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.
Sports For Champions
Wednesday 7th February will see St Mary's taking part in a Champions For Sport event! Welsh High Jumper Rob Mitchell will be running the event which will see every pupil at St Mary's taking part in a sponsored fitness circuit. The money raised will go towards helping our future Team GB athletes and the school.
Physical Education 2016/17 below
Last week, 22 students visited Budmouth to compete in the area athletics event. As always, at these athletics events, our students put on a show of commitment and enthusiasm, as a result of this we managed to get a number of students through to county!
Considering the minimal time we have had to prepare for this event I am hugely proud of the students and the PE Dept.
A great achievement was made by all!
Summer Term 2017
With the summer term approaching St Mary's would like to request that children bring sun cream, a sun cap and a water bottle along with their white PE kit please. We would like to take every precaution in protecting the children from the sun especially during their PE lessons.
The Year 8 basketball team took to the courts at St Osmund's where they approached the courts eager to win and slam dunk the competition. However, giant's would not even come close to describing St Osmund's team! St Mary’s ventured on and took on the battle of St Osmund’s and DMS. It was a tough challenge with both St Osmund's and DMS fighting hard to keep us out..... But the team fought back with spirit and determination which was admired by parents from each middle school. The team won the battle to win the crowd and for the points but, unfortunately, the ball just did not reach the net on this occasion bur the team remain positive will re-build for the area tournament in January. A super effort team!
Year 6 Girls Netball
The girls took part in their second high 5 netball match against Chickerell - the girls fought hard from the first whistle but unfortunately Chickerell pulled away with a win but it was a great team effort.
Well done to the Year 5 & 6 boys who took part in the in the Area Football Tournament against Wyke Regis this week.
The boys are a newly formed team and battled hard to gain victory but, unfortunately, lost 7-3.
A great effort boys!
The Year 5 Girls took part in their first High 5 Netball Match against Radipole. It was a very nervous start but they soon found their feet and gained a victory of 3-0!
Miss Osborne and the rest of the PE department are very proud of the team and look forward to the next match against Chickerell.
The team as follows....