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.
This page has been set up to allow parents to access the most up to date information regarding the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic and, more specifically, the effect that this may have on the operations of St. Mary's C.E. Middle School. This page will be updated as new advice and materials become available.
What’s the current situation?
Please use the links below to find the pages where updates and letters sent home to parents are posted. These will be continually updated throughout the period of the school closures.
Please consult the:
St. Mary's C.E. Middle School will continue to follow the advice provided by Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education (DfE). The main documentation that we are reffering to can be accessed through the links below.
The main messages are:
● if you or any member of your household have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 14 days from when your symptoms started. This includes leaving home to collect essentials such as food.
● plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home.
● ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.
● stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.
● sleep alone, if that is possible.
● wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
● stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly, those with underlying health conditions and pregnant women as much as possible.
These actions will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious.