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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.



Please follow the links below to locate the job advert, job description and application pack on the Dorset For You website.  Applications should be made through this online system.  We hope that you will consider St. Mary's C.E. Middle for the next step in your career and we welcome candidates to come and see the school in person before applying. 

Full-time, permanent
Start date: January 2023

The Wessex Multi-Academy Trust is at an exciting stage in its development and seeking to appoint an ambitious and inspirational Headteacher for this successful middle school. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm, vision and drive to lead this school into the next stage of its journey towards excellence.


You will support the collaborative working environment within the Trust and at St Mary’s CE Middle School, using the development of learning communities to enable all learners to experience success through rich learning opportunities.


You will have an excellent track record of school improvement and experience of a significant leadership role in your current post. You will have a wide knowledge and understanding of current local and national curriculum developments.


The school places great emphasis on establishing positive working relationships with parents and members of the wider school community. 


We can offer you pupils who are motivated and excited by their learning, staff who are skilled in their areas of responsibility and who thrive under positive and proactive leadership and a supportive parent body. 


Further details of how to apply and an application form are available at:


Visits to the school are warmly encouraged. To arrange a visit, please contact Tori in the school office on 01305 848293.


If you require further information about this post please contact the Chair of Governors,


Closing date for applications:           Monday 27th June 2022        


Interviews to be held:                        14/15th July 2022

Teaching Assitant Vacancy


We have an exciting opportunity to join the school as a permanent Teaching Assistant.  For further information please visit the link below:


Closing date - 29th June 2022

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