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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

Message Board

Wednesday 11th October – individual child photos by Tempest

Thursday 12th October – Football Tournament at Woodroffe School (3.30pm-5pm)


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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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