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Ofsted report on the recent inspection is now available in the Ofsted section of the website. We are delighted to have been rated as a GOOD 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 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.


Welcome to the Governors' section.
Sarah Cooper Foundation Governor, Chair
Revd. Sarah Hillman Foundation Governor
Martin Kimberley Community Governor, Joint Vice Chair
Dawn Masters Staff Governor
Jane Slough Parent Governor, Joint Vice Chair
Vacancies Foundation and Parent Governors
Darren Ayling Ex officio - Headteacher


The chair of the governing body can be contacted through the school office.  Please mark any correspondence for the attention of either the Chair of the Governing Body or Clerk to the Governing Body (Mrs. Anita Bonham).  


The school are currently holding vacancies for Foundation Governors and Parent Governors, should you be interested in applying for the role please contact the clerk in the first instance .

Governor Vacancies


We have currently have vacancies for Parent and Foundation Governors of the Local Governing Body. Should you wish to express an interest in one of the posts please contact the Clerk in the first instance at .



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