Category Archives: Latest News


Stanchester Maths Challenge Winners


On Wednesday 8th June, three of Ilchester’s most enthusiastic mathematicians (Harry, Julia and Jack  and former student Jade) took part in Stanchester’s Maths Challenge Day. There were eight teams of 4 children (four year 6 teams and four year 7 teams).  They were given various maths challenges to complete against a clock – some were […]

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Sponsored run & ice bucket challenge!


On Wednesday 8th June, Ilchester School helped raise money for School in a Bag. School in a bag is a charity for poor orphan children around the world; it gives them the opportunity to go to school. The children had to run a mile (6 laps). After that, certain teachers took part in the ice […]

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Years 3 and 4 steal the show in Dick Whittington


After several weeks of hard work learning lines, singing songs and learning stage directions Classes 6, 7 and 8 performed their play, Dick Whittington, this week. Children and staff worked exceptionally hard to produce three fantastic performances for the rest of the school as well as parents, friends and relatives. Well done everyone, you were fantastic […]

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Inter Area Cross Country


Lewis was proudly selected to run for the Yeovil and District Primary Schools Cross Country team in the Inter Area race at Yeovil Recreation Ground last Wednesday 20th April. Lewis ran an exceptional race against 63 other Year 5/6 boys from Sedgemoor, Langport, Ansford and Mendip areas and came 8th overall.  The Yeovil team scored 129 […]

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Sports Relief 2016


Children from both departments took part in a variety of sporting activities last Friday afternoon despite the chilly conditions. Whether it was football, netball, boccia, circuits or the Sport Relief mile, all the children participated with great enthusiasm and determination. They can be rightly proud of their efforts in support of such a worthwhile cause. […]

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Knights of Success


As part of our vision in helping children to develop as independent and self-aware Learners we have launched an exciting new initiative called ‘Knights of Success’. This initiative aims to teach our children the skills to be successful learners. Using the eight characteristics outlined in ‘Secret of Success’ by Chris Quiqley all the children worked together to […]

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School’s TechFuture Girls Computing Club were welcomed to the Houses of Parliament


Pupils from Ilchester Community Primary School’s TechFuture Girls Computing Club were welcomed to the Houses of Parliament last week by the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt. Hon Nicky Morgan MP, to demonstrate their tech skills. The pupils impressed their audience of MPs and senior Hewlett Packard executives with their knowledge of cyber security […]

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Ilchester pupils help cheese company plant orchard


A SOMERSET cheese producer has marked 50 years of production in Ilchester by planting a new 100 tree woodland. Award-winning cheese brand Applewood planted the trees with the help of pupils from Ilchester Primary School. Read more at Western Gazette

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Medal Design


Congratulations to Charlotte Hill whose medal design has been chosen for the forthcoming Yeovil Marathon. Charlotte’s win was announced in assembly this Monday and she was presented with a souvenir copy of the press coverage associated with her design by the race organiser.       Charlotte Hill, ten, being presented with her specially designed […]

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Stranger Danger


Stranger Danger We have been told today of an incident that occurred last Friday after school involving two of our past pupils. The two girls were approached by a man near the bridge whilst crossing the main road to The Mead. All children in school today have taken part in a Stranger Danger assembly and […]

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