I am delighted to welcome you St Mary’s CE VC First School's website. As headteacher, I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity to lead such a wonderful school and work alongside this community to ensure that our children are empowered to flourish.

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 of our children are 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.

As the father of two-year-old twin boys and two teenage step children, I understand just how precious these years are for our children’s development. As such, I am fully committed to ensuring that, as a school, we provide our children with the conditions required to enable them to become the very best version of themselves.

I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for St Mary’s and I believe that by working together, we can achieve incredible things for our children. I am confident that with your support and the ongoing commitment of our dedicated team, we can continue to create a school that truly empowers our children to flourish.
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.
Mick Homer