About our Partner Schools

Here is a brief introduction to our current Partner Schools. Click on the school's logo to visit their website.

Training placements will take place within the Partnership of schools, not necessarily the lead school. Trainees will be supported by highly regarded and experienced school staff and University visiting tutors.

Huish Primary School

Lead School

Huish Primary School is a large, two form entry Primary school situated close to the centre of Yeovil. Huish has been the main school in Yeovil for almost two hundred years, and we are proud of our roots within the town. Many of our parents were themselves educated at Huish. We have a diverse catchment, and have incredibly high expectations that our children can achieve high standards. We have performed well within the range of the top 25% of schools over the past 4 years. Our curriculum is broad and rich, and we use every opportunity to enhance the learning of our children by our skills led International  Primary Curriculum, which also involves parents in their children’s learning.

As a teaching team, we have a range of teachers at different points in their professional journey – from NQTs to a number of teachers holding leadership positions. Carefully focussed in service training ensures we are always learning together as a teaching team, and are innovative in the approaches we use. Subject leaders are passionate about their subjects, and we hold a number of awards, such as Artsmark, the Geography mark and Healthy Schools plus.

Preston Primary School Preston C of E Primary School is an ‘Outstanding’ Primary School in Yeovil (OFSTED 2012). We are devoted to enabling every child in our care to achieve their very best in all areas of primary education and we continually strive to seek opportunities to enhance the curriculum; academic, artistic, sporting.  Highly skilled members of staff allow Preston Primary to support professional development of all, including Trainee Teachers, both within our own school community and other Primary Schools.  As a Church of England School, we maintain a strong relationship with our local Church, St. James’, and foster a keen Christian ethos throughout the school.  We are committed to supporting individuals who aspire to be excellent teachers
Oaklands Primary School

Oaklands Primary School is a new, larger than average-sized primary school, which was created by the amalgamation of two schools in January 2010. Most of the children are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is well above average. Most of these additional needs are concerned with personal and social development and speech and language development. A few pupils have complex medical needs. The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals is well above average. The school shares a site with a Children's Centre and there is provision within the school for pupils with autism.

St Michaels Academy St. Michael’s Academy converted from Grass Royal Junior School in October 2012.  In June 2013 the Academy was graded as GOOD with many OUTSTANDING features, particularly our progress for all learners, and our provision for all learners but in particular SEN.  The SENco is OUTSTANDING and is often used to work in other schools training staff.  This is a school of high deprivation, Yeovil East being the 3rd most deprived in the County.  We are able to secure a large amount of funding through the formula, high needs top up and pupil premium and it is this that ensures we can employ TA’s, none who are qualified on less than NVQ 3 who can help support these learners.  We also have 20% EAL children from many ethnic groups, the largest proportion being Polish.  The children are warm, funny and caring but hard work, due mostly to the environment they live in.  As a school we do all we can to address this shortfall.  In light of this we only employ hard working, dedicated and fun staff who are willing to go the extra mile.  We are committed to the student training programme and have worked for many years with Bath Spa, SCITT and Plymouth University.  Due in no small part to our high quality training, student teachers always go on to employment, and if the opportunity arises we employ them here.  We have a proven track record. 
Ash Primary School

Ash CEVC Primary School is set in a village six miles from Yeovil. There are 166 children on role and it is a popular, oversubscribed school. The classes are mixed age. The children in Y4, 5 and 6 are taught separately in the mornings for Literacy and Numeracy but join to form two classes for the afternoon sessions. Our results are very good and above the national average in both Key Stages.

Martock Primary School

Martock Primary School is an 8 class Church of England school situated in the heart of the large, and vibrant, village of Martock. The Head Teacher is Mrs E A Wilson-Chalon.

Martock Primary School recently had a ‘good’ Ofsted inspection and the quality of teaching is ‘often outstanding’. The school is a warm and caring environment where emphasis is put on children’s achievement as well as their happiness and their childhood.

Each class has at least 3 outings a year and our curriculum is enriched with visitors and local studies. We are proud to work alongside Wessex Teaching School and offer a place to a student wishing to enter the teaching profession.

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Castle Cary Community Primary School is a 7 class primary in the centre of the market town of Castle Cary, 15 miles from Yeovil. The number on roll is 210.  Our mixed age classes are organised into parallel teams, enabling teachers to share experience and creativity to provide a rich and balanced curriculum whilst focusing on the fundamentals of Literacy and Maths. A ‘good’ school (January 2009), results over the last 3 years have been above the national average.

We have a talented and hardworking team of staff in the school, with teachers at different stages in their careers. A supportive and friendly environment, we embrace and celebrate our town’s community and regularly support events in the town and in our local learning partnership

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.

As a school, we are very fortunate to be located in the centre of such a vibrant market town community as Ilminster. This offers many opportunities for our pupils and we enjoy going out to learn in the community as much as we can, from regular visits to Herne Hill with Forest School to performances in the Market Square and the Warehouse Theatre, and opportunities at The Arts Centre based at The Meeting House.

Currently we are rated as Outstanding in both Ofsted (2009) and SIAMS (2014) inspections and strive to continually develop our provision for the benefit of the pupils.

Walton CofE VC Primary School

Walton Church of England Primary School is a successful five class school situated in the village of Walton, just one mile to the west of Street and only a few miles from the towns of Glastonbury and Wells. We teach children from 4-11 years old, offering a continuous primary education.
The school opened on its present site in 1993 to serve the village of Walton. With open enrolment the school also attracts children from neighbouring areas. The purpose built accommodation comprises 5 classrooms, a hall, an IT suite and small kitchen. It is set in landscaped grounds with a large playing field, two playground areas and a pond. A Multi-Use Games Area was constructed on land adjoining our site, giving us an extra playground for sporting activities.
We pride ourselves on the ethos of our friendly school community. All the children and staff get to know one another very well and show genuine friendship, concern, pride and respect for each other. We firmly believe that children will do their best if they are encouraged and praised. We value all our children and work with them to help each child in our care reach their full potential. Walton School was inspected in July 2011 by OFSTED and graded as ‘Outstanding’. We are part of a Community Learning Partnership, working with groups of other schools, both small and large, from the Glastonbury and Street area. Walton School has an active PTA who organise an array of events to raise money to support the school

Long Sutton School

Long Sutton C of E Primary School is located in a small village between Langport and Somerton. We have 109 children on roll in 4 mixed age classes. Currently our classes are Reception and Year 1, Year 2/3, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. The school’s intake varies from year to year and the school has an above average number of SEN children and some with complex needs. We pride ourselves as being an inclusive school with close community and church links. The Christian ethos of the school runs through all we do. We have a highly skilled and committed team of staff who work hard to support the children to achieve their best in all they do. This was recognised in our recent Ofsted inspection which graded us good with outstanding behaviour.

Keinton Mandeville Primary School
Chilthorne Domer Church School Chilthorne Domer Church School