Welcome to St Mary’s CE Primary Academy

 

St Mary’s Church of England Primary Academy 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.

Founded in 1876, St Mary’s 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 the Acorn Multi Academy Trust and has recently converted to full Academy status. St Mary’s works closely with Marshwood Primary Academy and other local schools 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 thorncombeoffice@acornacademy.org

 

Miss Emily Smith

Head of School

 

 

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Latest News

A Taster into the World of Secondary Science

Mrs Clarke, one of our parents, visited Orchard Class to ignite our scientific curiosity by sharing her expertise and a fascinating practical demonstration to help the children discover more about the role of the heart, blood and blood vessels within the circulatory...

European Day of Languages – September 2021

Orchard Class discussed how linguistic diversity can help achieve greater intercultural understanding and is a key element in the rich cultural heritage of Europe. Tied into this and our 'Travel the World' theme, the children created mini books demonstrating the...

Thorncombe First Responders Training Day

On Saturday 18th September, our school became a venue for a South West Ambulance event for village and other local first responders. This involved revision of skills and practical assessments to show competence in dealing with medical emergencies and an understanding...