Parent and Friends Association (PFA)

As a school, we warmly encourage a family environment, as we know children learn best when there are strong relationships between home and school. The PFA meet regularly at school to discuss ideas and activities that they can organise for the children, parents and staff. They provide support to the school in many ways and have worked hard to ensure the children have opportunities and extra benefits such as:

  • New books 
  • Outside play equipment and Early Years resources
  • Trips to the pantomime
  • Leavers’ Hoodies

The PFA organise fundraising and social events including summer, Easter and Christmas fairs, auctions, barbecues, breakfasts and discos. In 2018 children and staff enjoyed a Christmas buffet lunch prepared by the PFA; the children also made nature angels with their members for display at St Mary’s Church as part of the ‘Angel Host Festival’.

The PFA are about to hold an auction at the village Sports and Social Club of items which have been donated by members of the school and wider community, including local businesses. Several further events over the Christmas period are planned to take place.

New members are always very welcome to join the next meeting for a friendly and worthwhile get together!

Latest News

Open Day Saturday 17th October

OPEN DAY 2020 - Meet and speak to the Head of School and teachers and take a tour of our wonderful school grounds. We look forward to meeting you! Please ensure you contact the school office on 01460 30535 or office@stmarysthorncombe.co.uk to book your space. Social...

Contact Us

If you're interested in a place at our school for your child, please contact the office by phone or email. The deadline for applications for Reception in September 2021 is 15th January 2021. See dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/parents-guide for more information!

New Term at St Mary’s

St Mary's has now reopened and welcomed all our children back for a new school year.