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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.

Contact Details

St Mary's Church of England Middle School
Coombe Road


Telephone: 01305 848293

Fax: 01305 848801





When contacting the school by phone, you will initially be directed to the main school office.  You will usually speak to one of the office staff:  Mrs Alcock, Mrs. Gaughan, Mrs. Newman or Mrs Galloway.  They should be able to deal with your enquiry or can pass on a message to another member of staff if required.  The school office opening hours are from 8.30am to 4.30pm (Monday to Friday).


Should you need to speak directly to the headteacher, Mr. Darren Ayling, please select option 3 from the phone menu to be put through to the P.A. to the headteacher, Mrs. Charlotte Newman.  She will be able to deal with your enquiry should the headteacher be unavailable to take your call.


Note:  Staff will do their best to return phone calls or deal with enquiries as soon as it is possible.  Please be mindful that teaching and classroom support staff will have timetabled commitments which means that they are rarely able to return a phone call immediately.


Alternatively, for non-urgent enquiries, please use the form below which will send a message to the school office.

Contact Form

Fill this in to ask a question.

Contact Details for Chair of the Local Governing Body


The chair of St. Mary's C.E. Middle School's Governing Body can be contacted either by post, c/o St. Mary's C.E. Middle School marked clearly for the attention of Mrs. Kate Connolly or she can be contacted via email on

Contact Details for Greenwood Tree Academy Trust Personnel

Accessibility Statement

If you require paper copies of of the information contained within this website, please contact the school office using the contact form above.  

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