School News

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. 

Thank you to St Mary’s parents for their amazing generosity. Today we donated to £809.62 to Crisis, the charity for homelessness.

The children in Cherry and Lime classes performed their Nativity plays this morning in front of a socially distanced audience for the first time!

They all sang so well and both plays were fantastic! We had the usual hiccups with wonky head dresses and teachers getting the lyrics wrong - good job the children knew what they were doing!

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Nativity Lime 2020 w

Thanks to Katie Rowlett who kindly recorded the shows so the Reception parents can watch virtually.

We can't wait to show the performances to the children's grown ups! 

Merry Christmas 

Mrs Pike 

Each year Tetbury Town Council run a competition at St Mary's to choose a child to help with the switch on of the Tetbury Christmas Lights.  

Tetbury Town Council were very impressed with the quality of the entries and The Mayor has written to all the children expressing her thanks:

'Tetbury Town Council has been absolutely blown away by the amount of spectacular pictures drawn by you all to represent the Twelve Days Of Christmas. To us, each and everyone of you who entered are winners, and we can highly commend all of the entries. 

Thank you each and every one of you who took the time to enter, I would also like to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas! 

Mayor – Tetbury Town Council

The winners of this year's competition were:

  • Dorothy H
  • Tom C
  • Evaleigh J

The runners up were:

  • Kit H
  • Joshua E
  • Hallie B
  • Thomas H
  • Martha FM

The results were announced in school today and winners and runners up received their prizes. 

Parents of the winners will be contacted by Tetbury Town Council to make arrangements for the switching on of the Christmas lights. 


Thanks to a successful Tesco’s bid and funds raised by our wonderful PTFA we have had some colourful and exciting playground markings painted on the Early Years/KS1 playground this week.

KS1 playground Nov 2020 w1

The children have really enjoyed playing on them today – it has made playtime very exciting.


We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the Coventry Building Society for their recent donation of £1,990.80. 

Each year the Coventry Building Society in Tetbury donates 1% of the total balances held in their Supporters Accounts (School PTA), this is separate to the interest given to the account holders.

This year this resulted in a donation to the school of £1,990.80 which will help us to provide pupil laptops this academic year. 

Details of the Supporter Account which is offered by The Coventry Building Society can be found on their website or by phoning their Tetbury branch on 01666 502692.

In turn, this week, we donated some pupil tables, chairs and filing cabinets that we no longer need to a school and hospital in Gambia.  It will take them about 3 months to arrive at their destinations but we know they will be much appreciated by the children and staff when they do.

Thank you and well done to all those children who took part in the bonfire art competition organised by Upton Mill Care Home.

There were an amazing amount of entries and Upton Mill Care Home said...

“Wow!! What amazing pictures, our residents really had their work cut out for them, they were all so brilliant. They really enjoyed their afternoon judging and had to have a little tea break in between as they were exhausted bless them.   After a few hours they came to a decision who were the winners but we really think they were all winners.  Thank you to all the children who entered, it really made them smile, which is priceless.”

Thank you also to all local businesses who donated the prizes. 

All children who took part received a certificate today and prizes were given to the winners. 


1st Prize - Darcy S - Hobby Craft Voucher

2nd Prize -  Archie B  - Milkshakes at Cafe 53 

3rd Prize -  Sophie P - Yellow Lighted Book Voucher                                                                            KS2

1st Prize – Emily C - Make Your Own Pizzas at The Priory

2nd Prize - Lilleigh S - Cinema tickets at the Goodshed

3rd Prize - Martha FM - Yellow Lighted Book Voucher

Please join us on a virtual open day which takes you around our school and introduces you to some of our pupils and staff. 

We would also like to offer all prospective parents to St. Mary's Primary School the chance to join a new parent's meeting with our Headteacher, Mrs Woolley and Mrs Pike (Assistant Head and Reception teacher).

These meetings will take place online and will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the school and ask any questions. 

If you are interested in having a chat with us, please contact the school office by telephone (01666 502275) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to book your appointment at time convenient to you. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Mrs J Woolley


We have seen a wonderful idea from another school and we think it is something really special that we will be introducing as St Mary's.

As a result of the current Covid restrictions many children are missing out on celebrating their birthday with family and friends as they usually would. Parties that would usually be planned are not allowed during this difficult time. We understand our children have already had so many changes and had to adapt to new rules and regulations both at home and school, and their emotional wellbeing is something that is very important to us.

Therefore, we will be giving them the opportunity to celebrate their birthdays in school with their friends! We have decided we will hold a birthday party within each ‘Bubble’ on the last Friday afternoon of each month, this will be to celebrate all children who have had their birthday that month.

During the afternoon (the last Friday of every month) we will provide fun games, activities and a party atmosphere. There will also be a little cake for each birthday child! All of the party costs will be covered by school and birthday children should not bring in any treats to share – we will take care of that!

Children who have celebrated a birthday that month are allowed to wear non uniform for the day if they wish to do so. Everyone else must still wear their normal school uniform.

If your child has already had their birthday during September and October they will be included in the first birthday celebration on November 27th. We look forward to giving every child the opportunity to celebrate with their friends and mark their special day!

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  • royal
  • dolphin
  • sheep
  • heart
  • balls
  • butterfly