Welcome To Our New Website!


Message from the Head Teacher

Head Teacher's message
Welcome to the website of St. Mary’s Catholic First School.  Our school is a happy, family environment, hardworking and successful. The child is at the centre of everything we do. Our whole school community shares one common goal – to do the very best for all children in our care.

We are a small first school based in Dorchester. We are part of Plymouth Cast and the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership.

Our school has a long tradition of academic achievement, and children are encouraged to achieve their best through a broad and challenging curriculum. Our school maintains a very high standard of learning and is family centred enjoying the support of parents/grandparents, many of whom would be past pupils themselves. There is a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout our school community and our staff team work hard for the benefit of the children.

At St Mary’s we aim to encourage each child to be the best they can be – academically, personally, emotionally and socially. Along with high academic standards, music and sport has always been an integral and important part of life at St Mary’s.  A wide variety of instrumental tuition is open to the children. A range of sporting activities, clubs and teams are provided and nurtured.

With the support of home and the parish, we encourage our pupils to become confident, independent, responsible citizens. We help them to make informed choices and decisions which should continue throughout their lives.