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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.

Parental Engagement Group

We are all aware of the vital link between the school and home and of the need to communicate to ensure we do the best for the children as they grow into adults.


In the past the Parental Engagement group has looked closely at communication with parents and also at the issue of homework. It was in part due to the input from the group that the school purchased Show My Homework and introduced the weekly newsletter last summer.

In the meeting last week, we looked at how learning takes place in school and the strategies being developed in lessons.  


There is always excellent contributions from everyone present.  We would like to increase the number of parents involved in the group to at least 20, so if you feel this is something you would like to be involved with just let us know in the office.


The date of the next meeting will be Monday 13th January 2020. The meeting will last no more than one hour.


Mr M. Hilborne

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