School News

Year 2 children went down to St Mary’s church to look at wildlife that was living in the churchyard.

We counted all the mini beasts as part of the Love Your Burial Ground week and Bug Huntthe churches Count On    Nature Week. All the children were well behaved and so engrossed in their work that at the end of the morning they had to be dragged away!!



We would like to say a huge thank you to the Tetbury Lions who have donated money to the school for new and exciting books.

This funding will enable teachers to buy fascinating new books to support our English and to bring our topics to life across our geography, history, science and other curriculum areas.  The books we will be buying will all form part of our Reading Roads over the next year. 

Year 3 Summer Reading Road

Year 4 Summer Reading Road

Year 5 Summer Reading Road

Year 6 Summer Reading Road

We are very grateful for their support. 

All books will be purchased from the Yellow Lighted Bookshop in Tetbury.

St Mary's Primary School is a school firmly at the heart of the town of Tetbury, linked with its history and committed to its future as we help the next generation to grow, develop and flourish.

Our children are taught in single year group classes and we have extensive buildings, amazing outside spaces including a Forest School, trim trails and a huge field.

We have talented, experienced staff, supportive parents and with the help of the local community we are able to provide the children of Tetbury with the best start to their school life.

If you would like to discuss a place for your child for September 2021 please get in touch with us on 01666 502275. We would love to hear from you. ❤️

This year we turned toilet roll holders into amazing book characters. 

Thank you to everyone who sent in World Book Day characters. It was great to see the variety of characters from the different books children have enjoyed reading. ​

​We were delighted by the creativity shown and the attention to detail that had gone into all of the entries. ​

​It was so difficult to pick a winner from each year group and I was given a really difficult job to do. ​

​Well done to everyone – you all did incredibly well but the following are the winners I have chosen….​

​Mrs Woolley. 

Stick Man Stick Man by Jack


Matilda by Eliza

Horton Horton by Casey

The lonely Kitten

The Lonley Kitten by Maja

Code Name Bananas

Code Name Bananas by Elsa

The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch by Sophie

Giraffes Cant Dance

Giraffes Can't Dance by Jason 

Gloucestershire Schoolbeat officers have produced a top tip video for internet safety.

You can view the view here.

You can also find information about keeping children safe on line at the following websites:

Internet Matters. Org

National Online Safety

Think you know

Safer Internet

Child Net

This half term, Saturday 13th - Sunday 21st February, St Mary's PTFA are organising a Tetbury Love Trail window display for everyone to enjoy on their daily walk.

We invite you all to decorate a front facing window with the theme of ❤️LOVE❤️.

This could be: Love for your family, friends and animals, love for our amazing NHS and school staff who are working so hard to support us, love for our beautiful Tetbury and our environment.

It would be wonderful if as many homes as possible could join in.  

Get involved:

❤️Step 1 - email your address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add your home to our Love Trail map.

❤️Step 2 - decorate your window by February 13th (see photos below for inspiration).

❤️Step 3 - Download our FREE map and enjoy the town trail!

❤️Step 4 - Share the ❤️LOVE❤️: Consider making a donation to St. Mary's PTFA to support our wonderful primary school! Click the DONATE button on this page.

Thank you for your support and enjoy the trail,

St. Mary's Primary School PTFA


If you closed your eyes and imagined the perfect day for you, what would it be like? Or do you remember a day from your past that seemed perfect in every way? How would you describe it?

Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre is asking young people in Tetbury and the surrounding area to send them their stories, poems or essays on the subject of the ‘The Perfect Day’. The winning entries chosen by the judging panel will be published on the Tetbury Goods Shed website and each winner will receive a voucher to spend in the The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop in Tetbury or Nailsworth.

For full details please visit their competition page .


We believe reading can take you into a different world and give you a bit of magic.   

So we were delighted to recieve a wonderful gift of books from the Yellow Lighted Bookshop in Tetbury, thanks to their Books for Schools donation initiative.  

Thank you to Yellow-Lighted Bookshop and everyone who made a donation. 

Following the Government's announcement on the 4th January our school will close.  Remote learning will commence on Thursday 7th January for most pupils. 

The school will be open for onsite learning for children of key workers, Looked After Children, children with EHCPs and vulnerable children from Thursday 7th January. 

Happy New Year - I hope you had a good festive break and managed to spend some time with your families. 

You will most likely be aware that the National Education Union is calling for the government to close all primary schools at the start of term due to the rising numbers of coronavirus infections. 

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