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.
Another great day in Normandy. We started off in a very foggy Arromanches where the children learnt about the D-Day landings, including the construction of the fascinating Mulberry harbours, which were the lynchpin to the eventual success of the allied invasion of Northern Europe. From there we visited the 360° cinema where the children got an excellent and emotional visualization of Normandy in June 1944.
After lunch we had a very interesting and thought-provoking visit to the American, German and British war cemetries. The children were respectful and represented the school excellently.
After a fabulous meal we spent the evening relaxing in the centre and enjoying the warm, sunny evening.
Children asleep, resting for another fun-filled day tomorrow.