Prestbury St. Mary's CofE Juniors, Cheltenham

  • Leaders are resolute in promoting a culture that focuses on the importance and enjoyment of education.
    -Ofsted 2016
  • The behaviour of the pupils is outstanding and truly reflects the commitment of the staff to live and work alongside learners so that all are inspired to give of their very best.
    -Ofsted 2016
  • Pupils do not want to waste any learning time, preferring instead to involve themselves with all aspects of school life.
    -SIAMS 2017
  • Teachers help you. It feels as if they are always right next to you and will help you with anything.
    -Pupil
  • The teachers always encourage you to do your best.
    -Pupil
  • 'The school has a fantastic staff team who are incredibly well led by the headteacher and the senior leadership team. The job they do is tremendous.'
    -Parent
  • My child has made tremendous progress because he feels valued.
    -Parent
  • St Mary's makes you feel that your child is special and individual.
    -Parent
  • The teachers always encourage you to do your best.
    -Pupil
  • We work hard but we have fun, too!
    -Pupil
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Y5 visit to 'We the Curious' in Bristol (69 images)

Y5 Trip to @Bristol As part of their Earth and Beyond topic, Y5 were lucky enough to visit ‘We the Curious’ - a science museum in Bristol. Whilst there, they took part in a workshop which demonstrated the relationship between the Earth and the Moon, and their place in the solar system, and were awed by a 3D planetarium show which visited our nearest planetary neighbours. As well as this, the children were able to explore the fascinating exhibits on offer around the museum.

Created: 10 Jan 18 15:06 | Last modified: 18 Jan 18 10:18

Y4 create Roman Onagers! (52 images)

As part of their D&T work Year 4 have gone on the rampage with their very own Roman siege engines. The children found out all about Celtic King Caractacus’s escape to a well-fortified hill fort and designed their model weapons to effectively attack the enemy forces. Making the model onagers (a type of siege engine with a torsion-sprung lever that could fire huge boulders) required a lot of skills. The children learned to accurately measure, mark, saw and join wood. The project culminated with testing of the children’s final products; each class launched an all-out attack on model targets representing the runaway king in his hill fort.

Created: 10 Jan 18 14:52 | Last modified: 12 Jan 18 10:11

The Bells Ring Out - Y3 Christmas Production is a triumph! Click here for the latest pictures. (56 images)

Created: 6 Dec 17 14:51 | Last modified: 6 Dec 17 15:20

Legend Theatre visit Y5 (135 images)

On Wednesday 16th November, Y5 enjoyed watching Legend Theatre perform Theseus and the Minotaur. In the afternoon the two classes were taught how to mime just like the actors in the show. The afternoon ended with a trip to the ‘agora’. At this Ancient Greece market place, the children learnt how to make a variety of goods and then tried to sell them to Theseus.

Created: 28 Nov 17 09:00 | Last modified: 28 Nov 17 09:17

Y4 have an amazing time at Chedworth Roman Villa (83 images)

Our visit to Chedworth Roman Villa was divided into three fascinating parts. The excellent staff gave us a guided tour of the remains and helped us imagine our way back 2,000 years to when Chedworth was a busy, wealthy Roman residence. In the education centre, we became archaeologists, examining and sorting genuine Roman artefacts from the site - we even touched the fingerprints left in an ancient tile by a naughty Roman child! There was hard work, too, as we were temporarily ‘enslaved’ and taught to produce medicine bags for our Roman owners. It was amazing to find out about the Roman history of our own local area.

Created: 23 Nov 17 07:48 | Last modified: 23 Nov 17 07:57

Sport, Sport, Sport! (71 images)

What a busy first term for football! The boys teams have competed in both the league and the Albert Dix football tournament and the girls have competed in the girls football tournament. Both the boys' A and B teams have remained unbeaten all term. Both our tournament teams had great afternoons competing in the girls football tournament and the Albert Dix football. At the end of term one our cross country team represented the school at our local Cleeve Cluster Cross Country Festival. The festival comprised of individual and team races and involved five local schools. The weather was kind and all the children ran fantastically well and we came third overall. Y3 went to Cleeve School to play Circle Dodgeball! They were all trained in the art of Dodgeball and then played several games - we had a great time!

Created: 14 Nov 17 13:55 | Last modified: 15 Nov 17 14:04

Jack Rutter, the paralympian footballer visits school! (57 images)

The whole school took part in an Athletics event to raise money for the school. The paralympian Jack Rutter, joined us for an inspirational service where he reminded us of the importance of resilience and perseverance in sport and in daily life!

Created: 3 Nov 17 13:53 | Last modified: 3 Nov 17 14:08

Y6 PGL - What a week it was! (395 images)

Well, what a week it was - from raft building to Giant Swing, Orienteering to Challenge Course, we had a go at everything. Our Christian Values of Respect, Love, Perseverance and Responsibility shone through and we all came back with new memories and friendships.

Created: 14 Oct 17 10:48 | Last modified: 17 Oct 17 12:24

Y6 visit Chepstow Castle (84 images)

We really enjoyed our visit to Chepstow Castle. As part of our history topic, we studied how to defend and attack a castle, why William 1st built Chepstow Castle and what it was like to live in a castle on a daily basis.

Created: 3 Oct 17 13:51 | Last modified: 3 Oct 17 17:19