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Due to exceptional circumstances, the Ofsted Inspection scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday 12th December 2017) will be postponed.  

Tanya Robinson is not in school due to the serious illness of a close family member, she is out of the area and would have been unable to be in attendance.

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.

Tanya Robinson, Head Teacher


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Monday 27th Nov – Russet Class ‘Samba performance’ 2.40pm parents welcome

Tues 28th Nov – Russet class – hockey skills at Colfox School

Fri 1st Dec – Round House Opening – Anglo Saxon dressing up: activities throughout the day and at 3pm hot dogs and mulled apple juice (PFA sale)

Weds 6th Dec – Nativity performances 2.15pm & 5pm

Thurs 7th Dec – Bag2School

Fri 8th Dec – 2pm School Nurse visiting if any parents would like an appointment please see Miss O’Hare

Fri 8th Dec – PFA Disco 6-7pm

Thurs 14th Dec – Pantomime Day ‘Cinderella’

Fri 15th Dec – Christmas Party


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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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