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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.

School Association

Welcome to St Mary's School Association


What is St Mary’s School Association?

We are a registered charity run by volunteer parents and staff which aims to raise money to enhance your child’s learning experience at St Mary’s Middle School.


Every year, money raised is used to fund equipment, resources and experiences for the students and to subsidise school trips allowing a minimum cost to be charged to parents.


How is the money raised spent?

Over the years the School Association has…


  • part funded school trips to reduce the costs for parents.
  • paid for specialists to come into school to provide the students with experiences to bring subjects to life.
  • bought resources for the school such as library books, keyboards for the music room, cameras for drama and outdoor equipment for the playground.
  • helped to keep the swimming pool open by paying for various elements of its upkeep.
  • paid for end of term celebratory treats like crackers at Christmas, pizzas for the year 8 leavers party and breakfast and pizzas for year 6 during SATs.
  • organised events for the students such as discos, ice lolly Fridays, Summer and Christmas fairs.


How can you get involved?


We need all hands on deck to bake cakes, serve teas and coffees, sell lollies, be creative with the kids, man stalls, man BBQs, sell raffle tickets, etc...

You do not have to attend meetings and you do not have to help at every event. The idea is to spread the load but keep raising loads of money for our children.

So if you think you can offer your help no matter how big or small (whether that’s baking a cake or manning the door at a disco) please, please, please let us know by contacting us on

or via our Facebook page, search for

St Mary’s School Association, Puddletown


Seven simple ways you can help raise money for the School Association


So far in 2021/2022 we have spent over £3000 on funding for…


• Year 5 Explorer Dome visit

• Books for the library

• Subscription to a Spanish and French sentence builder website and vocabulary banks

• Tools for a new gardening project in the school grounds

• Year 6 birdman visit

• Transport for the DASP writing workshop

• Script books for year 7&8

• Part funded transport for the year 5 British Museum trip


This year we are also raising money to fill the library with fantastic new books and transform and unused area of the grounds into a ‘Garden of Growth’ where students can connect with nature while growing emotionally, spiritually and academically.



None of this would be possible without your support of our events and fundraisers so we’d like to say a huge thank you to all the St Mary’s Community.


Please support our events and fundraisers in any way you can.

We really do need everyone’s support to fundraise successfully.


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