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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.


Urgent - schoolwatch incident


Dear Parent/Carers,

We are writing to you to inform you of some suspicious behaviour that has taken place near one of the bus stops in Alderholt this morning.


The incident has been reported to the Police (incident no:24/95) and a Schoolwatch alert has been set up to all schools in the area. The incident involved two men in a white van allegedly driving repeatedly around the area, watching and gesturing to the children waiting for the school bus.

Tutors at St Mary's will be speaking to the children about stranger danger, however, it would be helpful if you are also able to speak to your child about keeping safe and that they should report any incidents to you or school.


Thank you for your support


Darren Ayling

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