School News

A huge thank you to the PTFA for their donation this term of £1000 to support our Accelerated Reader initiative. 

This has enabled us to purchase over 300 new reading books which the children are thoroughly enjoying.

We have reached the end of the second full week of the term already. The staff are continuing to report back on how brilliant all the children have been at sticking to the new rules and how well they have settled back into life at school.

We are all very excited about welcoming our children back to school on Thursday 3rd September. We hope everyone has had a good summer break and managed to keep well and have fun despite restrictions.

This letter, the leaflet and the diagram of the school gives the information needed for starting back at school next week.

Here's a short video of the Year 6 end of school water fight. Good luck and best wishes to our Year 6 children as they move on to their secondary school adventures.

This is a link to a lovely video explaining social distancing to young children.

We have shared it with our children in Reception and Year 1.

We are really looking forward to welcoming Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children back to school on 1st June and have been working hard to make the environment as safe, and normal as possible.

In the meantime our home learning provision will continue for Years 2, 3, 4 and 5.

We ask that parents follow the social distancing guidelines at all times whilst on the school site.

Pleaes read our detailed plan for re-opening and the risk assessment.

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

A message to you all from everyone at St Mary's 

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Stay safe and see you all soon. 


St Mary’s Primary School is now closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

If you have a safeguarding emergency please call 07759 043054

If there is a premises or security problem please call 07788 508562

All other enquiries please email the school office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To contact social care directly if you are worried or concerned about anyone under 18 who you think is being abused or neglected, or that a child and their family need help and support, please contact the Gloucestershire Children and Families Front Door which is open from 9am to 5pm:

Telephone: 01452 426565
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Outside of office hours, you should contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) Telephone: 01452 61 4194 or, if you have concerns about the immediate safety of the child or you believe a serious criminal offence has been committed please contact the Police at any time on 101.

Alternatively you can call ChildLine for advice  on 0800 1111 or email them by visiting

Following the Governments confirmation of the list of Key Workers this letter gives details on who is eligible to request childcare at St Mary's from next week and what you need to do to request a place.

Update – 18th March 2020

There are currently a number of staff who are unable to come to work either because they are required to self-isolate due to members of their household having symptoms or because they are in the ‘at risk’ groups.

I will be using supply staff, student teachers and teaching assistants to cover classes and some teachers who normally work part time have offered to increase their hours for which we are extremely grateful. 15% of our pupils are currently absent from school, it is therefore likely that classes will be grouped together for certain points during the day.

Please be assured that we will always keep the children safe and we will not put large numbers of children in one class.

We continue to try and reduce the number of adults and visitors coming into school so all meetings, groups and ‘Grab a Grown Ups’ are cancelled.

At the moment guitar lessons are continuing but all other music lessons have been suspended. If parents have questions please can you email the school office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and someone will get back to you.

School Absences

We are aware that you may be having problems getting through the school office in a morning to report absences as the phones are particularly busy. 

Therefore, to report an absence for the next few weeks please follow the guidelines below:

If your child or any person in your household has a new persistent cough or fever/high temperature everyone in the household must stay at home for 14 days.  If your child is absent for this reason please notify the school by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 9am on the day of the first day of absence stating that they are self-isolating for 14 days.

If your child has any other symptoms please continue to ring 01666 502275 to report your child’s absence, again before 9am on the morning of your child’s first day of absence.

Many thanks for your continued support.



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