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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.

General Letters

Autumn Parents Evening - November 2021

Year 6 Language & Friendship Choices Letter

Letter to Parents re Home Learning

Letter to Parents re Plans for testing upon return to school 04.03.21

Letter to Parents for Pupils return to school on 8th March 2021

Severe Weather Arrangements Letter

Letter to Parents 03.02.21 - Timetable Reduction

Letter to Parents re Covid-19 Testing for Staff & Students (Update) 01.02.2021

Letter to Parents re Half term arrangements

Letter to Parents re Changes in Covid Testing 20.01.21

Letter to Parents 15.01.21

KS2 Letter to parents for Pupils to Self-Isolate

Positive Case letter to ALL Parents 11.01.21

Letter to parents 08.01.2021

Letter to Parents regarding Facemasks

Letter to Parents re Changes in Routines during the day

GTAT End of Year Letter - July 2020

Year 6 Language Letter

Year 8 Thomas Hardye Transition Letter

Letter from Mr. Chadwick ~ Executive Headteacher of the Greenwood Tree Academy Trust

Update on Schools Reopening - 15th May 2020

GTAT Letter to Parents, Pupils and Staff ~ Easter 2020

Letter from Mr. Chadwick, Executive Headteacher for GTAT

Letter from Headteacher ~ 26th March 2020

Letter Regarding School Provision for Children of 'Key Workers'

Public Health England - Coronavirus Advice

Severe Weather Arrangements

Check this page for any letters that we have sent home regarding trips, school clubs or other important notices.

Dear Parents


We are forwarding this information from Dorset Healthcare for your information: 


Just to let you know that there is a lot of Scarlet Fever circulating in local schools at the current time.  If any school has two or more confirmed cases, this is classed as an outbreak and school should liaise directly with Public Health England (PHE) who will advise in terms of a letter that will need to be sent home to parents. Therefore it is imperative that parents notify the school if their child is given this diagnosis by their GP. The   PHE have also advised us that Chicken Pox is also circulating locally. 


It is even more important that Public Health England are notified if Chicken Pox is circulating within specific schools at the same time as Scarlet Fever, as some children can become severely unwell  if infected with both infections at the same time.  If your child is diagnosed with Scarlet Fever, please ask whether Chicken Pox is circulating at the school at the same time. 



Childrens Centre

Damers Road





Department:  School Nursing

Dorset Directorate – Mid Dorset Locality

 Tel: 01305 255215






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