At St. Mary’s, Thorncombe we aim to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment where each child can fulfil their learning potential through a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum.  We encourage all children to work hard and strive for success in everything they do.  It is equally important to us that the children are happy at school and enjoy being part of school life. St. Mary’s C of E Primary School is a popular village school, with three classes. Our school is situated in beautiful rural Dorset. We make the most of our wonderful grounds and the areas surrounding the school to enhance the children’s learning. Whether you are a parent or carer of a child who already attends our school or you are considering our school for your child in the future, we hope that you will find all the information that you need on our new and developing website. If you have any ideas how we can develop the site further please let us know. Tina Wilkes and Tanya Robinson Co-Headteachers


About St Mary’s

St Mary’s CE VC Primary School is a friendly place where warm relationships between pupils, staff, parents and Governors underpin the secure environment in which our pupils flourish and learn.  Our values and beliefs are underpinned from the school’s Christian foundation.  We work closely with the community to provide wonderful opportunities for our pupils and we have excellent links with St Mary’s Church in the village. Please read more about this in the ‘Key Information‘ section.

Please see the link below for details of current staff vacancies at St. Mary’s:



Our Totem Pole reflects our school Values


School Gallery


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