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St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School & EYFSU is a popular small village school with three classes. Our school is situated in beautiful West Dorset where the borders of Somerset and Devon also meet. We have surprisingly large grounds and use those & the local areas surrounding the school to enhance learning opportunities.

At St. Mary’s Thorncombe you will find children who love learning, describe the ‘family feel’ of a safe environment in which they learn and grow and who engage in the challenges of exciting learning opportunities designed by outstanding teachers.  We encourage all children to give their all and strive for success in everything they do.  It is important to us that children achieve academically but are also happy at school, develop as kind and well rounded individuals and take pride in all they do.

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 website. We warmly welcome visits to the school by appointment through the school office.

Emily Smith, Head of School


Mission Statement & Aims

Thorncombe St Mary CE VC Primary School provides an exciting and extensive education based on Christian values in a safe & happy atmosphere. Each person is uniquely valued and their gifts and potential are nurtured and developed, enabling them to go forward to their next stage of learning with confidence and skills.

To underpin our Mission Statement the school aims to:

Enable our pupils to experience and value the wonder of God’s world

Create a love of learning in which our children will experience personal achievement and fulfilment

Provides opportunities for our children to develop their academic, practical and intellectual skills

Develop personal qualities including caring, sharing, self-esteem and initiative

Engage in a partnership with parents and carers to encourage and develop these qualities

Value and respect all members of our school community

Should you wish to receive any information found on this website by e-mail or a paper copy, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

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25th July – Leaver’s Assembly 9am – All Welcome!

Children finish at 1.15pm Wednesday 25th July

Return to school on Wednesday 5th September





St. Mary’s CE VC Primary School,

Chard Street, Thorncombe, TA20 4NE

Tel: 01460 30535

E-mail: office@stmarysthorncombe.co.uk


Main Contact: Tanya Robinson (Head Teacher)

General Enquiries:

Vikki O’Hare (School Secretary)

Clerk to the Governors: Charlotte Sharp clerk@stmarysthorncombe.co.uk

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Parent View

Parents – please visit the following link to answer a few questions about our School.  This facility is used by Ofsted during the Inspection process and is a good evaluation tool for the school.  Many thanks.

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