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The school is now closed for the summer break. Years 6 and 7 return to school on Wednesday 2nd September. Years 5 and 8 return on Thursday 3rd September. Revised COVID-19 procedures for September have been updated.

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.

Year 8

This week Year 8 have impressed their English teachers by learning verses of war poetry off by heart and performing those verses with real depth and understanding.

Children due to start Secondary or Upper school in September 2019


If you are a Dorset Resident please go to the Dorset County Council website


There you will find the Parent's Guide which contains lots of useful information of how to apply and any evidence you may have to supply with your application.  the Admissions Policy is also available on this web page.


You can apply online by creating an account and then completing the application which should take no longer than half an hour.  If you do not have access to the Internet then please call 01305 221060 to discuss alternative ways of applying.  Do not contact St Mary's as we are unable to help with this process.


Please see below the Important Dates for your applications


Child's Date of Birth Type of Application Closing Date Offer Date




Starting Upper School    




Starting Secondary School    



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