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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.