Extended After-School Care - Tea Time

Tea Time Club runs every day from 16:30/16:45 - 17:30.   Children are served tea and are able to request from a choice of sandwiches, wraps, crumpets, crackers, yogurt, fresh fruit and salad vegetables.  They can then play board games or carry out homework tasks, read, etc.  In the summer months, Tea Time visitors often eat and play in the garden.

Please note - Bubble 1 and 2 will be separated until restrictions change.


Monday 16:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 16:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 16:30 - 17:30
Thursday 16:30 - 17:30
Friday 16:30 - 17:30


Collect from the front door


£8.00 / session

Recent Extended After-School Care - Tea Time News

Literature Festival 2021

On Thursday Ash & Beech attended Cheltenham Literature Festival to hear readings of ‘Riding a Donkey Backwards’. They also got to take part in an art workshop run by the illustrator of the book,... Read more

Cross Country 14/10/21

8 children took part in the second fixture of the Cheltenham schools cross country held at St Edwards Prep School. The 2 lap course includes a long hill. In the Y5 boys and under, Morgan finished... Read more

Presenting the Pyramids

The Ancient Egyptian pyramids were built as monuments to the Pharaohs and burial tombs. The Egyptians believed the Pharaoh needed certain things to succeed in the afterlife. Deep inside the pyramid... Read more

Halloween Wreaths

Look what our art clubbers have been up to in art club. Their Halloween wreaths are brilliantly bright and... Read more

Westonbirt Arboretum

Yesterday, Cedar and Larch took a trip to Westonbirt Arboretum and it looked beautiful. They all had a great time and were even treated to a freshly cooked donut by Mr Dobbie!... Read more

Harvest Festival Collection

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our Harvest Festival collection. Today we delivered the donations to Cheltenham Food Bank, but not before taking some photographs of it... Read more

Anglo Saxon's

Larch made Anglo Saxon houses for their homework project, as part of their topic this term. They look brilliant and a certain one tasted brilliant too - can you see from the photo's which one was... Read more

Fire Safety

Yesterday we welcomed Louise and Chris from Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service (Official) to give our Reception, Year 1 & 2 classes a fire safety talk and demonstration. The pupils thoroughly... Read more

First Day Back!

What a wonderful first day back to school with the sun shining and smiles all round. Here are some photographs featuring Willow class on their first day at school in Reception, all the way up to Year... Read more

Back to School

We are very happy to welcome everyone back to school on Tuesday 7th September and a special welcome to all of our new starters.We also would like to welcome Little Trees Christ Church to the Airthrie... Read more

Summer Fayre

It probably feels like a long time since the Summer Fayre on the last week of term and we were so disappointed not to be able to invite parents along too this year. The children all had immense fun... Read more

Cross Country Achievements

Mrs Southgate's Cross Country Running club have been competing in virtual competitions throughout the year. We have now received the results for the 1200m race and our pupils have some fantastic... Read more

Year 6 Production

Year 6 have been working extremely hard on their Summer Production of A Midsummers Night's Dream. They did brilliantly yesterday performing twice, once to the rest of the school and another time to... Read more

An Alder Adventure

A big thank you to Mr and Mrs Gilder for hosting Alder class last Tuesday at their home. They had a fun filled day of adventure outdoors and a BBQ for lunch. They all had great... Read more

Leavers Hoodies

In Friday's celebration Assembly Year 6 were given their leavers hoodies. As the end of term is drawing near we are busy organising all the end of term events including PGL and the leavers evening so... Read more

Sports Day 2021

Congratulations to everyone who took part in today’s Sports Day. Thankfully the rain held off and we were able to offer the full program of races, and what a morning of fun it was! Special thanks go... Read more

Airthrie to join the Dean Close Foundation

Wednesday 23rd June 2021Airthrie to join the Dean Close Foundation family of schools and nurseriesAirthrie are delighted to announce that as of September 2021 they will be part of the Dean Close... Read more

Tower of London!

On Friday the whole school (except Acorn) took a trip to the Tower of London. We saw the Crown Jewels, the White Tower, the famous ravens, had talks from a Yeoman Warder and saw Mrs Jackson's... Read more

Cedar going wild!

Yesterday, Cedar spent the day at Cotswold Wildlife Park as part of their Topic on Rainforests this term. As well as seeing all the lovely animals they also had a talk from Chirs the zookeeper. They... Read more

Superheroes in Training

Ash and Beech have been studying Superheroes in English this term so this week in art they have made their very own superhero masks! They look absolutely fab running around telling their superhero... Read more

Childhood Day - in aid of NSPCC

Today, we were raising money for NSPCC on their annual Childhood Day. We had a mufti day and raised a total of £122 for the charity!As the day is all about children and the importance of play Year 5... Read more


Alder constructed 3D shapes from 2D nets. They labelled each shape and discussed the properties. This also links with our 3D modelling topic that Alder have started in computing this... Read more

World Oceans Day 2021

Today is World Oceans Day which is held every year on 8th June to raise awareness of the vital importance of our oceans and the role they play in sustaining a healthy planet.Cedar class have been... Read more

Science Experiments

Today Oak were learning about the components of blood. They made up their own blood using marshmallows, dye and cheerio's, to name a... Read more

Instrumental Lessons

Instrumental Music Tuition – Thinking of learning an instrument? We have limited spaces for instrumental tuition from September 2021. Instruments available are  clarinet, saxophone, piano and violin.... Read more

Congratulations to Lara

Another achievement despite Covid!A massive congratulations to Lara in Year 5…Lara was selected to play for Gloucestershire in tennis in the county cup (under 12s). She was the baby of the group only... Read more

Rainforest Experts

Yesterday, Cedar presented their rainforest presentations to the... Read more

Still Life in Larch

Larch class practised their Still Life drawing skills in Art yesterday using George's bike. Different perspectives of a bicycle are challenging to draw but great efforts... Read more

Tongue out Tuesday

Acorn have been learning recently about their senses. They have been using their tongues to taste things like lemon juice, cocoa powder, salt and vinegar.  They have also made gingerbread to taste... Read more

Alder Astronomers

Today Alder class presented their Solar System projects to the class. A really great effort from everyone - they look... Read more

Something Egg-citing from Oak

Oak class created egg launchers as part of a project. Have a look at all the different shapes, designs and ideas... Read more

A big thank you to Shades & Shutters

The pupils would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Mrs Woodman from Shades and Shutters Ltd who has kindly donated loads of new school aprons, masks and tabards. We love the... Read more

French Day 2021

Madam Dale hosts her annual French Day and children are invited to wear red, white and blue instead of their uniform or French attire including any French sports kit. They spent the day learning... Read more

Landscapers of Larch

Today, Larch class planted the first of our new school trees from The Woodland Trust. The UK needs millions more trees to reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Together with all of the other... Read more

Alder Artists

This term, Year 5 are learning about The British Monarchy. Alder have produced some wonderful portraits from the monarchs and consorts timeline during their Art... Read more

Relaxed seating area

Jeremy has built a new seating area in the garden for the children who like to sit somewhere comfortable at play time. The pupils seem to... Read more

National Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Today is National Talk Like Shakespeare Day and Benjamin in Oak has written a great poem about... Read more

Pavement Artists

Welcome back everyone!Hasn't the weather just been brilliant, plenty of time to get outdoors, a great start to the Summer Term. Today, Reception were out in the garden being artists using chalk on... Read more

Happy Easter

As we come to the end of the Spring Term, with lovely weather, we planned Celebration Assembly to happen outdoors in the garden. Although the weather today has been soggy to say the least, we did... Read more

Cedar Roman Day

Mrs Southgate and Cedar have been working hard on their roman topic this term and today was their Roman Day. They all dressed up, made shields, practised formations and did some Roman... Read more

Red Nose Day 2021

Red Nose Day 2021: On behalf of comic Relief – thank you! We raised £82.00 from your generous... Read more

Forest School

Ash and Beech classes took part in their first Forest School today! A lovely idea to get the children outdoors since lockdown restrictions have been eased (slightly!)Today they learnt all about... Read more

World Book Day 2021

One of my personal favourites - World Book Day.  Everyone dressed up as book characters today to celebrate our favourite books. Spot the staff who joined in too!It's such a shame not everyone could... Read more

We hope you all had a great half term holiday

Welcome back, for most virtually, to school. We hope you all had a nice break from school work and screens. Spring is definitely upon us now, our daffodils have bloomed. We are looking forward to... Read more

Ash & Beech Got Talent

Today, Ash & Beech classes had a mini talent show via Microsoft Teams to showcase any extra curricular activities they have. We had singers, dancers, musical instruments, puppet shows, football... Read more

Larch & Friends

For Larch's class catch up today Miss Allsop asked them to bring their pets along. It was a very fun session and we met dogs, cats, bunnies, fish and... Read more

Wellbeing & Resilience - WellBook

Welcome to the new 'WellBook Guide' a unique e-zine created by the founders of the Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival for families living in the Cheltenham and Gloucester area.  This unique e-zine is a... Read more

Making Bird Feeders

In Acorn our focus this half term has been Winter. As well as taking some wintry listening and watching walks in the garden and drawing and painting birds, we have focused on what the animals and... Read more

Ash & Beech bake biscuits

This week Ash and Beech class were tasked to make biscuits for their space topic. The children in school made theirs with Mrs Hodges and the children at home produced some lovely biscuits with... Read more

Acorn's Antics

Acorn have used the cold weather to their advantage and are learning about ice. They had a play with ice cubes and observed them... Read more

The Bogey Men and the Trolls Next Door

Larch have been working hard during the national lockdown and remote education to remember their lines for the poem ‘The Bogey Men and the Trolls Next Door’. Well done Larch the finished piece is... Read more

Remote Education Excellence

We are so proud of all our pupils who have taken on remote education and adapted so well to the change. Please see our Remote Education page for more information.Here are a few pictures from the last... Read more

Lockdown - Partial Closure - Initial News

Dear Parents:You may have just watched the PM's briefing on the tightened coronavirus restrictions, which take effect from tomorrow, Tuesday 5 January. You will appreciate, therefore, that we are... Read more

Education Secretary sets out school contingency plans for England

With reference to the new announcements by the Education Secretary today, 30th December 2020, we wish to reassure parents that Airthrie will re-open to all pupils on  Tuesday 5th January 2021.A link... Read more

Christmas Performances

Bubble 4:  Years 5 and 6This irreverent piece of fun was written and choreographed largely by the pupils – with a little guidance from the staff – who also contributed a great deal of time to... Read more

Year Group Christmas Songs

Year 6 - Beware!  Santa Claus is Coming.Year 5 - A Christmas  Requirement -  Deck the Halls!Year 4 - A Ukrainian carol - The Carol of the BellsYear 3 - A Victorian Carol - Jingle BellsNursery and... Read more

Christmas End of Term Review

In case you missed the End of Term letter, it is displayed... Read more

An unexpected Nutcracker

The planned lesson concerned the history of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's nutcracker suite and its season of performances in the Unites States (similar to our Pantomime season).  But suddenly, at the... Read more

Merry Christmas from Larch

It's the last day today before the holidays commence. On behalf of all the staff and pupils we hope you have a wonderful... Read more

Christmas Party

Christmas party day was full of smiles, laughter, games and dancing again this year. Here are just a few of the photographs from... Read more


Ash and Beech have been learning about advent and made Christingle's. We do hope they enjoy lighting them at home (with adult... Read more

Christmas Creations

Alder have been busy creating Christmas goodies to bring home for Christmas. We have been enjoying their... Read more

Christmas Lunch

Our cooks did a wonderful job preparing and cooking our Christmas lunch today. It looked and tasted wonderful so thank you to all of you. Here is a photographs of Ash and Beech enjoying theirs with... Read more

Larch Vikings

Larch have created boats as their homework project to support their topic of Vikings this term. They even put them to the test in the water and used a fan to see if they would float. They look... Read more

Nativity Teasers

Today Ash and Beech classes performed their Nativity for the camera. It's sad that they don't get to have an audience this year but the camera made them just as shy! They did brilliant - here are a... Read more

Letters to Santa

On Thursday Nursery walked down to the post box to post their letters to Santa. We do hope he received them all... Read more

We're jumping into the festive spirit now

The decorations are up, its Christmas lunch on Thursday and the Christmas performances are being filmed this week. It's all happening... Read more

Airthrie Winner

CONGRATULATIONS 🎉 Genevieve, in Alder, is one of the winners of the 'Kindness at Christmas' art competition. Her winning picture has been chosen to go behind the December 24th window of the advent... Read more

Paleontologists or Orthopaedists??

Cedar have had a very interesting science lesson today looking at bones! Budding   Paleontologists or Orthopaedists? You... Read more

Larch get creative with calendars

Larch have been super creative and designed their very own leaf calendars with a variation of different leaves. They look fabulous. Well done... Read more

Pyjama Day

Thank you for making our Toy Stall and Pyjama Day fundraiser such a success.  We raised a total of £383.40 for our new computing equipment. Extra thanks go to Miss Allsop, the School Council and all... Read more

Odd Socks Day

Today we embraced the start of anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks to celebrate that we are all unique! The anti-bullying week theme this year is 'united against bullying'. If you want to read... Read more

Children in Need 2020

Today we embraced the start of anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks to celebrate that we are all unique!The anti-bullying week theme this year is 'united against bullying'. If you want to read... Read more

Alder Artists

Alder have worked really hard on their Egyptian silhouette artwork. They are now on display in the hallway outside Alder classroom looking fabulous. See the photo... Read more

"London's burning, London's burning!"

The parts for this beautiful display was created by on of our Beech pupils, Saskia. Both Ash and Beech have been learning about The Great Fire of London this term and have learnt lots of songs about... Read more

Anglo Saxon Village

We hope you are all having a great half term break! I just wanted to share with you the great project Larch have been working on over the last term - their Anglo Saxon Village. Their topic this term... Read more

Dance Club Finale

Well done to all the girls in dance club who have spent the term working hard on their dance routine. Just a few photos below from their performance - it's a real shame we couldn't have parents in to... Read more

Internet Safety Talk

Today, PC Fiona McDowell and PCSO Tim Baldwin visited the school to talk to our Year 6's about internet safety and staying safe online. The children loved it and learnt lots. Thank you Fiona and... Read more


Thank you to all our pupils, staff and parents for finding that splash of yellow for today’s event in support of young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day, tomorrow. We raised a... Read more

Fun Science Holiday Club

Would your child like to spend two or more days over the October half term launching rockets, mixing up potions or making their own robot?Fun Science Cheltenham are running a holiday club at... Read more

The Wonders of Woodlice

Today, Ash class had some little friends to visit in their science lesson! They talked about the ideal habitat for woodlice and even sang a song about it! They used magnifying glasses to look deeper... Read more

Birthday traditions

We have officially been back at school for 3 weeks now and have had a total of 8 birthdays to celebrate so far! It has been a long standing Airthrie tradition to present each child with a birthday... Read more

Let's get creative with Lego club

Lego club have been getting super creative in their first couple of weeks. Last week the pupils made boats and tested them out for real on... Read more


Today, the pupils in Ash wrote stories about their toys and shared them with each other on the carpet. Great imaginations and readings... Read more

Botanists of Airthrie

Alder had a busy morning, working as scientists to dissect flowers and identify the male and female parts. Once the flowers were magnified, Alder were able to find the anther, filament, stigma and... Read more

Minibeast Adventures

Today, Ash and Beech used magnifying glasses to discover as many minibeasts as they could outside. They found worms, ants, woodlouse, flies and beetles! They had so much fun exploring the trees,... Read more

Rainbow of Possibilities

We were delighted to welcome back Year 5 to Alder. We spent some of the first day thinking about our hopes and possibilities for the term and year ahead. The children worked together to make a... Read more

School's Back, September 3rd - Hurrah!

Further to our announcement in June that, following a great deal of planning and re-organisation of space, we  welcomed back the remaining Year-groups for the last few weeks of the Summer term, this... Read more

BBC's Re-opening Schools

BBC have created a brilliant video to describe how schools will most likely be operating from September onwards. Although most of our students were welcomed back at the end of the summer term, some... Read more

Miss Allsop models PPE

Our lovely pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 were given a demonstration of the appearance of an adult dressed in PPE (this, following our successful fire drill using new, separate exit... Read more

Spring Chicks

Summer must be on its way! Luke Andersson has shared something amazing that he found in his garden; three blue eggs in a nest and then two chicks that later hatched. They look very hungry in the... Read more

Hooray! Welcome back the first Four of our Year Groups.

Airthrie is thrilled to announce our plans to re-open school on Monday 1st June 2020, which in the first instance will be for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.  At the heart of our re-opening is... Read more

Ready and waiting for your return

Our groundsman, Jeremy, has been working really hard re-painting lots of our play equipment and other parts of the school ready for you all to return (hopefully very soon). He has brightened up the... Read more

Saskia spends Easter supporting the NHS

One of our pupils has spent her Easter break helping to make free scrubs for the NHS staff that are much needed at this time. Saskia, in Ash class, has been learning how to cut pockets and what all... Read more

Airthrie Easter residents

We hope you are all having a great Easter Holiday and recuperating ready for the Summer term, most importantly staying safe. Whilst life at Airthrie has not been quite as we normally know it this... Read more

Sport Relief 2020

We had a great day supporting Sport Relief in our sports gear today, raising a total of... Read more

Coronavirus: Latest Advice for Parents

The health, welfare and safety of pupils and staff is the number one priority for Airthrie.  This page has been set up to provide information for anyone at the school with questions or concerns about... Read more

Netball Match

Airthrie played a mixed team of U9s and U10s against Richard Pates' U10s. In the first quarter we struggled to get the ball into the circle and therefore were unable to score whilst Richard Pates... Read more

Netball Match at Kitebrook

On Wednesday 4th March 2020 seven Year 5 girls went to Kitebrook School to play netball. Eleanor was the Captain and gave us top tips that we brought into the game, and we did well. We all persevered... Read more