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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.

Vision, Values and Worship

Our Vision Statement: Inspire today to shape tomorrow


Our vision is to develop well rounded, confident, spiritual and educated individuals who with God's love thrive throughout their whole life.  We encourage our pupils to be active citizens in a rapidly changing world, working together as a community to make it a better place for everyone.


Our goal is to support and nurtue our pupils' natural desire to be life-long learners by demonstrating the value of education.  We build skills allowing them to flourish throughout their education, in their future careers and in God's world.


We offer a safe, happy place where everyone is known and valued, and where differing needs are acknowledged, accepted and met.  We celebrate our uniqueness in God's diverse world and respect the same in all other people.


God has entrusted us to look after his wonderful creation and we strive to show our pupils the importance of caring for this, developing an understanding of our impact on the world's ecosystems and working to develop a harmonious and sustainable future.


We do this by following our 7 core Christian values of Justice, Kindness, Equality, Forgiveness, Acceptance, Uniqueness and Respect.


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