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.
THE SCRATCH® YOUTH MESSIAH
Royal Albert Hall, 14:00
Last week and to complete a very busy weekend of music concerts, members of St Marys’ school choir took part in the award-winning Scratch Youth Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall. The performance showcased 1,500 young singers from youth choirs all over the country who come together to sing this vibrant performance Handel’s Messiah with professional orchestra and soloists.
Ben Parry (artistic director, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain) conducted the performance, with the English Festival Orchestra and young, prize-winning soloists.
The afternoon performance was ideal for our young singers and families, being slightly shorter than the usual Messiah, yet still including all the best tunes!
This was an incredible experience, one that our young singers are unlikely ever to forget.