A stained glass window designed by the children of Horsley School, represents the school, village, and community.
We are one of the oldest schools in Gloucestershire being over 260 years old. Following its foundation in 1897 as a Church of England school, gifts of money and land during the century provided income to secure a school house, boys’ playground and schoolmaster’s residence for the benefit of the deserving poor of the parish.
”If it were not for this (handsome endowment),” said the parish magazine in October 1897, “the schools would come upon the rates, which would be a very serious matter.”
The school was enlarged in 1912 on its present site, extended in 1997 and combined into one building in 2000. The new link building was officially opened by the Bishop of Gloucester on 26th March 2001.
In 2007 further improvements provided a secure new entrance, redesigned offices and larger library area. More recently, we have benefited from a new space-themed library funded by the Friends of Horsley School and a newly resurfaced playground space funded by Sports England. Large parts of the school have also been redecorated, creating a modern learning environment housed within an old building full of history and character.
May Day 2022
May Day is still celebrated at Horsley with the crowning of the May Queen (the oldest girl in the school). The oldest boy gets the chance to play Jack-in-the-Green, a cheeky and mischievous sprite, who welcomes in the summer each year.