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A reminder to all that this Friday, 14th February is Inset Day and we return to school Monday 24th February 2020 after half term.

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.




Half Terms/Year Groups

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn 1



Human Form

African Masks

Street Art


Autumn 2


Printmaking From nature


Still Life

Mixed media - Still Life


Spring 1


Aboriginal art


Impressionist Landscape

Response to War Poetry


Spring 2

Greek Myths Creature Illustration

Materials Cube


Pop Art Action Image

Response to War Poetry

Summer 1

Greek Myths Creature Illustration

Materials/Book Cover Design


 Pop Art/Robot Illustration

Grotesque Portrait



Book Cover

Robot Illustration

Grotesque Portrait


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!

Art Competition Time.....

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has launched a competition and Mr Ayling and Mr Moss would like to encourage as many pupils as possible to enter!


Artwork should be a painting or a drawing and incorporate the new helicopter in some way (as per the photograph below). It should also make clear that it is Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Please see the attached poster for more details!!


All entries please give to Mr Moss by no later than Tuesday 17th October 2017!


Good luck everyone!!!

Amazing Aliens Invade St Mary's!!

Well done to everyone who entered the Alien Art competition. The standard was extremely high and there were some amazing 'Out of this World' entries!

The first place winners for each year were as follows;

Year 5: Joint winners- Niamh Roff and Grace Keefe

Year 6: Levi Warnes

Year 7: Orlagh Rendall-Carter

Year 8: Ayanna Caffrey

A full list of all the placed winners and their work can be seen on the Art section of the School Website.

Again well done to everyone who entered!

Christmas Card Competition 2016

Year 5 - Aboriginal Art

Year 5 - Aboriginal Art 1
Year 5 - Aboriginal Art 2
Year 5 - Aboriginal Art 3

Year 7 - African Masks

Year 7 - African Masks 1
Year 7 - African Masks 2
Year 7 - African Masks 3
Year 7 - African Masks 4

Year 8 Art from War Poetry

Year 8 Art from War Poetry 1 Adam V
Year 8 Art from War Poetry 2 Alicia K
Year 8 Art from War Poetry 3 Imogen H
Year 8 Art from War Poetry 4 Ben F
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