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Ashill 5k Raises over 500

Date: 15/10/2017

Organisers of Ashill School’s sixth Fun Run were pleased to raise £508 for PTFA funds. The race winner was Ross Macglagan who won with an impressive time of 21.38 minutes. The first lady was Melanie Baldwin and the first under 16 runner to come in was Henry Welsh-Morris.

Many children ran the 5k race for the first time giving a real family feel to the event.   Children not wishing to run the main race enjoyed a mini race of their own getting a chance to soak up the race atmosphere around the village playing field. 

After the race runners enjoyed a well-deserved tasty feast from the BBQ and a cake stall serving delicious home baked cakes and biscuits.

Competitors commented at the end what a challenging 5k course it is which took them over Windmill Hill but what an enjoyable event it had been.  One of the key organisers said “we would like to thank everyone who has helped us to make this year such a success without all the volunteers this event could not happen.  It is a wonderful opportunity to bring everyone together and show off our lovely village”.

5k runners received a medal and goodie bag containing a bottle of juice kindly donated by race sponsor Frobisher Juices of Exeter together with a Blackbrook Leisure Centre and Spa day pass voucher.  First prize was donated by the local 1610 gym in Chard. A drinking water station was provided by The Square and Compass Inn, Windmill Hill, Ashill at the half way point.




Ashill Pre-School Joining our School

Date: 01/10/2017

We are looking forward to the Pre-school joining our school on 1st October and to continue building upon, our already successful partnership.If you would like any further information please contact the school office.


Ukueles Entertain at the Ashill Summer Fayre

Date: 13/07/2017

Ashill Community Primary School key stage 2 students entertained visitors at the school summer fayre which took place on Saturday 8th July. The event was well supported by family and friends of the school and raised over £800 for PTFA funds which has paid for the transport for the school summer outings. 

This year Key Stage 2 children went on a three day adventure to Kilve Court Activity Centre enjoying the Minehead Eye, high ropes, bush craft, pottery, rifle shooting, cricket and a climbing wall, which was an incredible few days for all the children developing relationships and confidence.

The Key Stage 1 children visited Tropiquaria, they loved seeing the animals and the aquarium but holding the snakes and the bearded dragon was the highlight of the experience.


Spooktackular Fun

Date: 16/11/2016

Large numbers of supernatural guests enjoyed the annual Ashill School PTFA Halloween disco party.

Visitors included a large cackle of witches flying in on their brooms, werewolves, magical black cats, a graveyard full of skeletons, blood thirsty vampires and many other ghosts and ghouls that send shivers down your spine.

There was a double, double toil and trouble time to be had between the spooky bats, spider webs and pumpkins. The scary crowd feasted on bat dogs, cauldron popped corn and freshly spelled up slime cake. They then revelled on apple bobbing and strutting their shadow shapes on the dance floor.

The winners of the fancy dress competition were Madison (Pre-school), Annabel (KS1), Erin (KS2) and Harriet (Adult).  A huge thanks must go to the vampire couple, Ben and Sabrina Welsh-Morris for organising the evening.

Luckily a couple of ghost busters also came along and managed to neutralise the situation with their proton packs by the end of the evening. The residents of Ashill can be assured it is safe to go out after dark once again.



Date: 01/11/2016

The students at Ashill Primary School donated groceries to the Ilminster Food Bank to celebrate harvest.  Their harvest assembly reflected on the joy of harvest but also remembered those less fortunate around the world and closer to home.  The School Council sold cakes after the assembly, raising over £30, which was used to purchase more items for the food bank.



Date: 05/10/2016


All the students at Ashill Community Primary school are loving the new Forest School which has been organised to utilise the newly- refreshed garden and fire pit area at the school. 

Ms Mhairi Hallett is teaching the lesson which enables children to learn alternative outside skills.

The garden area was reopened by the Ilminster town crier at the May Fayre and the school is very grateful to our volunteer  Mrs Welsh, who is running an after school gardening club for the Key Stage 2 children.

Photo of the KS1  class in the garden with pictures made from leaves and flowers




Date: 05/10/2016

The library service’s  Summer Reading Challenge, ‘The Big Friendly Read’, was a hit with students at Ashill Community Primary school with over 50% of pupils completing the challenge to receive a medal and certificate from the Ilminster Library.  Students had to read six books over the summer holidays to get their award.

Head teacher, Janet Woodman said, “Developing a love of reading is a key priority for all our pupils and the children always enjoy the Summer Reading Challenge run by the library service.

This love of reading is reflected in the 100% reading KS2 SATs results achieved this year.

The school is organising an open day in October for prospective parents to visit and see the great facilities available.

Photo of KS1 and KS2 children with their medals and certificates.