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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.

Black History Month Pupil Competition


Looking for a fun and educational activity to do at home? This competition is for you! And we have some amazing prizes into the bargain! 

The 100 Great Black Britons competition created in partnership with Patrick Vernon OBE and sponsored by NEU is open to all age groups. It’s a fantastic way to encourage your children to explore and learn more about Black British History and how it helped shape Britain.


“The current crisis has highlighted the centrality of Black people in Britain, to the NHS and care work, transport systems, food supplies, utilities, research, education and so much more. The NEU supports this competition to celebrate what we have always known that Britain’s history is irrefutably rooted in Black and global history and that our members do a fantastic job in teaching this.  It will be a fabulous opportunity to showcase some of their work and that of their pupils”. Kevin Courtney, NUE Joint General Secretary


For this competition you will need to create a unique piece of work, drawing, poster, short story, video or artwork. It’s your chance to get creative and celebrate 100 Great Black Britons and their legacy.


Find out more about the competition by clicking here.


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