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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.


Our seven core Christian values underpin what we model, what we teach and what we believe in.  These values are also often referred to by staff, where appropriate, during normal school life (e.g. when pupils are completing their Collective Worship Diaries with their tutor, when pupils are being supported in resolving friendship conflicts etc.).


As a result of this; our pupils know that at St Mary’s we expect everyone to show respect to all others and also to property; our pupils are accepting of others, regardless of any differences that may be evident; our pupils understand that we should all strive to forgive others for the wrongs that they do; our pupils appreciate that we are all unique and therefore special, and that this fact is worthy of excitement and celebration; our pupils believe in equality for all and our pupils expect justice and realise that sometimes it is our duty to fight for justice for others.



‘I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made’  (Psalm 139)




Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favouritism to the great, but judge your neighbour fairly.
(Leviticus 19: 15)




Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.  (Ephesians 4)




You shall love your neighbour as yourself.  (Matthew 22:39)




Do not mistreat foreigners living in your country.  Treat them just as you would treat your own citizens.  (Leviticus 19:33)




There is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free people, between men and women; you are all one in union with Christ Jesus.  (Galatians 3:28)

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