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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.

Theme of the Week

Each week we have a theme which forms the basis of our Collective Worship for that week.  Our seven core Christian values are included in our themes for the week, explicitly or implicitly, for two weeks during each school year.  Other themes relate to important times within the Church calendar (e.g. Lent, Advent, Harvest etc.) and other values that we feel are important to explore with our pupils.  The themes for the current academic year 2021/2022 are shown below.

Themes for the Week 2021/2022


Thursday 2nd September 2021New Beginnings
Monday 6th September 2021Courtesy
Monday 13th September 2021Service
Monday 20th September 2021Co-operation
Monday 27th September 2021Wisdom
Monday 4th October 2021Thankfulness (Harvest Festival)
Monday 11th October 2021School Value: Equality
Monday 18th October 2021Saints
Half Term 
Monday 1st November 2021School Value: Kindness
Monday 8th November 2021Remembrance
Monday 15th November 2021School Value: Acceptance
Monday 22nd November 2021Light
Monday 29th November 2021Advent: Hope
Monday 6th December 2021Advent: Peace
Monday 13th December 2021Advent: Love
Christmas Holiday 
Monday 4th January 2022Journeys
Wednesday 6th January 2022Epiphany
Monday 11th January 2022School Value: Uniqueness
Saturday 15th January 2022 Martin Luther King Jr Day
Monday 17th January 2022Honesty
Monday 24th January 2022Goodness
Wednesday 26th January 2022 to Friday 28th January 2022Big Garden Birdwatch
Thursday 27th January 2022Holocaust Memorial Day
Monday 31st January 2022Trust
Monday 7th February 2022Reflection
Monday 14th February 2022Lent/Valentines Day
Tuesday 15th February 2022Shrove Tuesday 
Wednesday 16th February 2022Ash Wednesday
Tuesday 22nd February 2022Fairtrade Fortnight
Half Term 
Monday 1st March 2022School Value: Justice/St David's Day
Monday 7th March 2022Creativity/World Book Day
Tuesday 8th March 2022Commonwealth Day
Monday 14th March 2022Gospel
Thursday 17th March 2022St Patricks Day
Friday 18th March 2022Red Nose Day
Monday 21st March 2022Perseverance
Monday 28th March 2022Holy Week
Monday 4th April 2022Easter
Easter Holiday 
Monday 19th April 2022Courage
Monday 25th April 2022Kingdom of God
Monday 2nd May 2022Giving
Monday 9th May 2022Humility
Monday 16th May 2022School Value: Forgiveness
Monday 23rd May 2022Celebration
Half Term 
Monday 6th June 2022Good News
Monday 13th June 2022Choices
Monday 20th June 2022School Value: Respect
Monday 27th June 2022Patience
Monday 4th July 2022Making a Difference
Monday 11th July 2022Role Models
Monday 18th July 2022Looking back and moving on
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