Congratulations to our football teams for their success in the Purbeck Football Tournament held at The Purbeck School. The girls team won their competition and will continue to the county finals. The boys were runners up in their competition.

Euros Competition Draw

We held an outdoor whole-school assembly to choose groups and teams for the inter-house football competition that will run alongside the other football competition taking place now… details of results will follow.

Key Stage 1 Multiskills

Children in year 1 & 2 had a brilliant afternoon of multiskills. Thank you to the staff from The Purbeck School for planning and running this session, and to our brilliant Bronze Ambassadors who assisted them so enthusiastically.

Sports News

A massive congratulations to all the Year 5 and 6 pupils who were involved in the Purbeck and Christchurch finals of Indoor Athletics. St Mary’s won the event for the first time, defeating some much larger primary schools from East Dorset. This was a testament to the hard work and dedication shown by the children, who have been practising long and hard, as well as the dedication of Mr White.


Also a big well done to the handball team who won all seven matches to qualify for the Dorset School Handball final to be held at a later date. They played with excellent teamwork and had some good performances beating St Mark’s 7-1 as well as Stoborough 5-2. This was a mixed event with five players on the court at one time.  The basic rules of handball are you must pass or bounce the ball within three strides and shoot outside of a D.

Dorset School Games

St Mary’s athletics team were able to produce an excellent second place in the Dorset School Games Quad Kids event. Comprising of 75m sprint, 600m run, a broad jump and a throw the pupils worked extremely hard on a hot day to prove how talented they are and how their extra training has paid off. A special mention must go to Lauren who won best girl overall and Olivia for finishing third.

St Mary’s were the only single-form entry school to reach the final and achieving second place was an excellent achievement.


Tri-Golf Tournament

Congratulation’s to our Year 4 golf team, who took part in the Tri-golf Tournament at the Purbeck school.

Five local primary schools entered this event and our Year 4 team took first place. The team worked very hard throughout this tournament and their fantastic teamwork and determination were a key factor in winning the event.


Year 4 tennis

Congratulations to our Year 4 tennis team who went to the Purbeck School on Thursday 16th May, to take part in the Purbeck Partnership mini red tennis tournament.


The team played 36 games of mini red tennis. They lost 4 matches, drew 3 matches and won an incredible 29 matches!

A big well done to all four players on representing the school with such great enthusiasm and excellent team work.

St Mary’s Hockey Tournament

Pupils from Years 3 & 4 took part in our first hockey tournament which took place here at St Mary’s School on our astro pitch.

Congratulations to our Year 4 team who came first and our Year 3 team came who third. A special mention goes to our Year 3 team as this was the first time many of them had played hockey in tournament before, and they showed some great team work and excellent hockey skills.

Thank you to Crab Apple Catering for supplying all children with a delicious cake, after the event.

The following week our Year 5 & 6 hockey team went to the Purbeck School to take part in St Mary’s Hockey tournament on the larger astro pitch. This pitch is also home to Swanage and Wareham Hockey Club, and we wanted to give the children the opportunity to play hockey on a full-size pitch.

The final match came down to Year 5 versus Year 6 with the winner becoming the overall tournament winners. It was a fantastic final – full of effort, determination and great team work from both teams – with Year 6 winning 3-0.

A big thank you to Swanage and Wareham Hockey club for sponsoring this event with medals, trophies, and umpires.

The event is in its fourth year now and was another great success giving over 60 local primary school children the opportunity to take part in some competitive hockey.

Fun Run!

What a sight! Congratulations to all the runners who took part: our brilliant children, staff, parents, siblings, friends and family, firefighters and lifeboat crew. Also our support team of stampers and drinks monitors. The total number of laps recorded was 2896 which we think is over 1000km (or the distance to drive from Swanage to Inverness!). A great St Mary’s occasion.