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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.

COVID-19 School Information

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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?

 

  • The school is now fully reopened and all pupils are expected to attend unless unwell or where a leave of absence has been agreed.

Updates, Newsletters and Other Parental Communication

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.

What we need you to do

 

  • If you’ve recently changed your contact details, please inform the school office as soon as possible, either by phone, e-mail or through use of the SIMS parents app.  It is vital that we are able to contact you if we have any concerns over the health of your child.
  • Come and collect your child straight away, if we ask you to (we’ll contact you if they become ill with either a temperature or a new, continuous cough).  We understand that this may be difficult but please do this as soon as possible.
  • Check that you and your child has access to Show My Homework from home, and let us know if there are any issues (so we can make sure we’re well prepared for remote home learning).  Please make suse that pupils are using their own log-ins and not their parents.
  • Talk to your children about the coronavirus. It’s a scary time and we should make sure children feel supported.  BBC Newsround has regular updates for younger children and YoungMinds has practical steps older children can take to help with anxiety

If you have any questions

 

Please consult the:

  • School office, if you have any questions about our response to this issue.  A member of staff will be able answer the phone between 8.30am to 3.30pm each school day.
  • NHS, if you want to know more about the symptoms of coronavirus. If you think you or your child may have the symptoms, use NHS 111 online if at all possible before calling 111.
  • Department for Education’s coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687, if you have any questions about the government’s response to coronavirus in relation to schools.

General Advice

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.

In addition to the information published on the school website and through Department for Education (DfE) website, parents are able to contact the dedicated DfE Corona Virus Telephone Helpline using the contact details shown below.

 

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

 

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