of our website at Somerset County Council we are having situations where pages suddenly default to versions from two years ago. We have asked SCC to investigate this but if you do require information and the website isn't giving you what you need please contact the school office on 01460 52686 who will be happy to help.

Up-coming Events:​

Monday 14th October  - Harvest Festival at The Minster 2.45pm Years 3 and 4 (KS2) Families welcome to attend.

Wednesday 16th October – Harvest Festival at The Minster 2.45pm Reception Families welcome to attend.

Thursday 17th October – Harvest Festival at The Minster  2.45pm Years 1 and 2 (KS1) Families welcome to attend

Harvest Festivals

As in previous years we are asking all children to bring at least one thing to donate to the Lord's Larder organisation who support families in the local area with food parcels. Please can children bring these to class on the day of their Harvest and please can parents check that any item is within its best before date.​

The Lord's Larder is happy to accept: 

Tinned Mince, Tins of Hot Dogs, Tinned Tuna, Tinned Meat Pies, Tins of Stewed Steak,Tins of Meatballs, Tins of Curry, Tins of Chilli Con Carne, Tins of Corned Beef,  Jars of Pasta Sauce, Packets of Pasta , Instant Potato, 80 Teabags, Coffee, Large and Small Packets of Cereals ie Weetabix, Cereal Bars, Porridge Oats, Meat Paste, Packets of Biscuits, Packets of Cream Crackers, Bags of Sugar - small and large, Cartons Long Life Milk, Cartons of Fruit Juice, Squash, Tins of Mixed Vegetables, Tins of Peas, Tinned Carrots, Tins of Potato,  Baked Beans, Tinned Ravioli, Tins of Spaghetti, Tins of Sweet Corn, Tins of Beans and Sausages, Packets of Rice, Noodles, Packets of Savoury Rice, Couscous, Cup a Soup, Tins of Fruit, Rice Pudding, Jelly, Jars of Jam,  &  Instant Custard.


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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