School News

We are delighted to be once again taking part in the Tetbury Woolsack Races which return on Monday 27th May. 

Since 1972, Tetbury has hosted the world famous Woolsack Races. A test of strength, where individuals and teams compete, to run up and down the 1 in 4 gradient of Gumstool Hill with heavy woolsacks on their back. 

The races were paused in 2020 due to Covid but prior to that St Mary's children ran in these races every year. We are very much looking forward to doing so again. 


Welcome back to school. We are looking forward to a busy and exciting Term 5 starting on Monday 8th April.

One of our first events is the EYFS trip to Cattle Country on 10th April. 

We are also looking forward to finding out who will be joining us in Reception in September 2024 when the primary school places are allcoated later this month. 

We hope you all had a fun and festive Christmas with your family and friends and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday January 8th. 

If you have a child who is due to start school in September 2024 the closing date for applications is 15th January 2024. 

If you would like to look around our school please contact the School Office on/after the 8th January on 01666 502275 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to find out more about how to apply for a school place. 

We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about our school.

Starting School September 2024.

Choosing the schoool for your child is a very important decision and we will be holding Open Mornings for interested parents and children on the 18th October, Tuesday 7th November and Wednesday 29th November. If you would like to look around our school please book a visit

Click here to find out more about how to apply for a school place. 

We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about our school.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back in school this week and welcoming our new children into Reception.

Here is a sneaky peek at one of the amazing pieces of wall art that we have installed throughout the school during the summer holidays.



Goodbye and good luck to all our Year 6 children who are moving on to secondary school this summer. 

We are very proud of you all and wish you all the best as you start your next adventure at your new schools.

We are also looking forward to welcoming all our new Reception children as they too start a new school.


We are delighted to announce that St Mary’s has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM).

The whole school has been working hard behind the scenes to make science at St. Mary’s something to be really proud of. A big thank you Mr Hainsworth and Miss Beckett our Science Subject Leads and to the PTFA for sponsoring our participation in this award. Below is the press release from the PSQM team.

PSQM enables confident, knowledgeable, reflective leadership which results in an improvement in the way in which science is planned and taught across the whole school.

The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Associate Professor Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “There was never a more important time for primary children to have a high-quality science education. The coronavirus pandemic and climate change crisis have made everyone aware of the importance of science in our world. "

Our children were delighted to receive King Charles III Coronation mugs, gifted from Tetbury Town Council and presented by the Deputy Mayor Ann Pearce and the Town Crier.

In full Town Crier style he read out, to the whole school, an extract of the proclamation from the Coronation.

Coronation Mugs

Thank you again to Tetbury Town Council for these commemorative Coronation mugs.

St Mary’s has enjoyed a fantastic World Book Day today.

Everyone made a huge effort to dress up as their favourite book character and all classes enjoyed a mystery reader before spending time talking about and celebrating some of their most-loved books.

We'd like to say thank you to everybody who dressed up today and give a special thank you to all the parents, relatives and friends who made such an effort to create the most beautiful costumes.

Don’t forget that the Scholastic Book Fair is taking place in the hall from Thursday 2nd March until Wednesday 8th March.

World Book Day

Please come along after school to browse the brilliant range of books that will be on offer. We look forward to seeing you there.

We were delighted to recieve this thank you letter  from Shelter.

Dear St Mary's Primary School. 

I am getting in touch to say a huge personal and heart felt thank you to you and everyone at St Mary’s School for the very generous donation of £150.00 following your Christmas carols in the snow last year. Your support is much appreciated.

Here are a few examples of how your money could be used:

 £15 could pay for a webchat for someone tackling homelessness

£20 could pay for a call to our helpline

£100 could pay for 4 face to face chats with an advisor

Thank you for your support. I am based locally  so if you feel that it would be beneficial for me to pop in to school to tell you and the pupils more about Shelter or if you and the team would like to do more fabulous fundraising for us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

With very best wishes

Julie Kemp

Regional Community Fundraiser - Bristol

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