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.

Netball Triumph

St Mary’s High 5 Netball team came second overall in the Dorset School Games. Winning 6 out of their 7 matches. They won 5 out of 5 in the group stage, beating Park School (6-1), Allenbourn Middle (12-2), Sticklands (13-0), St Josephs (11-0) and Downlands (8-2). In the semi-final we were up against the runner-up of group B and we were comfortably able to beat Burton Primary 7-0. However, the final proved one step too far as we were outplayed by a hugely impressive St Walburgas school, 11-0.

Credit to the team and our squad of players who gave up a lot of their free time (including a Saturday!) to reach this high standard and produce our best ever result in the Dorset School Games.

Year 4 Hockey Festival

Year 4 had a fantastic afternoon of hockey at The Purbeck School. We spent the first half of the afternoon with, sports leaders of the school. We practised how to carry the ball, the block tackle, passing and shooting. The second part of the afternoon was spent playing matches against other local primary schools. St Mary’s won all three of their matches, winning 1-0 , 1-0 and 1-0.

Well done to all the children that took part, it was great to see all the hard work you have put into hockey club at school come together in the matches.


Netball Success

Congratulations to the two teams we sent to the Purbeck Sports Netball Competition. Our A team won the competition and now progress to the Dorset Games. Our B team came second, only losing to the A team.

Year 4 Handball

A selection of Year 4 pupils represented the school when they took part in the Purbeck School Handball festival. They spent the afternoon working in teams taking part in skill-based games & drills, whilst learning the rules to the game.  The final part to the day was then spent playing matches against other local primary schools within the Purbeck area.


St Mary’s 3-1 Stoborough 

We won! Today saw the St Mary’s Yr 5 & 6 football team bring home the Purbeck Cup.
Congratulations to all the triumphant players and to Mr White. Thank you to the tournament organiser and sponsor, and all the supporters through the (long!) season.