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Bere Regis School

Bere Regis is a happy, friendly, community school with a family atmosphere, where children and adults are encouraged to achieve their potential in a creative and supportive learning environment. We believe that all pupils at our school deserve the best and our aim is to help them succeed, by fulfilling their potential in every aspect of school life: academic, social, personal, physical and spiritual.

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Damers First School

At Damers children are at the heart of everything we do and our school is a vibrant place in which to learn, work and play. As an inclusive school we are passionate about meeting all children’s needs, both emotionally and academically and as a whole school community, we provide an engaging and imaginative curriculum that opens windows into an inviting world, rich in relevance and opportunity.

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Dorchester Middle School

At Dorchester Middle School we believe every child is extraordinary, and that education has the capacity and the possibility to change lives for the better. We are committed to providing children with the best possible educational experience within a positive, caring, and supportive environment. At Dorchester Middle School, teaching and learning is built upon a foundation that is inclusive, supportive, challenging and empowering.

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Frome Valley CE First School

At Frome Valley CE First School we aim to nurture all children as individuals, enabling them to achieve their full potential and prepare them for the years that lie ahead as they grow into young adults.

At the heart of our school is the belief that we all share a vision and values that help us to be responsible, respectful and caring members of society.

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Manor Park CE First School

We support our children in becoming curious, persistent and reflective learners who are not afraid to take risks in meeting their learning challenges. We endeavour to offer an exciting, creative and meaningful curriculum which emphasises learning connections for adult and child alike and celebrates innovation.

We also emphasise the moral values of sharing and caring for each other and encourage the development of strengths such as teamwork, good citizenship, and self-respect.

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Milborne St Andrew First School

At Milborne St Andrew First School we are committed to providing an inclusive environment where children and adults can all flourish as part of a learning community, rooted in mutual respect for all.

Learning about nature and from nature for a sustainable future is a central part of the school’s aims. All members of our school community pride themselves on being able to reflect on and celebrate their achievements and challenges.

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Piddle Valley CE First School

At Piddle Valley CE First School we continually strive to develop our provision for the children in our care, exploring ways that will stimulate and engage all our learners so they can reach their potential.

We offer a broad curriculum developing key skills in literacy and maths as well as nurturing and promoting healthy minds and wellbeing through a range of creative and sporting activities.

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Puddletown CE VC First School

At Puddletown First School we believe that all children will make a contribution to our school and the wider community. We aim to foster self belief in each child for an infinite capacity for improvement, we believe in the power of 'yet'. Not 'I can't do it' but rather 'I can't do it....yet.'

We encourage the children to embrace challenge and to see mistakes as part of a learning process.

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The Purbeck School

The Purbeck School is a vibrant and exciting school community where everyone matters. Our approach to learning promotes and embeds our core values of respect, aspiration and perseverance in order to develop happy, fulfilled pupils who will contribute positively to our own community and beyond.

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St Mary's CE Middle School

St. Mary's is a church school with an ethos built on the core Christian values of respect, forgiveness, justice, uniqueness, equality, acceptance and kindness.

Our aim is to give every pupil the chance to achieve their God given potential in all areas of their life. The school works closely with a number of local churches and gives pupils the opportunity to participate in a range of different styles of worship. We are proud to have been assessed as an outstanding church school in our last two Church of England inspections.

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St Osmund's CE Middle School

St.Osmund’s is a school built upon the Christian values of hope, community, respect and love. Children come first. We stand together and support each other.

Our mission statement embodies our work here at St. Osmund’s. We approach each day and each new learning opportunity with optimism and energy. Every member of our community is of equal importance and we strive to provide support and challenge for everyone.

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The Thomas Hardye School

The Thomas Hardye School is a mixed comprehensive school with 2,300 pupils on roll including 800 in the Sixth Form. We believe in the power of learning as a means to transform lives and that every young person has a talent that can be nurtured through relentless optimism. We aim to unlock the potential in every young person through discovery and outstanding opportunities for learning.

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Holidays in Term Time

Department for Education regulations now stipulates that parents are not permitted to take their children on holiday during the school term. All schools are now subject to this regulation. Please follow the link to read full detail

DfE Education Regulations 2013 on absence during term time

Requests for leave of absence from school in exceptional circumstances must be directed in writing to your child’s head of year / college leader.

For queries or information regarding attendance issues, please contact the school.

Our Academies

Our twelve schools are located across the Southwest, each having its own individual personality, history, and local knowledge.

Our aim is not to franchise the schools within our trust, but to celebrate and work on each school’s unique offering, to ensure the best education standards for each child.