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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.
Tanya Robinson, Head Teacher
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.
Thursday 29th March – Star of the Month Assembly 8.45am
Thursday 29th March – Break up for Easter Holidays 1.15pm
INSET DAY – Monday 16th April (no school)
Tuesday 17th April – children back to school
Monday 23rd April – entries in for gardening competition
Tuesday 24th April – KS1 and Little Pips visit Washingpool Farm
Thursday 26th April – Year 3/4 handball at Woodroffe (teams to be selected)
Friday 27th April – KS2 and Little Pips visit Washingpool Farm
Thursday 3rd May – Pippin class assembly
Friday 4th May – whole school trip to the local goat farm
St. Mary’s CE VC Primary School,
Chard Street, Thorncombe, TA20 4NE
Tel: 01460 30535