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.
On Monday 4th March 2019 Jane Chapman, a highly successful children’s book illustrator carried out a fantastic Art enrichment with some artistically talented pupils from year 7 and 8.
The pupils explored drawing techniques, composition, characterisation and using charcoal. They then looked at the ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and created their own amazing charcoal drawings based on the poem.
We wish to thank The Arts Society Dorset County, who kindly funded the enrichment.
The Society welcome visitors to their lectures at The Corn Exchange, Dorchester.
These are held nine times a year and start at 6.30pm.