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

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, acceptance and kindness.

We look to inspire our school community and give them the tools to thrive in the modern world, summed up by our school aim of 'Inspire today to shape tomorrow'. 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.

Acts of Worship

Acts of Worship are very important in the life of our school.  We have a regular cycle of opportunities during the week for all members of the school community to come together to worship and celebrate.  Some of these take place as a whole school gathered together in the hall, some in smaller groups and it includes some time to engage in quiet personal reflection in tutor groups.   Our worship time each week is based around our theme for the week.  The list of themes for this year can be found by clicking here.

We are pleased to use one of our autumn term acts of worship to hold our Harvest Festival.  As part of the event, pupils bring in a contribution of food and/or money.  We collect this together and distribute these to a local charity who can put them to good use in the local community.  In recent years, we have split these between local Dorchester based food bank and the homeless shelter bus that opperates in and around Weymouth.

We come together each year to mark Remembrance Day in an Act of Worship in the school hall.  As part of our reflection on the day, pupils and staff work to create poppies and wreathes to bring to the hall.  These are then used to create a display in the school.  

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