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Welcome to our school website

from Mrs Melanie Pallister – Headteacher

It is a real privilege to be the Headteacher at Manor Park CE First School. The reason for this is because of the community I work with; the children, staff and governors. Every adult in our community is dedicated and works really hard to ensure that we create a love of learning in every child and provide each individual with the skills and knowledge to take them forward.

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.

Parents also play a huge role in our school community and we appreciate that parents are a crucial part in their child’s learning process, their interest and support is both valued and relied upon.

I hope that through looking at our website you gain an insight into our school, however nothing can beat seeing and hearing things first hand. Therefore if you would like to see our school in action please don’t hesitate to come and have a look around.

Latest From The

School Diary

  • Summer Holidays - School Closed 22nd July 2017
  • Inset - School Closed 4th September 2017
  • Inset - School Closed 5th September 2017
  • First day of term 6th September 2017
  • Half Term Holidays - School Closed 23rd October 2017
  • Inset - School Closed 30th October 2017
  • Last Day of Term 15th December 2017

Term Dates

Spring Term
Tuesday 3 January to Friday 7 April 2017
Half Term Holiday – Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February 2017
Easter Holiday – Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April 2017

Staff Development Days (School closed for Staff training)
Friday 10th February

Summer Term
Monday 24 April to Friday 21 July 2017
Half Term Holiday – Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June 2017
Summer Holiday – Monday 24 July to Friday 1 September 2017

Staff Development Days (School closed for Staff training)
Monday 5th June 2017

Autumn Term
Monday 4 September to Friday 15 December 2017
Half Term Holiday – Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October 2017

Staff Development Days (School closed for Staff training)
Monday 4th September 2017
Tuesday 5th September 2017
Monday 30th October 2017

Contact The School

Manor Park CE VC First School, Mellstock Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2BH

Tel: 01305 268741

School Secretary: Hilary Reeves
School Business Manager: Claire Warne

E-mail: office @

Contacting the School – Secretarial Hours
The School Secretaries are available each day
8.00 am – 4.00 pm