School News

We hope you have had a lovely day enjoying the snow today.  We anticipate being open tomorrow as usual.

Children will need to have suitable coats and wellies in school please. 

We are very excited that four St Mary's children will help Mark Lester (the original Oliver) switch on the Tetbury's Christmas Lights on 2nd December.

As in previous years St Mary's children were invited by Tetbury Town Council to take part in a competition to create a Christmas tree decoration. The winners are: Mya C, Jory D, Elsa Y and Toby M and they will be switching on the Tetbury Lights this year.

Well done to everyone who entered the competition. All the wonderful entries will be displayed on the Tetbury Town Council Christmas tree at St Saviours Church from the 1st of December till the 3rd of January 2023. Please go and take a look at this tree and the St Mary's Primary school tree.

Earth and Space Day at Westonbirt School

Some of our Year 5 children enjoyed an Earth and Spade Day at Westonbirt School. 

When I heard about me being selected for Earth and Space day, I knew it would be an amazing day and I knew it would be so much fun.

My favourite part of the visit was in the space dome where we did some star spotting. 

Also, I found out some interesting facts I didn't known about meteors. We did an experiment where we dropped marbles into sand to learn about crater impacts.

At break time, we were given space chocolate cookies which were delicious. Westonbirt School was so big and grand. I had so much fun.

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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. 

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