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Welcome to St. Mary's C.E. Middle School. Latest - New guidelines on what to do if your child is ill have been added to the COVID-19 pages.

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.


The regular attendance of pupils at school is a high priority for St. Mary's C.E. Middle School.  We work with other schools in the area (through the D.A.S.P. organisation) and follow their attendance procedures and guidelines.  Please see the document below for details of the D.A.S.P. attendance strategy.

The protocol for any child with a D&V bug - it is recommended that the child remains at home for 48 hours until after their last episode
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