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Welcome to St. Mary's C.E. Middle 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, 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.AylingHeadteacherEx officio

Mr J.Ayres-Turner

Parent Governor25/02/2020 to 24/02/2024

Mrs S.Cooper

Foundation Governor, Vice Chair28/08/2018 to 27/08/2022
Mrs C.HancockParent Governor25/02/2020 to 24/02/2024

Revd. S.Hillman

Foundation Governor03/10/2018 to 02/10/2022
Mr M.KimberleyCommunity Governor, Vice Chair23/04/2019 to 22/04/2023
Ms P.ScottStaff Governor22/09/2020 to 21/09/2024
Vacancies4 Foundation Governors 
Previous Governors:  
Ms D.MastersStaff Governor31/08/2016 to 30/08/2020
Mrs. K.ConnollyParent Governor and Chair 


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 (please contact the school office).

Governor Vacancies


We currently have vacancies for Foundation Governors of the Local Governing Body.  Should you be interested in the position please contact the Clerk in the first instance, Mrs A Bonham



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