Announcement – Thorncombe St Mary’s CE VC Primary School is now open to children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6. Please direct any urgent enquiries to

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Welcome to St Mary’s CE VC Primary School


St Mary’s Church of England Primary School is a happy, small village school in Thorncombe, just a few miles from the towns of Chard, Axminster and Crewkerne. Situated in beautiful West Dorset where the borders of Somerset and Devon also meet, we make good use of our extensive outdoor grounds and access to local countryside to enhance delivery of our broad and balanced curriculum. Alongside our provision for school age children, we provide ‘Little Pips’, an Early Years Foundation Stage Unit accommodating children from age two. This provision is currently run three days a week.

Founded in 1876, St Mary’s CE VC Primary Thorncombe is one of Dorset’s longest established primary schools and is at the heart of the local community it serves. Since September 2018, the school has been working in a Management Partnership with Marshwood Primary Academy. St Mary’s works closely with other local schools in the Acorn Multi Academy Trust to ensure the best learning opportunities for all children.

We have enthusiastic, dedicated staff who are supported by a very positive community who value their village school.

We warmly welcome visits to the school and would be proud to show you what we have to offer. If you would like to visit us at St Mary’s please give us a ring on 01460     30 535 or email the school at

Miss Emily Smith

Head of School


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Class teacher contacts

If you wish to contact any of the class teachers directly, please email or Thank you!  

Stationery Supplies

If your child needs any additional stationery or resources to continue or assist with their online learning, please contact the office who will be able to leave it outside the school for you to collect at an arranged time.

Online Learning

Google Classroom has now been set up for all children to continue learning at home. Each class is set new work to complete during the week, including English, Maths, Spelling and topic work. Well done everyone!