St Mary’s CE VC First School
Charminster, Dorchester


On behalf of our staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to the St Mary’s family.

St Mary’s Charminster is a wonderful school, full of happy children who love to learn and dedicated adults who love to teach.

Set in the beautiful village of Charminster, on the edge of the town of Dorchester, we pride ourselves on our nurturing ethos which has every child at the centre of all we do. We have a fantastic team 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 we work closely together to ensure that we are living up to our foundation as a Church school and enabling all of our children and adults to flourish.

I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity to lead such a nurturing school and to work alongside this community to ensure that our children are empowered to flourish. As the father of three-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 we provide the conditions required to enable our children to become the very best version of themselves.

Our vision of 'Be the best that you can be. Shine God's love for all to see.' drives our mission to continually grow and develop as a school and as individuals, wrapped in a nurtuing family-centered environment. Our values of Friendship, Joy, Service, Hope, Compassion and Courage strongly support our vision and everything we do is built around these. Find out more about our school vision and values here - LINK.

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