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About us

Freshford Church School is now a part of the Bath & Wells Diocesan Academies Trust. We are situated in the heart of the village of Freshford, named by The Telegraph as the sixth best place to live in the West Country, nestling between Bath and Bradford-on-Avon. Freshford is easily accessible by public transport, the station being a short walk from the school.

We are on the south eastern edge of our local authority and many of the children who attend our school do so from Wiltshire, and sometimes Somerset, addresses.

The school is a happy and healthy place in which children learn in five mixed year classes. During their time at the school, a wide range of factors – such as age, emotional maturity, academic progress, personal needs and styles of learning – determine an individual child’s journey through our five classes. we are, we are on the south eastern edge of the county and many of our families have a Wiltshire address.

Within its award winning modern two-storey building our school has five teaching classrooms, two small group rooms, library and school offices. The adjacent sympathetically refurbished Victorian building provides a school hall / dining room and school kitchen, mezzanine floor for group work, a further small group room, together with our children’s kitchen, in which curriculum cooking takes place.

The school playground provides a marked area for a number of sporting activities, patio and garden areas for creative and quiet play and a sandpit, which is enjoyed by all the children. The children also participate in other sporting activities at Freshford Memorial Hall, a short walk from the school, and in which Freshford Pre-School is run.

We now have access to the Village Green adjacent to the school, which provides much appreciated additional play space.

The school is fully accessible for the less able, with the provision of ramp access, lift and toilets for the disabled.

“Thanks to the involvement of schools like yours we have achieved our national target of planting 400,000 trees, which is fantastic” Jon Attwood, Trees For Schools (South West)




The shimmering silks

Silks shimmering in the sunlight as the flowers
bloom around them,
Silks as light as feathers,
Silks as soft as snow and hair,
Silks embroidered with flowers and other plants,
Silks that spread secrets to me,
Silk that lifted itself up as the wind blew by,
Silks that sang songs with the wind.

Helen – Age 7