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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Sporting Success - Team Prestbury take part in the Cheltenham Schools Athletics Event! (37 images)

Team Prestbury triumphed at this prestigious event - we worked as a team to achieve great success. It wasn't just about winning medals though...perseverance, responsibility and fair play shone through!

Created: 20 Jun 19 10:24 | Last modified: 20 Jun 19 10:36

Mayor judges Y5 plastics project! See latest gallery (51 images)

For the conclusion of a work on the plastic problem, the mayor of Cheltenham came to Prestbury to judge the children’s projects. The mayor was particular impressed with the children’s research and knowledge on the problem and how they had conveyed that information in such eye-catching fashion!

Created: 12 Jun 19 09:37 | Last modified: 12 Jun 19 09:46

Open The Book Prayer Marquee a great success! (68 images)

At the beginning of the last week of term, as if by magic, a marquee appeared on Prestbury St Mary’s Federation’s school field. A venue for their

Created: 10 Jun 19 15:31 | Last modified: 10 Jun 19 15:38

Y6 go back in time as evacuees! (50 images)

Year 6 had a fantastic day as evacuees travelling on the Gloucestershire Steam Railway. They handled real artefacts, sang songs on their journey, re enacted what it was like to be in an air raid shelter and listened to a real evacuee’s recount of when she had to leave London.

Created: 5 Jun 19 16:33 | Last modified: 5 Jun 19 17:13

Y5 are recycling experts - see latest gallery (10 images)

As part of their work in investigating plastic usage, Y5 were visited by recycling experts from Ubico, who are the company in charge of all of Cheltenham’s waste and recycling. There were several fascinating revelations, including the amount of plastic collected in Cheltenham each year and that recycled glass actually helps make our roads!

Created: 17 May 19 11:44 | Last modified: 17 May 19 11:46

4TT at the Wilderness! (74 images)

What an amazing few days we had in the Wilderness - from abseiling to lighting fires, we immersed ourselves in the wild and made lots of new memories.

Created: 15 May 19 14:26 | Last modified: 15 May 19 14:35

Y4CL at the Wilderness - see photos here (105 images)

What an amazing few days we had in the Wilderness - from abseiling to lighting fires, we immersed ourselves in the wild and made lots of new memories.

Created: 13 May 19 07:35 | Last modified: 13 May 19 08:07

Y5 Talent Show - out of this world! (34 images)

The children in year 5 put on a fantastic show displaying a vast array of acts for the Talent Show. From comedy to dance, hula hooping to football skills, the incredible abilities were never ending!

Created: 7 May 19 16:29 | Last modified: 7 May 19 16:49

Y5 visit to We The Curious @Bristol (31 images)

Y5 had an amazing visit to We The Curious. We visited the planets in a 3D show, a forces workshop (which included making a catapult) and had lots of fun exploring all that this amazing place has to offer.

Created: 7 May 19 16:17 | Last modified: 7 May 19 16:27

Fabulous Y4 perform at the Feet First Dance Festival -- photos here (14 images)

The whole year group performed their dance with poise and style as they explored soundscapes and danced to the rhythm of nature!

Created: 21 Mar 19 15:39 | Last modified: 21 Mar 19 15:40

Y6 Heart Dissection - photos here if you dare! (25 images)

Year 6 had the chance to see and feel real ox, pig and sheep hearts on Friday. They were excellent at recognising the four different chambers, the valves and the thick muscle walls. The children also got to use a real stethoscope, learn about ECG graphs and take part in fun experiments!

Created: 13 Mar 19 10:20 | Last modified: 13 Mar 19 10:23

World Book Day - see latest gallery! (68 images)

What fun we had celebrating the joy of books and reading. Everyone dressed up as their favourite book character and we enjoyed a day of reading and sharing.

Created: 8 Mar 19 09:29 | Last modified: 8 Mar 19 09:42

Fliptastic Pancakes (30 images)

To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the whole school took part in a sponsored pancake flip in the school hall. The PTFA arrived at school armed with frying pans and pancakes and every pupil had the chance to see how many flips they could do in 1 minute.

Created: 6 Mar 19 09:11 | Last modified: 6 Mar 19 09:22

Y6 take part in STEMWORKS! (40 images)

STEMWORKS have been working with Year 6 today taking part in the K’Nex Challenge. Children first learned about different aspects of engineering as a career. Using their STEM skills combined with teamwork and problem solving they created some ‘cracking contraptions’ inspired by Wallace Gromit and the engineers and Renishaw. Congratulations to the sub finalists Amelie and Daisy in 6SF and Katie and Dylan in 6HR!

Created: 28 Feb 19 16:08 | Last modified: 28 Feb 19 16:20

Why we love the snow! (21 images)

Created: 1 Feb 19 11:05 | Last modified: 1 Feb 19 11:10

Y6SF visit to Waitrose - see latest gallery (29 images)

Y6SF had a fab afternoon at Waitrose Store. We enjoyed a cookery class, making savoury pinwheels from scratch and then we investigated sugars in everyday products and healthy alternatives.

Created: 31 Jan 19 11:03 | Last modified: 31 Jan 19 12:56

Jonathan Jungle visits Y6 - see latest gallery here (134 images)

Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow visited Y6 on Friday and they spent a fantastic day encountering a range of rainforest creatures. They also learnt about so much science based on the animals’ habitats, adaptations, classification and reproduction. You’ll really enjoy these photos!

Created: 22 Jan 19 07:49 | Last modified: 22 Jan 19 08:19

Y4 visit to Chedworth Roman Villa (21 images)

Year 4 enjoyed a fascinating day at Chedworth Roman Villa. Despite the cold, we enjoyed several hands-on activities including making authentic Roman medicine bags, using wonderful herbs and spices and examining genuine Roman artefacts, discovered during archaeological digs on the site. History came to life for the children and the trip inspired some excellent learning back in school, on our return.

Created: 18 Jan 19 07:45 | Last modified: 18 Jan 19 08:24

Y3 are Christmas Super Stars! See latest gallery here. (36 images)

The Y3 Christmas Production of 'Super Star' was a huge success. Hundreds of people flocked to see them perform and boy did they perform. Fantastic acting and amazing singing was enjoyed by all. Well done Y3!

Created: 14 Dec 18 13:08 | Last modified: 15 Dec 18 08:26

Fantastic effort by Y5/Y6 Netball Team - see photos here (4 images)

A fantastic effort by the Year 5/6 netball team playing in their first ‘High Fives’ tournament at Chosen Hill. The first two games were against the eventual winners and runners-up, so PSM were definitely in the strongest pool. With the rules adjusted and every team rotating their squad at half-time the matches became much closer. After narrowly losing to Woodmancote in the final second of the match 1-2, they drew 1-1 with Bishop’s Cleeve. Brimming with confidence they then beat Warden Hill 3-2 and St Marks 2-0. In the play-off for 7th/8th they played local rivals Oakwood and won a convincingly 5-0 to finish on a high!! Our girls demonstrated honesty, determination and resilience

Created: 7 Dec 18 09:26 | Last modified: 7 Dec 18 09:27

History Day Gallery (49 images)

From Romans to Mayans, we tasted food, spoke new languages, designed colourful masks and searched for lost artefacts. A great historical day was had by all!

Created: 1 Nov 18 12:05 | Last modified: 1 Nov 18 14:26

Y6 visit to PGL - what an amazing time we had! (220 images)

Well, what a week it was - from raft building to Giant Swing, Abseiling 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: 13 Oct 18 09:33 | Last modified: 13 Oct 18 10:20

Great day at Cotswold Wildlife Park (73 images)

Our Chinese students and host children had a great day at Cotswold Wildlife Park. We saw lots of animals, had an amazing up close experience with reptiles and even had time for some fun on the adventure playground!

Created: 7 Oct 18 13:38 | Last modified: 7 Oct 18 18:21