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Welcome to Greenfylde First School ​

We are currently showing parents around looking for entry to Reception in September 2019. 

Open Day Thursday 11th October

9.30am to 11.00am and 1.45pm to 2.45pm

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 with no more than 25 pupils in each.
  • 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.

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 Rebecca Horne 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)

Up-coming Events:
Monday 17th September – FrOGS AGM 7pm in the Purple Building 
Tuesday 18th September – Individual School Photographs.  Should you wish your child’s photos to be taken with a sibling that does not attend Greenfylde, the annexe will be open at 8.30am.  For Greenfylde siblings, the school will arrange for photos to be taken during the school day.
Friday 28th September – Judging for Children’s Carnival, all children invited to decorate an umbrella.
Saturday 29th September –Children’s Carnival, all children invited to walk with their umbrellas on Saturday afternoon. 
Wednesday 3rd October – No Pens Wednesday – a chance for everyone to improve their speaking and listening skills.
w/c 8th October – My Learning Week, books home on the Friday and back by the following Friday.
Thursday 11th October - Open Day for new parents 9.30am to 11.00am and 1.45pm to 2.45pm
Tuesday 16th October - Harvest Festival at The Minster 2.45pm Reception
Wednesday 17th October – Harvest Festival at The Minster 9.15am KS2 (Years 3 and 4)
Tuesday 18th October – Harvest Festival at The Minster  9.15am KS1 (Years 1 and 2)


Our school


Greenfylde is a Church of England First School located in the heart of Ilminster and we are very proud of being part of this community.

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.

Latest Letters & Newsletters

Newsletter 2 14 09 18.pdf
Newsletter 1 07 09 18.pdf
Newsletter 39 20 07 18.pdf




School Activities

News Description
Congratulations to our Year 4 and accompanying Year 3 singers for their amazing play 'Two Red Hoods and a Big Bad Wolf' at the Warehouse Theatre.
Congratulations to Somerset's Y3/4 County Champions in tennis - Greenfylde! After some superb matches at Millfield the team came through triumphant to take the top prize.
We are all writers at Greenfylde! What a wonderful writing week we have had with visiting storytellers, poets and even real owls and kestrals to inspire our creative talents.
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