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.
Please note that these dates may differ from those of other Dorset Schools. Please make sure sure that you are following the dates below which will the same for all schools within DASP.
INSET DAYS: Tuesday 1st September 2020, Monday 19th October 2020, Tuesday 20th October 2020, Monday 4th January 2021, Friday 12th February 2021 Please note an additional INSET day has been added to this list on Tuesday 5th January. This is an additional day granted to schools to allow the set up and training of staff to impliment COVID-19 testing of pupils on return to school.
|School Terms||Time of Day||Date|
|Autumn Term begins for Years 6 and 7||8.50am||Wednesday 2nd September 2020|
|Autumn Term begins for Years 5 and 8||8.50am||Thursday 3rd September 2020|
|Autumn Half Term begins||3.25pm||Friday 16th October 2020|
|Autumn Half Term ends||8.50pm||Monday 2nd November 2020|
|Autumn Term ends||3.25pm||Friday 18th December 2020|
Spring Term begins for Years 5 and 6
|8.50am||Wednesday 6th January 2021|
|Spring Term begins for pupils in Years 7 and 8 who are classed as vulnerable or are children of critical workers||8.50am||Weneday 6th January January 2021|
|Spring Term begins for all other pupils in Years 7 and 8||8.50am||Monday 18th January 2021|
|Spring Half Term begins||3.25pm||Thursday 11th February 2021|
|Spring Half Term ends||8.50am||Monday 22nd February 2021|
|Spring Term ends||3.25pm||Thursday 1st April 2021|
|Summer Term begins||8.50am||Monday 19th April 2021|
|May Day Bank Holiday||Monday 3rd May 2021|
|Summer Half Term begins||3.25pm||Friday 28th May 2021|
|Summer Half Term ends||8.50am||Monday 7th June 2021|
|Summer Term ends||3.25pm||Friday 23rd July 2021|
INSET DAYS: Wednesday 1st September 2021, Wednesday 20th October 2021, Thursday 21st October 2021, Friday 22nd October 2021, Monday 28th February 2022, Friday 8th April 2022. These dates should be common across all DASP first and middle schools.
|School Terms||Time of Day||Date|
|Autumn Term begins for Years 5 and 8||8.50am||Thursday 2nd September 2021|
|Autumn Term begins for Years 6 and 7||8.50am||Friday 3rd September 2021|
|Autumn Half Term begins||3.25pm||Tuesday 19th October 2021|
|Autumn Half Term ends||8.50pm||Monday 1st November 2021|
|Autumn Term ends||3.25pm||Friday 17th December 2021|
Spring Term begins
|8.50am||Tuesday 4th January 2022|
|Spring Half Term begins||3.25pm||Monday 21st February 2022|
|Spring Half Term ends||8.50am||Tuesday 1st March 2022|
|Spring Term ends||3.25pm||Friday 8th April 2022|
|Summer Term begins||8.50am||Monday 25th April 2022|
|May Day Bank Holiday||Monday 2nd May 2022|
|Summer Half Term begins||3.25pm||Friday 30th May 2022|
|Summer Half Term ends||8.50am||Monday 6th June 2022|
|Summer Term ends||3.25pm||Friday 22rd July 2022|