Every Day is an Open Day

At St Mary's we recognise that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. Children in our care thrive; developing curiosity about their world, a caring attitude to each other and the confidence and courage to feel that they can have a go.

Pascall stmarys 9542wWe are happy to show you and your child our school, talk you through the admissions procedure and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  If you would like to arrange a visit please call us on 01666 502275. 

Another great way for you and your child to meet us and other parents and experience the school is to come to our toddler and baby group, St Mary's Saplings.  This runs every Wednesday from 1:45pm to 3pm. It is free and everyone is welcome. Please come and join us.

Starting in Reception in September 2019

If your child is due to start school in September you should have recieved your application packs from Gloucestershire County Council.  The 2019 School Admissions pages give full details of the admissions timetable. 

We recommend that you visit the schools you are considering before you apply and if you weren't able to join us for our Open Day on 17th October please give us a ring to arrange a visit. We will enjoy showing you our school and answering any questions you have.

The following documents are relevant to the Reception intake into our school for September 2019.

The timetable for the application process is as follows:

  • 5th November 2018 - online application process opens.
  • 15th January 2019 - closing date for applications.
  • 16th April 2019 - you will be notified by Gloucestershire County Council as to which school your child has been allocated.
  • 29th April 2019 - closing date for accepting your child's place/requesting to be put on a waiting list for another school.

In-year Admissions

If you are thinking about moving your child from another school to St Mary's please contact the school office on 01666 502275 in September.  If you are moving into Tetbury during the summer holidays please contact us via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to apply for a place. We will be very happy to organise a visit for you come and see our school and guide you through the process.

We currently have spaces in all year groups except Year 2.


When a request for a place at a school is refused parents have a right of appeal to an independent panel. Information on the appeal process and the appeal form can be obtained from the school office.

Most school appeals will be heard before and after the school summer holidays for children starting primary schools where possible. School appeals are unlikely to be heard through the summer holidays.

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