About the School...

Ashcott Primary School is a small, rural, co-educational County Primary School for pupils between the ages of 4 and 11.  Ashcott Village is situated on the A39 between Street and Bridgwater in Central Somerset. The school is situated at the top of the hill, away from the main road, adjacent to open countryside.


The school in its present site was opened in 1986. The buildings consist of the original building which houses two classrooms, a library, a kitchen/cookery area and a large hall, and the new wing (opened in January 2009) which has two new classrooms, a group room, a new staff room and offices.

The school day begins at 8.40am and finishes at 3.00pm with a break for lunch from 12.00 - 1.00pm.

School uniform is kept in stock at the school and can be purchased from the school office.

The landscaped grounds consist of a large hard-surface playground, an adventure playground, a large playing field with Trim-Trail and fruit trees, a garden area with a polytunnel, a nature reserve and pond.

Cheeky Chimps Playgroup is also situated on the school site. They provide a breakfast club and after school club for children of primary age (wrap-around care).
In the main playground there are sensory planters and seating areas for quiet play.  There is also a gazebo for shelter and sitting with friends.
We are proud of the environmental areas we have in the school. These include the copse area, which has a trail running through it. The children have put a lot of nesting boxes for bugs, birds and small mammals in the grounds to encourage biodiversity.

The pond area has been developed further to allow for additional working areas thanks to an anonymous donation from local industry (for which we are very grateful!).  We have great-crested newts in our pond along with many other different interesting creatures.