St Mary’s CE VC First School
Charminster, Dorchester

Links with Other Schools & Playgroups

We have links with several pre-school groups including Charminster Pre-school. Charminster Pre-School is located within our school grounds and we work closely to support the transition from Pre-School into Reception. Click on link below to view the website for Charminster Pre-School:    

Charminster Pre-School  

We work closely with our catchment middle school, St Osmunds, in order to ensure a smooth transition from first school to middle. We employ a 'Learning Transition Mentor' who works in both our school and St Osmund's in order to support transition from Year 4 to Year 5. Click on the link below to view the website for St Osmund's CE Middle School:  

St Osmunds Middle School

Our school is a member of the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership (DASP). All the First, Middle and Upper Schools in the Dorchester area belong to DASP. The aim of the partnership is to provide high quality education for all the children in the Dorchester area, enabling them to achieve their full potential as pupils and future citizens. 

Within DASP the First Schools work together sharing experiences such as staff training and organising joint activities including a residential visit each year for Year 4 children to the Hooke Court Education Centre. 

If you click on the DASP link opposite this will take you to their website.