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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.

Pupil Premium Attendance Data

The regular attendance of all pupils is a high priority at St. Mary's C.E. Middle School and we regularly monitor attendance to ensure it meets the minimum standard required by the government.  The attendance of all pupils eligible to receive pupil premium funding is show below.  It is the continuing aim of the school to ensure that the attendance of all groups of pupils is above the 95% threshold set as the minimum standard (as deemed by the DfE for schools deemed secondary schools).


Below is the most current data which shows the attendance of selected groups of pupils from September 2018 to April 2019.


  Pupil Premium Whole School Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
Whole Cohort Yes 92.4% 90.5% 94.0% 89.6% 95.7%
Boys  Yes 90.4% 86.8% 95.2% 86.0% 94.4%
Girls Yes 94.6% 95.2% 92.1% 94.0% 96.5%
Whole Cohort No 95.6% 95.9% 95.8% 95.1% 95.8
Boys No 95.1% 95.1% 96.7% 94.1% 95.7%
Girls No 96.2% 96.2% 95.9% 96.3% 95.9%


Below is historical data showing the attendance of selected groups of pupils for the last three academic years.


    2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014
Whole Cohort Pupil Premium Only 92.4% 92.7% 94.0% 92.0% 93.3% 91.2%
Whole Cohort School All Pupils 95.6% 95.2%   95.0% 95.7% 94.6%
Whole Cohort National All Pupils       95.7% 95.6% 94.7%


Strategies relating to attendance monitoring and improvement action plans can be found on the attendance page.

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