School News

Our Year 6 children lead the tours of our school as we welcomed prospective parents to our Open Morning. 

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Open Morning, we enjoyed meeting everyone. 

Alongside a presentation from Mrs Woolley parents were given a tour of the school from Reception classes to Forest school and all areas in between by our Year 6 pupils.   

If you have a child who is due to start school in September 2023 and you were unable to join us please do get in touch to ask any questions and to arrange to see the school at an alternative time.

During November you will receive a letter/email from Gloucestershire County Council with all the details you will need on how to apply for a school place for your son/daughter and the link below will give you the time table for this process.  If you do not receive this communication from Gloucestershire County Council please do get in touch with them.

Admission to reception at Primary school/Year 3 Junior School & lower to middle school places for September 2023 - Gloucestershire County Council

Please take a look at our website to find out more information on our curriculum, extracurricular clubs, wrap-around care, newsletters (under The Office -Communications) to read about the things our children are involved in, and to find out much more about our school.

We would like to invite prospective parents to our Open Morning on Wednesday 19th October 2022. 

If you have a child due to start school in September 2023, we would be delighted to welcome you to our Open Day on Wednesday 19th October 2022.

Please use this link to book a time to come and visit our fabulous school. We look forward to seeing you!


This morning, we gathered together as a whole school to spend time remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Mrs Woolley led Collective Worship in which the children were invited to share what they will remember about the Queen and to reflect upon her lifetime of service.

We remembered how it was only a short time ago that we were celebrating her Platinum Jubilee on our school field. We enjoyed watching the video clip from her Jubilee when Paddington Bear was invited to join her for tea. There we saw a wonderful lady who was not only our Queen but also a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with His Majesty King Charles III and his family at this very sad time. 

We hope that you have all had a wonderful summer and that you and your children found time to relax and enjoy the sunshine together.

The staff have had time to rest and as the end of the holiday period approaches, we are spending time back in school getting ready for the new school year ahead.  

We look forward to welcoming the children into school on Wednesday 7th September and will be starting our term by taking all the children in Years 1 to 6 to watch the Tour of Britain Cycle Race as it passes through Tetbury on Friday. 



This was the conclusion from the SIAMS Inspector who inspected our school last week. 

As a church school, we are inspected by both Ofsted inspectors and SIAMS inspectors.

The SIAMS inspection is a rigorous and comprehensive process over a day and involves interviews with staff, pupils, parents and governors as well as the school's leadership team. The inspector also looks at pupils' books and observes teaching and playtimes. 

The inspection report states that 'St Mary's Primary School is one where all flourish because all are cared for.'

The inspector concluded that St. Mary's is a good church school  highlighting the 'rich experiences' children are given and how teachers encourage children to be curious in their thinking and have the courage to explore different ideas in their learning.

The behaviour of children was praised as were relationships between staff and pupils. 

The full report can be read here.

On Friday 25th March we held a Peace Day in school and raised an amazing £680.56 for the Ukrainian refugee crisis.

During the day focused on peace, planted sunflowers and made a badge for peace.

Children donated £1 to dress in blue and yellow and the PTFA donated 25% of the money raised from the icecreams and brownies they sold that day.  Sienna M, Skylar M and Elsie T also raised £170.16 from selling their toys. 

Thank you to everyone who contributed. 

All money raised will go to Christian Aid who are working with partner organisations to provide food supplies and other life-saving essentials. 

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal - Christian Aid 


We have a vacany for a parent governor which we are keen to fill as soon as possible. 

St Mary’s Primary School has always aimed for a partnership with parents, which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor. The governing body's main tasks are to support the school, ensure that pupils receive high quality education and plan for future development and improvement. 

Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. The term of office is 4 years. 

The deadline for submitting a nomination (self-nomination is acceptable) is 12 noon on Friday 28th January 2022. 

Letters about the role and the nomination form has been sent to all parents and are available on our Letters page. 

We look forward to receiving nominations. 

This year, teachers and support staff at St Mary's asked parents to consider donating to Gloucestershire Bundles rather than presents to staff.

Thanks to the kindness of our parents, we have raised an amazing £484.50, which will go a long way to supporting families across Gloucestershire.

Thank you again. One of our 'Three Cs' is CARING, and this clearly demonstrates that in abundance.

Four children from St Mary's will switch on Tetbury's Christmas lights on Friday 3rd December with the Olympic Gold Medalist Tom McEwan

Children at St Mary's school entered Tetbury Town Council's Christmas Tree Decoration competition to win the chance to switch on the town's Christmas lights.  The four winners will also help choose the best Decorated House in Tetbury between the 10th- 16thof December. 

All the decorations entered into the competition will be displayed on the Tetbury Town Council Christmas tree at St Saviours Christmas Tree Festival from the 4th of December.

Tetbury Town Council would like to thank all the children that entered the Christmas Tree Decoration Competition, Mayor Ann Pearce has never seen so many fantastic pieces of art work. The children deserve a huge round of applause for their hard work. All decorations will be displayed on Tetbury Town Councils Tree at St Saviours Christmas Tree Festival from the 4th of December.

Thank you to the Feoffees for their most generous donation of funding for us to purchase another set of 30 iPads and a charging trolley. 

iPads are one of the tools we can use in a classroom to bring education to life. Having one iPad per pupil during a lesson provides endless access to information and interactive education makes learning more memorable and engaging.

We are extremely grateful to the Feoffees for their continued support. We recently had cause to look at the original trust deed of the school and came across a document written in 1848 which identifies the vicar and church wardens as the trustees of the school and the Feoffees as the managers. Who would have thought in 1848 that they would be providing iPads to the children of Tetbury in 2021!

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