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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 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.


For queries or further information about the English curriculum at St. Mary's C.E. Middle School, please contact the subject leader for these subjects: Mrs. L.Welch (Key Stage 2) or Miss C.Dunn (Key Stage 3).  

Resources for Home Learning

Online Reading and Audiobook Resources

There are a number of different companies that offer free e-books and audiobooks forpupils to use on thir home devices.  There is a really good mix of classic and contempory literature on offer.  Try listening to an audiobook at night when going to sleep -  a great way to relax.

Authors reading their books on social media

Listening to fiction read by the aothor of the book is an excellent way to here how the author wants their work to be read.  It is a good way to pick up tips for your own writing and also for reading out aloud.  All of these resources are free.

Reading for empathy modern book collections:  


Link to the Carnegie medal website. This has lists of modern high quality fiction for children. 


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