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Welcome to St Mary's C.E. Middle School

Thank you for visiting the website for St. Mary's C.E. Middle School. We are a 9-13 middle school situated on the outskirts of Puddletown, a small village in the beautiful Dorset countryside. We are a church school with an ethos built on the core Christian values of respect, forgiveness, justice, uniqueness, equality and acceptance.

Our aim is to give every pupil the chance to achieve their God given potential in all areas of their life and we are proud to have been assessed as an outstanding church school in our last two Church of England inspections. We expect the highest standards in both academic work and behaviour and we place our children at the centre of everything we do.

The pupils, staff and governors are very proud of our school and we hope that this website will allow you to see why. We look forward to having the opportunity to meet you in person.


St. Mary's C.E. Middle School aims to be a fully inclusive school.  The pages below give details of how the school supports specific groups of pupils with additional needs, aiming to ensure that all pupils are able to achieve their full potential.  Where relevant, these pages contain a detailed breakdown of how additional funding is used by the school.

Should you have any specific questions regarding how these groups of pupils are supported, please contact the members of staff listed below (through the school office).


Pupils Premium ~ Mr. Darren Ayling (Headteacher)

SEND ~ Mrs. M.King (SEND Coordinator)

More Able Pupils ~ Mr. Mike Hilborne (Deputy Headteacher)

Equality and Accessibility ~ Mr. Darren Ayling (Headteacher)

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