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 on 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 newer building (opened in 2009) which has two newer classrooms, a group room, a 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 poly-tunnel, a nature reserve and pond. There are quiet spaces for the children to sit and talk with friends as well as lots of space to run around and have fun!
In the main playground there are sensory planters and seating areas, including a 'Buddy Bench' where children can go and wait for a playground buddy to help them find someone to play with. There is also a gazebo for shelter and sitting with friends.
Every lunchtime we have a sports coach who organises activities on the playground or field. There is always something fun to do!
We are proud of the environmental areas we have in the school. These include the copse area, which has a trail running through it. A wide range of trees and habitats for wildlife. The children have even created a bug-hotel nearby to attract insects and encourage biodiversity.
There is also a large circular seating area used for storytelling and as a meeting place for outdoor learning.
We are very lucky to have a large enclosed pond area within the school grounds. We love using this for our outdoor learning and looking for wildlife.
The pond area has been developed further to allow for additional working areas as well as a decked area for pond-dipping. We have newts in our pond along with many other different interesting creatures.