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.
On Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April artist Jason Wilsher-Mills worked with 60 of our pupils from year 5, 7 and 8 creating images for the new Shire hall Museum in Dorchester. The pupils created some fantastic self portraits where they had to imagine they were either one of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, their wives or one of their children. The pupils worked digitally on I-Pads creating artworks using their own self portraits as a starting point. Jason was very impressed with the attitude and ability of the pupils and thought that our pupils were the best he had worked with in his long career!