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 Wednesday, Year 6 and 7 pupils had an opportunity for reflection thanks to a carousel of activities organised by our Worship Group and Sarah, our vicar. Taking time-in has many benefits. Pupils responded positively, some reporting that they felt relaxed, calm and free of negative thoughts. Others felt the activities made them more aware of the world around them, and of people less privileged than themselves. Some felt thankful for everything that had been done for them while others felt a sense of relief as though something heavy had fallen from their shoulders. Thank you to all the people involved with creating this valuable experience.