St Mary's Ce Vc First School


Local Authority School - At St Mary’s CE VC First School, we strive to create a community of responsible and collaborative learners and to instil a love for learning within a creative environment where every individual is valued for their unique contribution, through our core values.


01305 263880


Venue address
West Hill
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Tue: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Wed: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Thu: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Fri: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00

Service Details

Additional Information
Headteacher: Mrs Suzanne Garner. School catchment areas Charminster, Bradford Peverell, Charlton Down, Stratton, Frampton, Grimstone. In house support Playtime Pals are given peer mediation training. School Nurse attends half termly for drop in sessions. Lunch break: 12pm to 1pm. Also, on the school site you will find Charminster Pre-School for children aged 2 years and 9 months to 4 years and 11 months. There is also an After School Club called Stay and Play and St Mary's Ce Vc First School Breakfast Club. For further information please call 01305 263880 or email
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• School admissions, transport, term dates and free school meals
• School performance tables
• Check for school closures
Age Range
4 years 0 months to 9 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
25/06/2019 Good View here


Wheelchair accessible
Ramps into school's front entrance.
Parking availability information
Disabled parking bay in school car park.
Toilet facility information
Disabled toilet.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

At St. Mary’s First School, we seek to enable our pupils to make the best use of the opportunities offered at school so that they will grow in knowledge and understanding, learn relevant skills and be proud of their achievements in all aspects of their lives. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. We have staff trained with Emotional literacy support assistant (ELSA), Forest schools, Learn to move, speech and language, supporting specific learning difficulties, attachment disorder, Autistic spectrum disorder and Pathological Demand Avoidance. For further information please contact SENCo Lisa Thornicroft.

See St Mary's Ce Vc First School's SEN Pamphlet
SEND Policy
SEN Information Report

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Address: West Hill  Charminster  Dorchester  Dorset

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