CHILDREN have been given a tour of the new primary school they will be attending from September.

Pupils in reception at their temporary home at IKB Primary School, in Wellington, were yesterday (Thursday, January18) taken by minibus to visit their Orchard Grove Primary School, on the outskirts of Taunton.

They were talked through the site health and safety procedures before they were able to go and see their new enormous playground, field and football pitch.

They were then led into what will be their classroom next year.

They did some building of their own with some site-made Jenga blocks and signed some plasterboards which will be in the building for posterity.

To see where they will hang their coats, have their lunch and assemblies made it all so real for the children and their delight and excitement was clear.

Headteacher Richard Healey said: "The school centres itself firmly in the heart of its local community and supports it by ensuring pupils have a clear sense of what makes a good citizen and a good neighbour.

"Pupils have a strong sense of themselves in the local, national and global context and of the responsibility they have to others, in the present and in the future.

"Orchard Grove creates an environment where children, staff and the community can cultivate a positive and progressive school culture around sustainability and education.

"Within the setting of Somerset’s first net zero carbon school, children will be inspired by a unique curriculum that is preparing them for lifelong learning and a positive impact in the world."

A Year 1 class has recently been opened - to apply for a place in it, complete an in-year admission form and email it to or contact the school on 01823 711014 for more information.