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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

  • Half Term 22nd October 2020 -
  • Half Term 26th October 2020 -
  • Christmas Holiday 21st December 2020 -
  • Christmas Holiday 28th December 2020 -

Term Dates 2020/21

Autumn Term

Thursday 3rd September 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020

Half Term Holiday – Thursday 22nd October 2020 – Friday 30th October 2020

Christmas Holiday – Monday 21st December 2020 to Friday 1st January 2021

INSET (School Closed)

Tuesday 1st September & Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Monday 19th October, Tuesday 20th October & Wednesday 21st October 2020


Spring Term

Monday 4th January 2021 to Thursday 1st April 2021

Half Term Holiday – Monday 15th February 2021 to Friday 19th February 2021

Bank Holiday – Friday 2nd April 2021

Easter Holiday – Monday 5th April 2021 to Friday 16th April 2021

Summer Term

Monday 19th April 2021 to Friday 23rd July 2021

Bank Holiday – Monday 3rd May 2021

Half Term Holiday – Monday 31st May 2021 to Friday 4th June 2021




Contact The School

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

Tel: 01305 268741

School Secretary: Laura Powell
School Receptionist: Hayley Ellis
School Business Manager: Claire Warne


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