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Headteacher's Welcome

I hope that as you browse through its pages you will gather a sense of what a wonderfully special place Manor Park First School is. Of course, there is no substitute for seeing us first-hand so if you are interested in joining us, please do give us a ring and we’ll arrange to show you what we are all about.

Manor Park First School is in the heart of Dorchester. Our school is in a very modern building with extensive grounds which provides the children with opportunities such as Forest School.

Our 450 pupil school is organised in 14 classes. We have a wonderful pre-school where children start their journey and love for learning within a caring and supportive environment.

Our families originate from many different countries giving the school a rich diversity. We celebrate the cultures of our children and the knowledge and understanding they can bring to all of us as we take our place in the multicultural Britain of today.

What makes us special?

We believe that school should, first and foremost, be a happy place where children develop a love of learning, their surroundings and themselves. We challenge our children to achieve the very best that they are capable of and we instil in them ambition and drive to succeed. The care and welfare of each and every member of our school community is integral to the school’s ethos and our Christian faith.

All who come to our school comment on the calm and respectful, yet purposeful and industrious atmosphere created by the children and staff. Our children are thoughtful, independent, and well-behaved; if you were to come and visit us, I am sure you would agree that they are the best ambassadors of what our school values.

With all best wishes,

Tamara Sterck
Head of School