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Collaboration – Trust

Compassion – Resilience – Creativity

School Vision Statement


We are working together to provide an inclusive and nurturing environment where all are valued and everyone has the opportunity to flourish. Our school community is built upon the Christian foundations of compassion, trust, collaboration, creativity, and resilience whilst embracing diversity and demonstrating mutual respect. Our children are independent, active learners who are encouraged to question deeply and reflect on outcomes in a wide range of situations preparing them for their journey beyond Manor Park.

With God, all things are possible Matthew 19 v 26

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 of their child’s learning process, their interest and support is both valued and relied upon.

I hope that by 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

  • Year 3 Open Afternoon 18th December 2018 - 12:00 pm
  • Christmas Meal Day 19th December 2018 -
  • Last Day of Term 21st December 2018 - All Day
  • Christmas Holiday 24th December 2018 -
  • Start of Spring Term 7th January 2019 -
  • Staff Development Day 15th February 2019 - All Day
  • Half Term 18th February 2019 - All Day

Term Dates

Autumn Term

Wednesday 5th September to Friday 21st December 2018

Half Term Holiday – Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October 2018

Christmas Holiday – Monday 24th December 2018 to Friday 4th January 2019

Staff Development Days – (School closed for Staff training)
Monday 3rd September 2018
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Monday 29th October 2018

Spring Term

Monday 7th January to Friday 5th April 2019

Half Term Holiday – Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February 2019

Easter Holiday – Monday 8th April to Monday 22nd April 2019

Staff Development Days – (School closed for Staff training)
Friday 15th February 2019

Summer Term

Tuesday 23rd April to Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Bank Holiday – Monday 7 May 2019

Half Term Holiday – Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2019

Summer Holiday – Wednesday 24th July to Friday 30th August 2019

Staff Development Days – (School closed for Staff training)
Tuesday 23rd July 2019




Contact The School

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

Tel: 01305 268741

School Secretary: Laura Powell
School Receptionist: Liz Murray
School Business Manager: Claire Warne


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