About Us

"Uley Primary is a village school that values standards and achievement. We are extremely proud of all that goes on here. As our website demonstrates, the children at Uley Primary are supported in their learning by dedicated staff, governors and parents.

I encourage you to browse around our website. You will find details of school events, visitors and activities that serve to enliven the curriculum, alongside information about our after school clubs and enrichment activities which your children can participate in.

Don't forget to visit our 'School Calendar' section, for a comprehensive lisiting of all of the important forthcoming term dates - make sure you have your diaries handy. I look forward to seeing you in school! "

Mrs Zoe Mandeville, Head Teacher

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As a church school we are proud of our strong links with the community. We consider children as individuals, where they feel happy, secure and valued and where intellectual development and creativity are encouraged. This is achieved through a structured, well-balanced curriculum with an emphasis on the enhancement of skills, knowledge and understanding.

Our last OFSTED Inspection was in July 2012. We received a superb OfSTED Inspection Report, which can now be downloaded.

We cater for the education of children aged four to eleven years old and welcome new pupils wishing to start part way through the primary phase. We are a Voluntary Controlled School and as such, our daily act of worship follows the Anglican tradition. The Local Authority has sole responsibility for the employment of staff, the admissions process and the content of the Religious Education Syllabus. It also funds the cost of all major building work; most recently our fantastic new Reception Classroom and Outdoor Space. The Governing body includes governors nominated by the church and the LA, as well as others elected by the parents and staff. Working together with the Church and The Local Authority, we hope to continue moving our school forward, striving to achieve the next big success.

Mission Statement

Uley is a Voluntary Controlled Primary School whose focus is on each individual, acknowledging both their Rights and Responsibilities.

Christian values drive all aspects of school life, curriculum and ethos. Academic rigour is valued at all stages, with the classroom focus on challenge, engagement and achievement.

Learning is celebrated in all its forms and everyone is equally valued and respected in a caring and secure environment.

In partnership with parents and the wider community, the children grow and develop as we prepare them to meet the challenges of education, work and life.

(Consultation with School Council, Staff and Governors, January 2010)

The Learning Environment

Uley Primary is set within a beautiful Cotswold valley, surrounded by trees, and tucked well away from busy roads. Our four inspiring classrooms cater for children in Reception through to Year 6. These have been arranged so that the needs of the children can be best accommodated, with organisational strategies and teaching techniques used to maximise effective learning.

Our Foundation Stage Classroom is newly built and offers both a stimulating indoor setting and a secure outdoor space in which the children thrive. Our Key Stage 1 classroom is located next to the Reception Class, with whom the children share access to the new outdoor space. This classroom was built in 2007 and is brightly-painted with low windows which look out across the countryside.

The Lower Key Stage 2 Classroom was also opened in 2007 and boasts brightly coloured walls and child-height displays which encourage continual interaction and enquiry. Our Upper Key Stage 2 Classroom is located in the original, Victorian part of the School. The sense of tradition that this fosters can be seen in the commitment and growing aspirations shown by our Junior-aged children.

Our extensive outdoor space boasts three playgrounds and a large playing field for everyday use. These incorporate two adventure playgrouds, a 'Nature Area' and a safe environmental area and pond.

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Download Prospectus

Please click here to download a copy of our prospectus.


We hope that this prospectus will help you make an informed choice as to the primary education most suited to your child. Throughout the document we will provide a picture of our school, its aims, activities and organisation. If you would like to know more about our successful, friendly and lively school, we should be delighted to show you around at any time. Please contact the school office and make an appointment.

The School Day

From September 2016:

8.40am-8.50am - Children arrive
8.50am - Registration and lunchtime register
8.50-9.10 – Rainbow Maths
9.10 – Collective Worship
9.30-10.25 – Session 1 (Maths or English)
10.25-10.45 – Mid morning break
10.45-11.05 – Phonics/spelling
11.05-12.15 – Session 2 (Maths or English)
12.15-1.15 – Lunch
1.00-1.30 – Guided/Independent/Shared reading
1.30-3.00 – Sessions 3 & 4 (break time organised by Class Teachers)
3.00 – Stories
3.15 – Home time


How we approach Special Educational Needs

Uley is a Voluntary Controlled Primary School whose focus is on each individual, acknowledging both their Rights and Responsibilities. We aim to be an inclusive school, remove barriers to learning and close the gap. For pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability, we offer a range of support which is tailored to their needs. Download a copy of our 'Local SEND Offer', outlining how we approach Special Educational Needs.

School Lunches

We are pleased to be able to offer the option of hot school lunches. Meals are prepared off-site and delivered to the school daily. Meals are priced at £2.20 per day, including a choice of 3 main course options, pudding, freshly baked bread, fresh fruit, vegetable crudities and fresh drinking water daily. The menu rotates on a 3-week cycle.

Meals are paid for in advance through 'ParentPay' online. It is essential to register with ParentPay in advance of your child receiving a school lunch. You can choose to pay weekly or termly.

If your child qualifies for free school meals, it's easy to claim by calling Gloucestershire County Council on 01452 425434.

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Pupil Premium Grant

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) in April 2011. This grant which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

At Uley CE Primary School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The school Leadership Team and the Governing Body monitors the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium Grant, a focus of which is ensuring the appropriate provision through in-class support and intervention programmes, all aimed at improving progress. READ MORE...

The Curriculum

The Curriculum Overviews indicate coverage for the whole Key Stage (i.e. two years for Key Stage 1 or four years for Key Stage 2), not just this year!

- Access the full National Curriculum: CLICK HERE

- Read more about the National Curriculum

Every child at Uley CE Primary follows a curriculum that has been carefully devised to develop knowledge and understanding in each subject, complemented with the positive attitudes that contribute to lifelong learning. Click here to find out more...


(From September 2016)
Head Teacher: Mrs Zoe Mandeville

Class Teachers
Class 1 (Reception/Y1): Miss Katharine Priest
Class 2 (Y1/Y2): Miss Abby Spain
Class 3 (Y3/Y4): Mrs Hannah Saunders (Deputy Headteacher)
Class 4 (Y5/Y6) : Miss Elizabeth Walker

PPA Teacher - Mrs Sara Delrosa

Classroom Support Staff:
Mrs Julie Batchelor, Mrs Rachel Williams, Mrs Rosie Dean, Mrs Bonny Dance, Mrs Tina Pugh, Mrs Debbie Brazier
School Administrator: Mrs Jan Saunders
Cleaner/Caretaker: Mr C Hughes
School Meals Supervisors: Mrs Carol White, Mrs Sam Bailey, Mrs Philippa Nash

Breakfast and After School Club: Mrs J Saunders, Manager
Mrs Philippa Nash, Mrs Rachel Williams, Miss Katie Hill

Classroom Staff and Staffing (September 2016)



Class 1

Miss Katharine Priest - Class Teacher
Mrs Debbie Brazier - Teaching Assitant

Class 2

Miss Abigail Spain - Class Teacher
Mrs Rosie Dean - Teaching Assistant

Class 3

Mrs Hannah Saunders – Class Teacher
Mrs Julie Batchelor - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Bonny Dance - Teaching Assistant

Class 4

Miss Elizabeth Walker - Class Teacher
Mrs Rachel Williams - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Tina Pugh - Teaching Assistant (Mon, Tues, Fri)

Class 1, 2, 3 and 4

Mrs Helen Ledger – Intervention teacher
Giving extra support across the school

Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA)
The school has a statutory duty to ensure that class teachers have PPA time each week.  This means that class teachers will be out of the classroom for a proportion of time.  This time is covered by qualified teachers.

St Giles Church

Uley Primary School is a Church of England School and the education your child receives here will be a Christian one. We aim to give children an understanding of the beliefs of the Christian faith and an awareness of other religions and teachings. Our programme of work follows the 'agreed syllabus' for Gloucestershire. Christianity is studied as a major focus along with other world faiths.

We have a daily act of worship for all registered pupils of school age. We see collective worship as an opportunity for the school to explore together community and Christian values. Every term a service is held in the Parish Church of St Giles where parents are warmly invited to attend. Our close links with the church are extended into school with a weekly service by the minister. Parents and legal guardians may exercise their right to withdraw their child from daily acts of worship.

For more information, please visit www.stgilesuley.org.uk

Rev Diana blessing our Spiritual Peace Garden

Above: Rev Diana blessing our Spiritual Peace Garden

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