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

Remembrance Sunday at St Mary’s Church Thorncombe

Children from school joined the Remembrance Service accompanied by recent leavers, parents, grandparents and our Chair of Governors. After the Act of Remembrance, a child from each class laid the handcrafted Pippin and Orchard class wreaths at the war memorial.

Inspiring future farmers

After School Club enjoyed a visit from local Arla farmers from the Sadborow Estate with two calves, three working dogs, a tractor, quad bike and Land Rover. The children were thrilled to meet the animals and keen to hear about dairy farming.

Orchestral Workshop at Axe Valley Academy

Our Year 5 Strings Group joined other primary school musicians for a whole day orchestral workshop. The children learned new pieces of music and applied excellent efforts on their violins and cellos to perform as part of an orchestra at the end of day finale.