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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.


Welcome to the Governors' section.
Mr D Ayling Headteacher Ex officio
Mr J Ayres-Turner Parent Governor 25/02/2020 to 24/02/2024
Mrs S Cooper Foundation Governor, Chair 28/08/2018 to 27/08/2022
Mrs C Hancock Parent Governor 25/02/2020 to 24/02/2024
Revd. S Hillman Foundation Governor 03/10/2018 to 02/10/2022
Mr M Kimberley Community Governor, Vice Chair 23/04/2019 to 22/04/2023
Ms P Scott Staff Governor 22/09/2020 to 21/09/2024
Vacancies Foundation Governors  
Previous Governors:    
Jane Slough Parent Governor 02/01/2018 to 06/02/2020
Ms D Masters Staff Governor 31/08/2016 to 30/08/2020


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).  

Governor Vacancies


We currently have vacancies for Foundation Governors of the Local Governing Body. 



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