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

Little Acorns at Thorncombe St Mary’s

We are delighted that our new nursery provision is now offering places from September 2021! Please contact the office to book a place.

Thorncombe Discovery

Children from Reception to Year 4 learned about the Countryside Code and explored our rural surroundings to identify trees on their way to Home Farm on the Sadborow Estate to learn about Arla organic dairy farming. To help children understand where our food comes...

Bikeability promotes road awareness

Over the last few weeks, children in Years 5 and 6 completed Bikeability Level 1 and Level 2 training in the ideal setting of our school grounds and Thorncombe’s village roads. This helped our children to build their knowledge and life skills so they can cycle safely...