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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 and acceptance.

Our aim is to give every pupil the chance to achieve their God given potential in all areas of their life and 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.

Term Dates

School Dates for 2019/2020



Monday 2nd September,Tuesday 3rd September, Monday 4th November, Friday 14th February and Monday 20th July

Please note that due the change of date for the May Day Bank Holiday (previously 4th May 2020) to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day - the May Day Bank Holiday has moved to Friday 8th May 2020 and we will be in school as normal on Monday 4th May 2020.


School Terms

Time of Day


Autumn Term begins for Yr 5 & Yr 8 ONLY:


Wednesday 4th September 2019 

            Autumn Term begins for the rest of school:      8:50am Thursday 5th September 2019   

Half Term from: 


Friday 25th October 2019

Half Term to:


Tuesday 5th November 2019

Autumn Term ends:


Friday, 20th December 2019


Spring Term begins:


Monday, 6th January 2020

Half Term from:


Thursday 13th February 2020

Half Term to:


Monday, 24th February 2020

Spring Term ends:


Friday, 3rd April 2020


Summer Term begins:


Monday, 20th April 2020

May Day Bank Holiday:


Friday, 8th May 2020

Half Term from:


Friday, 22nd May 2020

Half Term to:


Monday, 1st  June 2020

Summer Term ends:


Friday 17th  July 2020


School Term Dates 2020/2021

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


School Terms Time of Day Date
Autumn Term begins for Years 6 and 7 8.50am Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Autumn Term begins for all Years 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

8.50am Tuesday 5th 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


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