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We break for half term on Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 3.25pm.

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.

Information about School Residential Trips for 2020/2021

Information Regarding School Trips

Pencelli (Wales) Residential Trip ~ Updated Sunday 7th March 2021


This trip has been CANCELLED.


Following the announcement by the U.K. government of their roadmap for the lifting of restrictions across the country, it has become clear that we will not be able to participate in any overnight residential activites before the May half term break.  Unfortunately, this has required us to cancel the Pencelli residential trip for this year.  Parents will be recieving information in the next few days about how the school will be issuing refunds.


Other trips and visits

  • We regret that we are not running any other residential trips during this academic year.  Consequently, there will be no Year 6 PGL residential this year or Year 8 French Trip in 2020/2021.
  • The school is keen to participate in our long-established program of day-trips to support the taught curriculum and we are currently risk assessing each activity to establish if they will be safe to run.
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