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I am delighted to be the Headteacher at Spetisbury Primary CE School.   At Spetisbury CE Primary we aim to promote a rich, progressive and engaging curriculum that is firmly rooted in its Christian community.


'The high expectations of staff and the school’s culture help to promote good behaviour. The school’s culture is informed by its religious ethos and the values that are threaded through all aspects of its work. Pupils are tolerant and respectful of each other. They move around the school in an orderly way and demonstrate good attitudes to learning in lessons. This has to be one of the best schools I have visited'

Ofsted 2017


Spetisbury Primary CE School is a member of the Blandford Education Trust (BET) and forms the Multi-Academy Trust alongside Archbishop Wake CE and Blandford St Mary's CE Primary Schools. 


I firmly believe that we owe it to the children to deliver the highest standards of learning and teaching that we can. At Spetisbury Primary we facilitate child-centred learning; a teacher’s role is to provide opportunities to develop independence, to ask questions and foster curiosity about the world. I am also convinced that children learn best when they feel safe, happy and confident, when they are encouraged to become ‘life- long learners’ and value the learning process. This is not possible without first securing effective learning behaviours such as independence, resilience and risk- taking.  


The school's success is underpinned by the high quality care it gives to each pupil, together with the relationship it has with their parents and carers and the excellent induction and transfer procedures. Our school motto: 'Learning for Life' is central to everything we do and we are proud of this sense of community and the 'family atmosphere' that we have cultivated. 

At the heart of its provision is the school’s vision of providing the best for each pupil. Staff get to know pupils and their families very well so that parents and carers are totally confident that any concerns are immediately addressed. Teamwork is especially strong and staff work very hard in this small school to carry out the numerous leadership and management roles effectively.


'Pupils of different abilities are well supported to make good progress in their writing and other subjects. This is because teachers and teaching assistants use their expertise to question pupils effectively in line with their level of understanding. '                       

Ofsted 2017


We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have or to book an appointment to visit the school.

We look forward to welcoming you to our fantastic school soon.

Kindest regards,

Mr Duncan Baxter