Your Headteacher

Welcome to St Mary’s CE VC First School set in the beautiful village of Charminster, on the edge of the town of Dorchester. We pride ourselves on our nurturing school which has every child at the centre of all we do. We have a fantastic team of dedicated staff who believe in working in partnership with parents and the community, to ensure that all the children are both happy and successful. We love being part of the St Mary's Church Community and always strive for the very best for all the children in our care.

We are a Church of England foundation school and Christian values are central to our work – 'Led by the dedication and commitment of the headteacher, supported by the whole school community, pastoral care in this friendly, family school meets the academic and spiritual needs of pupils and adults well, enabling all to flourish.‘ (SIAMS Inspection March 2019). 

We hope you will share our pleasure and excitement. We are determined that when children leave St Mary’s they will be successful lifelong learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We achieve this through our curriculum  which is underpinned by teaching and learning of essential basic skills and where learning is innovative, fun and creative.

We are extremely proud of our children and our school and would always welcome the opportunity to show you around. We look forward to meeting you.

Suzanne Garner ( Head Teacher)